Musings of a Macro Counting Newbie

I’m not a nutrition expert, personal trainer or macro expert. The following is MY experiences and thoughts thus far. For my meals check out MFP: Nikkijustgetfit What are Macros? Macros are macronutrients. They get broken down into: carbs, fats, and proteins. Is it hard to calculate your Macros?  I avoided counting macros for weeks and months because I didn’t understand what …

Meal Prep Sunday

For recipes to everything I prepped for this week click on the links below: Breakfast: Protein Pancakes Lunch: Super Easy Chili Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken with Brown Rice (@fitmencook) FAQs: 1. Do I freeze anything? Because I only prep food for Monday to Friday I don’t freeze anything UNLESS i’m making waffles or pancakes. If I make waffles or pancakes I …

24 weeks Progress

Change doesn’t happen over night. It happens over weeks, months and years. The biggest factor in making change happen is consistency. Consistency with your workouts and more importantly your diet are the key factors in eliciting change. Working out every day will only get you so far if you don’t change what you’re eating. It’s really 70% diet, 30% gym. YOU …

What does it take to see change?

Progress can be measured in oh so many ways. For some, its the shifting number on a scale, the way your clothes fit you, the endurance you build, the weight you lift or how you eat. Most importantly, progress should be a change in how you love your body. Progress certainly doesn’t come over night. It’s something that’s earned through …

FAQs about Meal Prepping

Why meal Prep? I work too hard in the gym to let what I put in my mouth do anything but help me meet my fitness goals. Having a busy schedule like many people means that cooking daily is not only undesirable but often impossible. If I get home and I’m hungry, I will literally eat whatever is the most …

Best Sites for Meal Ideas

These are some of my favourite sites to get recipes or simply inspiration for my cooking. Click on any of the links below for inspiration! Kayla Itsines Skinny Taste Rachael DeVaux Bodybuilding.com Recipes Fit Men Cook Fit Girls Guide Eat Yourself Skinny Hungry Girl Clean Eating Mag

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice is a great way to cut down on starchy carbs and also increase your intake of vegetables. I like to think of cauliflower rice as a wonderful canvas on which to add your own flavors, spices and sauces! Calories: Approximately 150 to 220 depending on the size of your cauliflower Prep time: 15 minutes (or more depending on …

My Favorite Granola

To say my husband and I love granola would be an understatement. If it’s in the house, you’ll certainly find us eating it by the fistful! Unfortunately granola (without a lot of additives, sugar, etc) can be quite expensive. My granola recipe is super easy and you can easily make it sweeter (we don’t like it overly sweet), add more …