Monday Musings


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photos by Jessica Kaylene Photography

This should more aptly be named “Maddy Babbling,” but Monday Musings had a MUCH better ring to it.

I tried to write this post while at Panera last night but couldn’t seem to do it. (But shoutout to the cashier who gave me the free Valentine’s cookie I didn’t need but definitely ate. #weak)

I was feeling uninspired (to say the least) and pretty physically crappy because I decided to go big and eat a ton of breads/simple carbs, leaving me feeling like I was 6 months pregnant (I’m not.) That, combined with the looming dread of going to the dungeon at 7:00am, had me down and out. But, instead of  being a lazy bum, I forced myself to go to the gym, and I am SO glad I did. I had to make up Friday’s workout I skipped in addition to Sunday’s, so I was there for 95 minutes, and left completely exhausted & shaky (in the best way possible).

As I told you guys a few weeks ago, this month is full!

I spent 3 days in San Francisco two weekends ago, we had a friend (hey Isiah!) visiting from Thursday-Sunday this past week, and now this Thursday afternoon I’m hopping on a plane again and won’t return until Monday night. I’m absolutely not complaining, as you all know how much I love traveling, but its hard to really stay in a routine with so much movement.

In order to combat the inevitable “falling off the bandwagon” I decided last Wednesday to start counting my macros (macronutrients) again in order to get back into a good groove (and feel good!) With our visitor this weekend I did a poor job so…hello Monday, time to restart.

If you’re unfamiliar, “Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of a food. Sometimes referred to as “macros,” the three categories of macronutrients are carbohydrates, fat, and protein. The caloric combination of the macros is where that mysterious total number of calories comes from. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories
  • 1 gram of fat = 9 calories
  • 1 gram of protein = 4 calories

So it’s not about how many calories are in your food, but what kind of calories are in your food. Even if you set a strict calorie limit and stick to it, you could be eating total garbage and not getting the nutrients you need.” (quote source here)

I like macro counting because it allows me to be flexible and not restrict my diet (I just have to plan accordingly if I want a donut, or say Starbucks…). Let me know if you’re interested in learning more/if you have any questions. I have a book on macros that I can share.

Okay so this post totally ended up being a little brain dump and I apologize. I had grand plans for other content but this is what we’re working with today. But maybe you learned about macros?

Morals of today:

-working out will make you feel better

-macros are a good way to stay on track without sacrificing treats completely (like when life throws you a free Valentine’s cookie)


I’m out of here before I go off on another random tangent. But huge thanks to Dezzal for this dress. Fashion should be fun (and I’ve always wanted wings). If you’re interested in this dress you can order it here, but SIZE UP. I’m wearing a large!

xo, Maddy

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  • Reply Liv

    Love this glamorous, sparkly look!


    February 14, 2017 at 2:50 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Liv! A little sparkle is always a good idea!

      February 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Gorgeous dress! And I love the pink shoes! I have heard several people talking about counting macros, but I didn’t really know anything about it until now.


    February 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Nikki. I really like it because it allows me to have treats occasionally and just adjust the rest of my day for them instead of binging or beating myself up about it.

      February 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I have always been kind of curious about macros. Ugh, I have been on a terrible kick lately. I have got to stop with the sweets. Love that fun dress on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    February 15, 2017 at 2:23 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      Sweets are 100% addicting. I’ve cut WAY back lately though and my cravings have definitely subsided. You can do it!

      February 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Kelsey

    love how you added the pink heels! super cute outfit!

    February 15, 2017 at 4:36 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks so much Kelsey! A good pop of pink never fails.

      February 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    This was just the little motivation I needed this morning. I’ve been feeling blah, but I’m getting back to my workout routine today!

    By Lauren M

    February 15, 2017 at 11:36 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      you got this girl! consistency over perfection 🙂

      February 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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