I want to preface this post with that I am not a baker so if I can make these wonderful babies, anyone can! If you've been following me on social media you'll see that I've been incorporating a new at-home-fitness program into my daily routine -- it's called 80-Day Obsession. Not going to lie, when I first heard the name of the program because I feel like "obsessed" has such a negative connotation. Well, when it comes to this plan I have to tell you that I have become obsessed.
Here are just a few things that I love about 80-Day Obsession before I go into the pre-workout meal I use for the program.
The workouts are the best I've ever encountered -- I was a four-year Division I athlete and at one point had a personal trainer, so that says a lot!
The nutrition has me feeling energetic, cleared up my skin and never leaves me hungry or craving bad things.
Our private online support group is absolutely amazing and shows up EACH day for one another. It's true when they say your success is determined by the people you surround yourself with. Having them there and knowing that they're counting on me to show up too has definitely enhanced my results.
Anyway, I am now on Day 49/80 so I will do a full blog post with my results once I've completed the program. Posted below are my results after the first Phase of the program.
I don't know about you but I used to be one of those people who couldn't workout with food in my belly prior to starting this program. Well, with 80-Day Obsession we HAVE To eat before we workout. 60-90 minutes before I start my workout I will have these macros -- protein (red container), carbs (yellow container), veggies (a green container) and a tsp. of nut butter.
Each of my meals is measured out by color containers. I don't have to count points or specific macro nutrients, that would make my head explode! Instead, I have a calendar that is designed for my specific weight loss or even maintenance level goals. No matter where you are in your journey or which food level plan of 80-Day Obsession you're on everyone has the same "food block" of red, yellow, green and a tsp.
This food block is 60-90 minutes before your workout and also 60-90 minutes post workout.
The reason why you'll want to have these bad boys before your workout is because your body CRAVES this particular combo of macros. It's science, y'all!
Okay, time for the easiest recipe known to man. By the way, I did not create this recipe. You can get recipes like this and more through the OnDemand cooking show that comes with the program, Fixate. Dinners, breakfast, lunch and desserts! Yes, you even get recipes with this program, guys!
1 cup shredded carrots (I recommend just getting them pre-shredded because using a zester could be dangerous, believe me...)
1/4 rolled oats (I use Quaker Oats and don't recommend steel cut oats)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (not required, I don't have it in my spice rack so I leave it out.)
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray olive oil in each section of the muffin tin. Combine everything in one bowl. Pour evenly into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Add 1 tsp. nut butter (total, not on each) to the top before serving. I personally use Trader Joe's almond butter or my favorite is Justin's Vanilla Nut Butter. If you're looking for creamier than go with TJ but if you're looking for thicker than go with Justin's.
You can also make this into a "loaf" but I think the muffins are easy to take with you on the road. I typically double the ingredients so I have plenty on hand. Why? Well, because for my pre-workout (or post workout meal) I need to have four of these muffins. YES, FOUR!
Don't let anyone ever tell you that getting healthy means you have to deprive yourself!
If you want more info on how to join one of my accountability groups click here. We would love to have you be a part of our 80-Day Obsession community!