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All The Little Things Add Up.

This post is co-sponsored by About Time Nutrition, who is a client of FitFluential, my company. All opinions are my own.

I think you guys are seeing a theme here of my growing obsession with all things peanut butter. Welcome to Skippy Natural Singles. Bam. Perfect for travel and really just for portion control in general.

I think you guys are seeing a theme here of my growing obsession with all things peanut butter. Welcome to Skippy Natural Singles. Bam. Perfect for travel and really just for portion control in general.

Hey Guys and Gals- Happy Monday!! Yea, it's Monday and although it is subzero outside in Chicago and I had to cancel my trip to Phoenix (details below) this week, I choose to say, it's a good day and I am going to make it better. The title of my post today is that all the little things add up and although I first mean to share this with regards to FOOD and also ACTIVITY- it can apply to life, to work, to our attitudes...to everything. 

The little things add up.

Look at me thinking all these past months "I have NO TIME to blog anymore"-- baloney! Now that I have said I am giving myself 10-15 minutes max to create my blog posts, it makes it a fun challenge for me (call me dorky, I am fine with that label) each day to surprise myself and keep the consistency going. And the little things, my little blog posts- are adding up because my lovely blog metrics say y'all are coming BACK to read me!! Welcome back! 

With food-- the little things add up-- take the Skippy Natural Singles up there. I love the portion sizes because with peanut butter, hello, who hasn't wanted to eat 1/2 a jar?? It's easy to do DON'T LIE AND SAY YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THERE. Like the people that say "oh gosh, I could only eat 4 OREOS, THEY ARE SO SWEET I just couldn't have more...." GIVE ME A BREAK I CAN EASILY PUT AWAY 2 ROWS OF OREOS AND BE READY FOR MORE. No judgment. But-- if you are on a plan and having an extra tablespoon of peanut butter here, and then a Starbucks Chai Latte there (that you didn't record) and a bite of this or a salad pre-mixed for you at those great chopped places with wayyyyy too much dressing,....yea people that can be like up to 500-1000 extra calories a day. BOOM you are in maintenance mode vs. weight LOSS mode. And you'll wonder. WHAT'S GOING ON?

Alternatively if you DO pay attention to the details and YOU DO the sticking to it- like when I met my friend Linda for dinner at Houlihan's (one of my favorite places) Saturday night-- I had eaten a great macro-counted steak salad from Chipotle about 45 minutes prior. I was full. But I WANTED food at Houlihan's. I didn't do it. I had a few bites of calamari (counted in my macro plan) and a diet soda. Those things add up. They are little things but they add up.

Same with workouts-- I used to do a dvd at home and get to parts I didn't like. Burpees or one kind of move so I'd skip it. Or-- y'all know for MONTHS I was skipping stretching because "didn't have time" and I'd skip the last set -- whatever-- it adds up. You aren't as far as you want to be--- are you accounting for the little things?

IT MATTERS. This is a huge thing that I am doing differently now-- really paying attention to all the little things and being very serious about dedication. I used to take a lot of little shortcuts thinking it was no big deal. Well, until this girl is hormonally straightened out-- I can easily stay right where I am weight wise....but to really drop weight requires me to be spot on so every day I have to say, what's the goal? To put importance on having an extra Quest Bar or an extra cheat meal or on feeling damn proud of losing 10lbs? I think you know my answer. 

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So I had to cxl my trip to PHOENIX this week- which was primarily so I could see the hormonal specialist out there that Whitney uses and recommends because for a week or more I have had HORRIBLE intense painful cramping waking me up every single night at 4am. OY. Apparently I might have to have a minor surgical procedure done this week on my internal lady parts. GOOD TIMES. Going to doctor today and I will share more- why? Because so many women are not guided the right way with our hormones and the problems they create. I certainly wasn't when I was given Spironolactone and told to take it for the rest of my life, NOT knowing that it was a steroid. HELLLOOOO BadIdea.com. 

Excited to get things moving in the right direction. 

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Empower Fitness Love. 

ON TO EATS. ;-)

Do you love protein pancakes- what is your favorite way to use protein powder?? 

Comment below and one random winner next week will get a prize package from About Time Nutrition. (client of FitFluential)