Chocolate Mug Cake. Just the thought of it makes my taste buds go a little cra cra! I was having one of those days, maybe a bit of a pity party. It was raining outside, I am home recovering from a back injury. I keep thinking and acting like I am still 25. I need to quit the flips and craziness and act my age. LOL, Never.
Well, ok maybe I will skip those extra classes, do more low-impact, after all I am almost 57 and really don't feel my age except when my back HOLLER's "HOLD ON WOMAN," You ain't doing that no more, no more....
Funny how mother nature really let's you know you have had enough. You see I come from the old school of training. It was drilled into my young brain that you never quit, you never give up, you keep pushing. Well that can be good and that can be bad. Fast Forward 34 years of teaching group exercise, millions of classes, thousands of flips and inverted positions and all of a sudden your body wants to put the brakes on. A couple of MRI's later you learn you are not as young as you think you are. Spinal Stenosis, herniation, arthritis, and blah, blah, blah. You know I am not a fan of Arthur. Never really did care for him and his inflexible attitude.
So, it was the perfect storm and bam I am flat on my back. Well, thank goodness the good doctor helped me out, and I can sit and stand. What am I going to do, I can't teach, or train today? So I love to cook dessert and it got me to thinking, chocolate. It has healing properties, I need my antioxidants and surely it will help with the inflammation. I peered into my cupboard and what did I find but a box of brownie mix with all the wrong ingredients, processed hogwash and thought to myself. ( I have no idea how it got there), I already feel bad enough so make a healthy alternative.
My friend shared a fun recipe with me and I thought I would give it a go. If you can make dessert in 3 minutes with 5 ingredients or less that's a keeper! So giving myself permission to indulge, after all it is my pity party. You can cry if you want to. Better yet come on over and have dessert instead!
So I made this not that. I choose me over my pity party. Sometimes you have the answer right in front of you. Choose You. Choose your health, enjoy dessert and make it a fun party in your mouth. We are all worth taking care of. Remember that. Say it every day. I don't always choose this, sometimes I choose that. When I do I don't beat myself up. Life is Short. But when you have a choice, Choose You, Choose your health, You are worth it!
Try this amazing recipe. Don't have any Shakeology? I would love to share some with you. It is whole foods, amazing nutrition, and makes a great dessert when you need one. Check out my website to get yours or send me a message and I can share. www.myshakeology.com/libbfit
1 packet Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
3 TBSP water
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Mix all together and pour in a microwavable mug. Top with 1 Tsp. Peanut butter and microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Came out perfect and delicious!