3 Ways to Make a Cookie Healthy

Sweet Tooths UNITE! There’s nothing I like better than sugar. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work well with my “girlish figure” so to speak. Plus, sugar contributes to unpleasantness like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. In my health journey, I have struggled with cutting sugar out of my diet. I have been seen begging my husband to finish off a box of cookies so I won’t eat them, stealing candy from my children’s stash when they’ve gone to bed, and even coming up with reasons to take my daughter out for ice cream when she doesn’t even want it. It isn’t pretty. The struggle is REAL.

My saving grace? Shakeology recipes that taste like cookie milk shakes. Here are my top 3:

chocchipcookiedoeshakeoChocolate Chip Cookie Dough

1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 tsp nut butter (I personally love Sunbutter)

1-2 tsp chocolate chips

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup Ice

Blend and enjoy!

20160201_154229.jpgThin Mint Shakeology

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

1/4 tsp mint extract (that stuff is strong yo!)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Shakeology

snickerdoodle1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology

1 tsp nut butter (I personally love Sunbutter)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp honey

cinnamon to taste

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy!

21 DFX Countdown to Competition

Countdown to Competition Day 1 MenuWhew, I’m about halfway through day 1 of the Countdown to Competition nutrition plan in 21 Day Fix Extreme and all I can say is that I am PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!  I was worried I would be hungry and stressed by now but I’m not at all. I didn’t go with Autumn’s day of fish menu but I did stick to her specific items listed in the allowed food groups for the most part. I veered off a little on the veggies b/c I’m obsessed with cauliflower. Still though, my day of protein and veggies has so far kept me full and satisfied. I enjoyed everything except maybe the pork which I usually prefer with a sauce like BBQ. Obviously that’s not allowed 😦  I like eating 8 times a day though! I think that might be my favorite part! I’m definitely someone who likes to graze. Having a small meal every two hours pretty much classifies as grazing so it’s right up my ally!

I am expecting to notice a reduction in my energy levels after a few days of this due to the reduced carbs but so far, so good. I completed my workout this morning with plenty of vigor. We’ll see how tomorrow goes!

Why am I doing this? I am often asked why I am eating the way I do or why I exercise so much when I’m already skinny. I want to TONE UP! I want to STAY HEALTHY! I want to be the best version of myself every day.

Just an Intro

Helping people find their happy through fitness and freedom is my PASSION!

I am wife, mom of two beautiful baby girls, webmaster, and Beachbody coach. I began my personal journey with Beachbody in the summer of 2014 when I became officially DONE with being overweight, tired and lacking self confidence. I had gained weight from 2 pregnancies and my body was paying the price. I started with Focus T25 and lost 13 lbs and 3 pant sizes in 2 months! It was AMAZING and I was in LOVE. In early 2015 I became a coach to help others find the same success and life changing happiness that I found with these programs.

Now, I personally mentor 5 to 10 new women each month on their fitness journey. I provide support and guidance as they begin to change their lives or simply step up their previous health regimen. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact me today.

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