This is an update on my current workouts, macros, and another goal I’m working on with Amber (my nutrition coach)- not feeling bloated in the evening. I’m trying out a couple new things that seem to be working well!
- Current macros (on workout days) : 145p 240c 50f (1990kcals)
I get macros from Amber each week based on my individual progress each week. As you can see, I don’t hit my macros on the dot, but I do get pretty close most days. I had a refeed day on the 17th, which was the day Chris and I attended an LPGA Pro-Am party, which I shared a little about here!
I’m keeping this pretty simple these days. I do a mix of running, lifting, plyos, & yoga…
On my workout days the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing:
- Either a T25 workout (from the Beachbody app) OR a 21minute lift or Carve2.0 Lift (PDF of the workouts is here)
- Run 5-8miles (40-60min)
- Stretch 5-10minutes — I posted a bit about my daily yoga/stretching routine here
I’m also still using the “faith training plan” and accountability chart from this page.
Front-Loading to Avoid Night Bloating
One of the goals I had when I began with Amber a few weeks ago was to not feel bloated at night. One thing I tended to do was “save” macros/calories for later in the day, which meant I was often tired during the day & then would eat a lot at the end of the day until I felt really full which didn’t feel good. I started following Amber’s recommendations for including 55% of my daily carbs in my pre & post workout meals. This means I’m eating 900-1100kcals before 10am most days, but it’s actually working:
- I have had better workouts due to having carbs before it
- I have more energy during the day
- I assume my body’s recovering from workouts better with the food it’s getting after the workouts
- And I’m not as hungry in the evening.
Instead of worrying about “wasting” macros early in the day, I’m finding that they actually help achieve my goal of improving fitness & eliminating bloat 🙌🏼. Here’s a couple of examples!I have my preworkout drink during my bible study in the mornings about 5am. And workout around 530ish-7am-ish. Trusting that I won’t overeat or be extra hungry later on in the day has been the toughest part of eating so much early in the day. But giving it a chance has been one of the best steps I’ve done with my food/nutrition so far 😃.
“Eat like a king in the morning, a prince(ss) for lunch, & a pauper for dinner”
The current bible studies I’m doing right now are very good:
I posted a little today on Instagram about hiring a coach & finding one who is concerned with overall health. If you’re interested in Learning more about Amber and macros, you can check out an interview I did with her here on fitnessrxwomen.
I also have to give a huge thank you to my husband who got me the sweetest anniversary gift 🌹 💝 & We went out to watch some golf 🏌🏼♀️ for a date 😃