It’s been a while since we’ve covered a full What I Ate Wednesday, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share the latest edition of Tuesday eats and whereabouts.
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Here we go!
What I Ate
Breakfast came quick with a couple of old friends on the side of computer work.
Nature’s Path Chia Plus (gluten-free, whole grain) waffles with vegan butter and pure maple syrup with a side of coffee
I usually top my waffles with some kind of yogurt or peanut butter in the mornings, but I will crave a traditional butter and syrup taste every now and then. Extra points if the syrup is maple and hot!
I got the itch for something fruity by mid-morning, so I went to the refrigerator and found a navel orange. I can’t remember the last time that I peeled and ate one. (I usually prefer a couple of cuties instead.)
I knew I needed to sneak in a workout before lunch. I work well past dinner time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if I don’t fit a run or workout in before I leave, it’s not going to happen.
Scott has been doing the P90X program, so I joined him for a killer cardio and legs workout in the living room.
P90X Plyometrics workout
Holy geez is that one hard. The last time I did that workout was about three or four years ago!
Lunch came as quick as I could get to it after a shower. Thank goodness there were leftovers in the refrigerator from the night before.
Salad: wild greens and kale mix, tomatoes, red peppers, cauliflower, carrots, kalamata olives, green olives, shredded cheese, and drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Soup: navy bean pre-made mix topped in shredded cheese with a side of dry whole wheat toast
I can’t recall exactly what brand the pre-made soup mix is, but it came from the soup aisle at the grocery store. We love picking up those packets to have on hand and easily creating homemade tasting soup during the weekdays.
I left for work around 4:30 p.m. and came prepared with a snack, just in case. I had a one-on-one session followed by two small group classes and shared this quote on Instagram (and our whiteboard) during one of my breaks.
(I just love that one.)
I grabbed a package of belVita breakfast biscuits and enjoyed the crunchy wafers during a break, too. It wasn’t time for breakfast, but I tend to turn to them any time I need a pick-me-up. They claim to be “baked to release energy regularly and continuously to fuel your body through the morning.” Interesting, no?
belVita breakfast biscuits (for steady energy)
I haven’t noticed bursts of energy like I would normally get from a cup of coffee, but I like the taste and feel relatively full after one serving nonetheless.
My 8 p.m. class ended up getting canceled, so I was able to leave early and didn’t mind the extra time at home. I was getting hungry again! I asked Scott to be in charge of dinner while I was at work, and he never disappoints. I was getting pretty excited when I smelled this recipe come to fruition in the kitchen shortly after I arrived.
Lemon thyme chicken, corn, and a half serving of Amy’s mushroom risotto
Oh man, that chicken was delicious. It seemed pretty easy for him to make and came out perfectly moist. (Recipe is linked above and under the photo!)
My client told me about a new series on A&E called Fit to Fat to Fit, so we streamed the first two episodes after dinner. Each episode features a successful personal trainer who is devoted to fitness and a client who hasn’t worked out in years, if ever. To get the perspective and see just how hard it is for someone overweight to partake in their fitness plan, the trainer gains a considerable amount of weight in four months (45+ pounds!) to be able to go through their own program and lose the weight right alongside their client. It’s very interesting!
Per usual, I had a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk for dessert and turned in soon after.
I guess you could say it was a nice little Tuesday.
Questions of the Day
• What is your favorite series on television right now?
• What is your go-to breakfast right now? (I’m in dire need of inspiration.)
Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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Please note: What I Ate Wednesday features an entire day of my unfiltered eats. In no way do I change what I eat just for the sake of documenting it. While I try to be mindful with portions, I don’t count calories. I do, however, take into account how much activity I am going to be doing that day, and I plan my meals and snacks accordingly.
I have never completed the whole 90 days. But I love the core workout! Its my favorite for cross traning days. BTW that salad made me hungry.
I never have either… I’ve alway just joined in Scott’s workouts and they are intense.
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
I’ve only done a P90x workout once in my life, and HOLY COW- so difficult. I much prefer other workout videos that are actually manageable for me, ahah. Maybe one day though!
That TV series sounds so interesting! I’ll have to see fi I can find it. Right now, I’m about to finish Gilmore Girls and I’m savoring the last few episodes.
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Right? I won’t ever put them on if it’s just me working out. It always takes Scott asking me if I’ll join him, lol. Gilmore Girls is a great show!
That salad looks so yummy! I’m not a tv watcher…at least not current tv. We are watching Friday Night Lights and Gilmore Girls right now.
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I’ve heard great things about Friday Night Lights. I may have to check it out!
OMG Friday Night Lights is AMAZING. The pilot was awesome. Season 2 is kinda yucky because of the writer’s strike, but persevere! 🙂 It’s a fabulous show.
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I randomly caught an episode of Fit to Fat to Fit the other day and couldn’t turn my eyes away!! I need to find somewhere to stream them that is available in Canada!!
I love any kind of cop show – Law & Order, Chicago PD, NCIS, etc.
It’s crazy, right? But in a weird way, very motivating.
alexandra @ my urban family
Sounds like an interesting show! Seems like it would be semi unhealthy but I definitely understand the motivation behind it. I’ve been watching Shameless and loving it – the series is on the final season.
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Yeah, I thought the same thing, too. Basically, the trainers overeat and aren’t allowed to work out for 4 months. The good part about it all is that it’s temporary, and they return to where they started right alongside their client. It shows how much harder it is for them to get through exercises after being out of shape and overweight. It sounds crazy, but really is inspiring.
I’ve been turning to egg sandwiches lately. A couple of scrambled eggs, protein English muffin, a slice of cheddar cheese, and some turkey sausage or turkey bacon. It only takes about 10 minutes for it all to come together and it is SOOO yummy!
My favorite TV right now consists of pretty much anything on Bravo (I’m sort of ashamed to admit that), and Downton Abbey. So sad it’s the final season!
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Yum! I love breakfast sandwiches and may or may not enjoy them for dinner sometimes, too. 😉
Go to breakfast right now is rice cakes with almond butter, banana, and greek yogurt! Also been loving oats and bagels 🙂
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YUM to all of that!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I really want to try Beloit!
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Marina @ Snackie Bird
My go-to breakfat is Greek yogurt with banana and big spoon of nut butter. I can whip it in the second!
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