21 Day Fix Extreme Progress

So I wanted to update you all on my Day 4 progress with the 21 Day Fix Extreme, followed by some inspiration. If you follow me on my social media you’ve already seen it, but for those of you who just follow my blog I wanted to give you the same inspiration icon smile 21 Day Fix Extreme Progress Oh and there’s also a few recipes for a yummy frothy (cream free!) coffee that boosts your metabolism and buffalo chicken. Both healthy and super low calorie!

So this is probably what you all came here for, the frothy coffee recipe that is cream free and boosts your metabolism!

21dfxcoffee 21 Day Fix Extreme ProgressIt is an EASY PEESY one! All you do is put a cup of coffee with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in the blender. Be careful though because mine sprayed me in the face the first few times haha. Just make sure you are holding the lid down tightly. It seriously tastes like a latte! And I just put a little bit of stevia in it to sweeten it. That’s it!

Then there’s the buffalo chicken!

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Literally all I did was throw chicken breast in the crockpot. I covered it with water and cooked it on low for about 8 hours. Then when I took it out I just shredded it with two forks. I doused it with hot sauce and spicy mustard to give it a kick. Low calorie and so good! Switches it up so you don’t get bored with just chicken all the time.

And on to the inspiration…

This is what was playing in my head this morning that I felt I had to share…

What you think you can or can’t do is true. Whether you think you can achieve your ideal body or whether you think you can’t, that’s what’ll happen.

Yes I’ve lost 60 lbs and achieved goals in my business and built a six figure income. But SECRET – I really struggle with believing in myself.

I was reading PUSH yesterday by Chalene Johnson and she said that first statement, whatever you believe is what’ll come true. You get what you focus on. I also know that from Tony Robbins and The Secret.

For so long I told myself I couldn’t achieve greatness in my business because I wasn’t good enough. Guess what? I didn’t. Then when I put my mind to it I completely transformed everything in just a few weeks.

I’ve been telling myself lately that I’ll just never achieve my ideal body or get toned like I want. I’ve been blaming it on my genes or just being okay with settling and not being excellent.

I’ve told you all about my struggles with binge eating in 2013 and it was not pretty. Since then I’ve honestly been struggling to feel like myself again. I’ve overcome those issues and been on track because God is good. But, I haven’t been seeing myself how He sees me.

So I decided to start 21 Day Fix Extreme 4 days ago and promised myself I would NOT quit when it got hard. And told myself because I DESERVE the best. I am a child of God and want to live like Him, so I’m going to live with being more disciplined to achieve greatness.

And in just 4 days of this program, I’ve wanted to quit a million times to be honest. It’s challenged me in so many ways mentally and physically. BUT it’s SIMPLE and easy to follow so I am sticking with it. I’m believing I’ll make it to the end and achieve the results I want. And I’m seeing mini abs coming back Yayyy!

So the point of this all is to say:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. You CAN do hard things
  3. You deserve the best
  4. We all struggle, you just have to be mentally tough enough to push through

Even though this program has been challenging so far, I am really loving it! I will update you guys more on my progress next week.

Don’t forget I am always here to answer any questions you have or if you just need advice or support.

So until next time, don’t forget to love yourself!

And share this with anyone this may help!

xo

 

Protein Pancakes

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Who can relate?! I realized I have GOT to get this winter fluff off!!! Too many indulgences and my body is like WHOA GIRL HOLD UP!! Haha.

But, anyway I seriously LOVE following the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan because I CAN  have pancakes!!!! Healthy ones of course, but they still taste AMAZEE!!! As weird as it sounds, I LOVE following these containers because I don’t have to obsess about calories and it helps me keep my portions in control. And I am SO FULL!

So anyway, to the pancake recipe you all came here for is as follows, it’s super easy!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats (blended in to oat flour)
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology (or protein powder or choice)
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • All you do is dump the oat flour (just dump the rolled oats in your blender first to make in to flour) in to a bowl and mix in the other ingredients
  • Heat up a pan to medium-high eat
  • I use coconut oil spray to spray my pan, Trader Joes has the best kind!
  • Then measure out about 1 tbsp for each pancake
  • Cook on each side for about a minute and a half and boom done!
  • I topped mine with a few teaspoons of Chocolate PB2 mixed with almond milk (powdered PB, only 45 calories in 2 tbsp and less fat, you can buy at most all grocery stores)

 

Hope you enjoy!! Please share this with anyone who would enjoy it! icon smile Protein Pancakes

21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

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So it’s been a week and a half since I started 21 Day Fix and I am in LOVE just as much, if not MORE, than the first time I did it last year!!! I decided to make it a hybrid and do Turbo Fire with it because I know just how quickly HIITs burn fat. You may not think I need to lose weight, but I have about 10 lbs I would like to lose to get back to my ideal weight.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that when I first moved to Charlotte last year I struggled with binge eating. I ate my emotions and got in to a depression being in a new city. I got a lot better towards the end of 2014, but had a few smaller episodes recently due to emotions. But, luckily I have been on track! I joined a group with my church with other ladies who struggle with eating disorders. And I have also found that if I have something to replace my craving for food (like coffee, hot tea, or gum) and keep myself busy (by praying, walking, calling a friend) then I can overcome the cravings.

So hopefully some of those tips help you, too! But, I wanted to also give you peak in to what I am eating on the meal plan so that you can get some ideas. I usually have a few go to breakfasts and dinners that I rotate. Lunch is usually always Shakeology because it is so quick and easy!

Here are some pictures of the things I am eating, followed by a list of ideas!

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Breakfast

  • Egg whites (red container) with feta (half blue container) and spinach and mushrooms (green container
  • Greek yogurt (red container) with half cup granola (yellow container) and half cup blueberries (purple container)
  • Protein pancakes using Shakeology (red container), 1 egg white (1/8 red container), 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (1/4 cup red container), 1 tbsp almond milk (not enough to count), 1 tsp baking powder, & 1/2 cup oats (yellow container)

Lunch

  • It’s always Shakeology, but here are some recipe ideas
  • Reese’s Cup: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Vanilla Milkshake: one scoop Vanilla Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/2 banana (purple container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Butterfinger: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/4 package Sugar Free Butterscotch Pudding mix (1/4 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)

Snacks

  • Apple (purple container) with almonds (orange container)
  • Egg whites (enough for 1/2 red container) with turkey bacon (enough for 1/2 red container)
  • Ezekiel bread (yellow container) with 2 tbsp PB (use the other half of my blue container for this because it’s a healthy fat)

Dinner

  • Salmon (red container) with sweet potato fries (yellow container) and brussel sprouts and asparagus (two green containers)
  • Veggie burger (red container) with quinoa (yellow container) and veggie (two green containers) stir fry
  • Chicken sausage (red container) with zucchini and squash (two green containers)
  • Shredded chicken with hot sauce (red container) with feta (blue container) topped on bed of romaine lettuce with red peppers (two green containers)

Hope this helps you guys, let me know if you have questions! I am excited to be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme next week with my group of ladies!! If you want to join us and you missed this one, I’ll have another group next month icon smile 21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

Please share with any other fellow 21 Day Fixers who this could help!!