WEEKLY MOTIVATION

Vegetable Egg Cups

Vegetable Egg Cups (adapted from 21 Day Fix) Non-stick cooking spray 12 eggs 2 Cups chopped vegetables – I like mushrooms, red bell pepper & green pepper 2 Tbsp green onions 12 Tbsp salsa (optional) salt pepper Heat oven 375 degrees. Lightly coat a muffin pan with spray. Place eggs in a bowl & whisk. Season with salt & pepper. Add chopped vegetables & green onions. Mix well. Evenly pour egg mixture to all muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until eggs are cooked. Top each egg cup with salsa (optional).

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Make Decisions that Make a Difference

This past weekend I attended Hearts at Home in Peoria, IL for the 1st time and it was a great experience!  In previous years I have attended a similar event called “MomCon”.  I remember the work to prepare to leave, the guilt of leaving, yet the hunger for time away to fill my soul.  I was desperately needing ME time and was looking forward a few days of kid-free time.  I wanted to eat a hot meal, slowly…so I could taste it.  I usually made it an overnight event, and I looked forward to sleeping all night long, in my own bed.

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How Flexible Are You?

Stretching is an important component of a good fitness program.  Studies have shown that stretching can help individuals recover from workouts faster, and it can also reduce soreness, prevent injuries and increase flexibility.  If stretching is done as a type of meditation it can be a great way to reduce stress too! Our ability to be flexible, or lack there of, can carry over into all areas of our lives.  I tend to be a Type A person so I struggle with being “flexible” at times.  I don’t like when my plans change.  I can get very frustrated when I have

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Lettuce & Quinoa Wraps

1 Cup cooked quinoa 1/2 C plain hummus 1/4 C chopped fresh dill 1/4 C diced red onion 2 TBSP lemon juice 2 TBSP sliced Kalamata olives 1 1/2 tsp olive oil salt & pepper as needed 2 oz feta cheese crumbles 8 large lettuce leaves – can use Romaine, or try collard greens (just soak in warm water 1st to make them easier to work with) 2 Cups chopped cucumber 1 pint cherry tomatoes Cook quinoa as directed on package.  After it is done, let is sit 5 minutes, then add all ingredients (until salt & pepper).  Toss &

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Welcome!

Welcome to Motivated by More! I am glad you have joined me on this journey to get healthy & whole for our Heavenly Father. Please take a look at the Melanie Brown tab to learn more about what is my main motivation. In the days to come I will be posting more information on here about personal training, consulting information as well as tips to help you achieve a healthy, balanced and spirit filled life. Blessings to you!

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