Be Inspired with BurnThis

Burn-This-App-LogoSo… How is everyone surviving this February?  It hard to believe it’s almost over. I have been busy trying to stay warm like the rest of the North East.  I have been tinkering about with some new workouts and apps.  One that I am very excited to tell you about is BurnThis.  I became an ambassador of this great community in the beginning of February and now that I have have time to settle in, I wanted to share the awesomeness with you!

What is BurnThis? The brainchild of co-founders Anna Kohanski Mason and Monica Johnson, BurnThis a Pinstagram app just for fitness. BurnThis combines cutting-edge photo sharing tools with with an active fitness super community that inspires and pushes you to be your healthiest, most fit self. It’s where you can share and discover motivational quotes, workout selfies, progress photos and whatever else you want to motivate and inspire! BurnThis is the world’s most inspiring community of fitness and wellness lovers. Within minutes, you will be addicted to sharing fitness photos and inspired to workout more!  The app is available at the Itunes App store.

Set your profile to list your affiliations, bio info, favorite quote... whatever you want!

Set your profile to list your affiliations, bio info, favorite quote… whatever you want!

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Share, like and comment on photos from the community. Unlike other apps, you see ALL the new photos plus a separate wall just for the friends you follow.

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Join challenges to stay motivated and win prizes!

The website is full of more inspiration on the blog page.  This is where you can meet trainers, fitness professionals and bloggers that are being featured. Are you looking for workout tips, new recipes or a new gym/studio in your area? Head on over to the website.

Are you interested in becoming an ambassador? The Website has that information too~ just click here to be swept away to the learn more! I hope you decide to come over and have fun with us.  Please look me up and let me know that you follow me so I can follow you back!

Are you already using the BurnThis app? If so, what is your favorite feature?

(Disclaimer – there was no compensation for this post.  This is just me sharing the love with all of you fine people)

Baked Apple Oatmeal – recipe

So Sunday night I decided to get domestic and bake. One of the dishes was something that Nikki over at My Life, My Way posted back in December that was Pinterest inspired.  It’s a baked apple oatmeal cooked up in the crock pot.  If you have not seen my picture on Instagram yet, here it is:

Doesn’t it look yummy?  This really is a super easy recipe. I do suggest you use a liner for your crock pot since there will be a baked on “crust”.  Save yourself scrub time later! However, soaking did the trick for me. Also if you like your oatmeal thick, cut back just a tad on the water. 
Just add the ingredients as they are listed layering each on top of the others.

You will need:
2 apples diced ( I used gala because that’s what I had but Granny’s would be great too)
Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon.
Then sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar (I used light brown) over that.
Next add 2 cups of oatmeal evenly.
Top is all off with 4 cups of water. 
DO NOT STIR
Cover and bake on low for 8-9 hours.
That’s it! Easy Peasy right?
I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Raisins would be good.  Or how about mixed berries or peaches with some cream added just before you sink your spoon in? 
I was also asked about the nutritional value of this dish so I worked it up on MFP as a recipe that serves 4 people ( minus the pecans )
Cals 179.4
Total Fat 1.3g
Chol 0g
Sodium 135.2 mg
Potassium 71 mg
Total Carbs 44.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
Sugars 23.5 g
Protein 2.1 g
Vit A 11.1%
Vit C 10.8%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 14.6%
I have to say, this was a nice treat to wake up to a house that smelled like apple pie! And the best part of course was the convenience.