I can’t believe I am saying this….but the Live Fit Girls just turned THREE!! (and there is a HUGE beauty giveaway going on to celebrate!)
This is seriously a dream come true for me. I first started “blogging” over 6 years ago, but didn’t have a good computer and eventually moved across the country (for the very first time!) and never really pursued blogging. But three years ago, I made it my New Years Resolution to start a blog — and have it be SUCCESSFUL. And I did it!
Back then, I didn’t really know what a “successful blog” was…I just knew I wanted it to be amazing, and to help women all over the world. And I have been able to do that — and SO much more!
I still can’t believe it — this blog is my little baby. I’ve worked on it every. single. day. And even when I am not physically writing or photographing for it, I am FOREVER thinking about it. How to make it better, how to motivate others, how to make this little corner of the world the ULTIMATE resource for women who want to reach their goals and help inspire others.
This last year has been amazing…if you were around last year, you may remember the goals I shared with you for 2016..and I am SO HAPPY to share that I almost reached all of them!
Goals I Reached in 2016
Launching the Fit Girl Nutrition Program! – This is HUGE for me because it’s something I have literally been working on for TWO years. If you want to know more about it, check out this post — but I will say, this program has EVERYTHING you need to reach your goals!
Creating a Community – This is also one of the BEST highlights from 2016 — YOU! You ladies are amazing! You blow me away every week with all of your check ins and dedication. I can’t believe we have over 500 members in our Facebook community. I love doing special giveaways and prizes for you there, as a special thank you for making this blog so successful — it truly is because of YOU that I can even write this post!
Teach Fitness Classes Again – I had mentioned last year, that I really wanted to get back into teaching this year, and I’m so glad to say that I did it! I found the most perfect Pilates studio, just about 2 miles from my apartment that is the most laid back, and calming space around. I had tested a bunch of studios using class pass to find just the right one. I wanted the right vibe, the right boss, and space I could see myself at for a long time. And I’m so happy I did — if you’re in the LA area, come visit me at Art of Pilates in Playa del Rey! Your first class is on me!
BIG Goals for 2017
Meet Ups – This was one, I’m sad to say, hasn’t happened yet. I really want to do some beach meet ups and workouts, followed by some healthy snacks and little meet and greets. But to be honest, I’m my own worst enemy in getting this done! I’m nervous that if I throw one, no one will come!! (Stupid, I know!) But this year, I WILL make it happen! I’ve realized that I need to stop being afraid of failing — I just need to grit my teeth and do it.
Workout DVD – This has been on my list foreverrrrrr….and am really hoping to get it done this year! I am trying to figure out all the details on how to do it, and exactly how I want to make it! I already have some amazing workout planned for it, and can’t wait to share them! If anyone knows some amazing videographers in Los Angeles, let me know! 😉
Meal Prep Plan – I’m REALLY excited about this — I’ve mentioned that the first update to the Nutrition Program will be launching June…and you’re going to hear it here first — it’s going to be an entire recipe collection of the BEST Meal Prep Recipes out there. How to prep ahead, amazing — healthy! — freezer friendly meals, one-pan meals cooked in under 30 minutes, mason jar salads, slow-cooker recipes…EVERYTHING you can imagine! I already have over a hundred possible recipe ideas! I can’t wait to start working on it THIS WEEK!
The Fit Girl Journal – I was super inspired by how many of you ordered the hard copy of the Fit Girl Nutrition Program — in fact, I just sold out of the first round of prints and had to order more! — that I thought the perfect product to accompany it would be a hard copy fitness journal! I want you to have somewhere that you can write down everything to reach your goals. You know I am a HUGE believer of writing everything down, and even though the Nutrition Program has a printable fitness tracker, I wanted something MORE… I literally just starting planning out how I want it to look, and I am hoping to have it available for pre-order in late February, AND release them in March for the #BeachBumChallenge!
Travel – I have so many trips already planned for 2017, we have a lot of weddings to attend, and other vacations planned. But, I am still making it a HUGE priority to travel this year. I want to have a trip planned for every month of the year…and I really want to share it all with you! (p.s. Thailand posts ARE coming…I promise!) I want to share some of my favorite tips for staying healthy while traveling and the best workouts to do while traveling, so stay tuned! 😉
Ok, so now on to these amazing Funfetti Pancakes!! If you remember from last year’s blogiversary bash — I did a single-serve Funfetti Cupcake — and I wanted to keep the tradition alive! Plus, how fun are these, right?! They are super easy to make — and they are HEALTHY! Make these for a fun twist on the weekends, or share them with you favorite birthday buddy!🎁🎉
- real whipped cream
- pure maple syrup
- extra sprinkles
- In a blender, add all the ingredients except the sprinkles and coconut oil, and blend until smooth -- if you don't have a blender, mash the banana until smooth in a medium bowl, and add in the remaining ingredients, mixing until smooth.
- Once the batter is smooth, add the sprinkles, and gently mix just to combine. (Be sure you don't over mix, or the color from the sprinkles will bleed into the batter!)
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over a medium-low heat, and lightly grease with coconut oil.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out the batter, and pour carefully into the preheated skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until the edges of the pancake begin to bubble. Carefully flip the pancake and cook an addition 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Once cooked serve with whipped cream, maple syrup, and extra sprinkles!
Thank YOU so much again — and don’t forget to enter the $600 Beauty Giveaway!