"What do you think of ____ Diet?"
"Do you track macros?"
"How many calories do you have daily?"
My diet and exercise philosophy is the same: do what's enjoyable/sustainable long term.
There's more than ONE way to reach a goal.
What matters is results & compliance.
What can you realistically stick to?
I don't follow any specific diet or eating style. Although I'm not completely against it. There are some decent diets if you're the type that needs "rules". Rules don't work for me.
I'm not intentionally intermittently fasting but my first meal has been between 11am-1pm lately.
My goal is to steadily continue building muscle while minimizing fat gains.
I generally don't track macros or count calories long term. I have, I think it's important to know how to and I even offer a video training series available to my online training members on how to easily do this because it gives you so much insight into what the foods you eat consist of.
But for my goals...
Here's my physique on Day 1 of my New Year Challenge.
I'll be tracking and sharing my progress with you here.
No flexing or posing, NOT my angles, no high waist leggings, or strategic lighting. Just me after some much needed rest, diet breaks, deloading, & some slacking over the previous 2 months! I had not had one consistent training week since before thanksgiving. I was 2 meals per day during the holiday busyness, compared to when I'm consistent I average around 4-5.
I am a true ectomorph.
I am naturally lean & have difficulty building muscle.
I'm also 5'2" so it takes less muscle to make me look "muscular" than it would for a taller person.
I generally weigh between 115-120lbs
When I'm not consistent with training & nutrition I LOSE weight & look soft & flat.
It's taken me YEARS to build a small amount of muscle and I can lose a lot of it in just a week of inconsistency. It's tough to come to terms with but it's reality.
How's the year, your goals, and new year resolutions going?
Had a couple bad days? A few missed workouts? Some treat days?...Oh good, it's not just me!
I have good news, that's totally ok! You can still reach ALL of your 2018 goals because guess what: You don't have to be perfect 100% of the time.
You just have to master ONE skill: the art of picking up where you left off. That's it! Sounds simple, but understanding this was a HUGE game changer for me. Once I finally learned this, like truly grasped it, I was able to stop the vicious all-or-nothing cycle and finally make real progress on my goals.
Do you have the All-Or-Nothing mentality about your health & fitness or any other area in your life?
I promise you this mindset is not helping you. But you can change it! Let's chat, watch this video I made for you...
So if you happen to get off track, if life happens (spoiler alert: life WILL happen, always does) just...
Do you wish your significant other would be more into fitness like you?
Wouldn't it be so much easier to eat healthy and make time for workouts if your partner were on board with the fit life?
Here are my tips on how to get your partner into fitness with you!
Do you have any strategies that worked for you and your partner? Share them below! We all need all the help we can get!
Here are just a few healthy fast food options I've been loving lately for those times when you have no other option but to grab something quick to eat.
We all have those emergency moments when life happens. Of course I'm not implying fast food is healthy or the best option. I believe cooking your own meals is the best nutrition choice. But let's face it, life WILL happen and there's nothing sustainable about a lifestyle that leaves no wiggle room or accounts for situations when conditions aren't perfect. Here's what I suggest:
What are some of your favorite healthy fast food options?
Did you enjoy this compilation? Let me know in the comments if you would like more suggestions like this!
Answering all your questions from my past jobs, to how I deal with social media bullies, my goals & bucket list, future plans and how to "big booty & small waist" like me!
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This is a more lengthy & complex recipe. Still super easy to make but does require a bit of time. It took me approximately 45 minutes to make. This is a great recipe to make for guests, a special occasion, or when you have time to prep a bulk batch of this for meals for the week! Enjoy!
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Where I get condiments, spices, dry packaged health food, etc
Self Draining Fresh Produce Keeper Containers
I made this recipe LIVE with my friends on Instagram - Here's the video.
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I get all my Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Free Range Chicken from an AMAZING company that has a relationship with some great small family farms. They source the meat and distribute it to people like me who care about meat safety, nutritional value, environmentally sustainable farming practices, and the humane treatment of animals but don't always have access to this quality locally or the time to research each cut of meat bought at a grocery store. I highly recommend doing this if you consume meat regularly and want to be more responsible about it.
They also offer heritage breed pork!
Check out what I got this month and a quick review of my Meat Delivery Service ! If you're interested in trying something like this, click any of the blue links to learn more about the company and how you can order too.