Good morning and happy MONDAY to you!
Since it's the start of a new week, I wanted to share some #mondaymotivation related to food freedom and mindset and give you an awesome high-intensity kettlebell workout that you can do just about anywhere. It's only two movements, but it's definitely a challenge. I promise you'll be a sweaty mess by the end!
Ok, here I am in typical Tina mode juggling a smoothie, a bowl of oats, and coffee! 😜
A few years ago, my food “rules” would have come into play at a yummy breakfast like this (we were on vacation at Club Med), and I would have been torn about what to order because I could only have the smoothie OR oatmeal - god forbid I ate both! But that’s the thing about finally finding freedom with food. When you get rid of those rules and eat what you want, you will find yourself ENJOYING your meal with no guilt.
Sure, breaking free from the strict (and silly) rules we place around food can be daunting. We often feel that if we don’t follow the specific guidelines that we set for ourselves, we will lose control and overeat. But the truth is, if you have some "bumpers" in place via macros and give yourself the permission to eat what you want, you'd be surprised to see that you'll likely choose foods that make you feel great. One day that might be a plate of raw veggies and hummus as a snack, the other it might be a donut.
Some people might see macros as restrictive, but I see them as anything but! If anything, macros give you the food freedom and mindset to eat what you enjoy. Plus, once you have a gameplan for your choices, you'll no longer need to obsess over what you're craving because every meal you have permission from yourself to eat exactly what you want!
Kettlebell Burpee Pyramid Workout
I have a fun Kettlebell Burpee Pyramid workout for you that only requires a kettlebell and a little bit of space. I actually do this workout quite a bit, especially when I'm short on time. It's definitely a burner, and I love that you can do it just about anywhere - at home, in a hotel gym or even in your backyard!
A video explanation with a short demonstration for this Kettlebell Burpee Pyramid workout is below as well as a visual image that you can save to Pinterest or desktop for later. I hope you like this Kettlebell Burpee Pyramid workout and give it a try. If you do, please let me know what you think!
Question of the Day
What are your thoughts on food freedom? Can macros be part of that equation?
What's your favorite piece of equipment to use for workouts?
P.S. If you're ready to get your diet on track after a fun summer, check out my FREE 5-day macro bootcamp. It'll teach you the ins and outs of macros to get you started!
Also, our next Master Your Macros group starts on 9/9 - mark your calendars! Registration is now OPEN!