A Day Late!

Hello all!

This week has been super weird, I have been exhausted constantly and working up a storm so I could just not find the motivation to post yesterday about last week’s weigh in!

In last weeks post, I talked about how I had gained weight and was dealing with that- well in last week’s weigh in I felt better, but still have a ways to go.  Here are my last week stats:

Weight: 125.0

Skeletal Muscle Mass: 54.9 (lost muscle weight here so not great)

Body Fat Mass: 25.4 (this also went up, not great)

This was a another week of eye opening on this plan. I had just not been sticking to my macros as well as I should have been, and because of the holiday weekend my choices were not the best. Instead of beating myself up though I just adhered with more vigor! It helped that I had killer workouts last week that really got me feeling the burn!

My favorite workout last week was this one:

300 m rowing

12 kettlebell swings

30 jumping jacks

12 each arm kettlebell bent over rows

30 jumping jacks

12 dumbell squat with over head press

30 jumping jacks

12 push-ups

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I also really pushed myself on my 2 35 minute strength workouts! I felt great knowing that I was able to push more weight than usual!

I will be back later for WIAW!

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

xxoo

Megan

 

 

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Freedom Bars

Happy Thursday!!

today’s post is throwing it back to last weekend- the 4th of July!! This is usually hands down one of my favorite holidays- Celebrating America, usually being around some sort of water, and a big BBQ with friends and family- what can be better right? Not very much in my opinion!

This year we went down to my friend Chester’s lake house in Winchester, Tn. If you live in TN- go to Tim’s Ford Lake it is seriously the most beautiful lake! I have been there 3 times now and love it more each time!! Abby and I drove down Friday morning in my new sweet baby Bug blaring my America playlist mixed in with some country for our backroad driving detour and some summer hits of the 90’s on Pandora because in my opinion its the best station on Pandora.. but thats just me!

Friday was filled with boating, paddleboarding, and the most ridiculous lake game- Beer in a Lake.

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It was a pretty great day over all! It ended in fried chicken, the best macaroni and cheese ever, and lots and lots of dancing post fireworks! Lake 4th of July’s are the best!

Before we went, Abby and I wanted to bake something to bring so we didn’t show up empty handed! Kristen from IGE was there for us when we needed her with these bars! Chester’s mom renamed them Freedom Bars so this what we will call them now!

Freedom Bars:

1 box Vanilla Chex

1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows

1/2 c white chocolate chips

1 bag freeze dried rasperries

1 bag freeze dried blue berries

In a large bowl mix together Chex, berries, and white chocolate chips

Melt the marshmallows in the microwave (we did stovetop as we are sans microwave). Once they are melted, mix marshmallows in with the Chex mix and then spread into a 9×13 baking dish! Set aside and let cool and then Voila! Freedom bars are yours to enjoy!! This recipe could not be easier and was soooooo delicious!!! A great summer dessert for sure!

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Look at that red, white and blue deliciousness!!!!

And finally even though he didn’t join us this weekend- a #tbt to Memorial Day weekend when Yoda did get to go to the lake!

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ok off to have lunch before the dentist.. ugh!

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

xxoo

Megan

 

What I Ate Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!!

This is my first WIAW!! I am so excited to join the party as I always love reading about what other bloggers post and as a food blog I have yet to really post about the food I am eating!!

 

