Hello! How’s everyone doing today? I actually managed to remember to take pictures of my food and workouts for not one but two days this week, so today I thought I’d share them with you all! I always like seeing what other people eat during the day, and it seems like you guys do too. Let’s take a peek!
Tuesday morning kicked off with a spin class at one of my favorite studios, Biker Barre! Truthfully when I woke up I debated skipping the class when I saw that the “feels like” temperature was -1 degrees. Ugh. Luckily I powered through and made it to the class, even if I was freezing the whole time in the car. Brr!
The class itself was fantastic – like usual – and our instructor Allison even gave us some major props for showing up early in the cold to work out at 6:00 am. She told us we had earned the endorphin high, and she was right! I felt so good once class was over, and was so happy that I had decided to stick it out and go.
When I got home, I had a glass of fresh juice!
This batch was made with beets, celery, kale, an apple, a grapefruit, and ginger. It was a good one!
After taking a shower and getting ready for the day, I sat down for breakfast: a plain Greek yogurt bowl with a banana, blackberries, honey (unpictured), granola and peanuts (for healthy fats).
I recently bought a new-to-me Special K granola, and I was really happy with the amount of protein per serving (6g) and sugar (9g, compared to many others I looked at with 13g).
The yogurt bowl kept me full for a long time, and I didn’t wind up sitting down to lunch until around 1:30. That’s really late for me! For lunch I had a leftover slice of pizza from the weekend, which was really tasty but didn’t do much to fill me up.
I wound up snacking on an apple shortly after lunch. That did the trick!
Later in the evening, I made this spaghetti squash “mac and cheese” which turned out really well!
Mine wound up being a little wet – I don’t think I cooked the milk for long enough – but it was still really tasty and we have plenty of leftovers to have during the rest of the week.
Later on, I snacked on a delicious apple tart that Fabio’s dad gave us over the weekend from a French bakery.
It was very simple and light, which was the perfect way to end the evening. Fabio and I each had a small piece while we finished up watching Making a Murderer. What a crazy show!
We had another great workout that included hanging knee lifts (recreated above!), sprints, wall balls, chin ups, TRX mountain climbers, goblet squats, walking lunges, high knees, push-ups to side planks, and more. Phew! It was a tough one!
When I got to work, I quickly showered in the locker room in our building, headed upstairs with dripping wet hair, and ate a yogurt bowl that I had packed from home. Taking 7:00 am classes is a bit of a challenge for me schedule-wise, but I always manage to get to work somewhat in time. 😉
Later in the day, I dug into a huge salad with mixed greens, slivered carrots, brown rice, chicken, Craisins, and feta cheese. Yum!
Yesterday’s snack was a small handful of mixed nuts and dried fruit, which was just enough to hold me over until dinner time.
It was another really cold day and even started snowing when I got home, so all I wanted for dinner was soup! Luckily we had some leftover sweet potato and acorn squash soup in the freezer that I was able to thaw, plus some crusty bread from the same French bakery on the side. Yum!
As I sat on the couch watching old episodes of Bobby Flay Throwdown on Netflix (Fabio was at a work event so I binged on crappy TV) my sweet tooth started calling to me. When we picked up Jack from my mom’s house on Sunday, she sent some flourless chocolate cake home with us (made with just eggs, butter, and cocoa powder!!) so I obviously needed some of that. With melted peanut butter on top, of course.
Overall I would say these two days of meals and workouts were pretty typical for me – some good and healthy choices and some not. Some days are better than others, and that’s ok with me. I just try my best!
Question of the day: What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?