Last week my family and I spent 7 days in Utah. It’s certainly our favorite state to visit and we love dreaming about moving there in the future. We stayed in my parent’s home in Kanarraville for one night(home to one of the most beautiful day hikes!), Logan for one night with my brother, and Bear Lake for four nights with all my siblings and their families. We had an incredible time and I didn’t count a single macro or pretend to eat healthy last week.
There is nothing better than a relaxing Sunday spent with family and a good home cooked meal. After church on Sunday you’ll traditionally find my family and I at my parent’s house. My mom usually entices us over with her home cooking and no dishes to clean guarantee. Who could resist that!? Bless my mother’s heart, she usually always makes sure to have macro friendly foods for us when we want it, or a good stick to your ribs kind of meal when we’re feeling naughty. This Easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe reminds me of my favorite kind of lazy Sunday afternoons spent with family.
One of the things Tracy and I have been tracking this past year, along with our 3 essential macronutrients, is our dietary fiber. The 2010 Dietary Guileless for Americans recommends a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day for women, 38 grams per day for men. Chances are if you’re not paying attention to your fiber intake, you’re probably far below the recommended amount. Increasing your dietary fiber is beneficial for many reasons, most importantly for heart health, lowering cholesterol, keeping bowl movements regular, and to keep you fuller, longer. I’m going to share with you some common, easy to find foods, that you can start eating today to increase your daily fiber intake.
Happy Wednesday!! Let me just say I’m so glad it’s this Wednesday, and not last Wednesday! Last Wednesday my husband left out of town to go help with my brother’s roof replacement in Logan, UT. He left me home with the three kids AND our new puppy, Rocco. If you have seen my last few Instagram stories you know I struggled a bit last weekend… True Story: I don’t ever really swear (except when my double unders are sucking, but that doesn’t count). Last weekend I just about dropped the F bomb (like screamed it) in front of my kids more than once. It was a very long 5 days and hats of to all you women who do it by yourselves regularly…yikes. Well, I’d like to say it was mostly because of the dog but who knows. He is a pain in the bum but he sure is a cutie.
This fun new recipe will hit the spot for both you and your kids! These wannabe ice cream sandwiches are the REAL DEAL, I assure you. These low calorie ice cream sandwiches are made with 2 easy to find ingredients, are less than 20 carbohydrates, and only 1.5 grams of fat each! The only bad news is you’ll have a hard time eating just one.
A question we get from a lot of women is: “What should I be eating before or after my workout?” Today I am going to share a great pre or post workout meal idea with you using AllWhites 100% liquid egg whites along with another #SFMWeeklyWorkout! We are also teaming up with @AllWhitesEggs for a fun giveaway, see details below!
A new mom crush post is long OVER DUE! First let me say that picking a mom crush is not something I take lightly. I like to find women who have a story to share and whom I feel we can all learn something from. This week’s mom crush, Rachel Edgel, will not disappoint! When Rachel shared this post on Instagram a few months ago I knew she HAD to be our next Mom Crush!
This strong mama of 5 is tough as nails and ironically the sister to one of our previous crushes, Rebecca Berkabile! I think the outer, and most importantly, inner beauty of these women runs in the family! Rachel’s post today will have you laughing, crying, and laughing all over again! If you need a little inspiration on this typical Monday, you’ve come to the right place!
What an exciting few weeks it has been! Tracy and I have been staying really busy with the macro coaching groups and we couldn’t be happier about it. Had you told us a year ago we’d be meeting and helping amazing women from all over the world via online nutrition coaching we probably would have laughed and said, “In our dreams!” Well our dreams have come true and Stay Fit Mom is growing by leaps and bounds every single month. Thank you to all the followers and all our amazing girls who spread the word and have made doing what we do so much fun! We truly appreciate and love you ladies (and some gentlemen)!
I can’t wait for Spring Break!! Too soon to be excited about that? For us it’s only 7 weeks away! Shoot, now that I think about it 7 weeks is just enough time to hit it hard in the garage gym and focus on my macro counting before sporting my swim suit at the beach for a whole week. We will be beach camping with friends for the first time and to say I’m excited is an understatement.
How many of you want to start working out regularly but just haven’t quite gotten around to it? Often times women set unrealistic goals that aren’t attainable and end up never accomplishing them. If you don’t currently workout 3-5 times a week and suddenly decide one day that you’re going to go to the gym everyday and workout for 1 hour you’re setting yourself up for failure. Let me share a little secret with you…you don’t have to workout for an hour everyday to lose weight!