Since chocolate in the traditional sense is out during the Whole Life Challenge, it was important for me to find a substitution.
100% unsweetend cacao is WLC. It must be unsweetened. Get your hands on some of this, if you can. Since Stevia in the raw or liquid form is also approved (I love NuNaturals), there's a million and one ways to use cocoa and Stevia to create a delicious chocolate concoction! Here are a few of my favorites.
Heavenly Little Mug Cake
Coconut Chocolate Macaroons
Substitute the honey for Stevia, check out the recipe here.
These Paleo Brownies are also raw and amazing.
This chocolate soft serve recipe is awesome! Instead of honey, use coconut milk, and about 10-15 drops liquid Stevia.
I think making a big batch of these and keeping them on hand, for those chocolate cravings, is your best bet.
Don't ruin your WLC for chocolate, just choose a healthier option!
A few folks commented and emailed me that they aren't sure they're getting the most bang for their buck in regards to their workouts. I would love to sit each of you down and tailor a workout to your needs and what you'd like to see over the course of 8-weeks, but I don't see that happening.
The only words of advice I have are lift heavy weights. Trust me, the weights you're lifting now are not heavy enough. Body weight movements are not heavy enough. If you truly want to build muscle, fire up your metabolism, and change your body, you need to get really uncomfortable under some really heavy weight.
Back squats, front squats, overhead squats, pull ups, deadlifts, cleans, hang cleans, snatches, etc.
I know some of you don't want to hear that, but that's my 2 cents. :)
Yeah, you need to CrossFit. In a box. With a coach. Hey, you asked what my advice was. And you can shoot back every excuse, I've heard them all, "It's expensive" and "It's too far away," but at the end of the day, excuses are excuses. Do what's important to you.
What is your fitness routine like now?