Dining out at chipotle 9.18.18

12AM (Work/Snack)

  • Kroger Carb Master Yogurt (Blended Strawberry) Calories 60, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g and protein 8g

2AM (Work/Lunch)

  • Kroger fresh baked bread (.25 loaf) Calories 269, Carbs 55.8, Fats 1.9g, Protein 11.5g
  • White sweet onion Calories 6, Carbs 1.3g, Fats 0g, Protein 0.1g
  • Sliced Swiss cheese (1 slice) Calories 110, Carbs 1g, Fats 8g, protein 9g
  • Kroger Mesquite Roasted Turkey (2 oz) Calories 50, Carbs 0g, Fats 0g, Protein 11g
  • Hellman’s light mayo (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 2g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g
  • Kroger Hard Salami (2 slices) Calories 60, Carbs 0.5g, Fats 5g, Protein 2.5g
  • Kroger Southwestern ranch, lite (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 3g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g

9:45AM (Breakfast)

  • Frosted Flakes cereal (2 cups) Calories 110, Carbs 27g, Fats 1g, Protein 1g 
  • Kroger 2% milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fats 5g, Protein 8g

2:30PM (Lunch)

  • Frosted Flakes cereal (0.25 cups) 2X Calories 56, Carbs 13.6g, Fats 0.6g, Protein 0.6g
  • Kroger 2% milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fats 5g, Protein 8g

7:30PM (Dinner)

  • Chipotle steak bowl 
  • Double white cilantro rice; Calories 370, Carbs 68g, Fats 8g, Protein 7g
  • Double Black beans; Calories 240, Carbs 44g, Fats 2g, Protein 14g
  • Steak; Calories 190, Carbs 2g, Fats 6.5g, Protein 30g
  • Green medium salsa; Calories 20, Carbs 4g, Fats 0g, Protein 0.5g
  • Red hot salsa; Calories 25, Carbs 4g, Fats 1g, Protein 1g
  • Cheese; Calories 100, Carbs 1g, Fats 7.5g, Protein 6g
  • Sour Cream; Calories 115, Carbs 1g, Fats 9.5g, Protein 2g

Total Calories: 2133 (over) 

Total Carbs: 256.2g (over) 

Total Fats: 76.5g (over)

Total Protein: 120.2g (under)

Overall,I was over on my goals but not including the calories I burned from exercise. I didn’t feel any extra weight gain or a difference after consuming that many calories; but this means I will be more aware of my intake the rest of the week. 

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Macro’s Log: 9.10.18

12AM (work break)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (strawberry pomegrante) 

Yogurt: Calories: 70, Carbs: 5g, Fats: 1.5g. Protein: 9g

2AM (Lunch break/work)

  • Kroger peanut butter (creamy) 2 TBSP
  • Healthy life wheat bread (2 slices)
  • Macos meatball sub/6′ (finished .10g of it)
  • Ballreich’s ghost pepper jack chips (1.5 oz)
  • Donut (work provided — no info provided)

Peanut butter: Calories: 180, Carbs: 7g, Fats: 15g, protein: 7g

Bread (2 slices) Calories: 70, Carbs: 16g, Fats: 0.5g, Protein: 5g

Meatball sub (.10g) Calories: 62, Carbs: 5.6g, Fats: 2.8g, Protein: 3.7g

Chips: Calories: 220, Carbs: 25g, Fats: 12g, Protein: 3g

2:30PM (Lunch/home)

  • Kroger original oatmeal (instant oatmeal) 2 packets
  • Kroger 2% milk: 1/4 cup
  • Kroger sugar (2 Tsp)

Oatmeal Calories: 200, Carbs: 38g, Fat: 3g, Protein: 6g

Sugar: Calories: 30, carbs: 8g, Fats: 0g, Protein: 0g

Milk: Calories: 30, carbs: 3g, Fats: 1.3g, protein: 2g

8:00PM (Dinner after work)

  • City blends oreos over Mahattan shake (24 oz)
  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (1 TBSP)

Shake Calories: 989, Carbs: 167g, Fats: 16g, Protein: 49g

peanut butter Calories: 90, Carbs: 3.5g, Fats: 7.5g, Protein: 3.5g

At the gym, I make myself a shake because I am off work at 8pm and have to have to work at 10pm at the second job, so it’s easier to make myself a shake on days I work both jobs. This is not normally the shake i make for myself due to the macros being super high, but I wanted something different. Our gym makes protein shakes. 

