So many people, women especially, are very overwhelmed by the thought of healthy eating. I think most women think of healthy eating as going on diet, eating lots of vegetables, eliminating bread or soy, meal prepping, spending lots of money, dirty dishes, screaming kids at their feet, stress, or even sacrifice. To be overwhelmed by the pure thought of eating healthy means one thing: that you need to start small, and that you need to make it easy. I have learned through my own experiences and through helping other women that making healthy eating simple is what makes it so much more attainable.
I don’t know about all of you but recovering from the holiday madness has been a struggle around here. It’s certainly nice to get back into the swing of things but I sure feel like I’m trying to create new habits all over again. Luckily for me my kids love garage gym time and working out with mommy. Who can say no to a bunch of cute kids who ask on the way home from school everyday, “Mom, are we going to workout when we get home!?”.
I love heading to the gym, but with three little ones, sometimes life gets in the way. Between preschool, Kindergarten and nap schedules (not to mention tantrums, meals, wrestling, and a work from home mommy), some days something’s gotta give.
When my kids are at their worst and we’ve all had enough of each other, we head outside for a stroller workout. When Bob Gear reached out to us with the 2016 Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller I was giddy! The boys love getting their smooth ride and cheering their mama on as the wind blows in their faces.
It’s no secret that November and December are slow months for the fitness industry. Tracy and I have been spending lots of extra time with family, helping our macro clients get through this crazy time, completing the #sfm25daychallenge, and gearing up for January when things get crazy! We love January because everyone makes new commitments to living healthier and starting the new year off right. With all that said, here is a peak at a few things we’ve been up to the last few weeks:
The number one macronutrient women struggle to get enough of is protein. Women who don’t eat enough protein struggle to lose weight, have slower metabolisms, low energy, and mood swings just to name a few. If you’re trying to lose weight you should be eating somewhere between your goal body weight and your current body weight in grams each day. This means you should be eating protein with just about every meal and snack throughout the day. If you’re like me, you don’t enjoy eating plain chicken breasts and vegetables everyday. I like to really enjoy my food so I try to cook a variety of different foods each week that keep me interested and on track. I have my favorites and I’ve also asked some of our macro clients what their favorite go-to meals are to give us all some new ideas. Here is a list and some pictures of some easy meals you could make this week that are packed with protein!
Tracy had a great idea today to start a 25 day challenge just before the next holiday! I’m always up for a challenge so I volunteered to make a calendar for anyone who wants to join! We’ve got most our macro counting girls on board and decided to extend the invitation to all our followers! We will be sticking to our macros for the 25 days with no cheats but your goals can be whatever you make them for the next 25 days! I love the sense of accomplishment I feel each day checking off another good day in the books! Print this cute calendar out and join us starting tomorrow! What have you got to lose besides maybe a few pounds!? Show us where you hang your calendar and join in the fun using hashtag #SFM25DayChallenge! Click here for your printable calendar! I’m ready for tomorrow!
There is nothing I love more than some good, REAL, transformation photos! We have been busy the last few months helping other women just like you count macros and the results have been AMAZING!! These photos are of real women of all ages and sizes just like you who signed up for our macro coaching services and never looked back! Our girls, Tracy, Amy, and I are all in a private Facebook group together and communicate on a daily basis. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see all their progress each and every week and develop friendships with women from all over the WORLD! Take a look at some of their amazing progress so far. Believe me, if they can do it, so can you! These are a few of the women brave enough to let us share their weekly checkin photos that normally only get seen by the members of the group. Thank you ladies for letting us share your photos and helping to inspire others!
“Three boys?! I’m sorry.”
“Three boys?! You would have been a rock star in biblical times.”
“Three boys?! You’re over half way to your own basketball team.”
“Three boys?! Are you going to try for that girl?”
The truth is, I have come to love telling people that I have three boys. The reactions usually bring a big smile to my face. I’m not offended or hurt when people apologize or insist that my life is incomplete without a little girl. In fact, in the past when I’d see a mom of all boys, I would have a lot of those same reactions. Surely, I would NOT be a mom of all boys.
I absolutely love this time of year! There are so many things to be happy about this week! The weather is gorgeous here in Vegas (finally!!), the election is over (social media is becoming bearable again), and the holiday’s are quickly approaching! Another thing I’m super excited about is the fact that I’m not 9 months pregnant and about to pop like last year! I was super worried I would spoil my families Thanksgiving last year by going into labor but lucky for them (not for me!) I went almost a week past my due date. This year the turkey eating, over indulging in yummy food, and black Friday shopping is ON! Oh I just can’t wait! Until then I’m keeping my diet in control and getting my workout on! Join me for another weekly workout this week and work for that Turkey dinner!
So we’ve been buzzing all about the amazing world of counting macros and how it’s been so successful for us and so many of you, but some of you are still wondering what the heck counting macros is and how you do it. I want to explain the very basics of macronutrient counting to you today so you can decided if it’s something you think might work for you.