Monday, September 25, 2017

Lake Tahoe Fall Essentials

Through my ambassadorship with FitApproach, I was given the opportunity to review a few pieces from prAna's new spring line. This post was sponsored by prAna and Fit Approach. As always opinions 100% my own. 

leggings / sweater / shoes

Fall in Lake Tahoe is my favorite time of year. It's the best time to hike, bike and enjoy everything Tahoe has to offer. Like having the entire breakfast joint to yourself on a Sunday morning! Yes, think 70 degree days and barely any crowds. If you can handle the cold mornings then it might be time to plan a trip.

Here's what you should pack:

All the Layers - I'm not going to lie the mornings have been cold. I'm talking 30 degrees cold. If you plan on heading out during the morning or evening hours I suggest bringing a micro puffy or pullover sweater like the prAna Cate Tunic or my A+F sweater (pictured).

Athleisure/workout clothes - Basically my entire wardrobe. Lake Tahoe is an outdoorsy community making it totally expectable to wear athleisure 90% of the time. I mean I totally rocked my new prAna Roxanne Printed Legging to breakfast the other morning. Speaking of prAna they totally have you covered in this department.

Running/hikking shoes - If you plan on doing any amount of hiking or walking you'll want a good pair of shoes. Some of my favorite trails to hike during fall months include: Hope Valley, Mount Tallac, Maggies Peak, and Van Sickle Bi State Park.

Backpack - You'll want something to carry water and snacks while hiking.

Non-Athleisure attire - You know for going out to dinner, etc. Throw on the prAna Ariel Dress with black leggings, boots and a jean jacket and you'll fit right in. If it's warm enough cute booties and a jean jacket will do.  I'm also loving the prAna  Cadwell sweater dress. It's calling my name!

When it comes to packing for vacation there are always a few things I keep in mind -- comfortable, functional, and fashionable items. Oh, and wrinkle free. Because mama doesn't want to have to iron. You'll find that prAna meets all my requirements. I already see the prAna Ariel Dress in heavy rotation next spring and summer, as well.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

What I Eat in a Day

Bolthouse Dressing [c/o]

Since I started counting Macros the number one question I'm asked is - What do/can you eat? The answer typically is - Anything I want! Of course, it has to fit within my numbers, but nothing is really off limits.

Let's get real for a minute. I use to think oh I shouldn't eat this or that and avocado is healthy. The fact of the matter is sugar is sugar and fat is fat. While avocado is a "good" fat it's still fat. So if you're eating a half a medium avocado a day (which I use to between breakfast and lunch) you're eating roughly 11 grams of fat! Yup, I bet you didn't know that because I surely didn't. I'm not saying don't eat it I'm just saying it's time to think about the amount of foods you're eating throughout the day.

Before I started counting macros I was high on carbs and fat, but now I'm balanced. Once I started eating a balanced ratio I started to see a shift not only in weight, but overall body composition. I should also mention I feel amazing, my skins looks better than ever and my body is processing food efficiently.

So you want to know what I eat? During the week I'm pretty boring, but here's roughly what my day  looks like:

Slice Sourdough toast
.40 oz unsalted butter
92 grams eggs whites (from 2-3 eggs), salt + pepper to taste
1-2 tbsp salsa
1 cup coffee
2 tbsp vanilla coconut creamer
(most days there's a second cup of coffee and I always build it in as a just in case)

1.5 oz baby spinach
50g diced bell pepper
2 oz diced cucumber
1 hard boiled egg (sometimes no yolk -- depending if I have the extra fat)
3 oz shredded chicken
2 tbsp boathouse dressing

133g roasted sweet potatoes
100g Roasted Broccoli
5 oz Shredded or Grilled Chicken
2 tbsp hot salsa

Protein Shake (43g Amazing Grass, 1 oz spinach, 1 oz strawberries, 1 cup water and a few ice cubes)
Red Top Plain greek Yogurt topped with 1 oz strawberries and 1 tsp honey or Chocolate PB2
2 - Caramel Rice Cakes

Currently, I try to hit the following numbers: 150g Carbs, 42 grams Fat and 115g protein totaling 1,438 calories. This will change as we shift from the "cut" phase to the "rebuilding" phase.

Alright, I challenge you to track your food for a day and to see what you're really eating. Be honest with yourself. Is it balanced? Are you eating enough food? Maybe you're overeating?

Have any other questions about macros or my workouts just comment below.

Friday, September 1, 2017

This + That

Since once again I couldn't get my shit together I'm rambling on Friday. You're welcome! I dunno maybe you like them. Either way let's just get down to business as I have places to be and people to see.

First is a pretty big announcement. It's a official I'm a business owner! I finally incorporated my little marketing, PR, etc. business after like 2 years. You could say business is really good and my accountant said it was time. Say hello to the new president, HR manager, assistant and every other title of Shout Media.

Cauliflower pizza crust from Trader Joe's is my new favorite food find. Don't fight it just go buy it. Yeah, yeah it's not pizza however it gets the job done.

People, I FINALLY jumped on the Thrive Market bandwagon. Not really sure why I waited so long, but I can get healthier products I love at a discounted rate delivered to my door. You better believe I did endless amounts of price comparisons before I ordered. Sign up today and receive 25% off your first order! Psst -- Free shipping on all orders over $49.

Still counting macros...weight is leveling off and body composition is changing. I'm working on a full  12 week post.

A+F.... yeah, I know who am I. Seriously though I was on their site last night and they were speaking my love language. I ended up purchasing this sweater and dress. I'm also loving this cozy scarf. My only grip is free shipping after $75 and $7 shipping charge on returns. People it's 2017 it should be free shipping both ways. I'm also ok with a minimum purchase of $50.... shipping rant over. Psst - everything is currently 40% off and if you join their "club" you'll receive a $20 off code which can be stacked with the current sale. Happy shopping :)

And that's a wrap.... for today. Have a great weekend!