365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 48


What could you easily live without?

  • There are some things I like to think I could live without, but when I think about using them out of habit and now having a reason behind using them, it would be very hard to go without them. So many people would say cellphone, internet, social media, and I know there was a time, I probably didn’t have any of these things, but now since using them for so long, it would be hard to rid of them. I’d like to think if I had to rid of them, I could do it without losing my mind, but with my generation utilizing these things so often, I think the majority of us would probably end up killing ourselves without some of these things — sadly. I wouldn’t off myself, but just saying, I am sure suicide would be on an all time high if those things were to go away. Anyways, some of the things I could live without:


  • Drama
  • Fast Food
  • Coffee
  • Video games
  • Cable


And most of this list I highly enjoy but I know if it came down to it, I could manage without them. 

Name something you could live without… maybe something that didn’t cross my mind or didn’t make it to this list. 



Macro’s log 9.09.18

11:30AM (Breakfast)

  • Macromeal ultimate superfood vanilla protein + Superfoods (2.0 scoops)
  • Kroger 2% milk (12 oz)

Protein shake: Calories: 160, Carbs: 6g, Fats: 2.5g, Protein: 25g 

Milk: 180 calories, Carbs: 18g, Fats: 7.5g, Protein: 12g

2:30PM (Lunch)

  • Buttermilk and maple (kodiak cakes/flapjack) 61.0g
  • Kroger 2% milk (1/4 cup)

Kodiak cakes: Calories: 250, Carbs: 35g, Fats: 7g, Protein: 10g

Milk: Calories: 30, Carbs: 3g, Fats: 1.3g, Protein: 2g

5:30PM (dinner)

  • White long grain rice (enriched) w/ ground pork, shredded baked chicken, fried whole eggs, sriracha sauce, Kroger Thousand Island dressing

No macros were recorded.

9:00PM (before work meal)

  • Marco’s meatball sub/6′ (ate 95% of it)

Sub: Calories: 589, Carbs: 53.2g, Fats: 26.6g, Protein: 35.1g

Normally this isn’t something I would do before work, especially at this time, but for some reason I was craving a sub, lol. 

Didn’t record totals for this meal because of the fact that I did not measure my food that I ate for dinner. Sorry ahead of time. 

Eating bad habits

I warned you that I would be eating pizza the next day— It was due to the fact a couple of co-workers of mine at this new job wanted me to try this taco pizza and I had never had it but I love tacos and I love pizza, so I was all in. I couldn’t say no to pizza, very hard habit to break. lol. Everybody has their vices; pop, cake, pasta, cigarettes, etc. & mine is pizza. A good pizza is one way to my heart. Well, anyways, we ordered the pizza and also decided to order some parm bites, which wasn’t my idea but I went along with it since I had never had them, and both were VERY GOOD! lol Not the best towards my macros (my macro goals went out the door the whole damn day) I knew I wouldn’t hit my goals and would ultimately end up being over in everything by A LOT. l made my choice, I deal with the consequences in doing so. 

12AM: Work break 

  • East of Chicago taco pizza (2 slices)
  • East of Chicago parm bites (3-4)
  • East of Chicago marinara sauce

2 slices of pizza/Calories: 440, Carb: 48g, Fats: 20g, Protein: 18g

3 parm bites/Calories: 120 

2AM: work lunch break

  • East of Chicago taco pizza (3 slices)
  • East of Chicago parm bites (2)
  • East of Chicago marinara sauce

3 slices of pizza/Calories: 660, Carbs: 72g, Fats: 30g. Protein: 27g

Parm bites/Calories: 82

1:30 PM (lunch at home)

  • Kroger original instant oatmeal (2 packets)
  • kroger sugar (1 Teaspoon)
  • Kroger 2 percent milk (1/3 cup)

2 packets of oatmeal/Calories: 220, Carbs: 38g, Fats: 4g, Protein: 8g

Sugar/Calories: 15, Carbs: 4g. Fats: 0g, Protein: 0g

Milk/Calories: 40, Carbs: 4g, Fats: 1.7g, Protein: 2.6g

8PM (Dinner at home)

  • Arby’s half pound roast beef sandwich
  • Arby’s small curly fry

Arby’s sandwich/Calories: 560, Carbs: 35g, Fats: 27g, Protein: 45g

Arby’s curly fries/Calories: 400, Carbs: 47g, Fats: 22g, Protein: 5g

It’s safe to say Thursday was full of bad choices. I ordered Arby’s because I had gotten home late and I had less than a hour to get around for work, so it was the quick route and closest to my house. 

  1. Total calories consumed: 2537
  2. Total Carbs consumed: 248g
  3. Total fats consumed: 104.7g
  4. Total protein consumed: 105.60g

Thankfully, I considered Thursday to be moderate activity level — which means I still had to meet these macro requirements: Calories: 2115. Carbs: 264g. Fats: 59g and Protein: 132g

Thanks for reading, leave all comments down below! 

Personal Training: Helping a friend day 33


Hey FitFam!

How is everyone doing? How was the weekend? hopefully fun and full of productivity, although I won’t blame you if you spent most of it sleeping, because I did! oops! Haha. I also spent some of it being semi active, mostly on Saturday. Sunday’s are my #TheWalkingDead day so, I don’t want to do anything but snuggle in bed, drink wine, eat snacks and watch my show! – Negan is really starting to piss me off more and more on that show. Other than that, I have been doing fairly well, today is MONDAY MOTIVATION/MOTIVATION MONDAY (however you want to say it) and I have a youtube video that I will be uploading soon today and I will have some quotes in the next post to put some smiles on people’s faces, inspire and motivate all of you to start the day fresh and new. As always I started my Monday morning off with a workout at the gym & John was able to make it for his workout. Yesterday was our weigh in (we do it every 2 weeks) but I had forgotten about it, so I can’t tell you what my results were, but he did do his and found out he gained 6 pounds. I know, I know, many of you are probably thinking “What the hell”, what kind of trainer are you that your client is gaining that much weight. I get this makes me look horrible, right? well not really, because John and I had a conversation about it and again he recognized his nutrition is not on board with his exercise. He admitted to smashing his face with Jimmy Johns for a whole week straight, he stuffed his mouth with McDonalds a couple of weeks ago and has been having horrible sleeping patterns and not eating as often at home either. Now, how do I know that I am doing a good job because a couple of weeks back, I had lost 4 pounds myself and he had lost 1 pound, so I know my exercises aren’t his problem, and he knows this as well. Now he could be gaining some muscle since we have been working on that core and the bike has been toning him up, but we both also know that his EATING habits are not where they should be – and could use some improvements. I have no problem blaming myself if necessary but want to know how I know I am BADASS TRAINER? Well today part of John’s warm-up was to do 5 minutes of running on a 5.5 speed no incline using the treadmill- now if any of you remember when I had him run and he couldn’t do it for longer than 30 seconds without stopping/ complaining about his ankles.. guess what? JOHN RAN THE WHOLE 5 MINUTES WITH NO STOPS, NO ANKLE COMPLAINTS, WITHOUT DECREASING HIS SPEED n MANAGED TO KEEP A PACE THAT I WAS MOST PROUD OF! Please give him a round of applause, he has come a long way and I am so happy!!!!! this is the good news, and the good news triumphs any bad news. 


With this being said, this means his aerobic capacity and endurance has increased. how does one go from running about 15-30 seconds before calling it quits to now running 5 minutes without stopping or pain..? Ask him how he did it, and if he knows what is good for him, he will say I am a badass Trainer, LOL. Jk, but seriously I am proud of myself for getting him to this point, I have to say this was the best good news since training people in college. I love it! Great job John, I couldn’t be any more proud of you for pushing yourself.   I told John that he will need to come up with a plan for his nutrition, something he can stick to long term, something his budget allows, and something that he wants to do and not forced to do because I want him to enjoy being healthier and not feel like it is a chore, because many people feel that way.  So In about 3-4 weeks, me and him will go over his plan and see what he came up with.


John’s Workout:

Warm up:

  • Treadmill: 3.5 speed, no incline, 5 minutes.  
  • Treadmill: 5.5 speed, no incline, 5 minutes

Workout Session:

  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 5, RPMs 80-90
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 6, RPMs 50-60 (preferably 60-70)
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 5, RPMs 80-90
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 6, RPMs 50-60 (preferably 60-70)
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 5, RPMs 80-90
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 6, RPMs 50-60 (preferably 60-70)
  • Stationary bike: 8 minutes, level 5, RPMs 90-100 (Final sprint)

Cool down:

  • Walk 2 laps around the gym

John did very well with this interval, he stayed within the RPMs and didn’t give up nor stop. 

My Workout:

Warm up:

  • Treadmill: 4 minutes, 3.6 speed, 2.0 incline
  • Treadmill: 2 minutes, 5.5 speed, 2.0 incline
  • Treadmill: 2 minutes, 3.6 speed, 2.0 incline
  • Treadmill: 2 minutes, 5.5 speed, 2.0 incline
  • Treadmill: 2 minutes. 3.6 speed, 2.0 incline

Workout Session:

  • Bulgarian Squats: 10lb dumbbells, 4 X 10 per leg. I think next time I am going to up it to 15- 20 lb dumbbells.
  • Hip Thrust (using the leg extension machine): 55lb, 4 X 12.  Next time I will up it to about 70-85lb possibly. 
  • Dumbbell Plie squat: 35lb, 4 X 12 – I definitely will go higher nest time to about 45-50 pounds because 35 was easy


  • Jump Squat: 4 X 15
  • Barbell Deadlift ( I used dumbbells this time instead of the barbell)- Two 35lb dumbbells. I will definitely up it to  45-50 pounds next time because my barbell deadlift is around 170 I believe, so I should be able to lift more in the dumbbells, because 35 was somewhat easy. Although because this was a superset, I knew I would die so I did lower weights. The jump squats hurt like hell but are so worth it, I hadn’t done jump squats in so long.

Cardio Workout:

  • I did the same exact cardio workout as John on the stationary bike. My final sprint I had my RPMs at 130 for 8 minutes, really killed me, but felt good. 

Cool down:

  • I walked 2 laps around the gym with John.

Overall, today’s leg day was very interesting, I liked it but when it came to the supersets, I almost died. Remember to share your workouts in the comment section! Always feel free to comment, like, share and follow!

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxx