I hear from a lot of people that they’re not ready to start the challenge group or their diet because they have a vacation scheduled. Well that’s not really a very good excuse. I have gone on two vacations now while prepping for my bikini competitions and had a blast on both. The key is to plan and prepare ahead of time. I am not currently in competition prep but I do still try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not binge on vacation. You can’t outwork a bad diet and I don’t want to come back 10 pounds heavier. So in this video I share some tips that I am doing for my up coming memorial day trip to Cape Cod for my sister-in-law’s wedding.
WARNING – This recipe is for true chocolate lovers only! If you don’t’ like deep, dark rich chocolate then you will not like this recipe.
I found this recipe on the recipe insert that was shipped with my Shakeology and modified it to fit my needs. The original recipe called for regular peanut butter and I substituted for powdered peanut butter to lower calories and fat while increasing serving size.
What you need:
- 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (This can be purchased from my website by clicking HERE)
- 1 shakeology scoopful;of powdered peanut butter
- 1 shakeology scoopful of rolled oats
- 1 tsp organic honey
- 1-4 tbsp. of cashew milk (for consistency only)
- Add Shakeology, peanut butter and rolled oats to bowl and mix well.
- Add honey and mix well
- Add cashew milk a few drops at a time to make firm dough-like consistency
- Divide into 8 drop cookies, refrigerate and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (Per Cookie):
62 Calories, 8g Carbs, 4g Protein, 1g Fat
Proteins are an essential part of our diet and are the building blocks of our body. I like to start my day off right with a breakfast high in protein. I am not a huge fan of meat and eggs in the morning, and have a little bit of a sweat tooth, so I make a lot of protein pancakes and protein muffins. Whenever I have an overly ripe banana sitting around and not much time I like to whip up these simple three ingredient protein pancakes. Top them with a little bit of coconut butter to get some healthy fat in your diet and you are all set to crush your day!
What you need:
- 1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder (Flavor of your choice)
- 3 egg whites (can use liquid egg whites)
- 75 grams of ripe banana
3 Ingredient Pancakes: Banana, Egg Whites and Protein Powder
- Smash the banana until smooth
- Mix in egg whites and whisk
- Add protein powder and mix
Mix all ingredients until smooth
Pour batter on preheated griddle to make 3-6 thin protein pancakes and enjoy!
251 Calories, 41g Protein, 19g Carbs, 0g Fat
Today I woke up happy and thankful. God has blessed me with a beautiful healthy family and I am grateful for that. I love being a mom! My boys make my life complete.
I recently found myself consumed with work, my fitness competition and myself. I was too busy to play with my kids or help them search for a college. The idea of volunteering at school stressed me out because I just didn’t have time. All I ever said to my boys was “no, I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time for that!” Thanks to my hardworking husband and a close friend that pushed me to explore Beachbody Coaching, I found a career that can allow the flexibility to finally just start being a mom and wife. I am going to cook my kids breakfast, visit colleges, go to the pool on a weekday, read at their school, drive them to sports camps all summer and just plain be there! I have only 2 weeks left at my full-time job as an engineering group leader and I could not be more thrilled. My passion for fitness and helping others is my new career and I plan on working only 20 hours per week from home. I currently work 40+ hours with a 1 hour commute each way. My current schedule has me leaving the house by 5am and returning at 5pm M-F. ONLY 10 MORE DAYS OF THAT!! Thank you Beachbody for this amazing career that allows my to live my life by design! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! This mamma is happy and I just wanted to share.
I wish all the moms out there a wonderful day! God bless you and your family. Take time to just enjoy your kids today and do something you enjoy. Smile more! Live more! Love life!
My youngest Bryson who is 9
My middle son Colten who is 12
My oldest who is turning 18! Yikes, this momma is scared.
I push myself hard to set an example for my boys. You can do or be whatever you want if you work for it.
I love it when my kids join my workouts!
April 2016 Competition