Holy cow! It’s now been a year since I started counting my macros. (Want to see my first macro post and read up on what a macro is? Check it out here.) I’ve learned a lot about myself, my eating habits, and my body this last 12 months and it’s made for one heck of a journey.
I had a rough winter. There was the stress of a new job, holiday eating, and so much sickness. I stopped counting macros in November and ended up gaining quite a bit of weight. Luckily I got my act back together in February and have managed to stay on track with pretty accurate consistency the last 5 months. I think the biggest positive change though has been my husband jumping on the macro train!!! It’s so much easier to be consistent with your diet when your partner has the same food goals as you.
This past 4 weeks I have hit my macros pretty much every day, allowing myself 1-2 cheat meals a week. (Cheat meals- not cheat days! This is a big deal because I used to have cheat weekends.) My daily macros are 196 grams of carbs/148 grams of protein/64 grams of fat and on an average day, I get my macros in like this:
Breakfast Ah. Coffee with sugar free french vanilla creamer. Breakfast of champions, right there. Or maybe not. I used to eat a bigger breakfast every morning, but some stuff has changed. For example, I now tend to work out after 9:00 pm and am pretty hungry after that workout, so I like to save a “meal” for around 10:00 at night. Also, I’m no longer super hungry when I first wake up. My work day starts an hour earlier than it used to and I’m usually spending my mornings rushing around, trying to get both me and my tiny dude ready for the day. So, coffee it is! Continue reading