 Breakfast:Yesterday my big breakfast came first at 7:30 am after my 4th weigh in! Normally I have a small protein/carb snack at 5am on my way to my first client but no eating before weigh-ins so I was staaarrrving! Lucky for me I have the best roommate who was making an egg scramble with some of the leftover taco chicken we had made Sunday night!  The scramble was delicious- I added spinach and sauteed onions into mine and served it over a toasted corn tortilla from Trader Joes! Talk about a great way to start your day!IMG_0690Mid-morning snack:My midmorning snack was a small protein smoothie, with 1/4 c of almond milk, frozen strawberries, spinach,  and a scoop of Publix greenwise vanilla protein powder which is my new favorite protein powder!IMG_0560Lunch:I had a midmorning client and some errands to run so by the time lunch rolled around I was ready to eat! I cooked up some lean ground beef with onions, and then mixed in some quinoa and leftover zucchini! I topped it all with 1/5 of an avocado! YUM! This was so filling and delicious and kept me going through he stuff I needed to do at home and a nice pool filled afternoon before my afternoon client!IMG_0692Afternoon snack:By the pool I had a nectarine (Abby and I are loving the TJs nectarine boxes right now) and 2 protein balls that I had made earlier with one scoop of chocolate protein powder, one scoop of vanilla protein powder, dates and pb! However these went un-pictured because they look gross and I forgot hahaha.Dinner:Last night for dinner Abby and I met my friend Heather for 2-1 pizza and beer at Mafioza’s which is a phenomenal pizza place near us in the 12 South area!! Any time 2-1s involve both pizza and beer means a good night for me! Sadly these also went without a photo as I was too busy stuffing my face to take a picture! I choose a slice with pesto, italian sausage, and plum tomatoes…. OMG so amazing! If you live in Nashville take advantage of Tuesdays there!Desert:Somehow, I still had macros left so desert was a bowl of Vanilla Chobani withVanilla Chex and Chocolate chips!IMG_0541It was a good food day had by all! Now I am off to a marathon client afternoon!! woohoo! Have a great Wednesday yall!Peace, Love, and be Sperry!xxooMegan

Falling off the wagon

Hello Hello!!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I feel like I am slowly recovering from mine! Before I share all of that with yall let me go with the recap of last week on the Plan!

Soooo last week wasn’t a great weigh in. I gained 4 lbs… 3 of fat, 1 of water… for someone who  had lost 8lbs of fat in her first week this wasn’t ideal.

However, this summer I have been back in social mode which means drinking a decent amount… more alcohol means lots of empty calories and  a little weight gained. But I have been having a phenomenal summer so honestly I am ok with it.

My stats were:

126.1 overall weight

56.1 muscle mass

23.1 fat

sooo not great but it was the day after the USA lost in the World Cup so I took that one with a grain of salt. I made my work outs awesome and ate really well until Friday when I allowed a holiday break!

I have learned a lot about eating during this plan so far. The fact that it is macros based and not super strict on what I am eating is teaching me how to give myself freedom in my food choices. Tonight I had two slices of pizza for dinner and did not freak out about it all.. I was really smart during the day knowing what my dinner plans were so it worked out great. I gave myself this weekend to meet my macros but do it with foods I may not normally eat because I was at someone else’s house and I didn’t WANT to worry- I just wanted to be at peace with my body.

This week I weighed in this morning and I have lost one lb of overall weight as well as 1 lb of fat- I may not be ideally where I want to be yet but this is just starting week 4. Holiday is over, and I am holding myself more accountable for my results.

Moral of this story is that things happen when you are trying to reach a goal and instead of beating yourself up, take a deep breath and acknowledge all of the factors as well as all the things you ARE doing right. That is all that matters in the end!

So yup thats my Tuesday rant for ya!!!

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

xxoo

Megan

Week 2 recap and Update

 

Hello all!

Sorry in the lack of posts! Its been busy around here, and sleepy… so sleepy!

Today marks the beginning of week 3 of my Macro eating and changed workout plan! So as a recap I will go over my week 2 with you!

Overall Body weight: 122.6 so basically the same weight scale wise which I am happy with!

Muscle: 56.1 lbs (week one was 51.1 lbs!)

Fat: 20.9 lbs (week one was 28.9)

I also gained like 3 water lbs but thats all right with me!

I can see a small amount of definition already which is awesome, and I am feeling pretty good about my numbers!

My workouts for the week went as followed:

Monday- TRX Legsanity workout with Stair runs after each set… this was a crazy work-out I found on Pinterest and modified! I will post it later!

Tuesday- 40 min spin

Wed: 35 min full body strength day

I did 3 sets of Leg press, Glute press, leg extension, and leg curl to hit my legs and then 3 sets of shoulder press, chest press, bicep curls, Tricep dips and pull ups to target my upper body! I finished with 3 sets of 10 decline abs

Thursday: 30 minute HIIT

Friday: 40 minute spin

Saturday: same workout as Wed

Sunday: rest day!

I am loving the shorter 30-40 min workouts each day! I feel like I am really amping it up and doing the most I can in a shorter amount of time!

Food has been good as well, I am doing a good job of hitting my macros each day and am really starting to pay more attention to what goes in my body! I have some fun recipes to come your way! Lots of new smoothies!

Now to take little snugs on a walk during my break!

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

xxoo

megan