2B Mindset is here!

2B Mindset was created by Ilana Muhlstein MS, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), who lost over 100 pounds herself using the 2B Mindset principles. 2B Mindset is a video-based weight-loss program (with no workouts attached to it) that will change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight all while gaining energy. You will learn how to focus on what you should be eating in order to feel full, satisfied and IN CONTROL.

Here are the basics:

This is a video based weight loss program so you will gain access to videos online to watch when you have time. Each video is Ilana herself walking you through the principles of the program. They are packed with useful tips, tricks and information! You will be tracking what you eat, the time, when/if you went to the bathroom, your weight, your mindset, how much sleep you got and if you worked out that day. This way you can begin to see what works for you and what doesn’t. Tracking and reflection is key to this program. Ilana sets some guidelines for what your day should look like, she calls it the “plate it” system.  By creating visuals of what should be on your plate, for example…. breakfast should be 50% carbs and 50% protein.  She breaks down the food groups and why you need each group and how to get more bang for your buck. Ilana wants you drinking a TON of water, before every meal, before every bite of food and in between meals.  WATER WATER WATER.  Learning that it’s often thirst and not hunger has been such a mind blowing experience for me personally.  Ilana teaches you so many different “sayings” to help you understand how to respond to everyday diet pitfalls… such as is it “hunger or habit”, “more, sure!”. She also goes in to great detail about how to “accessorize” your meals to make them flavorful without being destructive.

The goal is to make this a lifestyle change… to learn what a weight loss day looks like for you and to capitalize on it.  It’s so freeing!

What are the videos like:
21 videos that teach you the principles: The basic food groups you need to know and how they affect your body/mind (WHY you need certain foods at certain times). Plus, real life eating strategies for EVERY eating situation (e.g parties, traveling, restaurants, busy days etc).

5 videos that address common weight loss struggles: How to deal with emotional eating, how to deal with a plateau, what to do if you’ve fallen off track or you gained weight.

15 videos of recipes:  Delicious and EASY recipes, these videos also offer more tips and tricks BEYOND what is in the recipe.

What comes with your 2B Mindset Purchase:

  1. Getting started right guide. This is step by step how to get the program started, you will get a digital copy right away and they will mail you a hard copy.
  2. My go- to guide.  This accompanies the videos for a quick reference tool.  But you should watch the videos, they are SO valuable!  Ilana is truly so motivational and teaches you so many sayings to get your through every situation in life.
  3. 2B Mindset Recipe book.  Over 30 recipes that are EASY and delicious. You will seriously question how you can like some of the vegetables (never thought I would have loved turnips, now they are a staple!).
  4. My tracker.  90 day tracker to help you track your meals and your progress along with other key elements in weight loss (e.g. how much sleep you’re getting, your water intake, if you worked out, if you used the bathroom).  You can also print more tracker sheets for free from the beachbody nutrition site.
  5. Water bottle.  Remember when I said you’ll be focusing on drinking a ton of water…..well a 30z water bottle with motivational quotes comes with the program to help you get your “water first”.
  6. Access to beachbody nutrition +app.  This is where you get all of the information digitally (the videos, the resources etc).  Right now the app is only available for Iphone but they have one for andriods in the works.  Plus, you’ll have 24/7 access to the beachbody 2b mindset community!


Can the 2B Mindset program be done with exercise?

ABSOLUTELY! She addresses this in her videos and she refers to exercise as EXTRA CREDIT.  What a positive way to think about exercise!

But what if I hate vegetables?  IMG_20180626_104559_927000

Are there any vegetables that you can tolerate?  Start there and gradually increase what vegetables you like. This means trying new vegetables and trying vegetables cooked in a different way! If you hate steamed Brussels sprouts, maybe you LOVE them roasted…..

You just told me most of the principles, do I need the program?

YES!  Watching the videos there is so much MORE information, it’s truly life changing.

Is the 2B Mindset included in my beachbody on demand already?

No, this is a separate program.  Once you’ve purchased it though you have access to it digitally for life!

How is 2b Mindset different than 21 day fix?

