Sometimes you just want a cookie! But, personally I know that since I started clean eating it just doesn’t agree with me anymore!

So here is my CONFESSION! Yesterday was my son’s 5th Birthday Party! I seriously went into the day doing my workout, drinking my Shakeology, eating super clean and mentally I was prepared not to eat the cake! I am leaving in 5 days for a cruise with my husband that I earned from Beachbody. I have been working so hard on my results that I didn’t want to mess it up! But, the cake looked amazing and I really really wanted to taste it! So I gave in, ate the cake and ice cream and paid dearly for it the next day! I realized that no longer do I feel deprived when I bypass cake and ice cream. I feel empowered!!! Truthfully I thought that the cake was going to make me feel better, that I would be satisfied. But, today I was irritable, short tempered and scatter brained. I truly think it had to do with the fact that my body doesn’t get sugar like that very often.

I was kicking myself for eating that cake! I mean so badly that I came home and get this…. ate a donut and some animal crackers to! Holy cow talk about piling it on! SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE, the more you eat the more you crave it! So today, I got up, did my double workout, drank my warm lemon water, packed my snacks and lunch and am back on track! This is week 3 of Round 2 of the 21 day fix!  Double workouts and the 3 day quick fix this week! I am going to own it! You just watch and see, this is all mine!

I am not letting one little slip up define my worth, determine my progress or send me in a downward spiral of defeat! Today was hard, the sugar monsters were here all day. But, water was my best friend, Shakeology twice, and green tea! I would say its a successful recovery! In the future, its recipes like the one below that will be my saving grace! I love my clean cookies and cakes and that is what I am sticking with!

Ingredients

1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter

1 cup quick cooking oats

½ cup honey

1 cup Chocolate Shakeology

Directions

Combine peanut butter, honey, oats and Shakeology in medium bowl. Mix well. Roll 24 balls, each the size of 1 tbsp. Flatten each slightly so takes on the shape of a traditional cookie.