I know a hand-full of readers will probably stop reading this before they even start because “building muscle” isn’t in their game plan as a woman seeking a personal physique or fitness goal. Different strokes for different folks, right? Maybe. Maybe not.
“In order to maximize your potential, you have to know your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, increase athletic performance, or push yourself to that next fitness goal, understanding your body composition, fitness level, and metabolism is critical. In the past, you have had to visit hospitals, laboratories, or other locations just to get an accurate picture of your fitness and body composition. This was not only inconvenient, but also expensive.”
I’ve gotten quite a few questions about good breakfast ideas, so let’s get to it. We’ve all been told that breakfast is the “most important meal of the day” and whether or not that’s actually true, it is an important and tasty one! I always advise people to take one meal at a time and "overhaul" it until it becomes manageable, routine and almost second nature.....when that's done, move on to another habit. Within no time, healthy choices are part of you daily routine and seem like they always have been.
On this particular Monday, I feel like I need a weekend to recover from the weekend. Saturday was a mix of wonderful celebrations (baby shower, bridal shower and birthday party) an early sweat and even some meal prep and housework snuck in between. I talked a little bit about this on Instagram stories as I prepped chicken in between the baby shower and bridal shower, but your health and fitness interests should never cloud your opportunity to invest in people. I woke up earlier than normal to get in a sweat before the baby shower because it is a priority to me and I knew I would actually have MORE energy throughout the day if I did. People are so much more important than any other hobby we may have and it’s important to remember when things get busy and some things have to take a backseat to others.
I think that there are some misconceptions about this topic and my approach to macro counting, so let’s just clear the air :) The purpose of posts about macro counting is not to convince you that it is the only way to reach your fitness goals, or eat a balanced diet, but to shed light on an approach that has been highly successful for many people and could be for you.
I receive so many questions on instagram about how to implement this approach to eating that I am going to be offering some one-on-one “coaching” in January to help equip those who are interested with the tools to take the guesswork out of nutrition.
Thank you so much for making you way to the blog--a little corner of the internet where I share personal thoughts on exercise, nutrition (macro counting), travel and all the life in between. Hope you take a look around!
Good luck winning the Vital Proteins Collagen and Whey (banana and cinnamon) and a box of G2G Protein Bar flavor of your choice!
I’m sure different thoughts come to each person’s mind, but REST come to mine. It’s the only day of the week that I protect with ferocity (good imagery, huh?) from plans, exercise, travel, traffic, and sometimes people (don’t tell).
Church is a tradition, but so much more than that at the same time. My family has always gone, so that part of Sunday has and never will change. It’s refreshing to go and SIT and sing and hear convicting, yet comforting truths wash over me without one single child telling me they need to go the bathroom or have their shoe tied (unless we are volunteering in nursery)
I like to think of Becky as a "pen pal," We haven't met in person, but our interests in running, healthy foods, and educating and inspiring others made us fast friends. I tell her once a week that she needs to open a restaurant because her food on any given day looks like a publication in Clean Eats magazine!
With the brightest smile, biggest heart, here's my friend, Becky
Blogging is a stretch for me. To presume that someone wants to know about the topics I choose to write, the ways I spend my time, the clothes I wear during workouts--it all seems a bit self-absorbed. A few circumstances recently have put blogging, the importance (or lack thereof)-- in perspective. Watching dear friends go through hardships that can’t be alleviated tends to put me in introspective funks and I think it’s good to allow those thoughts to sink in for a time. Life is fragile-- time is presumed, but not promised.
Let’s be honest---even sweating through an intense workout can be made a little more enjoyable when wearing something comfortable that you feel good in. I’m sure it’s mostly psychological, but I always save my favorite workout pieces for harder days or longer runs because they give me a little extra confidence (I’m sure Drew is rolling his eyes at the amount a “little extra confidence” can cost). In my defense, there are plenty of areas that I couldn’t care less to spend money (designer purses, cosmetics, expensive furniture, etc)--but I spend a lot of time in athletic clothes, and it’s worth the investment.