Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes (Recipe)

https://soundcloud.com/shay-lonfitnesswonderwoman-moss-fitness-wonderwoman/thursday-recipe-roasted-maple

Last Saturday I missed the opportunity to share a recipe with all of you, but was able to do one on my podcast last Thursday. This particular recipe, is for anyone who enjoys sweet potatoes, personally, I do not, so I most likely will not give this a try, but my family loves it so I know they make something with similar ingredients during the holiday months. Hopefully this quick recipe will be one you share with the folks. 

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • maple syrup (preferably pure) 2 tbsp
  • cinnamon 1/4 tsp
  • nutmeg 1/4 tsp
  • pepper 1/4 tsp
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil and spray it. (or without use of parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray)
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in cubed shaped, and place them inside a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and maple syrup on top of them, then sprinkle the spices, mix together until the sweet potatoes are well covered
  3. Dump onto the cookie sheet and bake them for 15-20 minutes (should be tender and slightly crispy) and you will want to stir the sweet potatoes half way through cooking time.

Enjoy!

 

Talk Less, Do More. Actions Speak for themselves.

How can I say this politely without offending anyone, hmm? Talk less and do more. Sounds easy enough, but guess how many people say they will do something and talk a big game, but when the time comes, hey.. they are still talking about it and yet haven’t taken any action. 

We all like to talk about goals, talk about doing vacations and talk about losing weight, eating healthier, driving the speed limit, and what not, but as soon as the time comes where we need to take action, we don’t. We end up regretting it 30 days later and then end up starting where we were: talking a good game but still haven’t done shit about it. The majority of people who “talk” more are talking because they are hoping that someone will enable them to do it, give them a reason to do whatever it is they want to do.. so when someone says “wow, that is cool, you should do it” , it doesn’t mean back out and and turn around and count all the excuses, it means do it, like actually do it. 

 

This whole thing works for multiple things, but as a fitness/health blogger, I figured I better talk about this subject to narrow things down. So many people want to start something: CrossFit, obstacle courses, weight loss, weight gain, fitness apps, fitness blogs, group fitness, etc and yet so many of those people end up not going through with it for different reasons. I hear it all the time, “I want to start losing weight, but.. it is hard and I have tried it before and didn’t work”, why didn’t it work? because you didn’t start realistically, you started with too high of expectations, you didn’t have the support necessary and your motivational level was running dry, not to mention you put other things first and it didn’t help with making your health a priority.  Am I mad at you? no, not at all. It isn’t easy to do what we say sometimes, sometimes we run into issues that life throws at us and we have to reorganize our priorities and it becomes frustrating. Trust me, I know this for fact happens, it has happened to me so many different times; continues to happen to me. I didn’t make this post to criticize you, I made this post to help myself do what needs to be done in order to do what I want to do. 

 

I came up with a plan on how I can talk less and do more and it starts with:

 
  • Taking control of needs and wants
  • making people apart of my plans, either they support my goals, journeys, choices or they don’t, but if they don’t, get out of the way. 
  • know my purpose for wanting to do something or needing to do something; purpose helps
  • Don’t do something based on the fact others do it, do it because you want to do it
  • Either I start today or I don’t start at all (metaphorically speaking) don’t have a deadline, just start when you are ready and come prepared. 
  • don’t give up and don’t give in to negativity

Short list but helpful list. Sometimes we struggle taking action and when we do, we look for a purpose and reason and well, this list is my way of helping you and helping myself with whatever it is you need help getting started in. If we talk about wanting to do something, then let’s be the proof we did it! 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx