A few weeks ago we were driving home from church when the thought occurred to me that I would REALLY love some tuna casserole. One of our favorite after church meals growing up in my home was tuna casserole. Ironically, I remember whining about it (just like my kids did a few weeks ago when I told them what I was making) but then devouring it in about 2.5 seconds (just like my kids did!!). It’s so easy to make and believe it or not, super macro friendly!! Why haven’t I been making this the last few years!?
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been BBQ’ing it up since Tracy delivered a new BBQ to us a few weeks ago. I was so excited to finally have a critter free BBQ again that I started BBQ’ing that day and haven’t stopped since. Did I mention the BBQ she delivered is actually bigger, which means more room for all the meat and veggies!! I’ve been dying to make some chicken skewers and I finally got my chance! You’re also getting a bonus recipe today! Paired with these skewers is a light Greek Lentil Salad perfect for Spring and Summer!
What an exciting day here at Stay Fit Mom! This new Mom Crush post is looong overdue! I mean, back before this woman was even a mom I was crushing hard on her. She’s one of the most encouraging, friendly, and STRONG women I know! When Stay Fit Mom decided to dive into the crazy world of macro coaching, this is the woman we went to first and wanted on our team. Anyone who knows Amy Gearin, loves her!
After tracking my own food intake for the past 2 years, I’ve come to believe that I’ve got some decent will power and a strong head game when it comes to nutrition, but I haven’t met anybody with the amount of drive that my client, Marianna has. This woman’s work ethic and commitment to consistency throughout our nutrition program is something that I believe may be unparalleled. Every time I begin a new coaching group, I use Marianna as an example of what to strive for! For the past year, I have watched Marianna fight for her nutrition as if her life depended on it and today I get to share her story with you.
How does this macro magic work?! Can you teach me how you do this? But why do you want me to eat like this?
For the past 2 years we’ve coached just under 1,000 clients who have seen remarkable transformations. The clients that have seen the very best results have jumped in with two feet, listened to their coaches, and trusted the process. They’ve stayed the course when the scale seemed stagnant. They’ve eaten more than they ever have on any “diet,” they’ve put the blinders on to people around them who might’ve even thought they were crazy, and their bodies have thrived because of it!
We’re always looking for a good reason to really dial in our nutrition, and that’s exactly why we’re launching this fun new challenge just in time for summer! Everyone wants to look their best for swimsuit season, why not surround yourself with a bunch of ladies with the same goal? There are strength in numbers and we truly believe so many of our clients do so well because of the amazing support from all the supportive women in our coaching groups.
“I’ve hit my numbers for 12 days in a row, and I don’t feel any different. What am I doing wrong?”
This is a question I’ve asked myself personally, and have heard from clients on many occasions. You see, we are NO different in our doubts and insecurities. We encourage our clients to vocalize their struggles honestly with the group, because we ALL go through phases of frustration. Flexible Dieting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes it’s just plain hard. And most of the time hard is GOOD. It allows us to grow and it empowers us to persevere!
With the recent change in weather this week for most of us, I think a warm bowl of soup might just hit the spot. Who am I kidding though? I’ve been making this soup non stop for weeks now trying to get it perfect. Last weekend, when Tracy and I were in Utah, I made it for her and my parents and got the approval to go ahead and share it already. So, here it is! One Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Soup!
A few weeks ago one of our clients, Marianna, hosted a Super Bowl party. While we give our clients the autonomy to decide when taking non-tracking days is worth it and when it is not, Marianna decided that she was going to stick to her game plan and track her macros at the party. She even brought out her food scale. The guests at her party were shocked and some seemed almost offended as she calculated which items to input into her macros. “What are you doing?” “How in the world does this crazy diet work?” “Is it really practical to weigh and measure every little thing you eat?”
If you haven’t yet come up with a game plan for Super Bowl Sunday, I’m here to save the day! I had every intention of sharing this fun, light recipe last week but life has been nuts to say the least. I’m taking one for the team tonight and staying up way past my bedtime to get this macro friendly bruschetta recipe up for you guys. I hope you consider making it Sunday for the big game! Let us know if you do!