Update: Reverse Diet, Training, New Goals

From right before the start of my reverse diet -25weeks ago! ➡️ to this past weekend. The first pic on the left was taken 2days before my npc show in October. My goal when I started with Amber Fokken was to stay in the current shape while increasing my calories (& metabolism) to a level that is sustainable as a lifestyle. I finished my NPC … Continue reading Update: Reverse Diet, Training, New Goals

Everything-Free Birthday Cake Donuts, Interval Run, & Praying for your Husband

I used the Enjoy Life Pancake mix to whip up a batch of donuts this morning. Enjoy Life is a company that produces foods that are gluten-free and free-from the top 8 most common allergens (hence the ‘everything-free’ name for these donuts).  This recipe used 3 ingredients (1 is optional!) to make a batch of 5 mini-donuts that are just 37kcals each: 1g protein, 5.8g carbs, … Continue reading Everything-Free Birthday Cake Donuts, Interval Run, & Praying for your Husband

Reverse dieting, Macros, Faith

Reverse dieting & IIFYM : My experience, Science behind it, How macros has really helped me in Life & Faith  My personal experience: Here is the most recent update. But I also did previous (informational) posts on reverse dieting here and here. I am 20weeks into a reverse diet, and am so excited about the results.  My calories have doubled and my weight is down 6.5lbs.  I’m beside myself. … Continue reading Reverse dieting, Macros, Faith

Reverse diet update, Training, & Leaving a Legacy 

Reverse Diet update: So I emailed Amber this morning with my progress pics & was a little down. Then realized about about an hour later how wrong that was. In the past 18weeks, I’ve come really far. (From NPC Phoenix in October to this morning!) Here are the stats after 18weeks ➡️ My Weight is down⬇️ 5lbs & calories have ⬆️increased by Over 900/day 😲since … Continue reading Reverse diet update, Training, & Leaving a Legacy 

Pumpkin protein Donuts & Giving Perfect Gifts Everyday

Just finished up a long run with my running group! And decided to make a friend’s recipe as a post-run meal.  I modified Emma Beth’s Doozies recipe into 28kcal protein Donuts :).  I have previously made these as cookies/Doozies. But the donut maker makes them in about 1/3- 1/2 the time as the oven …. so Donuts it was !  As they were baking, I … Continue reading Pumpkin protein Donuts & Giving Perfect Gifts Everyday

FriYAY Funfetti Waffle w/ Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream, GIB Photoshoot, & Finding my Why

Happy FriYAY!!! I made an awesome Funfetti waffle after my “recovery day” protocol this morning.  And paired it with some Perfect Protein Ice Cream 🙂 … The Bowl of Ice Cream and Waffle were a total of 345 Calories, 56g protein, 20g carbs, and 5g fat.  Gluten free. The waffle itself is just 226 Calories & was warm, fluffy, and fun 😉 … Just 2 ingredients! … Continue reading FriYAY Funfetti Waffle w/ Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream, GIB Photoshoot, & Finding my Why

Marathon training – lifting, running, food update

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about running & lifting & using macros so I figured with my snow ❄️ day today, I’d share what I do here. It’s not a recommendation for anyone, but it might be a good starting point for someone. I updated my original post but also wanted a fresh post because my marathon training is starting to take shape. … Continue reading Marathon training – lifting, running, food update