LTB – The Sisters Movement

It had been a looong, hectic, world wind, confusing few months… I am trying to think back, so I can tell you when it all started, but honestly – I can’t remember… Yikes.

  Well, I want to to fill you in on something that has taken place in my life, since September 2013. Becca, Julez started a new healthy eating regime. Julez & Becca started a blog, around their movement, and I decided to tag along. (I needed to loose some unwanted lbs, anyway, so what did I have to loose?)

  What these 2 girls are doing really is a good thing. Not only for them, but for you too! They aren’t there to be biased, n’ brag about them accomplishments, they are there to help encourage you & so many others too!!

Please check out their blog, I think you will really enjoy it!

http://www.LettuceTurnipBeetHealthBlog.Wordpress.com

QUOTED (with permission) FROM THEIR BLOG: “{Becca & Julez} started http://www.LettuceTurnipBeetHealthBlog.Wordpress.com because we both are living very hectic lives, but we are both striving to live healthier lives, food, mind, body, & soul.”

If you would like to read more, please checked out their blog, and check out their page, “The Two Sisters”.

  I know not many of you know what I am about to say, But as I said a week or so ago, I have been pushing myself in ways that I normally wouldn’t, but because I am loosing all of this weight, it has caused me to become much more self confident, so here is a little something about me… Enjoy!

>>>>  I was a #YOGI & a #GymBuff inmy younger years, but life kicked into overgear when I graduated H.S., and I quickly got out of the lifestyle. {Go Figure.}

  I want to become stronger, not only to strengenthen my Core, but also to strengthen my walk with the Lord.

In the process of strengenthing myself, & losing these lbs in a healthy way, I want to be a YOGI again, with a kick-butt bod!!
 
Most of you don’t know this, but I used to weightlift professionally. I was going to the gym on a regular basis; I had a kick-butt trainer who was very professional; he knew what he was doing; he taught me a lot of the tricks I know to this day.
He taught me many ways to get myself motivated, and ways to keep myself pushing myself harder, until I got the results I wanted/needed.

  I worked out in his gym, 7 days a week; 4 hours a day, core, arms, legs; I combined 2 hours of YOGI into every evening/morning, {Depending on the day & the activities planned.}

I wasn’t intrested in winning, or looking sickly buff; I wanted the knowledge, I wanted to build my body THE RIGHT WAY, AND I WANTED TO FEEL “GOOOOOD” ABOUT MYSELF.

Well, I have been following a few people, (Twitter, Blogs, Tumblr, etc.) and they; for the most part; have greatly inspired me to get back into the lifestyle.

There is one young lady I strongly admire, one who has inspired me the most – mainly thru her #Twitter, #IG, & her #Website >>>>> http://www.rachelbrathen.com <<<<>>>> http://www.rachelbrathen.com/blog/ <<<<<

Life Changing Events

Hey there!!

I know I have been neglecting my precious blog, but I can honestly say I have been so stinking busy in the past several months, that I could barely keep up!

Could you ever forgive me?? I promise to do better!!

Let’s get back on topic,… There’s a lot of changes going on behind the scenes in my life right now, and I’m finally at a point where I can share some of them with you. It is all so exciting and liberating!

➝ Our Personal Goals
We have finally arrived at a time in our lives, where we are able to both do a change of careers – It is for the best! We’ve been praying long and hard for this, for about 8-10 years or so now.

  If you’ve been following our IG, or know one (or both) of us personally, it is likely you have heard us speak about it. We felt like God was clearly saying “wait”, so we simply started praying for it.

Since then, we’ve prayed that God would show both my Husband and I when to start getting the ball gradually moving, and that he’d make it clear when we were to really get things rolling. (That time is now.)

While we’ve been praying for this for so many years, it has been a little bit of a crazy adventure!

Suddenly going from ‘just praying about it’ to God saying, “here’s the life I want you to pursue.”