For starters, you do not need your colored containers because there is NO measuring in the 2B Mindset. While there are certain foods that Ilana suggests measuring for the ease of tracking, it is not a necessity. There is also NO work outs that come with this program, remember, working out is extra credit. This is purely a nutrition focused program. 2B Mindset also is not strict like the 21 day fix. While some people thrive off of knowing what and when to eat, 2B Mindset focuses on what works for YOU. Ilana has some suggestions on how to “plate it” so that you will have a “weight loss” day but these are just guidelines. For example, she suggests having most of your plate at dinner being vegetables and the rest protein. However, if you have a couple of potatoes or half a bun, or that glass of wine, you track it and see if you still lose weight the next day… remember how I told you this was so freeing! You do not need to worry about if you have had 3 fruits, 2 yellows and 4 reds, you learn the “plate it” system and WHY you need each food category and you design your own plan.  Also, you can eat guacamole, cheese and hummus in the same day…. no guilt… no measuring.  #jackpot

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Now that we’ve gone over the basics, you’re probably wondering the different options and how you can get started. There are several different purchasing options and I want to make sure you have the right one for your needs. Reach out to me (findingmotivationeveryday@gmail.com) or fill out my form and I’ll reach out to you! The form can be found HERE



If you’re like me you like to see some of the amazing results people are having. Here are some from the beachbody blog: Click Here

If you have time watch this promotional video:


I hope you found this helpful and I hope the 2B Mindset will do for you what it has done for me and my teammates already!  I hope to hear from you soon findingmotivationeveryday@gmail.com

Shift Shop Review and Results!

I wanted to share my results from Beachbody’s Shift Shop program.  I followed a pescatarian nutrition plan and stuck to their nutrition for 3 weeks (there was a 24 hour period where I feel off the wagon… I’m human!).

I met the co-creator of Shift Shop, Chris Downing,  right before I started and he was such an inspiration. There I am…. right in the back.  It was such a fun experience and I was SO sore from working out live with him.  If you ever get the opportunity… do it!  20374687_10211242187705428_7772588299531061664_n

I did every single workout streaming from their on demand platform… which if you’ve never heard of… email me immediately (findingmotivationeveryday@gmail.com).  It’s the best things ever.  Literally, thousands of workouts at your fingertips so you can never be bored with working out!  No more excuses folks!


I know that is what you’re here for and I was BLOWN away by mine.  Not just physically but the mental shift was probably the greatest transformation.  Obviously, there is no picture to properly display but just know that mentally I felt stronger than I have in a long long time.

Stats: I lost 9.2 pounds and 10 inches in those 3 weeks!  


Other transformations of note:  I had no sugar cravings, my mental clarity was at an all time high, my energy was up, I was sleeping better and my confidence was sky high! My clothes fit better and I gained the ability to do 3 full pushups on my toes and a minute of burpees!  The biggest transformation though… after 2 years I finally feel like ME again!! Tell me that alone isn’t worth it?!!?

What equipment do you need?

You need weights (sorry, no bands!) and Beachbody’s agility markers.  Which I used post it notes or paper plates for my markers.  Not the best, but it worked. Many people in my coaches group wrote on their markers, put a before or after photo on them or put their affirmation/reason why on their markers so it was a constant reminder to them.  I loved this idea and will share mine below.  I will add, I changed my says a lot depending on my mood and what I needed to hear.  Either way, this worked!  I found myself repeating this to myself out loud as I worked out and throughout my day.  Genius!


So, they weren’t perfect, but they worked!

What is the meal plan like?

It uses the fix containers, so if you’re used to those you’ll have an easy time adapting.  Each week it tweaks your nutrition a little.  They slowly decrease your carbs (your yellow containers) and increase your protein and greens (green and red containers).  By week 3 you have NO yellows, yes, you read that right.  No yellows.  But before you get scared and start that negative, “I can’t do that” talk.  Hear my out.  You are fueling your body with what it needs.  It’s not a low carb/keto diet!  You’ll be drinking shakeology and plenty of carbs from other foods but you’ll be eliminating grains and starchy carbs. They also eliminate beans at week 2 but in the nutrition plan, it does say you can stick to week 1 if you’re having a hard time. Don’t get too excited though… still not grains!

