Hello, and Happy Hump Day!
It’s been a while since I featured a What I Ate Wednesday post on the blog. While I usually cover an entire day of eats from any random Tuesday, this edition breaks down a Monday, the day before my mom got into town this week. I knew we’d be all over the place exploring, so below you will see what more of a normal day in and out of the gym looks like for me.
What I Ate
Breakfast took place around 7:15 a.m., which was as soon as I could get my mug filled with coffee. We had been out of waffles for a couple of weeks, so a pair of them generously smeared in peanut butter goodness sounded pretty fantastic!
Nature’s Path (gluten-free) buckwheat waffles topped in peanut butter, sliced, bananas, agave nectar, and chia seeds
I worked on the computer until my first 9 a.m. session at the gym. I taught a small group training class after that, and then made the best out of a last minute 11:00 cancelation. Hello, (on-the-fly) lunch at home!
Side salad with mixed greens, spinach, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red & green peppers, parmesan cheese, and (un-pictured) Greek salad dressing
It was an easy, healthy, and hearty lunch that held me over for hours!
When my 12:30 client messaged me to reschedule her appointment as well, I took that as a sign to catch up on some emails and enjoy working at home until my next session at 2:00.
(Monday was a wee bit busier for me at the gym than normal since I took Tuesday off to spend time with my mom!)
I had a break from 3 – 5 p.m., so I spent some time researching and booking plans for the weekend. I’m very much looking forward to spending the holiday on the water with friends that will be visiting us from out of town!
I also couldn’t get my hands out of this can of Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds.
(You might remember me featuring this flavor in my Healthy To-Go Snack For The Road post a couple weeks ago.)
Holy geez, they are amazing!
I had my last client at 5, then finished up my day by covering a small group strength class at 6.
I wanted to fit in a workout of my own before I headed home, so I grabbed an About Time ProHydrate protein drink from my stash in the refrigerator. I featured them in my 6 Easy Tips To Staying Hydrated Post and am still loving them.
I was pretty tired by this point in the day, so I went through a simple body and light weight workout that mirrored exercises I would have probably seen in my beloved Fitness Pilates classes. Gosh, I miss those days.
Have you ever used an ab wheel?
Or a body bar for exercises on the floor?
I was so hungry by the time I packed up my backpack and set out for home that I decided to drive through Yaya’s Flame Broiled Chicken on the way home. It’s fast food… so it’s not my favorite option, but I sure am grateful that it’s there on nights where I’m ready to eat my arm and don’t even want to think about making dinner.
(After looking online, I found Yaya’s are all over Michigan and also in the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida.)
Grilled Chicken Wrap in a spinach tortilla with a side of roasted corn and peppers
I drizzled a little Yaya’s Original Dressing into my wrap and had no problem finishing the entire plate shortly after snapping this photo.
I was pretty tuckered out from my back and forth day at the gym, so I threw in a load of laundry, showered, and called it a night without dessert. Crazy!
So there you have another edition of WIAW. I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks into my daily eating habits, and I’ll see you a bit later this afternoon if my day allows. Happy Wednesday!
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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.
Question of the Morning
• What is a “healthier” fast food restaurant you drive through when you’re in a bind?