I was craving chocolate today. I’m not sure why all of a sudden on the 20th day, however, here it is. And remember, I was not cutting out or eliminating sugars however I’ve been trying to limit my intake of sugars. I know I feel much better without the intake of sugar. I have a weird obsession for granola. I LOVE granola bars. So, what did I do? I made my own!
Coconut oil (about 1 tsp)
2 egg whites (make sure these are at room temperature, it affects the consistency)
1/4 cup of plain non fat greek yogurt (I used chobani)
some honey (I did not measure, but probably 2 tbsp or so)
small amount of salt
1.5 cups of rice cereal (gluten free)
1 cup of gluten free oats
carob chips (you can use chocolate chips, but carob is delicious)- to your taste
300* F on your oven
line an 8 inch pan with cooking spray (I use parchment paper)
mix eggs and coconut oil
add yogurt, honey, salt
stir in cereal and oats
add carob chips
press mixture onto pan
press extra chips on top
bake for about 18 minutes until golden brown
let them cool completely, and then cut into small squares
Since I had sugar, I had to follow up with ab exercises right?! Here is the ab workout I did!
I did 21 reps, then 15 reps, then 9 reps of each of the following:
arms up, half sit up
flutter kicks while laying on my back
for this one, make sure you keep your spine on the floor (do not arch)-reps count for each side
plank taps (be sure not to let your back arch) – reps count on each side
Bird Dogs- reps count on each side
Boat Holds (don’t let your back curve)- with a 5 second hold, then straighten to a V up for 5 seconds, then back to boat
*****IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR PAIN PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICAL THERAPIST PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING THESE EXERCISES*****
By the end of that, I was exhausted! I felt like I had accomplished what I needed to after this day though.
I am now to the end of my 20 days “Post a recipe and an exercise” everyday. I’m excited to say I will probably continue documenting what I do. My blogs will continue to be consistent 2x/week now until I share all of my new and exciting plans!!!