Below is my actual meal plan. I’m a pescatarian so I never thought in a million years this nutrition plan would work for me.  It did.  It’s similar to eating at the top of the 21 day fix food categories all while eliminating your yellow.  Sounds fun… right?  I shared my entire 3 week meal plan with my members as well as the shopping list and recipes.  It’s that easy, guys!

meal plan
My week 1 meal plan

Here’s where it gets interesting…. here’s where the brain fog goes away and you’re left feeling like a million bucks (for lack of a better term).  I really don’t know how else to describe it.  It’s 3 weeks people…. 3 weeks and you’ll be where you want to be mentally to feel your best and either jump start or finish your fitness journey!



Dinner: Taco lettuce wraps with edamame 


The workouts:

They’re tough.  You work out for 6 days a week, with day 7 being an optional stretch day.

Weighted bridges

Week 1, eases you into it.  25 minute workout with a 3 minute cool down at the end. You alternate days of cardio and strength days repeating the same 2 workouts.

Week 2, things ramp up.  35 minute workouts with 3 minute cool down at the end.  You start to put the moves together and make them harder.

Week 3, you’re going full throttle, 45 minute workouts with 3 minute cool down at the end.  You’re seriously going all out!

I was nervous about the 45 minute workouts but it was only for a week… and I did it!  I was waking up at 5am to push play but it helped me get over some mental barriers.

The workouts are great and keep you moving.  He does give you natural breaks as he explains the next moves and there is a modifier (plus he explains how to do the modified move).

Me with Chris Downing!

Who would I recommend this program to?

Definitely, someone who is not a beginner!  While they advertise it for such, I had a hard time keeping up with the moves and felt uncoordinated.  I took my time, focused on my form and kept moving.  If you like weights and you like cardio, this is a great program for you.  If you need to to get “back into the game”, this is the program for you.  If you want to commit to yourself, this is your program.  If you want to make a mental shift and a physical shift… this is for you!

How do I order it?

Reach out to your coach!  If you don’t have one, hit me up (findingmotivationeveryday@gmail.com) and I can get you started off right!  If you have questions please feel free to email me, no pressure, this program isn’t for everyone but it might be what you need!


Since having my son, my blog has been MAJORLY neglected.  I moved from a paid platform back to my free platform and I lost a TON of valuable and amazing information.  I have gone back to teaching and time is so valuable that I haven’t been able to focus on this.

If we’re being honest, I haven’t really focused on myself.  I’ve maintained my coach status and run groups here and there but even that became blurred.


I got to work out LIVE with Chris Downing… creator of SHIFT SHOP!!


Well…. I’m back.  A fire got lit in me this past weekend and I made the SHIFT.  This past Saturday I got to meet (and HUG Chris Downing) at beachbody’s post summit plan in DC.  These events are so life changing.  The energy is real and it puts a lot of things in perspective.  You’re around like minded people who love fitness, health,  and are focusing on becoming a better version of themselves. It became clear that I need to focus on ME again and building something that I can share with others to help them on their journey as well.  Though I lost tons of recipes, I still have some great ones saved and I”m planning on building back up my recipe book on here.  I’m hoping to share my journey more.  Share my meal plans.  Invite you to join my challenge groups and join my team of coaches.

Join me on instagram tomorrow!

I’m going to be sharing something tomorrow on Instagram that is super exciting…. I’m going to be doing something I’ve never done and it excites me to no end because I’m going to change the lives of 5 people… what is better than that?!  If you’re not following me on IG, head over there for the announcement!  (https://www.instagram.com/chickenfatbegone).


Coconut Chia Overnight Oats

This was introduced to me by my beautiful sister and it is simply amazing!  It’s so filling and tasty that I can’t believe I haven’t thought of it before!  You can also cook this on your stove top if you prefer warm oatmeal or have the time 🙂


Coconut Chia Overnight Oats

Serves: 1


  • 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk or water)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Shredded unsweetend coconut
  • 2 tsp Peanut butter
  • t tsp Maple syrup (or more to sweeten)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a mason jar.
  2. Store in fridge overnight.

Notes:  Store in the fridge and use within 4 days, can be served cold or warm up in the microwave.

21 day fix breakdown:  1 yellow, 1 orange, 2 tsp

Black Bean Burger

Black bean burgers are a staple in most vegetarian diets but I’m sick of frozen patties and tired of restaurants either serving the frozen patties or creating a black bean burger that’s completely dried out, crumbly and tasteless.  I’ve tried making black bean burgers before and they are extremely hard to do and easy to mess up.  Until I stumbled upon this healthy version HERE and thought I can make that and make it fix approved!  The biggest difference between this recipe and all the other recipes is that you remove the water before mashing it all together, it seems like such common sense but I’d never thought to do that!  The flavor is incredible and while mine was a little dry, the added avocado on top made it creamy and delicious!

Black Bean Burger 21 day fix approved
Black Bean Burger 21 day fix approved

Black Bean Burger

Serves: 4 burgers


  • 15oz can of black beans, rinsed, drained and dried
  • 1/2 onion, cut in to medium chunks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into medium chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal


  1. Heat up your grill to medium
  2. Mash you black beans, I did this in the little strainer I washed and dried them in and it worked pretty well but you could use a medium bowl, set aside
  3. Puree your oatmeal in a blender or food processor, I used a blender some chunks are ok, pour into a small bowl
  4. Puree your onion and red pepper until broken up but not mush, a few pulses, remove and place in bowl and remove the excess water!  I used a paper towel and blotted forever to get all that water out but this is so important so don’t skip it! Mix it in with the black beans.
  5. Beat the egg in a small bowl and add the spices until mixed.
  6. Add the egg mixture to the black bean mixture
  7. Add the oatmeal crumbs to the black bean mixture until mixture is sticky but holds together.  You may need to add a little more oatmeal to really get it to stick!
  8. Pack the black bean mixture into a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop out with a spatula and form patties on a plate, this should make 4 burgers
  9. Grill for about  8 minutes per side, you may need to place them on a piece of aluminum foil so they don’t fall between the cracks of your grill, I didn’t need to but better safe than sorry.

NOTES:  Serve over a bed of lettuce or favorite bread.  Top with whatever toppings you have but trust me when I say guac pairs super well with this! If you add toppings it may changes the nutritional value and containers. Other toppings to consider:  hummus, sliced cheese, feta cheese, salsa or tomatoes.

21 day fix containers: 1 yellow

21 Day Fix & Extreme is on sale AGAIN in July!

The 21 day fix and the 21 day fix Extreme is on sale AGAIN for the month of July!  If you missed this in June, do no miss it now!  If you’re tired of not seeing results and want to finally learn how to eat clean and do effective 30 minute workouts, you HAVE to try the 21 day fix!!  It’s changed my life and it can change yours too!


These little containers changed my life! I consider them my not so secret weapon with how I managed to gain control of my bad eating.  That eating plan and those containers are all you need to create your food for the day.. it’s that simple!  If it fits in the container, you eat it!  You learn to balance your food across your day by eating the right types of food from a food list.

You control your results, if you stick to the plan, do the workouts, dial in on your nutrition you will see amazing results!


This also comes with the 7 workouts on 2 DVDs, plus a bonus DVD!  You can see my breakdown of the workouts in my review: HERE

AND you get a month’s supply of shakeology, the healthiest meal of the day.  Shakeology is worth it’s weight!  It helps reduce cravings, fills you up and gives you the nutrients your body is craving… plus you get ENERGY!  I’ll help you plan it in to your day so that you get the most out of it depending on your needs.


My next private facebook challenge group is going to be starting on July 20th, send me an email if you want to be a part of it!   (katieknight52210@gmail.com)  The group helps everyone prepare and understand the materials, we share recipes, motivation, success and struggles throughout the 21 days!  If you’re looking for more support and motivation these are great groups to join and they hold you accountable.  I run them constantly, as long as I have interest, to help keep people going.

