Hi everyone! Wow – it has been SO long since I have posted here and it feels good to be back! December and January were difficult trying to adjust to my new job and traveling a lot (Portland, Austin, Chicago, Orlando). On top of that it was the holidays, holiday parties and just winter in general making me want to cozy up and eat EVERYTHING.
This morning I stepped on the scale and was sad to see it has gone up almost 5lbs since I last weighed myself in the beginning of December. However, the 21 Day Fix Extreme launched this month and I am going full force with the workouts and nutrition plan starting today!! This morning I completed Plyo Extreme (what a hard leg workout!) and drank my chocolate shakeology with 1/2 a frozen banana and a teaspoon of Nutella and feel great!!
I am so ready to do this – I love Autumn Calabrese and 21 days flies by!
One thing that helps me stay focused is tracking my allotted portion containers by writing down all of my meals. Meal prepping and grocery shopping ahead of time is the KEY to success with this program.
When I first started the original 21 Day Fix back in September 2014 I lost 4.4lbs in my first week! My 1st goal for this round is to shed my gained weight this week and just in time for 2 of my very good friends to get married this weekend in Newport, RI. Luckily, my roommate and handful of my closest friends are also doing this program at the same time which helps me stay motivated and on track! On top of that, we are all part of a Facebook challenge group filled with wonderful people all doing 21 Day Fix Extreme and sharing their tips, tricks and recipes.
I am ALWAYS looking for motivated people who either want to begin a fitness and nutrition journey or looking to take their current fitness programs to the next level. If that is something YOU have been thinking about leave a comment on this post ⬇ or send me an email at ? emily.goodmanBB@gmail.com. I would love to talk about your goals and help you get started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!
One of the hardest things for me when trying to eat clean is my craving for dessert. I work so hard and eat so well all day I don’t want to blow it after dinner by eating junk! When I found a recipe for Chocolate Almond Butter Bites on Pinterest I was so excited! I loved the simplicity of the recipe and that they were made with 3 healthy ingredients, one of them being Chocolate Shakeology which I have plenty of in the house 🙂
This recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together and I swapped out the almond butter for natural peanut butter because that is what I had in the house. I love how they turned out and they are the perfect dessert bite to curb my after dinner craving for chocolate. I used a mini muffin tin to shape them but you could also use an ice cub tray.
Try them out for yourself and let me know how they turned out!
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 8 tablespoons of chocolate shakeology
- 4 teaspoons of natural peanut butter
- Place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds until the coconut oil is liquefied.
- Stir in 4 tablespoons of chocolate shakeology.
- Divide the chocolate mixture evenly between 8 spots in a mini muffin tin.
- Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Pull the muffin tray out of the freezer. Place a half a teaspoon of peanut butter on top of each chocolate disk. Spread the peanut butter evenly over the hardened chocolate with a knife.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave.
- Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of chocolate shakeology in. Use this to pour on top of the peanut butter layer.
- Place the muffin tin back in the freezer and leave it in there for at least 30 minutes.
- The chocolate cups will slide easily out of the tin.