Does that title even make sense? What a week it’s been! Work has been great, with the days flying by, and workouts have been on point. I honestly cannot believe that it’s already Thursday. Yay!!
My week has been really great, and it finally feels like things are clicking for me. Over the weekend, I did a little bit of research and decided to alter my macros. I felt like for my workouts, I really wasn’t eating enough, which would also go along with the fact that I constantly went over my macros. My body wanted more food.
After research and discussion, I upped my fat by 16 grams, my carbs by 23 grams, and lowered my protein by 5 grams. I was a bit worried that I would naturally see an increase on the scale, but every day since starting on my new macros, I’ve actually seen my weight decrease. I feel really great too! I’m ignoring the number on the scale because while it’s still a few pounds higher than my lowest weight from a month or so ago, I feel fabulous, and my body looks good, so for now, I’m really going to monitor by how I look and feel.
With all of the extra carbs and fat, one big switch I’ve done is added natural peanut butter back into my meals, and less of the JIF Whips, which has fewer fat grams than regular peanut butter. An english muffin with 2 tbsp of peanut butter has been my go-to mid-morning snack, and it keeps me SO full! Ahhhh the benefits of real peanut butter haha.
I’ve also been treating myself in the afternoon with these awesome yogurts from Chobani!
Just look at those toppings!!! This one is my favorite, but the peanut butter one is a close 2nd. Having one of these yogurt bowls late afternoon really helps kill any cravings I might have, and I feel like I’m spoiling myself with this snack.
My lunches and dinners have been jam-packed with protein and healthy carbs. I’ll do chicken and ground turkey, along with sautéed butternut squash and potatoes. It’s extremely filling, and the combination of flavors actually has me looking forward to these meals!
In the evening I still have a good amount of macros left, so I’ll typically make a PEScience chocolate peanut butter cup protein shake, and either have a Fiber One cookie, or a banana with peanut butter with it.
I also switched to a new workout program the same day that I started my new macros. I’m now doing the Arnold Blue Print. It’s an 8-week long program, and what I love about it is that it’s constantly changing. It’s been really challenging so far, but in a good way! I finally wake up super sore again, which I was lacking the past few months. Sometimes your body just needs a change in workouts/programs!
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And that is a quick recap of the first 3 days of my week!
If you could have 20 extra grams of carbs and 16 extra grams of fat, what would you add to your meals?!