Whether you celebrate it or not, Merry Christmas to you. Happy Holidays. Cheers to you and yours.
Roasted Fig and White Chocolate Ice Cream is the perfect way to start using up the last of your summer fruit (like all of those figs you greedily shoved in the fridge). The irresistible combo of figs and white chocolate is subtly sweet, creamy and delicious.
You thought I’d throw some pumpkin at you now that summer is “over”, right? Wrong! As long as it’s still 100 degrees outside, it’s still summer to me.
Summer = ice cream
When I was in Seattle, I nabbed a TON of figs off of the fig tree in the yard, brought them home and froze them.
No surprise, then, that I’d roll out some fig ice cream for you.
No cream though. No thanks.
But, we can’t just have fig, let’s do roasted fig. Annnnnnddddd white chocolate chunks. Done.
Side story. Last night we went to a family wedding. I had the first sugar I’ve had in 2 weeks because they had gluten-free lemon cupcakes (sugar detox was my friend up until last night…) AND our family is full of Persian dancing machines that seem to channel Elaine. Good stuff.
Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day!
Now, eat ice cream.
[my Spin class takes it outdoors on sunny days]
I know we haven’t checked in with a Fabulously Fit Friday in awhile, so I wanted to make sure to do that this week!
As you’ve probably learned, New Years Resolutions don’t stick far past February, and as we talked about before, setting new goals every 6-8 weeks is the way to go. Always set new goals, reward the ones that have passed, and never “start over”!
I’m sure you’re doing awesome. Or not. In which case, tell me tell me. Either way!
So, I know that it finally got warm and pollen-y enough to call it “Spring” just recently, but its not too early to think about summer!
I’m going out of my comfort zone and trying an 8 week workout challenge, which starts next week [remember when I posted this on Instagram, well it was an opening activity for the challenge!]! The girls who host it, Karena and Katrina, are super fit and toned and tan, so that doesn’t hurt. Want to do it with me?! I already wrangled one of my friends into agreeing to do it with me (and agreeing to go to Australia if we **laugh** win the Grand Prize).
Trust me, I’m not going to be following this program to a T. I decided to get my feet wet with these ladies’ workout style by trying out their workouts for a “normal” week all this week. They’re T O U G H. They’re more intense than my weenie ass is used to.
So, totally going to be modifying everything. And days that are stacked with cardio and weights will probably be divided and I’ll end up choosing one over the other (for personal health purposes).
I think the lesson here, is LISTEN to your body. And know yourself! Are you going to fall down and pass out if you follow a workout to a T? Then DON’T DO IT! It’s just that simple.
Sure, push yourself a little so you can grow and progress, but don’t kill yourself over it.
I know they want me to be prancing around in a bikini after 8 weeks with freedom and abandon, but that’s just not gonna happen. I’m not being negative, I’m just being realistic. And I’m not going to kill myself to get there (been there, done that, ruined my health, still can’t prance in a bikini).
Anyways, who here is thinking about summer?! What are you looking forward to?! Will you do the 8 week Bikini challenge with me (sans bikini, like me)?
Oh and I should probably mention I am getting hard-core into yoga. I go at least twice a week, still hit my Wednesday Spin class because I love my instructor, but I can’t get enough of yoga these days. Love it.
NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with Karena and Katrina or their Tone It Up site or program, I just happen to really want to torture myself for 8 weeks with them! And I want to win the prize. And I wouldn’t mind if they sent me some of their protein powder Perfect Fit because that stuff rocks! Just sayin.
Melissa is a passionate healthy baker, fitness enthusiast, and food photographer. She lives just south of Memphis, TN!