The Royal Playa Del Carmen – my review & how to maintain or lose weight on vacation

Chris and I went on a 5day, 4night trip to Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at The Royal, which is an all inclusive resort. This is the 4th one we have stayed at and it was definitely our favorite of all. I’m not an expert travel blogger, but I tend to look for vacation spots that are fun and also have healthy options, so I … Continue reading The Royal Playa Del Carmen – my review & how to maintain or lose weight on vacation

Why I “fell for” Running initially & Why giving it up has been one of the best decisions I’ve made

“Lasting change is the result of a transformed identity.” Since college, I’ve been a “runner”. I got into running mostly just as a way to stay active and stay in shape. I grew up as an athlete and played softball in college so it was a new “sport” that I could do. I signed up for a marathon & began training. As with most people, … Continue reading Why I “fell for” Running initially & Why giving it up has been one of the best decisions I’ve made

Reverse diet & No running challenge update (32days), Less is More Workout Plan

Going strong on the no running challenge – I started on July 4th so it’s been 32days now. Since then, I’ve posted a few times – here & here & here – if you want a little more backstory. I’ve lost a little weight (3-5lbs) and feel I’m in better shape than I ever have been. My macros have been nudged up a couple times … Continue reading Reverse diet & No running challenge update (32days), Less is More Workout Plan

Glazed Chocolate Chip Protein Donuts (45kcal each), The Hope Study

I used a bread recipe from Kim Hoeltje to make these 45 Calorie protein donuts! They are vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free. And I also added my own 2ingredient glaze to them. Macros per donut: 4p 5c 1f (45kcals) I’m usually terrible at following recipes but I had all the ingredients for these on hand & didn’t feel like modifying it aside from the “structure” … Continue reading Glazed Chocolate Chip Protein Donuts (45kcal each), The Hope Study

I gave up running 16days ago… here’s what’s happened

Weight lost (Calories have stayed the same) inches lost from waist & thighs Gained time and energy Feel like I’m in control of my diet versus fearing those moments where I get ravenously hungry (due to running/overtraining) & have very little control over my eating I posted a lot in my IG story today (@rebekahclementson) and will finish the post out here with those photos. … Continue reading I gave up running 16days ago… here’s what’s happened

I haven’t run in 13days – reverse diet & training update, new routines

I’m on Day 13 of my “no running ” challenge. My macros/calories have stayed fairly consistent (discussed below) & I am essentially the same weight as day 1 ( I was .6lbs up today technically – from 127.4 to 128).Benefits so far: more time to sleep , more energy for work & life, less “runger” (aka the insatiable hunger feeling from running), plus a new … Continue reading I haven’t run in 13days – reverse diet & training update, new routines

Vegan Vanilla Maple Oat Cookies

3️⃣ingredients 👉🏼MACROS: 3.5p 7.5c 1f (52kcal) per cookie 🍪 👉🏼crispy outside, soft inside 🌱 vegan & glutenfree These are not super sweet cookies, but they were given the thumbs up 👍🏼 😋 by my husband and his brother ! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Sometimes, recipes come about in weird ways…. To be honest, I ran out of rice cakes today & decided to try to make “oatcakes”?🤷🏻‍♀️. Anyways, … Continue reading Vegan Vanilla Maple Oat Cookies

Quick Update- no running & Reverse diet

My weight- the same as my check-ins last week This week, Amber had me keep my macros the same even though I dropped all running. I’ve averaged about 9K steps a day (my goal is just 5k) & that’s been from the steps/jumprope during my workout, & walking Nike 🐶 a couple times a day around our block (3/4mile) This is the “reverse diet/cardio” progress … Continue reading Quick Update- no running & Reverse diet

Why I’m Giving up Running

Today is Day1 of my 28-day “No Running” challenge. I’ve had a bunch of messages on insta from this post I made in my story so I wanted to address it here as well. I think my struggle must be something that a lot of women battle internally. This is the blog entry I read (referenced in photo above)- http://www.sirenabernal.com/stop-running-lose-weight-and-feel-better/ Here is an excerpt from … Continue reading Why I’m Giving up Running

New Hair, New Job, New Goals, Less Cardio, More Macros, More Life

It’s been 3 weeks since I began using the 80 day obsession lifts & doing my Autumn/ShaunT workout hybrid. During that time, I have lost a few (~5) pounds & some inches, got a new hair do (bangs! & back to my natural hair color 💁🏻‍♀️)…. & set new fitness & life goals. I’ll start with the Fitness & macros stuff 🙂 Photos: Food & … Continue reading New Hair, New Job, New Goals, Less Cardio, More Macros, More Life