Today on the blog I am hitting you guys with some cold hard … drinks. I have been cutting out alcohol for a while and I ended up giving it up for lent. But I am a drink girly through and through and I don’t want to just drink water all day and night. So I rounded up my favorite go-to’s that I like to have on hand!
Why I Stopped Tracking Macros
I tracked my macros for over 4 years and I stopped. Macro tracking helped me learn about food, I understood how food affected my body, and I realized I didn’t have to fear the amount I was eating to get in the shape I wanted. However, as my life has changed and my priorities change, so have my eating habits. In this blog I share about why I stopped tracking macros and my plans moving forward with my eating habits!
Persevering Through the Hard Days
You know those days when your kids finally leave and you feel as though your brain is fried, your energy is gone, and you don’t know how you’re going to make it to tomorrow? Those days suck and I’m having one today.
The morning is the easiest time for me to stick to my habits because there is little interruption. Cody’s still asleep and I can get a lot done. Whether it’s the weekend or before school, these 3 things are non-negotiables for me.
Read alouds are my favorite! It is so hard for me to choose because there are so many I love to read. Each year, I never get tired of re-reading past favorites but I always try to add new ones. I do my best to change up genres and differentiate character personalities and attributes to showcase a plethora of books and situations to my students.
When I was in college I would restrict myself all week long and eat only “healthy foods” and then the weekend would come around and I’d have a huge cheat day with the greasiest food and lots of alcohol. Here is how I changed my mindset around this habit.
A gallon of water is a lot. I’m not going to lie, I have to be really cognizant of drinking it if I am going to drink all 126 ounces of water daily. If I don’t think about it, I can easily drink 40-60 ounces for the day. Here are some things I incorporate into my day to make sure I’m drinking enough.
I write a lot of workout plans for clients and myself but I always end up reverting back to my tried and true lifts. These are ones I don’t do every single week but always switch in. Some are compound lifts where I try to increase my strength whereas others are accessory lifts to do towards the middle to end of my workouts!
Easy Chicken Taco Salad
Delicious and easy chicken taco salad that is perfect for weeknight dinners or even meal prepping for lunch! I give my recommendations for toppings to put on it, the secret ingredient to take this salad to the next level and how I would meal prep it so it tastes just as good the day after!