I can't believe tomorrow is already April 1st. This year is going by fast, or at least it seems that way to me. The hub and I went grocery shopping, went to dinner, watched a movie, and popped over to my parents this weekend, so the normal. Oh the weather, Sunday it was in the 70's and it was just beautiful! Maybe we can finally shake the winter blues away.
Sunday was also my weigh in/ progress pic's day. I had to take pictures to send to my trainer. I was so excited to see the little bit of progress I posted them on Instagram, but here they are for those that aren't on Instagram:
I've lost about 4 pounds according to the scale, but I'm going more for toning that actual weight loss, if that makes sense.
I've also been asked what my meal plans look like. Well my meal plan is designated by my trainer and she does it based on my macro's that work for my body, my weight, my goals and my activity and training levels. Currently I'm eating 1,721 calories a day. My program involves low fat, high protein. I have 59.6 cals of fat, 154.1 of carbs, 49.9 of fiber, 32.92 of sugar and 169.92 of proteins. Again this is for my body. If you want to find out your macros, a good starting point is If It Fits Your Macros.
I know this is the time when people are hitting plateaus. If you are, ITS OKAY! Everyone hits one if not more. Your body has just adjusted to it's routine and needs a refresh. Simple as that. The last one I hit, I introduced myself to Carb Cycling. Read about it HERE and HERE. I didn't have a lot of material on it, so I relied solely on what I found online.
The author of this book recently contacted me after stumbling upon my posts on carb cycling, he provided me a copy of the book which I wish I would of had back when I was cycling! This book is basically an instruction manual. It breaks down lifestyles and the basics of carb cycling. It gives you grocery lists, meal plans, recipes and even has a journal that lets you keep track of your eating, your progress and thoughts along the way. I really just love the simplicity of this book. It doesn't over complicate it, it just breaks it down and shows you how.
You can get the book HERE.
The author was also kind enough to offer free copies to the first group of readers of mine that are interested in it! So if you can wait to read it, comment your email address and I can get you the info to get the copy. If you can't wait go to Amazon and snatch it up! And don't worry if you don't have a Kindle- theres an app for that.
I'm gearing up for week two of keeping it in check and being as dedicated as I can to make progress with my training program.
How's your challenges coming?
How was your weekend?