When you have about 10 overripe bananas sitting on the counter... I think it’s time for a banana recipe 🍌 and these 5 INGREDIENT ooey gooey banana cookies (one bowl and 10 minutes in the oven... 😍) are simply delish!!! They’re gluten free, vegan, and paleo too 🍪 So if there is just one recipe you try from me, please let it be this one hahaha 😂 Just SO GOOD 🙌🏼 Happy Thursday friends!! #hannahharvestinghealth
3 small mashed bananas
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional- but I used @santabarbarachocolate 100% cacao chips)
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350F. Mash bananas in a medium sized bowl, then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Make little balls of dough (mine made 19 or 20), place on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Then allow the cookies to sit for 1 or 2 minutes on the pan!
“To hear Jesus is to understand the heart of God”
Today was a crazy. ass. leg. day 🤯☠️ I massacred some heavy weights, friends. To the point that I collapsed on a machine (multiple times actually) panting and sweating and dying... BUT I LOVE IT. I LIVE FOR THIS🤘🏼This week marks the end of this four-week split, so I can’t wait to see where we go from here!
Chest, back and arms done today, and wait!... is that a little bit of pump going on? I was working a lot of methods such as pre-exhaust, drop sets, supersets and just moving big heavy weights to failure (or the wobbly rep before failure in the case of DB Bench cos I didn’t have a spotter and my boobs have been squished by a DB once, which is enough! 😂) This training to be a PT malarkey is quite useful! 😄
I had to be blunt today. One of my friends text me to ask if I was at the gym and if I wanted to do something together. Ummm... how to put it without being rude? NOPE!! I’ve not managed a lot of training this week and I wasn’t up for wasting my free morning by buddying up with someone who doesn’t know what a bicep curl is! A training partner has to be on the same wavelength. I like to lift heavy shit and she likes to comment on how muscles make me look bulky while she’s on the stepper trying to burn off last nights pizza and wine. 🤦🏻♀️ Chalk and cheese!! 🤷🏻♀️😂
A good session today. Heavy shit was moved. Form was decent. I didn’t squish anything and there was a little bit of “bulky” muscle to see. I call that a win! .
The original bootcamp girls!😍
These three little rockets have been at bootcamp since the very first session! They have lost over 70 inches in total between the three of them. SEVENTY!!!
I am soooo proud of these ladies! Bootcamp is 6am alarms, rushing around to be there for 7am and tired bodies from the previous training session. BUT it’s also, getting up at 6am to spend an hour kicking ass with other beautiful likeminded women who all have the same goal. Enjoy your break girls and I’ll see you in September!😎
To join us in the next round of bootcamp email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!❤️
Meal preppin’ like a KWEEN 👑 y’all know I’m not someone who spends all weekend meal prepping 15 different meals. I can, however, find a great recipe, double it, then have a delicious lunch for the next day. AKA THIS 🙌🏻 good ole plate of delicious, nutritious, GRUB .
DA GOODS: harissa spice chicken and a summer salad of tomatoes, grilled corn, cucumber, avocado, and red onion with lime juice and @wearebrightland olive oil - got the recipe from @furthermore check em’ out for some great meal prep ideas! #gofurtherwantmore#FMmealprep
waking up, pouring a cup of coffee. sitting down on the couch and actually asking yourself, “am i hungry? what do i really want to eat right now?” deciding you want a donut, and actually eating the donut. these things, although they may sound ordinary and everyday to many people, can actually be something very difficult for people who have unlearned normal eating (aka, many people in the health community).
along the way, many of us have become so concerned with “health” that we forego the natural patterns of what our bodies need. recently my best friend @nutritionwithaly recommended the book Intuitive Eating to me, and it has challenged my thinking on my own eating patterns - while i did believe i was eating intuitively, there are many aspects of dieting that I still unconsciously followed: set meal times, making food choices based on what i’ve already eaten that day, eating what i *think* my body wants instead of actually just LISTENING (and yea, sometimes that means eat donuts for breakfast and pizza for dinner and 3 lunches in one day - whether it’s good for you or not). .
in all, this book has reminded me how powerful and smart our bodies are. it knows EXACTLY what you need - you just have to be willing to listen. challenge yourself to stop treating food as purely fuel, and start truly enjoying every bite. your body is smarter than you think, so start trusting that it will balance out everything you eat. .
