3 Healthy Tips for the Ice Cream Lovers

It's officially the start of summer!  Summer is my favorite season because I love the warm temps, long sunny days, tanned skin, beach trips, pool days and ICE CREAM DATES!!  What's not to love about that, right??  

If you find ice cream as irresistible and wonderful as I do, I think you'll find these tips helpful! 

Here are 3 tips to help you enjoy ice cream responsibly this summer:  

1.  Don't keep ice cream in the house.  Notice I said "ice cream date" above?  That is because I've stopped keeping it in the house, because when it's in the house... I EAT IT ALL.  When ice cream is in stock in our house, the evil voice in my head is constantly urging me to eat it.  So to avoid the constant temptation, I keep it out of the house and make my ice cream indulgence more of a fun event (instead of me secretly binging on it alone, and feeling guilty about it).  We usually go on family ice cream dates 1-2 times a week during the summer.  It's great bonding time for our family and helps me to limit my intake.  

2.  Choose your ice cream wisely.   My advice is to get REAL ice cream - the decadent full fat version.  I can get a kiddie size of regular ice cream and feel completely satisfied.  I could eat a gallon of froyo and still want more.  Personally, I would rather go with feeling satisfied over feeling like I can't get enough.  

Also, try reading the ingredients of these low-fat/low-cal options.  Think of how much extra sugar/additives are added into something to make it taste as good?? G-R-O-S-S if you ask me!  And don't even get me started on Halo Top.  This is marketed to people by the total calories by pint - they are basically encouraging people to binge on it because of the low calorie/carb totals.  I bought it once and pretty much ate the whole thing in one sitting.  Did I feel satisfied... not at all.  But I did have some nice gas and stomach cramping, which is a side effect of one of it's main ingredients:  erythritol.  It can also cause diarrhea and headaches, but luckily I dodged those bullets.  

3.  Make NICE CREAM.  There are tons of healthyISH ice-cream alternatives you can make right at home, using just a few simple ingredients.  They are still high in sugar but most recipes are based off bananas, so the sugar content is mostly coming from the naturally occurring sugar in the fruit.  You can search Pinterest for healthy nice cream recipes, or try the ones I have posted on my blog:  
I hope you found these tips helpful!  If you have any questions/ comments, please post them below or email me at fabfitfunjen@gmail.com 

Healthy Chocolate Chia Superfood Pudding


I can't even tell you how excited I get when I discover healthy dessert-like recipes... that actually taste good!  

I have had Shakeology for breakfast almost every day, since I started using it over 3 years ago.  I love having it for breakfast because it truly is the healthiest meal of the day for me, so I like to get all those nutrients in as early as possible to keep me fueled up and energized throughout day.  

I like to make different variations with my Shakeology whenever possible, because it helps keep it fun and interesting.  I'll make different types of shakes, smoothie bowls, and puddings.  I went with the pudding option for this recipe and it was so good, I knew this was a share-worthy recipe!  

  • 1 Scoop vegan chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 TBL Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut flour 
  • 1 tsp almond butter
Optional toppings: whipped cream, Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips 

Directions:  it's pretty simple... put everything in a blender and blend until creamy! I topped it off with a small squirt of whipped cream and a 1 tsp of Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! If you'd like to learn more about Shakeology please go here to get more info.

Moving Day

That's a wrap folks!  Today is our last "wake up" in our townhouse and I just completed my final workout in this living room!  

Back in 2008 I started dating this cute Guy who lived here.  He went on to become my husband and we grew our family into three when we had my son in 2013.  

This is the living room has been good to me over the years.... 

I pretty much lived in here while pregnant and during my maternity leave.   This is the room where we experienced the magic of Christmas morning, family movie nights, "date" nights, laughs, tears... and this is the room where transformed my health. 

I've worked out in this room since March 10, 2014 (first day of 21 Day Fix).  As a girl who always claimed to HATE home workouts, I surely never expected to keep this going for so long.  I've truly transformed my body, mind and overall state of health RIGHT HERE IN THIS ROOM! ❤️ 

Will I miss this place?  Don't think so!  But I am grateful for all that it has given me!  

Now, on to the next mini-chapter for summer, until the new house is ready for us!  

Shaun Week: Change Your Body and Your Mind

Shaun Week is coming!!  The legend Shaun T (creator of Insanity, T25, Cize...) is about to launch his newest program EXCLUSIVELY to the Beachbody on Demand community.  

Shaun Week: Insane Focus is a seven-day, intensive, full-body boot camp developed by Shaun T to motivate you to dig deeper than you ever thought possible. Expect to be challenged, wiped out, and totally reinvigorated with cardio, intense strength conditioning, abs/core, and lots and lots of sweat. Shaun Week is not just about physical fitness.  It's about a physical AND mental transformation that will ignite your motivation and set the foundation for ongoing healthy habits.  

I am so flipping excited for this program because I am in serious need of a healthy-habit REBOOT.  I've just finished an insane travel schedule for work that's spanned the last two months.  I haven't been consistent with my nutrition and the result is unwanted added lbs/body fat and a lack in motivation.  I'll be starting on June 12th and will be opening a private Shaun Week accountability group for my coaches and customers who want to join me.  Read below for further details!  

What is Shaun Week?

Seven days of furious, fat-atomizing workouts that are 30-40 minutes in length.  One workout will be released per day, so you won't be able to jump ahead with the workouts.  The workouts are:
  • Workout #1:  Insane Basics
  • Workout #2:  Pure Cardio Part 2
  • Workout #3:  Insane weights
  • Workout #4:  25 minute abs
  • Workout #5:  Ripsanity
  • Workout #6:  Speed 4.0
  • Workout #7:  Dig Deep
But don’t think that it stops after 7 days, Shaun T promises a hybrid calendar so that you can complete a full 30 day program! 

When does Shaun week start?

Starts Monday June 12.  

Who is Shaun Week for?

This program is for ANYONE looking to get fit. Every workout will have a modifier that makes it adaptable to ALL FITNESS LEVELS.  He's even including a chair option for those that cannot get to the floor for certain moves.  I love that he has gone to such great lengths to make this a program that anyone can do!  

How much does Shaun Week cost? 

Current Beachbody on Demand (BOD) members will get Shaun Week at no additional cost.  The workouts will begin loading into your library daily, starting Monday June 12th.  

If you are not a current Beachbody on Demand customer you can sign up for a FREE 14-day trial which will give you an ALL ACCESS pass to everything ever created by Beachbody - including Shaun week!  

Join my FREE Shaun Week Accountability group!

As I mentioned above, I am beyond excited for this.  Not only for my own personal reasons, but also to help others get results and feel motivated again.  I'll be hosting a private accountability group so we can have accountability and support to make it through the week. This group is 100% FREE to any of my customers or coaches who have the All Access Beachbody on Demand membership or the 14-day Beachbody On Demand trial.  

Want to join us?  Fill out this form with your contact information and I'll be in touch to get you set up for the group.  

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at fabfitfunjen@gmail.com

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