Click on the banner below to sign up and get started or shoot me an email (katieknight52210@gmail.com)

PB & Jelly Oatmeal

I love oatmeal, it’s so versatile, nutritious and fills me up.  I’m a creature of habit and usually only eat my oatmeal with frozen berries and little honey.  Recently I tried adding 1-2 tsp of peanut butter to my morning oats and seriously… it’s the real deal!  I also LOVE peanut butter so I can’t believe I have never thought to do this before.  It’s so simple but just what I needed to shake things up.


PB & Jelly Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-2 tsp peanut butter, nautral
  • 1 cup fresh cut strawberries
  • OPTIONAL:  1 tsp honey


  1. Add oatmeal and water to bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. After removing from the microwave put 1-2 tsp natural peanut butter and stir until mixed completely
  3. Add strawberries and honey (if using) and stir
  4. Enjoy!

21 day fix:  1 yellow, 1 purple, 1-2 tsp

NOTES:  You can also make this on the stove top by cooking the oatmeal by what the package says just add the peanut butter and strawberries after it’s done cooking.

Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

This is different but the flavor combinations are amazing and I probably drink this once a week when I’m getting tired of fruit in my shake.  If you have a texture issue this is NOT the shake for you as the oatmeal can be chunky but I offer a suggestion below.

Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

Makes 1 serving


  • I scoop vanilla shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 12-14 oz water
  • ice
  1. Add water to the blender with the oats (if you have the time soak the oats for 10ish minutes)
  2. Add shakeology and cinnamon
  3. Add desired amount of ice, I like 5-6 ice cubes

21 day fix containers:  1 red, 1/4 yellow, honestly I don’t count,cinammon is FREE

Surviving the weekend without wrecking all your hardwork

I hear it all the time, as I am saying it to myself a lot as well… weekends are tough.  You plan and stick to plan for the first 5 days and then Friday night hits and everything unravels.  There are several reasons for why you do it and I suggest you look at yourself for the answers as to why you sabotage all of your hard work.  For me, I feel like it’s a time to unwind, celebrate and reward myself for surviving the week.  It sounds silly when you say it out loud but we all think similar thoughts.  Or we tell ourselves, I can have 1 drink…. well that 1 drink turns in to a bottle… or 2 depending on how crazy you feel like getting.

Don’t let this be you!

We are out of our normal routine, surrounded by temptations, we usually haven’t set plan because we don’t know where the weekend will take us. We also tell ourselves “just 1 won’t hurt me” but that quickly turns in to “oh that’s pretty good, I’ve already had 1, what’s wrong with another one” and THEN that turns in to “well I blew my diet… might as well enjoy it”…… sound familiar?  I am going to be doing a 2 part surviving the weekend blog post but wanted to start with my thoughts on surviving the weekend without wrecking all of you hard work.  Will you be perfect all the time?  I hope not.  Will you commit to making healthier choices?  I hope so!

Tips for a healthier holiday weekend
Tips for a healthier holiday weekend

1.  Get your workouts done early.  Schedule your workouts for first thing so you can’t talk yourself out of them.  I know this is a time to sleep in but why can’t you nap later?  Fear you won’t have time… well that’s why you’re getting your workout in so you can’t tell yourself that excuse later!  Plan your workout with a friend!  This is great especially if you’re traveling and are seeing someone you haven’t seen in awhile.  Invite them to workout with you!  I’m not saying bust out your Insanity DVD with your great grandma but take a walk or plan some other fun active outing.  I’ve found more often then not if I include the people I’m spending time with in my activity I’m more likely to get it done and it’s usually A LOT more fun.

Get it done early!
Get it done early!

2. Drink LOTS of water!!! This is when I tend to stray from my water and mistake my thirst for hunger.  Carry your water bottle with you, refill often, add extras (mint, lemon, lime) to jazz it up a bit.  If you are partaking in alcohol- limit and drink water between drinks.  While we’re on the topic of alcohol stay away from sugary drinks (especially those including soda or syrups).  When I was pregnant with Elizabeth I drank flavored seltzer with frozen fruit in fancy glasses so I didn’t feel left out.