this morning i had 3 pieces of toast, one with pb + banana, one with @traderjoes chocolate almond spread + banana, and this one with greek yogurt + strawberry jam + hemp seeds ✨ what’s your take on intuitive eating? do you believe you TRULY eat intuitively, or do you think you could still be trapped in eating/moving how you “should” be? ⤵️
When you're waiting for the smoke to clear.🙃Today's much better than yesterday. It's always so interesting how much you appreciate things (like clear skies) when you don't have them. Just another reminder to not take things for granted. Have a wonderful Thursday all!❤️
Hi, I'm Jules. I am super Type A and hate clutter but my house somehow always seems to be a mess. 💁🏼 (See: picture). I'm really good at doing laundry but bad at folding it. I can be a perfectionist to a fault (working on it!! 🙈), and struggle having grace with myself. .
Y''all, for YEARS I got caught up with trying to check alllll the boxes and keep everything in order and my life started to slip into the pattern of work all day, chores and sleep on night and weekends. Wash, rinse, repeat. 💦On top of that Cody and I were working to pay off his student loans, so I felt pretty stuck on this sick merry-go-round (any other #workingwomen relate?!). 😜
Anyway, I NEEDED something pull me off this "ride." I needed a positive community who could love me as I was, but also challenge me. I needed to be re-taught how to engage in personal development again. I needed something that was MINE, a creative outlet, a chance to help people, and a place where I could see the results of my efforts instead of pouring my energy and emotions into corporate America. So when I was invited to be a coach (after I did my research and asked alllll the questions), I took the leap because I realized I could MAKE AN INCOME WHILE MAKING AN IMPACT. And it was one of the best choices I have made. 💕
Today is payday in the coaching world (e'ry Thursday! ✌🏻), and this week I'm using my paycheck to buy a Broadway ticket to see Aladdin with my mom (she's almost heeeerreee!! 😍). I still work my corporate job, and it's fine, but I feel like I have had life breathed back into me from coaching. I had NO IDEA 1 hour a day could do so much. Like you know, change my life. 😆 I'm still working on learning to have grace with myself and fold laundry right away, but we're all works in progress, #amiright ?! 😘
- Not my mirror, so please ignore the mess -
I still find it odd that I am able to push my ‘eating disorder’ thoughts aside. After all this time I can hear them say “your stomach is gross, everyone will judge you” and just walk out of the house anyway. This is a feat that I didn’t even let myself believe was possible.
Sure, some days I struggle and when my anxiety is high it’s harder to push through, but I am still going. Things are hard right now, but I’m tougher; tougher than I realised and tougher with the support of my loved ones. I am not alone and neither are you 💜
🎵 One, don't chop up the bar. Yog know he's only chopping 'cause he's tired and hungry. Two, don't let him eat. You'll have to kick him out apple. Three, don't be a trend. Yog know you're gonna wake up on IG in the morning. And if you're wondering, Yog ain't going anywhere. I've got new bowls, I count 'em 🎵
THURSDAY hello 👋🏼 Recently, a friend posted about looking forward to fall for the apples...and naturally now that’s all I can think about #honeycrispseason 🍎🍂 Staring at this bowl until then 👀🤤
Leaving this afternoon at 6 :((((( .
It’s been amazing and has taught me so so much about life and fitness!!! I always struggle leaving a holiday. I always have. I never want to and when I’m back home I hate it for the first few weeks and then it gets back to normal but if it was my choice I would stay here!!😂 (hopefully in 2 years I can spend 2-6 months out here😂). .
When I get back I’m gonna see how I feel tomorrow whether I work out or not but I will go easy because I haven’t lifted a weight in 2 weeks or hardly workout in a week😂 unless Zumba/stretching/rifle shooting/archery and darts count😂😂
But it’s really important t not force yourself back into training because that’s where injuries can come from. Take it easy and slowly build it up again!!! It doesn’t mean you have lost any progress at all!!!❤️❤️
Check my video and pop your questions below and don’t forget to hit the save button so you can get practising 📲💾
1. Lead with Chest (not hips)
(Common mistake is to drop hips first & arch back)
2. Hips and chest descend together & stay level
3. Elbows close to your body (20-40degrees)
4. Tense your abs throughout- like you would for a plank
5. Keep your head/neck neutral- no bopping up and down like a bobble head 😅
SIMPLEZZZZ! What you waiting for?! Tag a friend who could benefit from this video ⬇️
Sometimes we get so caught up in numbers on the scale when we start our health and fitness journey.
Listen, it didn’t take you a week, four, or even eight weeks to get where you are now, right? Changing your body and its composition takes TIME. And you may even fluctuate! Little changes and small victories will keep you going and encouraged, but you MUST look at non-scale victories and stop focusing so much on numbers. Strength increase, loss in inches, and how your clothes are fitting are all amazing victories you have achieved! Look at these victories and know that the process is working and you have come this far working your booty off! Don’t stop now!! 🖤
My August bootcamp started Monday, but don’t let that stop you from joining me in starting your journey NOW! 💕
Filled my cup a little extra this morning ☀️had a great talk with my younger sister, got my workout in and had a few extra moments to reflect on how beautiful this world is 💐 today I’m thankful for my health, happiness and above all the freedom to pursue what I love. A few weeks ago I woke up to a statement from my bank that my credit card balance was $0, it was such an amazing feeling to feel that my hard work is really paying off 💕✨ PS: isn’t Lake Tahoe just beautiful
Good morning warrior!!! Today I have to work from 1-10 so I’ll be resting the whole morning if you need me 😅! School starts on Tuesday and is till need to do lots of work to get ready but for now! We will enjoy my last few days of summer! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and keep kicking anas a** 🍑🙊
I always used to get annoyed with people when they would say “there’s no such word as can’t”. Teachers and parents in particular LOVE to use that expression. However I’ve found over the years that the word ‘can’t’ is more powerful than I thought.
It’s always nice to be encouraged and told that you can do something, but in fact a lot of my biggest achievements have stemmed from showing those who doubted my ability that they were wrong. It’s funny how the brain works sometimes, because every time someone told me that I couldn’t do something, it made me want to show them that I could all the more. My grades, jobs, hobbies, uni, and most of all, recovery are all examples of things people didn’t think I could do, or at least not do as well at as I have. However, and I say this with a great cheeky, proud smile on my face, how very wrong they were. It just goes to show that you should never underestimate someone’s capability to kick ass at life, because trust me, they’re bound to prove you wrong.
So I guess this is a big thank you to all of those people who never believed in me, because in your own special way, you helped me to excel and prove once and for all that there really is no such word as ‘can’t’.
July 2017- I weighed in at my highest weight of 185. I felt so defeated seeing that 😰
September 2017- My boyfriend at the time and I were heading to a friend's wedding. I went into my closet to find something to wear andddd you know how your closet is FULL of clothes and you can literally find NOTHING to wear?! That was me. I couldn't find anything because I felt gross in everything I put on. I laid down in total defeat and cried. My boyfriend kept saying "you look beautiful" and as thankful as I am for those words... they don't mean anything if YOU don't believe them yourself 🤔
Mid-September was when I submitted that photo on the left to join my first DietBet (which is something I highly recommend- especially if you're competitive in nature like I am!) and my starting weight was 176. You have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight, so for me that was a goal of 169. And you know what? I did it. I remember being SO happy to reach 169 and told myself that 160 was my goal and then I would be good 👏🏻
Fast forward to now and I just hit 140. I never thought I would be here. The girl on the left was sad, feeling like a blob, and staying far away from clothes. The girl on the right is happy, can't stop shopping, and didn't give up on herself over last year. I fell in love with a healthy lifestyle and I won't go back 🙌🏻
It has taken me a long time to have a positive self-image. I am so much happier physically and mentally because I never gave up on MYSELF. You deserve to feel confident, sexy, happy, whatever it might be! Don't give up on yourself, no matter how hard. I promise you it's worth it and YOU are worth it 💛
Lunch today! 👉2 pieces of whole wheat toast Erich whipped cream cheese, ham slices, an apple 🍎, green beans, salsa, carrots 🥕, and a cheese stick! Followed by some popcorn 🍿! •
Yesterday was a very crappy day as body image sucked! But that’s part of recovery, good and bad times! I hope everyone has a good day! Stay strong and keep fighting ❤️❤️❤️