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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I'm Still Alive!

I'm Still Alive! www.fatgurlinside.comUgh... I have such GOOD intentions of being faithful to blog my journey, what I'm learning and tips and tricks! BUT my follow through is lacking...

So, I just double checked what my last post was about.. INTENTIONS! ha I will get this someday!

That was about two weeks ago... Since then I've:

Completed the first two weeks of Brazil Butt Lift! I really like this program and am excited about what the end results will be! Even though several of the workouts are longer, it goes by super fast and isn't too much for me! I like that a lot of it isn't cardio and yet it WORKS me!

My diet has been so-so... Way too many cheats, dang peanut butter M&Ms! But today I am recommitted to getting on track and reigning in my sweet tooth. Or at least it's my intention to do that!

My follow through on this one actually happened tonight! I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted something sweet, but instead chose to make Shakeology No-Bake Cookies! They are the perfect go to sweet, no guilt treat! :-) It was worth sacrificing one whole cup of Shakeology for this, so I'm sharing!
Shakeology No-Bake Cookie Recipe

Shakeology No-Bake Cookies


1 cup of chocolate Shakeology 
1 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup raw honey

Combine all 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well with a rubber spatula. Roll into twenty-four 1-inch balls (I ended up with 30). If you like you can slightly flatten them to look more like a traditional cookie. Enjoy one cookie per serving :-)

These are going to be a LIFE SAVER! Something I can grab when I'm craving something sweet! Hope you enjoy them!

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside

Monday, February 9, 2015

Good Intentions

This morning, during my post workout shower, I realized that I have Good Intentions... And those
don't always get anything done!

I have good intentions to eat clean, to get in the best shape of my life, to help 150 people with their health and fitness journeys this year and to build an at home business that can keep me home with future kiddos!

What I'm lacking though is that leap of faith to jump from the side of intentions to action! Why is it something we want so much we can sit back and never really chase after? Sometimes we even fool ourselves into thinking we are 'give it our all' and chasing after those dreams... But then when you take the time to stop and evaluate everything you could be doing versus what you are actually doing, you realize you are back on the 'good intentions' side of the bank.

It's a choice! My choice in this circumstance, but I'm sure you've been there too! The hard part is that it isn't one simple choice to jump the raging river of 'fear' to land on the other side of the bank, where I really want to be in the land of 'chase your dreams'. It's more like jumping rocks across the raging river, with each choice you make. Sometimes you jump forward a few rocks at a times, while other times you've turned back and are losing ground and maybe you didn't even know it :-/

Some of my 'rocks' I need to cross are:

Getting up in the morning, and not hitting snooze!
Eating clean and healthy for life, not as a fad!
Creating new content for my challenge groups that will really encourage and motivate those who participate in them!
Creating opportunities to mentor others in the business to give them hope of coming home to their kiddos, lightening their families financial burden or just doing something they love!
Making my personal time with the Lord more meaningful and not just on my to do list, which happens sometimes :-/
Spending quality time with my husband, friends and family - where I'm not on facebook or chatting with other people online at the same time!

I'm sure there are tons of others, but those are the areas that jump out at me as needing work on.

So, why don't I just do it, or better yet why haven't I yet?? FEAR!

Fear that:

I'll follow these workout programs and never look like 'that girl'.
I will never be able to not eat junk food throughout the day when it is so easily accessible.
No one will join my groups, or won't find them to be encouraging or helpful.
I won't know how to lead someone else to do what I do and be successful at it as I'm still working at the successful part.
If I chase after my God He may take me through some hard things in order to mold and make me who He wants me to be.
That I might miss out on something or miss an opportunity to help someone.

I don't want to live by fear though, I want to live with reckless abandon and be able to look back and know that no matter the outcome I gave it EVERYTHING I had and have no regrets!

What is something you have had 'good intentions' about today but need to jump over that river of fear to chase those dreams?

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside

Friday, February 6, 2015

Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cup

Confession: I am a chocoholic, sweetoholic, sugaroholic and carboholic! I rarely miss a day without doing some sort of workout, because honestly even if you say you have no time a half hour a day seven days a week only adds up to 3 1/2 hours ;-) You can't tell me you don't spend that much time watching TV or movies, facebook scrolling or partaking of some other mindless activity that you really don't benefit from at all. So, I make it work! When I work 20 hours a week or when I work 70!

My downfall though has always been my diet! When I was younger I could get away with counterbalancing my diet with exercise.  As I get older though, and have more gray hairs, that just doesn't cut it anymore!

This week at night I've been struggling to not give into the sweet tooth, and honestly haven't always won that battle.... Yesterday though I decided to skip my morning Shakeology in order to save it as a dessert for the evening time. Night time came and just a simple shake wasn't going to cut it. So... I whipped these up in just a few minutes and about an hour later enjoyed :-)

Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cup

Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cup Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cups


Chocolate Shakeology
Peanut Butter

Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cup www.fatgurlinside.comMix a scoop of Shakeology and about one cup of water in a small bowl until well blended, or you could throw it in the blender and whip it up! Then pour the Shakeology mix into 4 lined muffin tin cups and fill about half way. Set the other half of Shakeology aside. Then take a small spoon of peanut butter, whichever kind you prefer and place in the center of each cupcake. Pour remaining Shakeology mix on top to cover the peanut butter.

Frozen Peanut Butter Shakeology Cup www.fatgurlinside.comPlace cupcake tin in the freezer, or outside if you live in the frozen tundra like me, for an hour to an hour and a half. Enjoy this delicious, no cheat, healthy snack!

I don't know about you, but I would much rather eat a frozen peanut butter cup than eat about 5 salads! Which is exactly what you are doing when you drink, or eat in this case, Shakeology!

If you don't currently drink Shakeology and are interested in more info about I would love to share with you about this nutritious and amazing drink!

Oh, and do as I say and not what I do and place the cupcake liners IN the cupcake tray before pouring... Just take my word that it's easier that way ;-)

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Aloha! Oh, Wait... I'm in VT Now :-(

February Challenge Group www.fatgurlinside.comIt's back to the cold, snowy winter for me! Gone are the days of summer bliss in January, and back in the sub-zero world!

Transitioning back has been a little rough on multiple fronts. Of course it's COLD here, so I'm back to wearing layers, running from the house to the car and staying inside as much as possible. The five hour time change seems harder on this end and so far I've been having a hard time sleeping. Lastly I ate JUNK while flying back, as that was really my only option, and it made me feel like poop!

I started up the 21 Day Fix round 2 on Monday, and I can tell I took a vacation :-) I'm also back to eating healthy, and am already feeling so much better! Honestly even though I wouldn't mind a cookie or some candy when I think about how it made me feel it's not hard to pass it up!

I came home running full speed as far as my online coaching goes. I started up a new accountability group for a super small, dedicated group on Monday. I'm working on another group to start on February 23rd after having multiple people inquire about a group :-) I updated my Facebook profile and cover photo, created an image for the new group and have been getting in touch with those who have shown interest.

I love what I am doing though, and if by putting in all of this hard work may allow me to continue to help support others on their health and fitness journey, while providing me the opportunity to stay home with future kiddos, and someday move to Maui, it's so worth it! Nothing worth having comes easy!

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside