1/12 of cake w/ topping
Sunday, July 3, 2016
1/12 of cake w/ topping
I know what it's like to be struggling to lose weight. I worked hard for 2.5 years to lose over 100 pounds naturally. That's only the beginning of the struggle though. When my life got a little messy, I immediately took the focus off my healthy habits and became very sedentary and ate a lot of convenient foods. I gained weight pretty quickly. I cared, but not enough to really consider what I was putting in my body OR care enough to get active to counter a little of the junk I was eating. Now I'm starting over again, not from the place I started from before. But definitely from a place I thought I'd never be in again.
I know as much as anyone who has struggled with weight how much you want an easy fix. A quick weight loss solution to get you back in shape fast. So you look to others. I can't tell you how many super skinny model type with thigh gaps I used to follow on social media. I followed them because I wanted to look like them. I wondered what they were eating, how often they workout and what they were doing. The truth is, I hoped that I could mirror their routine and look just like them. But I won't look like them. And their routines MIGHT not even get me into the best shape I can be in. Most of those girls are ectomorphs. They are naturally thin and have a hard time gaining weight. That's not to say none of them have ever been over weight, but a lot of them haven't. And if they were slightly over weight, it's not to the degree that I can quickly and easily gain weight. We are different. Doing what they do, will not yield the same results.
I don't sell "my workout" or "my diet" because I constantly mix up my workouts. And I am still experimenting with the best macros for me. Frankly it makes me sad when I see social media fitness "celebrities" selling a cookie cutter diet or workout plan. Because I know that people who are desperate to lose weight will pay $5, $10 or more for a cookie cutter plan. While I haven't seen these plans, I would bet that some of these little waifs eat as little as 1200 calories a day. If you're an overweight person doing any activity at all, that's simply not enough calories. Your body will not be happy or you'll end up starving and binge. They might be low carb, high fat diets. I found out the hard way that my body type is programmed to store fat eaten. So when I tried Keto (atkins) my results were mediocre at best. It just doesn't work for me. If you're 160, 200, 250+ pounds, you simply cannot just do what a 110 pound person does and look like them. In theory, you can eat healthier foods and portion sizes, you can increase activity to burn calories and shape your body. But you need to cut calories gradually to avoid slowly the metabolism too quickly. I feel there is simply too much comparison going on. If you don't have a thigh gap, you're not less valuable than someone that does. (and visa versa). The idea of a fitness journey should be finding your best self, not trying to turn into someone else.
I share my journey (for free) to motivate others to find what works for them and give them ideas along the way. I want everyone to know that you can work hard and get in the best shape of your life. You don't have to buy a cookie cutter diet plan. You don't have to cut out all carbs. (Carbs are a very important macronutrient) You CAN eat more than 1,000 or 1,200 calories a day and achieve your fat loss goals. I want to help others in their fitness journey and I want you to be successful. Not because it's good for my pocketbook, but because it makes me feel good to help someone else and see them happy and comfortable in their skin. So I'll happily continue sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to start a journey of their own to reach their own goals.
So.. without further delay.. lets get to the recipe!
scoop the batter in to 12 regular size muffin tins.
Bake for 8-13 minutes. (I checked at 10 min and ended up baking all 13 minutes)
Macros for the muffins (based on my ingredients)
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My plan for the next week and a half (until training, with my trainer, resumes) is
1. Get back into the gym. After some time off, I'll be starting back a bit easy so I don't hurt myself or get very sore.
2. Continue eating my current calorie intake and logging my food. Taking in balance meals and whole foods.