Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
In true mid-week fashion, I am here to share another What I Ate Wednesday post. Here, I document an entire day of my meals and snacks to hopefully make eating healthier more appealing. I realize that sometimes healthier recipes and foods don’t always look the best, but sometimes they do. You can always turn to Jenn for amazing, yummy looking food-spiration.
Let’s get right to it!
What I Ate
You might have gotten a glimpse at yesterday’s breakfast if you read my post on selecting a challenge word of the year.
I paired two scrambled eggs with a couple of slices of turkey bacon, grapes, and used a milk frother with a sprinkle of cinnamon to jazz up my coffee. Sometimes it’s fun to be fancy like that.
I made a delicious green protein smoothie for an early lunch before Noon.
About an hour later, I was craving the apple chia jam I made the day before, also a recipe from the book. It tasted so fresh on my peanut butter and jam sandwich for lunch #2.
Apple chia jam (I just subbed apple for the apricots) and organic peanut butter on whole wheat bread.
I spent the entire afternoon plugging away on the computer blogging and going through emails. Fun things are coming up that I am exciting to share with you! (Sorry for being vague. I’m mostly talking about the new site launch.)
The day flew by as they tend to do. I went upstairs to get ready for the gym and grabbed a Special K snack bar on the way up for some energy.
(That salted pretzel chocolate flavor – or any chocolate flavor, really is sooo good!)
I left right around sunset to arrive early enough to stretch before the 6 p.m. circuit class. Or, at least I tried to.
Does ice scraping count as a workout warm-up?
Welcome back, Winter! Only four more months to go… (gross).
I checked our mail box on the way out (not sure it’s warm enough to walk to these days), and enjoyed a crispy Braeburn apple for some healthy carbs and sugars while I sorted through it.
I still arrived at the gym early enough to get my stretches in. It’s crazy how much different my body feels after those few short minutes.
Class was great! We completed two three-round circuits of six strength training exercises each. It was at a nice a steady pace too, which was a good break from the “I think I’m going to vomit” cardio/HIIT circuit classes I usually take.
It’s been weird not being at the gym as much as I was last month! Now that I am done with the training program, I am slowly easing into covering classes and picking up new 1-on-1 clients. I’m excited (slash super nervous) about teaching my first class next week!
I started working on dinner as soon as I got home. I browned a package of Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, threw it in a pot with organic marinara sauce, and a sliced tomato before simmering the sauce while I went upstairs to take a shower.
I quickly boiled a box of veggie rotini noodles and put two very generous dinner servings together for Scott and I topped in Parmesan cheese. I could have eaten more, too. I have a serious love/problem with pasta.
I grabbed two Lindor chocolates afterwards and called it a night about a couple hours later.
I’ve been trying to work on getting to bed earlier. So far, I have been in bed before 11 p.m. every night this week. That’s a huge accomplishment… trust me. Hopefully it continues!
So there you have another full day of eats for What I Ate Wednesday. I hope you find these posts somewhat helpful from time to time. That’s really why I have continued to put them together!
Question of the Morning
• Have you ever made your own jam before?
This was actually the first time I made jam at home, and I’m sure it’s quite different that regular jam (sans the chia seeds). I love that the only sweetener was honey (I used agave nectar) and that I can rest assured knowing that little jar is free of preservatives. It was so easy too! I’ll definitely be making more down the road.