First of all, that game LAST NIGHT!! I was trying to work on this post but boy it sucked me in and got super exciting!! I’m not a huge football fanatic by any means but my husband sure is and I tend to watch here and there. That game was exciting and I had all the feels for my Tom Brady after the game when he was all emotional. What an exciting night for those players and coaches! Go Patriots!! Anyway, on with the recipe!
For the first time in probably a year, I finally feel like I’m getting my sh*t together. I always call the baby’s first year of life survival mode, and by this I mean that my main goals each day are to keep all three kids alive. This phase of life for me has largely been categorized by reacting to the kid that screams the loudest. But I’m happy to report things appear to be turning a corner… for now.
This is when I start to look back on my own childhood and think that my mom was a freakin hero. She cooked, she cleaned, she did our laundry, she drug us around to every sporting event and after-school activity, she was a single mom, AND we complained about everything all the time.
This mom life business sure isn’t easy, and I know I have it a whole lot easier than my mom did!
So when our clients ask us about eating out and macros, We. Get. It.
I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. If your New Year’s Resolution was to workout more than we’ve got just the thing for you, a new #SFMWeeklyWorkout! Once again the only piece of equipment I’m using is my favorite 25lb dumbbell! If you don’t have one, grab something heavy you have lying around the house and get after it! This is the year of no excuses ladies!!
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!