Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sample Macro Day + Workouts to Try [Volume 6]

Hi, friends!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂 Ours was really nice, and I’ll have a recap on CNC soon, but I wanted to pass along some #motivation for getting back on track after the holiday. I haven’t done one of these sample macro days in awhile, so I figured it was the perfect time to share. I hope the eats and workouts inspire some of yours this week!

Breakfast – I tossed together a  quick breakfast filled with baby spinach, 2 eggs, and a side of broccoli tots.

Snack – Before hitting the gym, I grabbed a rice cake and topped it with a tablespoon of whipped cream cheese + Trader Joe’s Carrot Cake Spread. Mmm! It was such a tasty combo!

Lunch – Post-workout, I was hungry and tossed together a rather random lunch with lots of veggies, including greens, pickled veggies, cauliflower rice, parsnips, chicken, hummus, and some spicy harissa.

Snack – I was still a bit hungry by the time the afternoon rolled around, so I whipped up a yogurt bowl. In the mix: Kite Hill’s Greek Style Almond Yogurt with crunchy granola.

Dinner – Dinner turned out a little ugly, but so so delicious and high in protein! It was a can of tuna mixed with relish and Dijon mustard on top of gluten-free bread with melted cheddar. It was so good!

Snack – To round out the day, I enjoyed 1/2 a sliced banana with Teddie Peanut Butter and a few dark chocolate chips.

Workouts to Try

Sprint for the Hills – Ready to see your heart rate skyrocket? This hilly (or incline treadmill) workout will have your legs and lungs burning in the best of ways!

8-Minute Tabata Finisher – This is a great workout to add on to the end of a strength session or as a stand-alone one when you are short on time. All you need is a timer and 8-minutes for this total body workout!

Total Body Dumbbell Ladder Workout – Start with 5 reps for round 1, 10 reps for round 2, and keep going up the ladder!

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Thanksgiving Day [2018]

Hi, friends! I hope you had a very HAPPY Thanksgiving! 🙂

Ours was low-key and relaxing. We saw family, ate delicious food, and reflected on what we’re most thankful for, so it was an especially nice day. After a workout at the YMCA and cooking at home, we drove out to my Grammie’s house for an early dinner with my family.

It was so nice catching up with everyone – my Grammie had was quite the group for Thanksgiving dinner. There was probably around 20 of us!

My Grammie took care of the turkey and a few side dishes, but our family chipped in with the rest of the meal. I made Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip from the new Delish Cookbook. Both dishes turned out SO WELL, and were big hits with everyone. I highly recommend both recipes – both were easy and very tasty! I actually might make the Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip again for Friendsgiving this coming weekend! 🙂

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Before we sat down for dinner, Grandma gave Quinn a special “prize,” which he was especially excited about. Inside was a chocolate Advent calendar! 🙂 It’s been tough not to break into it before December 1st, but we assured Quinn it was worth the wait!

Then, it was time to EAT!! After missing Thanksgiving dinner last year, Mal and I were REALLY excited for it!

Yesssss! I went back for seconds of the Brussels sprouts and my Grammie’s mashed butternut squash. Yummm!

Quinn opted for a dinner roll with cranberry sauce. (It’s the most he’s ever eaten on Thanksgiving!)

My aunt’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year, so we celebrated with quite the spread of pies! I ate 2 pieces of pecan pie and, my gosh, they were incredible. My Grammie makes a mean pecan pie! Holy yum!

All in all, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!

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CNC Weekly Macro Meal Plans Discount

As you might remember, I launched CNC Weekly Macro Meal Plans last week, and the response has been overwhelming. I love the enthusiasm related to macros, recipes, and meal planning.

I want everyone to experience how easy healthy, balanced eating can be, so I’m offering 20% off any of the 3, 6, and 12-month subscription plans from today through Cyber Monday. The plans are extremely discounted right now, so it’s a great opportunity to hop on board and jumpstart your eating habits!

If you’re not quite ready to make the commitment yet, you can still try out the Weekly Macro Meal Plans for FREE by signing up for your trial week!

As always, if you guys have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Happy shopping!

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