Done are the days of calorie restriction and endless cardio, instead I eat like a fiend (as long as it fits my macros, more about that later), do two 20 minute sessions of HIIT (high intensity interval training) a week and a 40 minute strength training session with weights 5 days a week.
I get up, eat, work, eat, work, work, work, go to the gym, eat, go out and enjoy a summer walk, prepare food for dinner and the next day, eat, sleep and get up the next day to do it all over again. I have all kinds of DIY projects and crafts backed up on my craft table, just waiting for some free time to actually get to them.
I eat a lot of carbs, protein and fats, and so I take the time to prepare nutrient rich foods like these dishes you see here. I keep track of EVERYTHING I eat with the myfitnesspal app as I maintain my weight on a high caloric intake and I like to see how many macro nutrients I am getting everyday. I have calculated the exact macros I need to gain muscle and still have enough energy to burn through my workouts without storing extra calories as excess body fat. It can get a little complicated at times, but I am really seeing results and loving all food I am eating.
The dishes below are super simple to make. I threw together the exact ingredients I have listed below with a little bit of olive oil. I don't really have recipes for them as I just threw ingredients that fit my particular macros together. If you really want to know the exact recipe for either one, leave a comment below and I'll be happy come up with the exact recipe for you.
Stove-top Quinoa, Broccoli and Chicken Bacon Stir Fry
Oven Baked Stuffed Peppers: Cooked Rice, Ground Turkey, Zucchini and Tomato Sauce