Hi guys! How was your weekend?
Remember when I used to do What I Ate Wednesday posts? I know you like snooping on my weekly eats but it’s been a hot minute (that means awhile) since I’ve shared a day of my plate – and boy how things have changed over the year. It’s crazy to look back on my meals/snacks. A bowl of steamed veggies with some beans for dinner? Oh my gosh, how that sounds unfathomable now… no wonder I was always hungry and nutrient-depleted.
I am constantly experimenting with my diet, my workouts and timing it all – trying to figure out what works best for me and my body. I made a few changes last week and actually found some success! So this is how things have been looking as of late. This is from Thursday.
I wake-up, (usually) eat a hard boiled egg (un-pictured), swallow my BCAAs, workout, swallow more BCAAs, then drink my post-workout smoothie
Shower, get dressed, drive to the office (or study at home) then have breakfast. I have been eliminating my sweet potato at breakfast (to hopefully curb my sugar cravings) and having a bigger tater at dinner… gotta get those carbs in!
Breakfast has been shredded chicken zucchini and salsa all scrambled up….
Breakfast part two is a hard boiled egg, baby carrots and broccoli.
Then I work away or study or blog until it’s time for lunch: gound beef, egg, spaghetti squash, broccoli, spinach and an avocado.
I have been having an extra snack (usually featuring protein and veggies) between lunch and dinner to get some more food in me throughout the day and hopefully eliminate my post-dinner snacking… it’s been mostly working! I thought the Epic Bar would be good for this but I really didn’t like the turkey flavor and it turned me off of trying another flavor. I’m sorry but they seriously look/smell like dog food. I’m not a jerky fan so maybe that’s why. Anyways, the smelly but delicious combo of tuna and pickles has been doing the trick.
I drive home (if I’m at the office), relax a bit and make dinner. While I’m making dinner, I often nibble on cut up veggies – but Mom made pea soup (thanks Mom!) so I’ve been enjoyed that. Un-photogenic, but delish.
And that does it.
BUT… when I don’t eat enough prior to the evening I legit am hungry at 8 o’clock and cue snack attack. My body says “feed me” because it needs the food! Rather than handful after handful of nuts, seeds, whatever (which unfortunately hurts my stomach) I have been tryinggggg to condition myself to opt for more nutrient dense foods . It’s a work in progress but I’m trying. My biggest advice if you struggle with after-dinner-snacking, is to make sure you are getting what you need during the day.
That’s how things have been looking… but, sometimes (aka last night) my evening looks like this:
Here’s what my workouts looked like last week:
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a class at Spynga! I thought it would be a good way to ease back into my workouts after three days off.
I did pike push-ups on the box for HSPU, the swings at 12kg, deadlifts at 85#, step-ups instead of box jumps and 50 air squats instead of double-unders. See I told you I scaled. Finished in 19:49 and still was drenched and exhausted.
We worked on our dumb-bell snatches… eek they are hard!
Sean lovesssss combining WODs. I got 51 wall balls for the first part. I did a max effort row instead of Annie (knee) and got 1100m in the 6min – not bad! For Cindy, I did pull-ups with my trusty band and got through 6 rounds plus 3 push-ups. Pretty good morning.
My mind (and training plan) said run but my body said spin. I listened to my body.
We did a bunch of body strength and mobility work which was really good for my knee then did Helen.
I feel like I can be really good at Helen once I am a bit stronger and am in full force. I did the kettlebell swings as prescribed (35 lbs) but the pull-ups with a band of course. Finished in 14:04. Happy with that.
Swimming! The exclamation mark is necessary because I’m excited that I got in the water again.
Yesterday I planned on going for a walk but I really felt great so I went to Olympic Lifting.
That’s a lot of numbers right? I know. I went pretty light to work on my form. I also went light for the strength WOD:
This was nasty.
Then I got back in the pool in the afternoon and did some more swimming. Who am I? It’s been helping my knee, I think.
Okay, sorry for the novel of a post. Hope you had a great weekend!
Questions of the day…
What did you do this weekend? Do you prefer a selection of eats or a day?
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