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!
If you’re eating boring old chicken breasts all the time, you’re doing it wrong. Switching it up and doing chicken thighs every once in a while makes all the difference, I kid you not. If you’re macro counters like us, it’s not many extra grams of fat (2 grams per 4 ounces is all!) and the flavor you get from thighs verses breasts is just to die for. I’m going to prove it to you today with this new recipe I’m sharing. This Sesame Orange Chicken is full of flavor and a guaranteed hit.
I hope your new year is off to a great start! Whatever your goals are this year, I sincerely hope you reach them. I haven’t yet written down my goals for the year, but it’s on my to-do list right after I finish this new Green Chili Egg Casserole recipe post! Although I don’t write all my goals and ideas down, I know putting pen to paper and visualizing goals really helps keep them within reach.
This little girl turned 2 years old a few weeks ago and I just still can’t even believe it. My baby grew into a toddler way too quickly! If I think about it too much I could just cry! I’m going to be THAT mom when she goes to kindergarten bawling my eyes out wondering where the time went. I’m not sure if my emotions run high with her because she’s a girl, or just because she’s the baby. Maybe it’s a combination of the two? I’ll go with that! Anyway, we just adore our little Makenna! Daddy snapped this cute photo of us so I had to share.