Good morning! Can you believe its already Wednesday! This week is going by quickly…. and I am not complaining.
So today is a rather busy day for me between work, class and lab (I have my first Bio test today ahhhh), but I am going to try to remain as positive as possible. I am feeling a bit sleepy at the moment (never a good sign…) but its nothing that a grande Starbucks coffee can’t fix. Does anyone else ever feel like they are on crack when they drink it (or what I assume crack would feel like)? It makes me so productive/talkative….
Anyway, since it is Wednesday, it is time, once again, for another installment of WIAW! These are all my meals/snacks from Tuesday, and since I had the day off from work yesterday (which was SO nice!), my activities were a bit more varied and you may see more photos that were taken other places than my office….
Pre-workout snack: 5:45 am
I planned to take a 6 am BodyPump class yesterday (to incorporate more strength training into my life), so I got up at 5:30ish, ate half a banana with some peanut butter and headed to the gym only to find out the class was cancelled! I was a little disappointed, but I did stick with my weight training goal of the month and did 20 minutes on the elliptical (2 miles) and 35 minutes of strength work + abs (!) that looked like this ( I did each move for 15-20 reps and repeated the sequence 3x):
- Bicep curls (10lbs, 15 reps)
- Lateral Raise + shoulder press (10 lbs, 15 reps)
- Chest press (12 lbs dumbbells, 20 reps)
- Back rows (12 lbs, 20 reps)
- Tricep extensions (12 lbs each side, 20 reps)
- Lunges + lift (15 each side – 1st set), squats (30) + alternating lunges (15 each leg – 2nd set) alternating lunges ( 15 each leg – 3rd set)
Abs: random moves for 5 minutes that included bicycles, reverse crunches, a plank, crunch pulses…. I always just try to stay moving for about 5 minutes
I won’t lie, I was pretty pleased with myself for sticking with the weights. I usually struggle to do 3 consecutive sets (which is why I love BodyPump for pushing me past my usual stopping point) but I pushed through and stuck with it. It felt SO good to have my workout completed by 7:00 am.
Breakfast: 8:00 am
- 1/2 c greek yogurt sweetened with a squirt of honey
- 1/3 (?) c pumpkin
- 1/3 c oats
- 1/2 banana
- almond butter (1/2-1 tbsp)
I am still loving pumpkin and don’t see it ending anytime soon….
Snack(?) 11 am
I went to a baby shower for an old boss and picked at a few different things while I was there. I didn’t take any photos since I didn’t feel comfortable taking photos in the big group (maybe one day….?).
- 4-5 bites of chocolate cake (butter and egg-less…. my friend/former co-worker Maggie’s go-to cake recipe)
- a small scoop of quinoa salad (made with quinoa and chopped raw veggies)
- fruit salad
- a bite of a cake pop… it was too cute not to try
Lunch 1:30 pm
- veggies: spinach, cucumber, mushrooms
- sesame seeds
- a little teriakyi sauce.
I also had some carrot sticks and apple on the side.
The wrap was a little overstuffed (I always do this! I need wrap folding help…) so I ended up eating the insides out with a fork and then eating the wrap by itself afterwards (which ended up being pretty good since it soaked up the teriakyi sauce.)
I followed the recipe exactly, only adding some additional s+p and chili powder to the spice mix. I served it on top of some quinoa and had some sautéed kale (I love sautéed kale) on the side as well.
While it wasn’t bad, I found it to be a little bland… I think I maybe used too much liquid? I was unsure of how much I would like the texture (I usually don’t like “meaty” soy proteins), but it definitely grew on me as I ate it. I am not going to say I am a huge fan, but I am not giving up on it quite yet. I loved the BBQ idea and it was really easy to make, so maybe I need to try again….Anyone have some tips for me?
Dessert: 7:3o pm
I was really craving chocolate after dinner yesterday so I warmed a Chocolote Brownie ZBar for 30 seconds in the microwave, added a little almond milk, and ate it out of a mug… It didn’t look too appetizing so I’ll spare you and show you a picture of the wrapper. It ended up being delicious and exactly what I wanted. I love it when that happens.
So there you have it. I feel like my day was rather random yesterday, but I guess that’s what happens when you have a random Tuesday off….
Have a great day everyone!