Yummiest Blueberry Muffins!


I love blueberry muffins, but homemade, so I can see what’s going in. I’m going to share a muffin recipe that’s become a staple in our home. All of us enjoy them, even my picky kids. It’s a recipe that combines tidbits from a slew of recipes I have tried. I have finally got it right! Here we go…

Makes 12 muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a muffin tin or spray with Pam (I rub coconut oil all over mine)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1 & 1/4 cups oats
  • 3/4 cups FRESH blueberries
  • 1/2 brown sugar (I use Swerve substitute – has no yucky aftertaste and doesn’t spike insulin) Get it here (affiliate): Swerve
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, salt & baking powder
  • Stir in the oats, blueberries & sugar until just combined
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in oil and applesauce
  • Pour the egg mix into the larger bowl and blend till combined
  • Fill muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

The oats give the tops of these muffins a slight crunchy texture, so biting into one is amazing. They are moist and delicious and won’t last long! Store them in a sealed tupperware container in the fridge and eat within seven days.

 

I Lost Five Pounds and Five Inches!


Sure, that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s a huge motivation for me, especially when I’ve only been working out for seven days. I had my son Jacob in July and have been slowly trying to get back into shape. Eating healthier was making me feel better, but I still don’t like the way I feel in my clothes. So I started working out last Monday.

Wow, I’m out of Shape

When you’re three minutes into a video workout and huffing and puffing, it can be pretty discouraging. Especially when you’re trying to follow the steps shown by gorgeous women with sculptured bodies smiling back at you.

There were so many times in the first few days that I wanted to just press the ‘stop’ button on the remote control and be done with it. But I kept pushing myself: it’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be WORTH it.

What the Heck Happened to My Balance?

Besides losing my figure and a great memory, it seems I’ve also misplaced my balance after pregnancy. The very first video I did, which is Brazil Butt Lift by the way, I was laughing as I tried doing lunges. Instead of looking as graceful as the sculpted beauties on the TV, I was trying to avoid smashing my head on the fireplace mantle or face planting the floor.

It’s Getting Easier Though, Little by Little

In the first few days I wanted to give up. But with every workout I start to feel better and better. Plus, my balance is slowly coming back the more I practice certain poses and lunges. And as my core gets stronger, my balance will also get better. I just have to keep going.

I’m Feeling Great and Only Five Pounds In

In the past, I may have been disappointed after only losing five pounds and five inches in a week. But I’m so pumped about it now. I guess I have a different mindset about weight loss and having a good figure than when I was younger.

In my twenties, I was more obsessed with how I looked in my clothes, or rather, how I thought other people would think I looked in my clothes. But now, my intentions are to feel healthy, good and enjoy being in my skin. So because I’m making progress in such a short time it’s really pushing me forward to try even harder.

When I’m struggling through a lunge or those last few sit-ups and want to give up, I tell myself I deserve this. Not the pain and sweat, but the end result. I deserve to feel good about myself. And I’m on my way!

What do you moms do to get back into shape?