Wednesday is here! & you know what that means! (Other than it’s another gorgeous day) I’m linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday! 🙂
In all seriousness, I think I faced yesterday with a little bit too much enthusiasm or maybe aggressive is a better term. Either way, it felt way too good to come home from work & let my head hit my pillow. What’s that quote? “Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction?” Mission accomplished. I was pretty darn satisfied when my mind finally surrendered last night.
When you’re as busy & as active as I was yesterday, the most important thing you can do is fuel your body correctly & hydrate. Here’s what fueled my seriously insane day.
My alarm clock sang to me at 3:45 this am with a neat little note I cleverly attached to it last night – “it’s a NEW month, get up & go!” (Cheesy, but totally got me out of bed).
1.Coffee with a little stevia came first.
2.After some fasted cardio & a crazy heavy back workout (I’ll post by the end of the week) I gobbled down 1/2 a serving of brown rice (Costco, you’re the greatest) + 1/2 cup sauteed broccoli (sauteed with a little coconut oil) + 2 egg whites & one egg over easy.
I then finished sending e-mails & running some morning errands. On my way to Body Combat, I chugged 20 ounces of water + some amino energy. Grape flavor is my fave! I got there about 20 minutes early & completed Nike’s NTC 15-minute core workout, then hit the packed group ex class.
3.After class I was pumped to find a Cookie Dough Questbar waiting patiently for me in the car. I’m not sure if I really even ate it, I blinked & it was gone.
4. & 5. I headed back home, changed for work (switched out workout gear) and whipped up my lunch to bring with me. It consisted of some amazing crock-pot salsa chicken, steamed brussel sprouts & broccoli. I also made the smoothie I mentioned the other day to bring with me for a snack a little later.
During the day, I made sure to guzzle a full gallon of water. I pack a handy 1/2 gallon water bottle with me, so it doesn’t seem as daunting.Water actually increases your energy & fights fatigue so especially on days when you’re busy, drink up. Water also increases your metabolism & removes by-products of fat which both promote weight loss.
6.After teaching spin, I finished what was left of my steamed brussel sprouts, broccoli and chicken and tied up the rest of the lose ends at work. I typically don’t get home until after 8:00 pm so I like to keep my dinners light (since I’m back in bed by 9:00). Dinner last night consisted of some spinach sauteed with a chicken sausage sliced up & a heaping scoop of cottage cheese. I like eating protein at night because they are slower to digest and help repair muscle while I sleep, while remaining lower in sugar and calories.
So I decided to join the Fitfluential & Reebok Plank-A-Day challenge & tried out the above little number. Check out #FFAprilAbs on Instagram to check out the calendar. The goal is to be able to hold a 3-minute plank by the end of April. Day #2 here we go- get planking.
Who else is up for the Plank-A-Day challenge?
What’s your favorite thing to eat for a late dinner after a long day?