Now, we’re finally at a point where we are able to move forward, and we’re super stoked about it. We have been working at our separate jobs constantly praying about our situation, all the while – gathering all of our stuff (that is scattered around the house, some of which is no longer in boxes from our previous move – which occurred a little over a year and 4 months ago) and throwing it all in ‘somewhat’ organized boxes, for storage. All the while, going thru the rest in detail – like mad people!! I personally, and a bit of an ‘Organizatinal Nut’… So much that I have aquired the name – Organizational Natzi (One that I am not fond of).

What we wont take with us, will be in storage, under strict supervision, to hopefully deter any thefts.

Unfortunately, I am unable to give an exact job title, at the moment… However, I can tell you that we will be traveling all over the USA together. You never know, we may just run into you along the way! Now wouldn’t that be cool??

As D-day gets closer and closer – I will be able to tell you more of the specifics, so please keep an eye, here.

As for more regular post ‘sightings’, I am honestly going to aim for no less than 3-4 per week – but I am not making any promises!!

I will, however, be making some serious changes to our blog. Doing away with some things, and adding others.

We want to know what you think about all of this! We would LOVE to hear your feedback! We hope you all are having a lovely week, where ever you may be, and we pray for your safety.

Thanks for stopping by, and reading what we have to say! – Ami

DIY Fridge Magnet Tutorial {We Absolutely Love!}

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No-Bake Paleo + Vegan Date Squares {Drool Time}

It is a chilly 68* in my neck of the woods, today, and I am snugging in bed, wanting to much on something healthy, warm & Oh so good for you, but it is too cold to get up out of bed, and do it…

  So I have decided to post this for ya’ll, and drool at the pictures…

If anyone wants to mail me a “Goodie Care Package” I will love you long time!!

Prepare to Drool…. in: 3,.. 2,.. 1,…  GO!

No-Bake Paleo + Vegan Date Squares

Allergens: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free

Cook time: 12 hours

Prep time: 20 mins

Serves: 16

Vegan and paleo no bake date squares made with fruit and nuts. The ultimate sinless dessert! Ingredients Crust 1 cup brazil nuts, soaked and dried ⅓ cup macadamia nuts, soaked and dried 1¼ cups shredded coconut 8 medjool dates, pitted ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ⅛ teaspoon sea salt Date Filling 2 cup medjool dates, pitted and chopped roughly 1 cup dried mission figs, hulled and chopped roughly Zest from a medium orange 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ⅛ teaspoon sea salt ¼ cup water Instructions To make the crust Add brazil nuts and macadamia nuts to the bowl of your food processor. Blend to small pieces.

Add remaining crust ingredients and pulse until everything is well mixed and the dough begins to form into a ball.

Press ⅔ of the crust into an 8X8-inch cake pan. Set remaining dough aside.

To make the date filling Add all ingredients but water to a large bowl, mix until fully incorporated.

Transfer half of the date mix to your food processor. Add water and blend until smooth.

Transfer back to the bowl with chopped fruits and mix thoroughly.

Drop date mixture onto prepared crust, smoothing out with the back of a spoon. Then, crumble remaining crust on top.

Cover and transfer to the freezer to chill overnight. This will help the bars form nicely and avoiding breaking when you’re cutting.

When ready to serve, cut into 16 bars.

Keeps for 10 days in the fridge or 4 months in the freezer.

Notes Soaked and dried nuts – you can make this recipe with regular raw nuts. Medjool dates – I made this recipe with medjool dates because they are softer and more pliable than honey dates. If you want to use honey dates for this recipe, you may have to soak them before hand.

Here’s a picture to give you an example of the size you should be going for for the ground nuts. It doesn’t have to be perfect, this recipe is very forgiving!

Once the crust is complete, firmly press it into your prepared pan. There’s quite a bit of natural oils so you shouldn’t have to worry about the dessert sticking to the pan. If you’re concerned with this, feel free to drape parchment paper over the sides of the pan.

Once the crust is in, add the date mixture.

Crumble the remaining crust over top and chill these babies for at least 12 hours!

– The Two Sisters –