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My Secret Weapon On Pushing Past A Running Plateau

Are you happy with how you are ending the new year regarding your body and your training? Maybe you do feel like you are eating well and training hard, BUT are still struggling with a plateau.

Do you struggle with weird stomach issue during or after a run? Do you want more energy during the day? Do you want to improve your training and your racing with one simple step?!  

I want to share with you a SECRET WEAPON!

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LEGEND Compression Wear Review

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LEGEND Compression Wear Review

I AM A RUN COACH THAT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO TRAINING SMARTER NOT HARDER! THAT SMARTER PIECE IS ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIMITED TIME, SO IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO BE HOOKED UP WITH THE RIGHT STRENGTH TRAINING, WORKOUTS PRODUCTS, FOOD AND NUTRITION TO MAXIMIZE THAT SMALL TIME!

Recently I have done a lot of product reviews, because I am all about hooking you guys up with the best stuff to enhance your training in powerful ways! And todays product is COMPRESSION SOCKS!!

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Best Running Stroller: BOB Sport Utility Stroller

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Best Running Stroller: BOB Sport Utility Stroller

Recently I have had a lot of people ask about my running stroller. Which one do I use? Do I recommend it? So, I want to give you a quick review of the stroller I use and why I LOVE IT!

I use the BOB Sport Utility Stroller. I received this as a shower gift, and aside from wipes and diapers, this is my most used baby item, hands down!

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JUST THRIVE Probiotic Review

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JUST THRIVE Probiotic Review

PROBIOTICS. Before we get into the details about what probiotics are, think of one person you know that can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. Do you have a person in mind? Okay now, most people would say they have a “high metabolism,” but that is actually a misguided term. What they actually have is a healthy gut.

To learn more about how to have a healthy gut with probiotics, and how you can easy hurt or enhance their effectiveness, read the blog! 

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Why I Do Not Eat Breakfast

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Why I Do Not Eat Breakfast

As a runner, run coach, and run coach mentor, I am always on the hunt for super effective strategies that benefit me and other runners! Some people may call me a skeptic, but I always want to know the WHY behind the WHAT. Once I understand the WHY, if I feel strong enough about it I am usually willing to give it a try!

The last 3 months, I have not eaten breakfast! This might sound kind of crazy and backwards, but I have never felt to focused, so energized, and so healthy in my life! And I KNOW this is all because of intermittent fasting!

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Protein Pancake mix

Today is our son’s 1st birthday, and there is no better way to start a birthday than with a stack of pancakes!!!

Before I jump into telling you about the mix I used today, you need to know what it's up against.

When I normally make pancakes, I make homemade buttermilk pancakes. Just saying that out loud makes me start to drool. There are no fillers or preservatives, and they are sweet, fluffy, and delicious!

Protein Pancake Mix - Silver Fern Brand

Protein Pancake Mix - Silver Fern Brand

While they are made from scratch, I wouldn't say they are "healthy." Usually I ONLY make pancakes on Saturday, but today is a special day!

Thankfully for me, my Silver Fern Brand goodie box arrived earlier this week, and one of its contents is a Paka Pancake Mix!!!

The Paka Pancake Mix is "healthy”, aka it has nutritional benefits, AND is considered a protein pancake mix! One serving of pancakes contains only 13g net carbs plus 16g protein, 11g fiber, and 0g of sugar!! The serving size is 3 4" pancakes, which is perfect! 



Do you know any other pancake that has 16g of protein in one serving, because I sure don't! 

These pancakes were really easy and quick to make. It was 1 cup of mix, 1/2 cup water, and 1 egg at room temperature. THAT’S IT! It's pretty hard to mess up!

I doubled the mix this morning and it fed 2 adults and 2 children with only 1 pancake to spare. (The only reason I did not eat it is because we are traveling this afternoon and I wanted a quick healthy snack for the kids in the car!)

The mix seemed a little runny in the bowl, but the pancakes fluffed up nicely on the skillet.

As I was adding the mix to the skillet, the kitchen filled with smells of sweet, cinnamony, pancakes!

I was surprised to find my husband gobbled down his first plate and asked for seconds before I had even sat down! My husband is a great eater, but generally cringes when I tell him there is a secret or a substituted ingredient. He is the kind of guy that can eat an entire loaf of bread and never see any side effects! So adding healthy ingredients generally isn't his favorite, at least when I tell him before he takes his first bite! So when I told him these pancakes were healthy, AND he asked for seconds, I knew they were good!!

Even our daughter, who can top out at a full hour to finish a meal no matter what it is, had her big "A" pancake completely eaten in 15 minutes flat! She did add peanut butter to her pancakes, but peanut butter or not, I was thrilled at how quickly she ate her nutritious food with zero complaints.

And, of course, our little man was two fisting them into his mouth. 

This boy loves all carbs! He is a meat and potato boy, so I loved that these pancakes had added benefits that I would normally have to fight to just keep it in his mouth!

Then there is me. I love pancakes, actually I really like syrup! But I generally stay clear of pancakes or sweet carbs because I have next-to-no self-control once I start eating them!

Usually I feel so bloated and gross eating lots of pancakes, but today was a different story.

These Paka Pancake Mix protein pancakes are very similar to my homemade ones, but have added nutrient benefits! They are sweet, fluffy, and delicious! The sweetness is different than buttermilk but still yummy-in-my-tummy, all the same. And the texture is perfect. I have tried MANY (too many, to be honest) forms of "healthy" pancakes or protein pancakes, but the textures were always funky or they came out very bland.

I had my Paka pancakes this morning with pure maple syrup and turkey breakfast sausage. The combination of flavor and texture like a firecracker exploding in my mouth, in a good way ;) !!!

The Paka Pancake Mix protein pancakes were perfect for our son’s first birthday and a hit for our morning!!! I will definitely be making these again soon :)

If you are interested in Silver Fern Brand healthy baking mixes, check out their products at  www.silverfernbrand.com!! You’ll find a large variety of healthy, and always delicious, options!


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Yours Truly, Casey Niemiec

 

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