Good morning! “Close enough” macros? I’ll tell ya all about it in a second! 🙂
We got back from Stowe yesterday afternoon – and, my gosh, we had a GREAT time!! The Lodge at Spruce Peak (formally Stowe Mountain Lodge) is truly one of our favorite places to visit. We look forward to this trip all year long, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! I’m hoping to have a review on the blog (and Instagram) very soon.
I decided to “timestamp” our final morning in Stowe as well as our travels home to show you some of my eats for the day. As you’ll see, they’re definitely not perfect – far from actually. I like to call them: “Close enough macros.” I didn’t plan well and we had like zero fresh food when we got home. But this also demonstrates, that your eating, especially macro-wise doesn’t need to be on-point to live a healthy life or achieve your goals. If anything, consistency with your overall calorie goal and food choices (whole, high-quality, minimally processed) are even more important than “hitting your macros.”
I actually didn’t track my macros yesterday, but I’ve done it for so long, I have a good idea how they fell for the day (lots of carbs and fat), but I was likely within my calorie goal for the day. And, as I always say, “close enough.” Macros don’t need to be perfect to work! Ok, I’ve rambled on and on, soooo let’s get to it!
9:03 AM: Breakfast at Solstice with my boys! It was our last morning in Stowe, so we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast before hitting the road home.
9:11 AM: Breakfast is served! I ordered the the Whirlaway Bowl (minus the poached egg), which was brown rice, avocado, kale, roasted potatoes, chickpeas, and wild mushrooms. It was awesome and will definitely inspire some breakfasts at home in the future!
9:35 AM: Family photo! I actually think this was the only one we got during our visit!
9:50 AM: We check out the gym. We didn’t have time to work out, but we heard there were Peloton Bikes, so we wanted to see what they were all about. Random question: Has anyone ever used the Peloton app without the bike? It seems like they have some real great workouts! We have a Bowflex Max Trainer, so I thought maybe I could use them “together.”
10:31 AM: Time to head home. As we were leaving, Quinn says, ” Stowe, I will miss you and never forget you.”
12:13 PM: We had snacks in the car, so “lunch” for me was 2 Vermont-made Monkey Chew Granola Bars that I bought from the resort before we left. They were deeeelicious!!
1:03 PM: I also drank some kombucha with CBD.
2:53 PM: We finally arrive home – traffic, blah. Fortunately, our bi-monthly ButcherBox shipment is waiting on our front step. Perfect timing! We order a custom box of all chicken (~18 pounds), which typically lasts us 7-8 weeks. We only order chicken because we eat a lot of it, and the quality is really great. We still buy beef, pork, and fish at the grocery store, but we don’t eat it as often. Actually, I eat a decent amount of fish… maybe I should order from ButcherBox or Thrive Market again? It was super convenient the last time I did!
6:28 PM: Dinner time! Inspired by my breakfast, I made a rice bowl for sorts. In the mix: Brown rice, chicken breast, frozen chopped spinach, chickpeas, frozen broccoli florets, and homemade peanut sauce. I actually made a double-batch and packed away the leftovers for lunch today!
6:59 PM: Dessert time! Leftover gluten- and egg-free carrot cake from our time in Stowe. It was actually a much bigger piece before I snapped the photo. I guess I got a little too excited! 😉
Oldies But Goodies
- Beginner’s Guide to MyFitnessPal
- 30-Minute Meal Prep Plan [Just The Essentials]
- Meal Prep High-Protein Italian Pasta Bake
- Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Balls
- 5 Home Workouts for Moms
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