Total Calories: 1941, pending how many calories I worked off at the gym.

Total Carbs: 278.1g (over)

Total Fats: 59.6g (over)

Total Protein: 88.2g (under goal)

My workout yesterday I would have considered light activity (I did lifting and 20 min of cardio) but I don’t think I burned very many calories; although I could be wrong & with all of this said, the light activity macro goal was:

Calories: 1876

Carbs: 220g

Fats: 52g

Protein: 132g

Counting my Macro’s

Now, I have been tracking my macros since last Monday since I want to lose some bodyfat & still increase muscle mass. I usually follow my macros loosely, but this time, I am going to try my hardest to be more strict to present more results. The goal is to lose 9 lbs but to still maintain and optimal amount of strength increase. In this macro tracking, I will give you my beginning weight, body fat % and BMI (although BMI is not relevant to me since it doesn’t consider the muscle density). i also, will break down two separate macro goals because one will be for my moderate days of exercise & one will be for my light days of exercise. I have decided that I may even carb cycle so that when I am not working out, I am not eating an accumulated amount of carbs (I will eat less carbs on my rest days)  — that will be tracked as well whenever I get started & I will let you know. 

Now most people around this time are probably “bulking” or will be on their way to bulking fairly soon, but I will probably start bulking up more during Nov or Dec months (late bloomer) due to this goal I want to achieve now & in bulking, I will gain mass, yes, but I don’t want my body fat to spiral out of control due to it, so it will be a healthy bulk. Now along with body fat, I will weigh myself every 2 weeks because I don’t rely on the scale very often and don’t want to go back to bad habits, and because I know I will feel better after 2 weeks of weighing in vs one week. I am hoping to lose 9 lb by the end Oct the latest, but I think it will be possible to lose it quickly depending on how strict I am and how my workouts play out. I also have to consider the fact muscle weighs more than fat , so if my number on the scale doesn’t go down but my bf % does, I will be just as happy with the results. Wish me luck!

P.S when I start to bulk — I will set up new macros & carb cycling rules & share those with you as well, along with any other goals for my nutrition. 

Light Activity Macro’s Plan: (burn 200-400 kcal) for females 

  • Calories: 1876 per day
  • Carbs: 220g
  • Protein: 132g
  • Fat: 52g

Moderate Activity Macros Plan: (Burn 400-650 kcal) for females 

  • Calories: 2115 per day
  • carbs: 264g
  • Protein: 132g
  • Fat: 59g

Now some of you are probably wondering how about a macros plan for when you burn more than 650 cals; well I have one for that too, but since I haven’t yet tracked my workout like I will be doing now, I don’t think I am burning more than that necessarily due to the fact I haven’t been doing cardio (Friday was my first time doing cardio in a long time) so now I will add cardio in the workouts to give myself more room to lose that weight & body fat. My cardio won’t be the bigger picture, because I don’t want to lose tons of muscle , but it will be 20-30 minutes, and I am thinking about implementing it either just Fridays or possibly doing it Monday-Friday. We shall see, haven’t thought it out yet. Trial and error. 

Another goal is to have myself drink a gallon of water a day since I don’t drink enough liquids throughout the day. I always end up dehydrated and that’s not healthy, so I am going to push myself to do better with that. 

