It’s crunch time folks, and I am not talking about the kind with the Cap’n on the box.
What I am talking about is all of my favorite clean eats: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein loaded snacks, and a whole ‘lotta H2O.
Last week’s What I Ate Wednesday shared how I choose what to eat and how to fuel my body with what it needs based on what is going on in my life. There are days (and even weeks) at a time where I allow myself to eat whatever I want at any time of the day. This has almost become an annual occurrence during the off-season, or summer time.
This short-term pattern allows me to get the bigger indulgences (cheeseburgers, regular french fries, pizza, brownie sundaes) out of my system and re-channel my normal healthy eating lifestyle long-term.
Whatever floats your boat, right?
With four days to go, we are down to the wire. Let’s see what’s been getting me ready to roll!
(Thank you, Jenn, for hosting another week!)
What I Ate
Breakfast started with the standard yogurt bowl I have been loving first thing in the morning lately.
I kept this one extremely simple by starting with a serving of Blueberry Non-fat Chobani Greek yogurt, then topping it with raw rolled oats and fresh blueberries.
Before driving across town to a new boot camp (more details about that adventure to come…), I also filled up with a large cup of my favorite kind of coffee.
During and after an hour long workout, I downed 32 oz. of water then stopped in the cafe at my gym for
lunch, breakfast, brunch.
I had eggs on the mind and found something considerably healthy on the menu to order:
In my (whole wheat) wrap: cage-free eggs, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese.
Okayyyyy, Life Cafe!
I got home around lunch time, hopped in the shower, and spent the remainder of the afternoon in the basement/home office working on the computer.
It’s days like this where I come armed with two things: water and snacks.
I have been downing water this week! My body can’t seem to get enough of it, especially with a new MiO flavor I brought home the other day.
Although I am not one to condone artificial sweeteners and preservatives, I just can’t seem to knock this habit. I don’t use much per serving, but I do tend to use water enhancers on a daily basis.
It just makes water sooooo good. *Sigh* I am hoping to fully switch over to lemon/fruit water instead one day soon.
Speaking of fruit, I also made a plate of it to take downstairs with me a few hours into working.
I didn’t eat it all at once, but nibbled on a handful of blueberries (yes… again), a peach, and a serving of Blue Diamond Whole Natural almonds throughout the afternoon/early evening.
Before I knew it, the sun was setting and my tummy was grumbling again. Dinner = yet another Monster Salad.
This one included: a mix of spring mix and baby spinach, baby cucumbers (no, I’m not trying to hint at anything here), carrots, red and yellow grape tomatoes, red and green peppers, black olives, and sliced deli ham topped with balsamic vinegar, grapeseed oil, and freshly ground pepper.
… and a tall glass of Light Chocolate Soy (GMO free!) Milk for dessert.
Eh, sometimes you just don’t feel like snapping photos. It happens!
Off to a full day of Pistons stuff starting with appearance on Belle Isle and and ending with our last dance clinic before auditions this weekend.
Happy Hump Day! 🙂
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