Friday, September 1, 2017

5 PRACTICES TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

Moses (my dog) and I took a 5 mile walk around Lake Fayetteville yesterday.  This is something we commonly do on Thursdays or Fridays, and we absolutely love it.  

It's so good for the soul to get outside for more than 5 minutes.  Sunshine beating down on your skin, your feet hitting the ground over and over and over, smiling and saying hello to people as you cross paths... each of these things literally causes positive biological changes in your body that boost your lymphatic system, brain health + happiness, and immune system, just to name a few.  

It also gives me time to think.  As I was reflecting over the past few years of my life... and where I want to go in the next few years, a few things came to mind that have helped me BEGIN to become who I want to be... who I am MADE to be.  

I hope you will push play below, and watch my very low quality, thrown together at the last minute, fresh off of my brain, I have no idea what I'm doing, video blog! :)  But most importantly, I hope that there is a message or two that will connect with your heart and help you take the next step in becoming who YOU ARE MADE TO BE.


I would LOVE to hear from you!  Click the Contact button below OR email brittany.glidewell@gmail.com to let me know of any videos or blog posts you'd like to see in the future.  Feel free to comment with your thoughts as well.  And thank you so much for stopping by Fit Victorious!!  I'm honored that you're here. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

ONE-ON-ONE HEALTH & FITNESS COACHING


Hi there, friends!!  I just wanted to pop in for a quick second to invite you to a FREE coaching session with me.

I'd love to take you out for coffee or hop on FaceTime to hear about your goals with fitness, nutrition, weight loss, or whatever you're working towards in life right now.  And I'd love to talk about your challenges, your questions, concerns, doubts, and what's holding you back.

If I can help you out in any way, reach out today!  You can message me via the Contact button below or email brittany.glidewell@gmail.com.  I can't wait to hear from you!!

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES


HELLOOOOO EVERYONE!!  Long-time, no see!  I know, I know… I’m soooo sorry.  It’s been crazy times at the Glidewell house. 
Right when I started this blog in March-ish, and intended to go full-force, we stumbled upon our little dream home.  It’s a tiny log cabin with 3.5 acres, of which about 2/3 is wooded, in an amazing location with an incredible school system.  Hard to turn down, right?
I recently read a random Facebook article (which may or may not be reliable) that millennials are choosing the homes they purchase based primarily upon the needs of their dog.  #guilty  Haha, not really.  But Moses Glidewell is absolutely in love with his new home!  It’s seriously GSP (German short-haired pointer) heaven out here.  He is living his God-given purpose of pointing out birds and bunnies, and running through he woods being the poky little puppy that he is.  It’s precious, and he melts my heart. 
We have TONS of work to do on this new home, so we’ve been busy to say the least.  But we’re rocking a steady pace at this point, so it’s time for me to dive back in and start sharing on the blog! 
I’m so excited to be back with you.  If you have any questions about health, fitness, or faith that you’d like to have answered, OR if you have a suggestion for a blog post you’d like to see, please send me a message through the Contact button below, and I’ll be happy to oblige! J



Lately, Andy and I have been obsessed with sleeping in on Saturdays, having coffee on the porch, then making brunch.  And this weekend, I made the BEST protein pancakes that I’ve ever had.  So I thought I’d share…



CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES
-1 cup paleo baking mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
-2 scoops chocolate plant-based protein powder (I use this)
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-2 eggs (flax eggs or egg replacer for vegan)
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use Califa)
-1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
-2 tsp honey or pure maple (plus more for topping)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-Coconut oil or ghee to coat pan
-Almond butter, peanut butter, banana, chocolate chips, or other toppings (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.  Heat your griddle to 350℉.   Melt coconut oil or ghee in the griddle to prevent the pancakes from sticking.  Measure out ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the griddle, giving each pancake enough space to slightly spread.  After a few minutes, when bubbles begin to appear in the middle of each pancake and the edges are beginning to brown, flip the pancake using a spatula.  Expect it to take longer than your average pancake to cook.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes on this side, and then serve immediately.  I enjoyed my Chocolate Protein Pancakes topped with a spoonful of almond butter (Barney almond butter is by far the best) and drizzled with honey.  Incredible!

Tastes and feels super indulgent, but with tons of protein rather than sugar.  Let me know how you love it!!



Sunday, March 12, 2017

GLUTEN-FREE S'MORES SKILLET COOKIE CAKE


Okay guys.  I'm so sorry.  I just want to apologize up front for this recipe!  It's SO EASY and TOO GOOD.  Disclaimer:  It is NOT healthy.

BUT it was a big hit on social media, and many of you were asking for the recipe.  I've felt led to start a blog for a LONG time (I'll write a blog post on this later) but didn't know where to start...and YOU gave me somewhere to start. 😍  So thank you!

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff!  Everyone needs/deserves a treat now and again.  And this is a GREAT one.  These are the products I used for this semi-homemade dessert.




Gluten-Free S'mores Skillet Cookie Cake
1.  Mix cookie dough together according to package instructions
2.  Spray a cast iron skillet with non-stick spray (I used coconut oil spray), and flatten dough into the skillet
3.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown (It may seem a bit gooey in the middle, but it will continue to cook in the cast iron skillet, and we don't want it to get too crispy or burn)
4.  Let cool (approximately 30 minutes)
5.  Spread marshmallow creme over the top of the cooled cookie cake, and break apart Hershey's bar into pieces to scatter on top of marshmallow creme
6.  Place under the broiler on the top rack of the oven until the marshmallow is brown and toasty
7.  Enjoy!  Consider adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream...you're welcome.



In the future, I plan to make this PALEO!  It won't be hard at all.  In fact, I typically only cook and bake paleo at home, but I was running through Walmart for a last minute game night with some friends and had to work with what I had.  I already use an amazing paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe by Danielle Walker, and I've found paleo/vegan marshmallows and chocolate bars at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers.  I'll post the paleo version the next time I make this deliciousness!

I can't wait for you to make this at home, and give me your thoughts in the comments!!  Even if you don't typically eat gluten-free, you're still going to LOVE this recipe.  S'mores are for EVERYONE...even without gluten.  Also, let's keep in touch!  Click the Contact button below, and feel free to ask me anything!  I'd also love your suggestions and ideas for future blog posts.  I'm here for YOU!

Monday, January 16, 2017

24 MINUTE FULL BODY WORKOUT

Woohooo!  It's my first workout post on this magical blogging journey.  And holy moly it's a good one!  Only 24 minutes, but you'll sweat like Ryan Gosling is waiting for you at the end of a 5k.  #heygirl 


ANYWAY... for this workout, I want you to move as fast as humanly possible for 5 minutes at a time.  You can do anything for 5 minutes, Beauty!  Then rest for 1 minute.  Get a drink of water.  But don't stop moving.  Then, hit the second three exercises as fast as possible for 5 minutes.  Rest for 1 minute.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  Wait...

I like to do a little jump rope or jogging to warm up for 3-5 minutes before I begin.  That way I'm ready to hit it hard!  I just use the timer on my phone, by the way, and it works perfectly.


Let me know what you think!  Don't hesitate to comment with your thoughts and questions.  I'm brand new to blogging, so I need your help making sure I'm explaining things well, etc.  And click the Contact button at the bottom of your screen to subscribe to my email list... I'll hook you up!