Beginning weight: 160 lbs

Beginning Bf %: 22.8 

BMI: 24.3 

All of this information was taken on 8/6/18 — tomorrow I will update it so it is closer to this date & is more accurate. 

Hopefully I can lose this weight and get my bf% down below 20 percent. ALSO, ALSO ALSO,  I will allow myself to eat out/dine out once a week due to the fact I want less processed food in my diet (obviously) and it saves money as well! win-win! The goal is to still have it meet my macros but that won’t always be possible & I understand that, so it’s almost like my way of itching my craving without feeling bad. Especially since the weekends usually hold my nutrition hostage due to social events. Portioning will be my BESTFRIEND when eating processed food, so that I don’t eat too much of it at once. Goals. 

Wish me luck! & if anyone has any questions, feel free to leave comments or email me. 

I may be looking at more nutritional blogs to help with my meal prepping during the week so I can add variety to my meals. 

Shay-lon

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Exercise Science Degree

Sponsored Athlete

Newbie Powerlifter 

When Do I Use protein powder?? 

So.. I have had people ask me if I take protein shakes or any supplements regularly — and I think this is a good question for most fitness enthusiast as well as professionals to answer because I believe this question is important. For the sake of the question, I will answer if I take protein shakes, explain why or why not and share some of the ones I have tried and have liked. In a  future post, I will then answer if I take any supplements, lol 🙂

First of all, I DO NOT take protein shakes everyday of the week. As a matter of fact, I probably have one twice a week  if anything. Now this does depend if I have the protein on hand, or if I am purely just buying it from work (my gym serves protein shakes) if and when I have protein on hand, I usually will drink one a day and that’s only if I am going into work and need something to fill my stomach while during my shift or because I have taste for a shake and it beats eating a candy bar with no nutritional value. Now, if I purely buying it from work, then only about twice a week – ONCE. lol. so I will have it Monday and Wednesday and that is because I get them for free when I am working. Yay. I have to still invest into a food scale so I can do exact measurements but I like to think I am getting enough protein from food that I don’t need to rely on a protein shake all the time like some people. and when I do take protein shakes it is usually after a workout session because it is much faster to shake one up then to drive all the way home and make me a meal. lol. Just saying. 

I know people who have told me they take protein shakes about 3-4 times a day, in between meals and I only personally eat about 2 meals a day , if I am lucky, I have 3 main meals a day – I have to get better at eating the 6 small meals a day, but for me, I find it a lot harder to do that and I don’t think having that much protein a day would be beneficial for me unless I was at a huge calorie deficit or because I lacked it in my meals (which is very possible). Because of my goal of needing to lose 10-15 lb for my meet and to fit into a weight class I’d feel comfortable at (technically I would like to lose 20 lb) then I plan on redoing my macros and seeing where it leaves me, but I still don’t think my protein intake will need to be supplemented that often .. but we shall see. If I find my protein intake will need to be supplemented more often, then my answer might change but if not, then I will stick with what I am doing now when it comes to protein shakes. 

I am a firm believer that protein shakes hold good and bad because most people over indulge when they drink protein shakes and that can be the not so great thing, I think they should consist of protein obviously but depending on the other ingredients it could land you with high sugar, high carbs and probably calories that could account for 2 of your meals in a day. That is why I don’t drink them as often right now because I realize that they could be used against me as well if I am not cautious. If you are smart about the intake and ingredients; it could be useful to have a protein shake 🙂 

Now some of the ones I have tried, I have made YouTube review videos on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAIrhf0FpxoQk4F_bznTjIg?view_as=subscriber

Quest – peanut butter protein shake (loved it)

Anytime Fitness Gym protein shakes (I like them)

&& BPi, Salted Caramel protein shake (it tasted okay, not too bad) but outside of that I haven’t really ventured out too much on trying new protein shake flavors from different companies unless I get free samples. 

Share some of the brands/protein you drink? 

How often do you take protein shakes?

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon  

 

 

Thanksgiving 2017!

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