Month: August 2015

Advocare Chocolate Peanut Butter Meal Replacement

I’m sorry.. did you say Reese’s for breakfast?!  Heck yes! I know that I talked about using Advocare Meal Replacements in one of my previous posts about adding protein.  But I gotta tell you about the new flavor– Chocolate Peanut Butter.  They just released the new flavor a week ago, and it might not be around long. Nutritional Facts: 220 calories Balanced meal for optimal nutrition and weight management 24 grams of easy-to-digest protein 50% of the Daily Value of calcium 26 vitamins and minerals I like it blended with a banana and ice cubes or if I’m on the run, I can always shake it up with cold almond milk.  I always have one in my purse and in my desk as work that I can have with mixed with water for an emergency snack.  I have always like the chocolate, but this new flavor is super yummy! I’m thinking about making Protein Brownies with them or something… be on the look out for that recipe! Get some!

It’s okay to be broken

I read an article by Patia Braithwaite about personal growth and acceptance.  There were a few long quotes within her article that really moved me. She says that it’s okay to not know exactly where you’re headed next in life.  There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath.  It’s okay to be present with what’s broken in your life. “I’m perpetually split open by the expansiveness of life, but no one ever told me it was okay to be broken. No one told me that sometimes crying is the best way to proceed. No one gives us permission to keep asking big questions: How can we move closer to one another in a world that moves so fast? Centrifugal force can make hermits of us all. They don’t tell us the biggest truth: If we’re not broken open by all the beauty and pain that surrounds us, we’re probably not living most fully. There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath. There is always something of which …