Sometimes Mondays stink, and sometimes they’re great. Regardless, I came across this picture on Instagram yesterday and it felt so fitting.
I had a great Monday, which was made even better with melted peanut butter on oatmeal.
Life was so good after that breakfast!
Something happened during my lunch hour that hasn’t happened in weeks. After quitting the double workouts (aside from Wednesdays because of Body Pump), I finally hit the gym for a lunch time lift. I’ve really been enjoying my new schedule, but because I didn’t sleep much Sunday and went for a short run yesterday morning, I was craving an arm workout worse than I was craving pb.
Serious talk right there!
The workout was amazing. I started off with a mile run, and then put my shoulders and arms through a killer workout.
I love the high you get after a really great workout. It’s one of the best feelings in the world (aside from endless chocolate on your period).
I didn’t have much of an appetite the rest of the day, but I did play around with my alloted macros and doused my grilled chicken with cheese. OMG!
Cheeeeeeseeeee. Cheese and peanut butter make the world go ’round.
The first few days on my macro plan I struggled with always being hungry, but now I’m actually struggling with eating all of my assigned macros. Last night, I still had enough macros for my planned Chobani, and I actually had to force myself to eat it. This morning I asked my coach if in this situation whether it was more beneficial to be under my macros for the day, or eat even when I don’t have the appetite.
Coach Ashley Answer: You really should try to hit your macros. I know you weren’t hungry but you don’t want to be under. It’s actually just as bad as being over because your body thinks it’s not getting as much as it is used to and wants to conserve. Now, of course, you don’t want to gag it down and make yourself sick if you really feel stuffed. But if you can hit your macros, it’s beneficial to do so!
The rest of the night I spent with the roomies. It was a rainy night and their game was cancelled, so we spent several hours in the living room literally laughing the night away. I don’t even know what we were talking about, but it was the perfect end to my Monday.
Is it too much to ask that you can have 2 awesome days in a row? Apparantly it is, because when I woke up and opened my door to head to the gym, I was greeted with torrential downpours.
Don’t you just wish you could create a neighborhood where you and all of your favorite blogger friends could live? I do, and Beth would be my neighbhor, so if you haven’t stumbled upon her blog, Mangoes and Miles, go there right meow! I am
extremely mildly obsessed with her.
And in exciting news for me, I had my first week weigh in with my coach, and by sticking to a specific macro-based diet, I lost 3.4 pounds in the first week!! I’ve never seen results like this solely by eating healthy and not depriving myself (hello 3 tbsp of pb each day, whaddup), so I’m excited that something is finally working and that I have a coach who is there for me every step of the way.
Since I’m seeing such good results (this loss was even with Aunt Flo in town), Coach Ashley isn’t changing my macros, which means I get to keep the peanut buttttah party alive!
Is there a specific food you could never give up?
Mines clearly peanut butter. And fro-yo.
Did you have to wear floaties to work today because of the rain?