Weighted Vest Training/Review, 50kcal Protein Cookies, & 100kcal Protein Ice Cream

Good morning! I got a new training toy – a weighted vest from BodyRock – that I tested out today, and wanted to share a quick review of it, why I decided to get it, and how I plan to use it to help train for races! 🙂 Why a weighted Vest? I initially saw this vest posted on Courtney Ustrzycki’s instagram (I had the chance … Continue reading Weighted Vest Training/Review, 50kcal Protein Cookies, & 100kcal Protein Ice Cream

Best Waffle Ever w/Vanilla Milkshake Butter, plus a couple other fun macro-finds!

This is my go-to gluten free, 2-ingredient waffle.  It turns out perfectly every time, is fluffy, and takes about 3minutes!  On top of this is a sweet vanilla milkshake butter (also 2 ingredients!) Waffle Macros: 28p 28c 2f (239kcals) Vanilla Butter: 8p 9c 15f (211kcals) Waffle Recipe: 35grams (1.25scoops) Devotion Angel Food Cake Powder 35grams Maple Grove farms GF Pancake/Waffle mix (found at Kroger) 1/2-3/4cup water … Continue reading Best Waffle Ever w/Vanilla Milkshake Butter, plus a couple other fun macro-finds!

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

Reverse diet & training update, “I went WAY over macros-now what?”, & a new sponsor

Well, I hadn’t originally planned on posting an update this week, but I had a couple of valuable insights that I figured were worth the share.  I’m currently 8lbs lighter than when I started this reverse diet and eating 1000 Calories more per day.  I also had a day this week where I went WAY (like 2200kcals) over my macros, but managed it & my … Continue reading Reverse diet & training update, “I went WAY over macros-now what?”, & a new sponsor

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

2-ingredient Protein waffles & w/vanilla chocolate chip frosting; a little tangent on macros/health; & reverse diet update 

This post is kind of all over but it sums up where I’m at pretty well right now in terms of food, fitness, faith. 💕  2ingredient waffles , gluten free, 260kcals !   Waffle macros: 29p 29c 3f , 260kcal Waffle with toppings: 36p 43c 7f , 379kcals I made these up to take with me to eat after my morning run & before church … Continue reading 2-ingredient Protein waffles & w/vanilla chocolate chip frosting; a little tangent on macros/health; & reverse diet update 

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 

Update: Reverse diet, Marathon Training, Finding Balance

REVERSE DIET Over the past 16 weeks, I’ve been going through a reverse diet (explained in this post) with my ADO Fitness Coach Amber.  During that time, I’ve also started training for the Shamrock marathon in March with a goal to PR and Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2018.  My ultimate goal, however, is to find a HEALTHY balance where I am eating a … Continue reading Update: Reverse diet, Marathon Training, Finding Balance

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