I wanted to talk more about Macros today, lovely macros.

A lot of you have been personally messaging me (which I LOVE btw) I love interacting with all of you on a personal level.  That is what I do this for, that is what I LOVE.  Getting to talk with all of you, and helping you feel happy and healthy, and your best self!

Back to what I was saying, so you all have a lot of questions about macros.   I totally get it, as I had not a clue in the world what it even meant when I first started.

I did a post HERE explaining how macros work and what not.  Please please read it, if you’re confused. 

Everyone is different in what their body needs.  It depends on your personal goals, how much you move everyday.  How much muscle you have.  Each person burns a certain number of calories in a 24 hr period, depending on those things.

If you have more muscle, you’re going to burn through calories like crazy.   

I have been counting my macros for about 5 years now, and I recently upped mine to about 1900 calories a day.  I found myself to be STARVED all the time.  That was my bodies way of telling me to freaking EAT MORE.

So, you need to listen to your body.   I got way to obsessed with it for the first few years.   I personally didn’t find it to be healthy for myself, to be so obsessed with counting down to a the EXACT number every single day.. 

This was until now that I have realized that it was way to much of an obsession, and I don’t want to live my life by a number.

BUT after doing it for so long, I just kinda know whats in what, and what numbers I should be hitting around.  I know my body enough now, to where I know when I need more food and when I don’t.

I chose healthy choices always.  Its simple.  Chose sweet potatoes verses french fries. Etc.. etc..

So that isn’t to say counting down to the exact number is wrong or doesn’t work, but you don’t have to count your macros to look good and feel good.  Just chose healthy choices and portion control!  Don’t overeat.  Don’t eat to junk (refined sugars, fried foods, candy, sweets.. etc) READ LABELS.  Research an ingredient if it doesn’t sound right.

Get a food scale to help you like the one HERE.  Measure out your foods and make sure you’re not overeating.  4 oz of meat, is usually the size of your palm.  

If you’re wanting to lose weight, it is crucial to portion control.

My 7 DAY MEAL PLAN is macro friendly, and you can make it your own.  It isn’t designed to fit everyones individual needs, it is to give you ideas! 

I wrote down exactly what I ate for 7 days, and that is what it is!  It’s very efficient and easy meals!

So I am all for counting your macros!  I still do, BUT my point is to this whole thing is don’t obsess to the point where you’re making yourself unhappy.  Do you and what works for you! 

Give macros a try and maybe it will make you happy.  It does for me, in a way that I don’t obsess anymore.  Say  If I eat over 20 carbs “of what I was supposed to eat” I don’t freak out or let it ruin my day, like I used to.

My point is, live life healthy, happy, make good choices and be active!

If you want to calculate yours, I recommend going HERE.  That will give you your personally calories that you burn everyday, so you can see how much your body needs.  Read through their site too.  This isn’t sponsored by the way.  I just really recommend that site!  It explains it pretty good!

Anyways, I think at this point I am ranting haha.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Feel free to comment below, or personally email me!  Happy to answer any questions you have about it.

Ps.. this gym gear is one of my new favorites!  Called ONZIE.  They’re so light and moveable.  I don’t feel trapped in them, or hot.  

Have a great day!  


Sara Lynn




I wanted to share a little background story of this before and after photo.  

I was 41 weeks pregnant in the first photo.  Well, 40 weeks and 5 days to be exact!  

The right picture is me 13 months PP.  

I have made it a habit to work out and eat right.  The thing with me is I don’t restrict myself from life.  I don’t hold back from going out because I don’t want to be faced with temptation.

I live my life making the best choices I can.  What I have done is really tried to stick to a macro diet during the week, and the weekends I do the same, but I snack a little more with a cheat meal.

I don’t believe in quick fixes, where you eat a piece of lettuce a day…. ha.  No, but I don’t really think those work and aren’t long term.  Eating under 100 carbs a day is outrageous.  (not saying it doesn’t work, It just isn’t my thing, and not bashing people who do it)

Complex carbs are a source of energy!  Without those, we are depleted, exhausted and sometimes depressed.  That is whole other topic I want to discuss in a different post, but we need complex carbs to have brain power and energy.

Anyways, How I lost my baby weight is simple.  The good old fashion way of living life, making healthy choices, working out hard in the gym when I can, or at home while Oaks naps.

Eating the right foods, avoiding junk that we call “food” these days.  

I believe in doing something that you will do forever.  I ate carbs all the time, I eat carbs all the time.   It is what you are getting them from that is important. 

The complex carbs I eat are, whole grains, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, vegetables, blueberries, pineapple.. those are the common ones I eat all the time.

Trust me, you don’t have to starve yourself to look good.  You DONT.  I eat and I love food and I lost all my weight in 5 months.   It took me a good 8-9 months to tone back up.  

But I have done it all the healthy way!  Nothing worth it happens overnight.  You have to put in the time, the effort, the WORK.  

Don’t complain about your weight and image, if you are sitting on the couch eating ice cream, and chips and pizza every day, and never ever lifting a pound.

It is hard work, and it takes sacrifice!  BUT it is so beyond worth it.  I have energy to play with Oaks all the time, I feel alive and healthy.  

Becoming the best you can be, is good for everything in your life.  Your relationships, your marriage, your work life, home life, and so good for your kids to watch as they grow.   

Since most of you wanted to know what I was eating as I was losing the baby weight, I kept a food diary and wrote down everything I ate in those 7 days, and made it into a book for you.  Easy to follow, theres a grocery list, all recipes, all macros to all the recipes.  

You can get my AB CHALLENGE and 7 DAY MEAL PLAN for $20 right now.  I live by these plans!  (linked on my sidebar) 

My advice to all of you, is to not get overwhelmed by it.  Have a clear mind and know what it is that your goal is, and just chip away, little by little every single day.  


I am working on something SO VERY exciting, coming next month!  I can’t wait to share with you!

Please don’t hesitate to ask me anything!  Leave a comment below and I will get back to you asap!