Friday, May 11, 2012

week 8 journal prompt

This week we would like you to create an art journal page all about your accomplishments in this challenge!
We’ve created this printable just for you, you may use it in your journal if you'd like.  Also, you can write about all the goals that you've met and the goals you want to accomplish in the future. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

week 8 exercise and playlist

Welcome to week 8 and our final challenge exercise.  Keep strong and stick to it!!!


Here is your next exercise soundtrack!

WEEK 8 PLAYLIST by Marlene on Grooveshark

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

week 8 recipe


Can you eat healthy and have dessert?  The answer is YES!

This weeks recipe is Whole Wheat Nutella Fudge Brownies.  Sounds delicious.


1 cup Nutella
2 eggs
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a 12 cup muffin pan, line 7 of the cups with either foil or paper liners.
Beat the Nutella and eggs together in a medium bowl.
Add in the flour and mix until blended.
Pour evenly into cups about 3/4 the way up.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they are crackly on the top

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I know you will love these!

Monday, May 7, 2012

week 8: Are you seeing the results?

Hey hey hey!  Well we've made it to the last week of our challenge!  How has it been for you?  For many of you, and ourselves included, the challenge may be over but our journey will still continue.  So have you been seeing the results of all your hard work?  Hopefully you have been able to take away from this a lot of good things: friendship, unity, belief in yourself and most importantly, that you are worth it!  Remember to keep up with all your efforts.  We'll still be here for all of you.  It's always just so easy to fall back into your old habits.  I've done that many many times in the past.  Always pick yourself back up and get back on the path.  We just want to tell you how proud we are of all of you.  And you never know, we may just have another challenge right up our sleeves.

Friday, May 4, 2012

week 7 journal prompt

This week we would like you to make an inspirational journal page.
We’ve created an inspirational printable that you can include on your page if you'd like.  Write all about the obstacles that you're facing and how you're overcoming them.  It can be the scale or maybe something else.  It's always good to get it down on paper.  Remember to share your page with us.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

week 7 exercise and playlist

This weeks exercise is fun.  It's broken down by each day of the week.  Remember you can do it!!!
Here is this weeks exercise soundtrack!

WEEK 7 PLAYLIST by Marlene on Grooveshark

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

week 7 recipe


This week we have Tuscan Style Tuna Salad!  This would be a really great lunch item, especially over a nice green salad.

  • 2 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained (see Note)
  • 1 15-ounce can small white beans, such as cannellini or great northern, rinsed (see Ingredient note)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Combine tuna, beans, tomatoes, scallions, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Note: Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna is considered safe.
  • Ingredient Note: When you use canned beans in a recipe, be sure to rinse them first in a colander under cold running water, as their canning liquid often contains a fair amount of sodium.


Per serving: 253 calories; 8 g fat ( 1 g sat , 5 g mono ); 53 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 6 g fiber; 453 mg sodium; 451 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (25% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 very lean meat, 1 fat