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Banana Cinnamon Paleo Waffles

This paleo recipe post is sponsored by Puritan's Pride.
Breakfast boredom can set in pretty quickly when you’re paleo. It did for me at least. I made scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and fruit. I made veggie omelets. I made veggie scrambles. I made crust-less quiches. I made mini crust-less quiches. And then? I pretty much didn’t want to see another egg for a while.
I wanted breakfast breads. I wanted pancakes. I wanted waffles! It was definitely time to get creative. So, I got my waffle maker out and began playing with paleo-friendly ingredients. It took quite a few trials (and quite a few non-waffley messes), but I can now make about 10 different versions of a paleo waffle. Well worth the time spent!
My kids love these paleo Banana Cinnamon Waffles. They are delicious and super simple to make.

Ingredients 4 eggs ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ cup Organic Raw Cashew Butter 1 medium banana sliced (I find it will blend better if you slice it) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon GroundCinnamon 1 Teaspoon

A New #FitViews21 - 21 Days to Fit Challenge Starts Monday!

A friend on Facebook asked me if I was going to do another #FitViews21. I had intended to do another challenge in January, but time slipped by. NOW seems like a great time!
I don't know about you, but I could use the support and accountability in my workouts.
If you're not familiar with #FitViews21:
They say it takes 21 days to build a habit. Let's build that workout HABIT!!

Choose a time of day that works best for you (first thing in the morning is my choice) and workout every day at that same time for 21 days. Of course rest days are important, but in the spirit of building the workout habit still do something at your appointed workout time. Maybe just a walk, a mile with a Leslie Sansone DVD, some gentle yoga, easy stretching... just something. This isn't about perfect workouts; this is about building a habit.Then, share a pic post-workout every day on Instagram! Mention me @KerriOlkjer in the description so I can be sure to see it and use the hashtag #FitViews21. (Pics…

Quitting FitViews?

I have a minor confession. My plan was to quit FitViews in 2016. I was just done and ready to move on to a new blog. A new blog with a different focus. Somehow I'd lost my passion for FitViews. I even turned down some work at the end of 2015 and considered selling the url because that was my plan.

But then... I didn't quit. 

Somehow I find myself over here wanting to blog again. Renewed, refreshed, refocused. Miz Carla shared something similar on her Facebook the other day and it dawned on me: I'm enjoying blogging on FitViews again. I want to write here again. I want to create recipes. I want to share my fitness and weight struggles and be part of this amazing healthy living blogging community. I just want to.

Lately I've done a lot of thinking and made a few decisions. You may see a few changes around here. The first being a business decision. I have decided only to work with soulmate companies. I define that as companies that I'm head over heels, madly in love with…

10 Tips for Succeeding on The Paleo Diet

This post is sponsored by Puritan's Pride. I've been Paleo for almost 5 years now and I know first-hand that going Paleo can seem pretty daunting in the beginning. With a strong focus on real, whole foods Paleo does require a bit more planning and preparation than other ways of eating. However, with just a few simple tweaks and additions to your weekly routine it can be a breeze.
Whether you’re making a permanent Paleo lifestyle change or gearing up for a 30 day Paleo challenge, set yourself up for success with these tips: Get good information. First things first, I always recommend people get good info on Paleo before starting. As Paleo gets more popular I'm seeing a lot more conflicting, wishy-washy, confusing stuff out there. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting good information from the start. I recommend reading: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf or Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo (and of course their corresponding websites). For a quick Paleo Cheat Sheet c…

2016, The Year of MORE!

I got on the scale the other day. It pretty much scared the crap out of me...

Since then I've been thinking, praying, wondering, pondering, and meditating on what real, lasting change looks like. Pre-baby #4 I really felt I was there. Or maybe I just liked what my scale said.

This post isn't about answers to my pondering though, for I have none as of yet. This post is more about seeking those answers in this shiny New Year.

One thing I know for sure is this: I need to change my focus.

I've read a lot lately on change and focus and life. Something I read the other day jumped off the page at me. It's nothing new, but it clicked into place for me in relation to my health and fitness journey. It said that what we focus on magnifies. Hmmm.

I've decided to change my focus this year. Instead of focusing on what I can't have or can't do, instead of focusing on what I need less of or what I need to take away, I'm going to focus on more.

What I want more of, what I nee…