Bacon Vegetable Omelet

I am new to the whole idea of eating breakfast. I sadly admit that I have always leaned towards the side of skipping it. I did eat the occasional bowl of cereal or bagel, but often it was no more than a fleeting after thought. Then I started my journey towards getting fit and eating healthy and I found out that not only should I eat breakfast, but I should be eating small meals throughout the day. Again, not my forte.

What I have found since I started eating breakfast, however, is that my body can then sense that it is hungry and I don’t go all the way to 4pm without even one meal. My stomach is a smart little organ and it knows how to tell me it needs food. (but only when well hydrated-being thirsty makes you feel hungry too!) I start my day eating right, and somehow it turns into a full day of good eating. I eat at 8:30, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, 6:30 and the occasional snack later…But I’m not over eating-just getting the right amount to keep full without gorging my stomach full of things I probably shouldn’t have had. Anyways, I digress. My new favorite for breakfast is eggs-I make them a myriad of ways-but the way I’m going to show you today is my absolute favorite! It is a Bacon Vegetable omelet–yes, that savory looking dish below! 🙂

 

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This dish is super easy to make and the cheese is optional-this was my hubby’s omelet-I go no cheese on my own, but for presentation sake…The health benefits can’t be overlooked, either.  It is a great source of protien, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals-and it just plain out tastes amazing! 🙂 If you are on the 21 day fix, it is great for that too because it counts as 1 red, 1 green, and 1 tsp. (and 1/2 blue if you add the cheese)

 

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To start, you will want to know what you need, Right? Here is the list of ingredients:

Two Slices Turkey Bacon (cooked)

1/4 cup Green bell pepper diced

1/4 cup Tomato diced

1/4 cup Mushroom diced

1/4 cup Baby Spinach

1/2-1 tsp garlic powder (to taste)

1 tsp Olive Oil

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Start by adding the 1 tsp olive oil to a skillet and heat until hot. Add all of the vegetables and the bacon to the oil and saute until done.  It will look much like the picture above when ready.

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Scramble your eggs and add them to the sauteed veggies cook uncovered for 3-4 minutes at medium heat. Cover for another 4-5 minutes until done. Fold in half and you’re all done! 🙂

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I am getting this posted pretty late-so it’s a perfect way to start your day tomorrow or Saturday. It is so, so good! Cook it up, Give it a try, Tell me what you think in the comments below! 🙂

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Fit with Purpose

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It has been a long time since I felt like a person of purpose or worth. It can be hard to get over past hurts and words said-especially those repeated over, and over, and over.  I spent years feeling less than, as though I had no worth or purpose in life. It was like I was here, I was living, and that was all. I had my husband, home, and children, but I had no ambition, no self esteem. These feelings didn’t happen overnight, they took years to form. Years that in a few short months I’ve had to reestablish in my mind as false, and lies and recognize me for the person I truly am.

I spent so long listening to the lies of others and trying so hard to make others happy, to be the person everyone else wanted me to be I lost myself in the process. I lost my purpose. I was no longer happy and free to be myself or to love the things I did or do the things I wanted to do or achieve the dreams I wanted to achieve because I was worried more about their dreams for me, what was expected of me. The issue with all of that is, when I didn’t succeed at what others expected of me, or if I messed up even a little, they were disappointed, back stabbing, mean, and hurtful. It became a life of never doing anything right-not because I had it wrong, but because they were never going to be content with anything I did to impress them or make them happy.

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Then, about a year ago I purchased Insanity. I loved it! But, like many things in my life, it fell by the wayside and I never finished. I was so deflated and defeated! I wanted so terribly to lose the baby weight and sugar/junk food weight I had put on, get fit and be healthy-but I had no one there to support me. I was on my own. It has been a long year of getting to know who I am and what I want out of life. I have found I am a happy, bubbly personality. And sure, I’m a bit awkward or quirky at times, but I am a special person who new people I meet actually seem to like. I love to cook and sing. I’m not great at art, but I have a super creative side that comes in handy when it comes to teaching my three kids or making a chart or card. I love my family and my God. They come first and foremost to me-and despite any feelings my family or friends have about it-it doesn’t matter. I love them just the same.

The last, and most important thing I found about myself is I am STRONG. I am not meant to be walked all over. Yes, I will do everything in my power to help another or make someone happy, but it should never be at the expense of my own happiness or the happiness we feel in our home. I am capable. Capable of so many things. And I am fit. I am no size 2-or 12 for that matter-but I am fit with purpose. God has a design for my life. I am still learning the full weight of it and navigating this life knowing that just around the corner another piece of my puzzle will be revealed. God has created me for so much!

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I am no on a mission. A mission to help others find their purpose. To show them just how important they are to those around them, myself, to God. I am pursuing my purpose through fitness. I am on a journey to lose 70 pounds and get fit, healthy, and challenge myself to do more than ever before. On this journey, I would love to help others to meet their goals, stay motivated, supported, and most of all feel loved and important. I am offering myself as a free coach to anyone who would like to have the added support an motivation. Along with that I run free challenge groups, have a free motivational health and fitness group exclusive to those who have me as their coach, and you can even find me on Facebook on my own special fitness page.

I would love to extend this offer to those of you who are reading my blog! If you are interested in the support, motivation, recipes, and encouragement of your own FREE personal coach visit https://www.teambeachbody.com/tbbsignup/-/tbbsignup/free?referringRepId=576932 and sign up today! I have in just a few weeks lost two inches all over, almost 10 pounds, and gained a load of confidence in myself and my abilities! I’ve learned the importance of daily workouts, eating clean, and living a healthy and happy life and I would love to share my experience with you!

To Follow my Journey, visit http://facebook.com/thefitfablife and don’t forget to subscribe!

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