Here’s a clean eating cookie dough that will keep your diet in check over the holiday season! Recipe: 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter 1 tsp agave syrup 1 tbsp chocolate chips or crushed 70% chocolate bar 1/4 cup quick oats 1/2 scoop chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder 1 Tbsp unsweetened almond breeze, or enough to get cookie dough consistency. Add in options: 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds, 1 tsp hemp hearts
These last couple weeks have been nothing but GO GO GO!!!
I’m always in search of snacks that both McCarthy and I can eat on the run, but I always seem to run out of interesting options. So this week I decided to set aside some time and make my own interesting, delicious and healthy options!
GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN
2 CUPS GLUTEN FREE QUICK OATS
2 CUPS EGG WHITES
1 TSP BAKING SODA
1 TSP BAKING POWDER
2 TBSP COCONUT OIL
1 TSP CINNAMON
1 TSP NUTMEG
1 TSP CLOVES
1 CUP PUMPKIN
1 CUP DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS
MIX ALL INGREDIENT’S IN MAGIC BULLET TILL SMOOTH BATTER IS CREATED. LET SIT FOR 5 MINUTES TO THICKEN UP. PREHEAT OVER TO 350-BAKE AT 350 FOR 10 MINUTES.
Shoot Day came at last! After many painful no carb days I got to enjoy my first baked potato Friday night at my Husbands work Christmas party. Due to the fact that the party was being held at a delicious Vietnamese restaurant I had to pre-order my boiled chicken and veggies (Yum) and I ‘m going to fully admit to all of you that I brought a baked potato in the restaurant inside my clutch! They didn’t serve potatoes what was a girl supposed to do???? It was worth it! Saturday I continued on with my carb over-loading to prep the body for Sundays shoot. Sunday morning was a early start with McCarthy deciding he wanted to start the day at 4:30am. If you are a parent you will relate with the fact that every time you seem to really need rest or something big is happening your child will sense it and decide today is the day they wake up at the butt crack of dawn! Reality is that aside from fitness, photo shoots , blogging or whatever else may come into life…I’m a mom and a wife above all! When your baby needs you , your baby needs you!
So we got the morning started early-
9:30 I head to the bathroom to change for my shoot and realize my abbs have started to shrink due to the lack of sugar in my body. When it comes to getting ready for a photo shoot it is always a bit of a science on what your body will do the first time you decide to deplete carbs, over load carbs and dehydrate. Needless to say I was a little panicked! But a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter, paired with chocolate chips,and lots of crunches fixed the deflated abbs and we were back in action! For 5 hours Darren and his team worked hard to get the perfect shot. With all the adrenaline from the day and the reality of what I had just achieved by accomplishing one of my long time goals, 7pm comes along and my body was screaming for bed!
Not the best picture I know! But when your computer keeps crashing on you and finaly decides to work for 5 minutes, you jump at the chance to post !
I’m now 5 days away from my photo shoot-So the lifestyle of carb depletion and lots of water is upon me!
What does a day of carb depletion look like?
1 cup egg whites
1-4 cup oatmeal
Snack 3oz chicken
4 cups spinach
Egg whites 3oz chicken 4cups spinach
I know! Very exciting food choices right???
This meal plan was not the easiest to get through today. Just because you decide you have a goal doesn’t mean life stops and gives you a break. There is still classes to teach (4 today) a little man who wants you to play with him and your friends (Husband) who don’t want you acting like a crazy carb depleted chick! I made it through though, and every success makes you feel stronger.
It’s interesting how so much of our life revolves around food…
Normally when my husband and I go out, it’s for dinner or a glass of wine. Not tonight! We headed to H2O for some hot tubbing and just some fun time alone (without food) and it was so fun! I’m interested to see how many creative things I can come up with this week…..Any suggestions?
On Sunday, Oranj Fitness, Vo2max and Myself launched the 90 day challenge. Our goal with this challenge is not only to inspire people to reach their goals but to support them along the way. Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve performance or increase muscle mass this challenge is for you. I 100% believe that as a trainer my life should reflect what I preach to others….So
Today was the start of my 90 day fitness challenge! I’m three weeks away from my fitness shoot with Darren Hull, so it’s crunch time! No more wine nights with the ladies, or steeling French fries off Troy’s plate…It’s business time! Over the next three weeks I’m going to log my diet, workouts,measurement and body fat%. Over the next 21 days (wow that seems like a long time without wine) my diet will be a bit cleaner then my normal routine and then continue on into my clean eating , performance diet. My personal goal with this challenge is to get into photo ready shape and increase my personal performance for my Tri-Fitness competition in May. I do want to add that I have been Clean eating and taking the Visalus protein for 5 months now. My total weight lost (It’s been 9 months since my little guy) Is 30 pounds (I will have inches tomorrow).