Yummy Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I made these in batches….

2TBSP melted extra virgin coconut oil
2 TBSP Chocolate Shakeology
Organic Maple syrup (a capful for sweetness)

Try these healthy peanut butter cups

Try these healthy peanut butter cups

Natural Peanut Butter ( or PB2 mixed with water)
Cupcake liners
Melt oil and mix with Shakeology and maple syrup.
(save in fridge dont freeze or they will be too hard to enjoy!)

Place some in bottom of liners. Put those in freezer for few minutes to set up. Then melt peanut butter a little and spread thin on top of the firm chocolate. Pour chocolate/oil mix over top of peanut butter and then put back in freezer to firm up for few minutes. DELISH! You can keep in fridge.

Contact me for samples for Shakeology.

Clean eating pork chops in the slow cooker

In the winter, I like to do some cooking with the slow cooker.

I will oftentimes Google clean eating recipes to see what comes up for slow cookers.

Most of the search results, I have to sift through because once you start to look at the ingredients, they truly are not clean eats.

I was thinking of my upcoming week and planning it out and did my Friday night Google search and happened upon this recipe for pork chops in the slow cooker.

Other than the amount of the olive oil, I think that you will agree, they both look and sound like delish clean eats.

Let me know what you think!

Me!

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP
Start the New Year feeling and looking GREAT! Our next online challenge group will run for 21 days starting January 11th. Give yourself the GIFT OF WELLNESS in 2015 by joining us!  We only accept 6 people for each group.  I will provide the support, accountably, information and motivation you need to make 2015 your healthiest year ever.

HERE’S THE PLAN:
For this group, we will teach you how to create new and healthy habits while enjoying the foods you love…GUILT FREE! You’ll start the New Year on the path to looking and feeling great while developing healthy lifelong habits.

January 4th: Group opens and preseason begins
January 11th: Workouts and clean eating plans start

My challenge groups take place in a private Facebook group where participants get to know each other and help provide support to others in reaching their goals. I ask that my challengers check in daily because the more engaged they are with the group, the more success they have. I do require you list me as your coach on TeamBeachbody.com and follow a fitness program to ensure your success. Contact me for further details on how to join and I’ll help select a plan that’s just right for you.

APPLY TODAY!

(if you have participated in past challenge groups, email Robin at robinbabingtoncabral@yahoo.com)

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” Challenge Group Application
If you would like to be considered for one of the 2015 Challenge Groups please complete the information below to reserve a spot in the exclusive group!

Fitness tips to make it through the holiday season – don’t skip a meal

These are very, very busy days leading up to Christmas.

I know that I am running around frantically.  Darn exhausted most of the time.

I have lists after lists that I managing to keep myself on task.  I have a Christmas Eve open house and then Christmas dinner.  Yikes!

Well, you may wonder…”how do I stay healthy when I am running around for here to there?”  or “what can I just grab and go to eat?”

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Do NOT just “grab and go!” One thing that you can ensure is that you don’t skip a meal.  I know, I know…there is so much to do.

But, if you want to keep reaching for your goals, you gotta just reach for them and that means you gotta plan it out.  And, if you can’t plan it out, always have some healthy snacks on hand to have available in a time of desperation.

The more you skip, means the greater chance of overeating.

If you are running around all day, and forget to eat…you are more likely to over do it when you go to that party later on the evening.

So the more you keep on track = the less likely to overeat.

So, don’t skip a meal.

Eat healthy meals throughout the day…space them out…every three hours.

You got this!

Me

P.S. – If you missed yesterday’s holiday fitness tip, catch it here.

P.S.S. – You can now follow me on Instagram as well.

Fitness tips to make it through the holidays – stay active

Hello all!

Boy Christmas is quickly approaching, isn’t it?

I bet you are thinking, “how am I going to stay on my diet with all that food hanging around?”  I know, I know.  I have thought that to myself year after year.

There is one thing that you can do.  Stay active.  Sign up for a race and go out and run on that day.  There are plenty of holiday races happening.  Can’t find one, check out Meetup.com to see if there are some active events on or near that day.

Let me share what I did this year…

Right around Thanksgiving last month, I wanted to get some accountability.  I figured if I had a group of people that I was “reporting” to all month long, I might not stray from the challenge.  So I signed up for a Beachbody Challenge group.  My challenge was to do the 21 day fix.  It consists of a container portion plan and a daily 30 minute exercise.  You end up getting a bunch of colored containers and a nutrition guide to determine how many of each containers that you need in a day.  At first, I really thought it was darn confusing.  Then after searching around on Pinterest, I found some really great meal plans.  The 30 minute workouts range from upper fix, to lower fix, to pilates fix to even something called the Dirty 30 and more.  While surely not the insanity level, they were vigorous and gave one an ample workout.

So, after 21 days. I lost almost 7 pounds and 2 inches on my chest, 3 inches from my waist and 3 inches from my hips.  That is pretty darn impressive for 21 days!

Here is a visual of my results:

21day fix Beachbody Results

Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix Personal Results

The challenge group that I belong to is for 30 days…so the program and accountability don’t end there.  I have a few more days to go and support to make it through the holidays.

Today, my PIYO came in the mail … and I will have that ready for my New Year’s Resolution Challenge Group.

If you are interested in starting your new year off right, contact me to be part of a challenge group!

Otherwise, stay active…find some event you can train for and participate in, plan on going for a walk instead of eating food, and have a list of folks you can text or Facebook when the going gets tough on Christmas Day!

Me!

P.S. – If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here!

Fitness tips to help you make it through the holidays – just because it says so…

So today I am sure many of you are baking and cooking away, not to mention shopping.

Don't ruin your fitness over a Christmas cupcakeIt is hard during these days to think about not eating those tempting goodies that you are slaving away on, right?

I am sure you are standing there right now saying, “how am I going to stay away?”  or “how am I going to be good on my diet when there is so much good food?”

Well, you don’t have to be perfect you know.  It is the holidays after all.

But, you don’t have to gorge either!

Just because, the recipe says to cut the pie into 6-8 slices doesn’t mean that you can’t slim that down and say cut the pie into 10 slices.  Or maybe instead of making muffins, you can make mini-muffins instead.  Or what about making smaller cookies.  Your in control you know.

Just because you are looking to get fit, doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself.  What good will that do anyway?  You will just end up binging and gorging anyway.  And, oh the next morning feeling, like “I shouldn’t have done that…”

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Tips to make it through the holidays – Just say NO to pie!

Hey, just because someone offers you a piece of pie, doesn’t mean that you need to take it.  Just say no!

You shouldn’t eat just because everyone else is eating.

Don’t go along to get along.  This is YOUR body.

Either take smaller portions or just say “No Thank You!”

6750c460bebe24ae8ee0e1e1c41ecb72Let me share with you something that happened to me this week.

Of course it was our company holiday gathering.  Tons of food was available everywhere.  It was a “pot luck” smorgasbord of appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Knowing ahead of time that I would be going to a function like this, I decided to bring a grilled chicken salad.

Walking down the hall, my co-workers said “we are going to add some weight to you.”

If this was last year or even a few months ago, I would have gorged myself on food.

Not anymore, being thin tastes better than any pie.  So, I casually said that I would help myself to some salad.

I didn’t let that bother me.  I am the only one who has to live with my body and how I feel in it.

And, you shouldn’t let that bother you either.

It is OK to say no, you know!

If a good “no” doesn’t work, try saying “I am full right now…” or “maybe in a little bit…” or “maybe I will take some home with me.”

There are lots of easy ways to navigate the “say NO to pie” question…BUT just say NO!

Stay tuned for another holiday tip tomorrow…