Back to the Grind

Now that my summer vacations are over, my body will surely be thanking me. This is because when I was on my multiple getaways this summer I cared to shovel my face with delicious food.

Don’t get me wrong, that’s fine on occasion and in moderation, but unfortunately – I go big or go home.

So as I return home, I am refocusing and getting serious about eating clean again and working out on the reg. I’m sick of feeling shitty when I eat like shit or bad about myself when I skip my run with the  excuse that it’s miserably hot out. I’m promising myself that I’ll try my best to get back on the healthy train. All you can do is try your best, right?

For me, the healthy train means eating clean 95% of the time with one big free meal a week and a few chocolate and/or alcohol dalliances here and there.

A friend asked me recently if I count my macros.

I had no idea what macros were! luckily she explained it to me – and little did I know I had all the info in my Eat-Clean Diet book.

east-clean diet macros1

The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged, page 28.

eatcleandiet3She also told me about My Fitness Pal, an iPhone app that I had heard about but never tried. She said she used it to count her daily macros and it’s helped her a lot.

myfitnesspalI’ll do a full review of the app once I’ve used it for awhile and can really tell you about it. But it is already proving helpful with portion sizes – one of the main issues I need to work on! I am floored at some of the actual serving sizes it’s showing me in comparison to what I previously assumed appropriate serving sizes were.

Here’s to saying goodbye to an indulgent, relaxing summer and kickin’ my ass into gear for the end of the year. Who’s with me?

Easy Stir Fry Sauce

Last week I was really missin’ the stir fry station we had at the cafeteria near my first year (freshman) dorm room.

You could personalize your stir fry by choosing whatever you wanted and the cooks would make it up right there in front of you. Sigh.

Nowadays I have to resort to googling: “how to make a stir fry sauce,” in order to eat. 😉

Obviously I would never imagine making something with ginger, like a lot of stir fry recipes have, so Tuna and I settled on a soy-sesame sauce. It was so good I’m going to use as it as my go to stir fry sauce from now on!


Google led us to THIS article that we based our stir fry sauce on.


1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp red vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
1 tsp sugar


Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Dump on protein and veggies of choice and cook in a skillet for 10-15 minutes while stirring.

Serve over brown rice.

easystirfrysauce1Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!