3. Plan as best you can for the weekend.  You may not know what you’re doing that weekend or what meals you’re eating so plan your workouts, plan your breakfast or plan some snacks you can easily take with you.  I highly suggest having a backup plan if your plans find you at home, have easy meals on hand that don’t take much prep time. If you aren’t cooking and are at the mercy of someone else cooking all weekend, offer to bring something and then make it a healthy meal you could eat for dinner (see #4).  Things may not go as planned, stay close to plan as possible and let it go if you have some slip ups, no one is perfect.  Trust me the hot dog and potato salad you just ate will not completely undo all of your hard work that week, the faster you get back to plan the better.


4. Bring a healthy main dish you can eat to parties and plan to not go to the party hungry.  Being a vegetarian I am used to always bringing a dish with me so I know I have something I can eat, so I just make sure it’s healthy and that it’s filling!  A simple cold pasta salad can add tons of flavor, fill you up and you can make it healthy.  Try eating a filling snack before the party so you’re not going ravenous and devouring those peanut M&Ms that are in dishes everywhere.  I find a healthy fat (almonds) and fruit fill me up and are satisfying, so throw some peanuts and an apple in your bag on the way out.  Blue diamond almonds containers fit in your cup holder AND their lid is the portion size… I mean how GENIUS is that!

Healthy on the go snack!
Healthy on the go snack! Fit its the car cup holder AND lid is the portion size!

5. Plan for NEXT week THIS week.  I can’t tell you HOW important I think this is if you’re really trying to stay on track.  If you’re out of town on Sunday the LAST thing you are going to want to do is come home and think about what you’re going to eat the rest of the week let alone for that night at dinner.  Just get it done!  Even if you just plan Sunday dinner and all your meals Monday- it’s a HUGE help.  I save all of my meal plans and have several I’ve listed as my Go-To’s of simple but effective meals I’ll pull out when I’m in a time crunch.

Meal Plan with grocery list
Meal Plan with grocery list

5.  Have lots of on the go snacks ready! I’ve mentioned this before but I feel the need to mention it again because I can’t stress it enough!  You either LOVE snacking or you forget to snack, either because you’re so busy and you didn’t plan or maybe you’re “saving” your calories for later that day.  A healthy snack can go a LONG way!  My favorite are nuts, seeds, peanut butter with apples or carrots, string cheese, kind bars, rice cakes with nut butter or shakeology.  Throw them in your bag, plan them in your day and have them ready to grab when hunger strikes and you’re out and about so you don’t buy a snack at the gas station… which I don’t even know about you but I am NOT buying an apple from a gas station as a snack. Grosssssss

6. Do something outside and keep BUSY.  Keep your hands busy with other things other than shoveling food and alcohol in your face…. seems simple enough right?  Not if you’re looking to relax.  Even on unplanned weekends plan SOMETHING, you’ll thank me later.  These days it seems like all we’re doing is rushing around so when we find some time to relax we take it!  So enjoy your downtime if you have it and feel blessed because a lot of us don’t but try and get outside and avoid a netflix marathon on a Saturday afternoon (even though that sounds like HEAVEN). Do something your future self will thank you for!

So, what do you think?  Any of these tips helpful?  This is what I’m thinking about as we gear up for memorial day weekend.  I haven’t been the best with my goals since Sunday so I’m looking to the weekend to buckle down and get serious so I can start Monday with a bang! Here’s to a healthier weekend and taking it 1 day at a time.  I’ll leave you with one of my favorite memes:


Spring in to Summer Challenge Group forming now!

Spring in to summer Challenge Group

Spring in to summer 30 day challenge starting May 25!

Summer is only 45 days away.  This group will focus on getting healthier, more fit and feeling and looking your best.  This isn’t about getting skinny, it’s about feeling good about yourself and enjoying life!!
You’ll pick your favorite flavor of Shakeology and your favorite beachbody fitness program and join me (and several others on my team) for 30 days as we challenge ourselves to get fit for summer.
30 days of:
-Simple nutrition
-Daily Exercise
-REWARDS!! Not only in the form of your health but actual give aways!!
You are not going to want to wait another day much less another summer to start.  I will help with meal planning or whatever else you are struggling with on this journey to make it as easy as possible for you.  Who wants to join me? Shoot me an email (katieknight52210@gmail.com) or comment below!