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A New Year’s Confession…

As we embark on a new year I have a confession to make…

I did not lose weight this year.

I am a nutritionist, fitness enthusiast, personal trainer and I did not lose weight.

I work my butt off in the gym, eat healthy 90% of the time, and make my health my priority.

But guess what? I’m okay with that. For 26 years of my life, my goal every year was to lose weight. Last year, that was not my goal.

My goal was to get healthy. I wanted to sleep better, run faster, lift heavier, and feel better.

Mission accomplished.

What did I accomplish this year?

My first strict pull ups, my first handstand, a 2k row PR, a heavier back squat, deadlift, and PR’s across the board with all my lifts.

I sleep better.

I have more energy.

I enjoy my job.

I have sanity with my body and food.

I only got sick twice the entire year.

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So yes, I will take all of those improvements over weight loss any day and am really proud that I am able to say that with confidence. Years ago, I sacrificed anything, including my social life, health, and body to be skinny, but not anymore.

I’ll take my health over skinny any day!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Happy January 1st! I will be posting an article later this week on why I don’t do resolutions but I will be doing some goal setting in it’s place! I spent my News Years Eve working, and this morning am headed to New Year’s Day brunch with my family. It’s a yearly tradition. So I thought in honors of New Years brunch I would leave with a brunch recipe: pancakes. Before we get to our recipe I wanted to share with you some highlights of Sophie’s first big snow. Boston got a bunch of snow on Saturday night and while I dread it, it turns out, Sophie loves it!

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Being the spoiled puppy that she is I shoveled a path for her in the backyard but she preferred the snow!

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She’s so fluffy the snow sticks to her fur. Totally doesn’t phase her.

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And that was our weekend. This weekend only makes me dream of the beach more and more….

Onto your recipe…

I learned a very important lesson in the process of making this recipe: Gingerbread pancakes do not photograph well. It also doesn’t help when you burn them! But I promise you they’re delicious and 100% Paleo and Gluten Free! So make them for, brunch, breakfast, dinner, whatever you may be doing today and have a very happy New Year!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbs. coconut flour
  • 1 tbs. almond flour
  • 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. all spice
  • 1/8 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tbs. blackstrap molasses
  • 3 egg whites

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and spices).
  2. Next mix in your molasses and egg whites and stir well.
  3. Preheat a skillet with coconut oil.
  4. Pour your batter into 3 smaller pancakes and bake until the edges start to round and cakes bubble and flip.
  5. Cook until done and enjoy!

Paleo Gingerbread pancakes

Makes 1 serving. 

Paleo GingerBread Pancakes

Happy New Year!

How are you celebrating the new year??? What did you do last night? 

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