Hey everyone! As you can see recently, I’ve been focusing on eating more often, with the goal of keeping my metabolism revved up throughout the day. It also balances hunger, eliminates cravings (at least for me) and keeps me energized. I highly recommend eating this way. Plus, you get to eat a wider variety of food every day! Who doesn’t love that!
I started off my morning with an early workout on my own at the gym. I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer (I wanted to try intervals on the treadmill but my legs were like lead) and then followed it with this arm workout:
I only did 2 sets because my shoulders were at failure and I couldn’t lift my arms. I then realized that I’m clearly in the middle of a massive flare up and I should take my anti inflammatory meds. I don’t like to but sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what you have to do to feel better. I can’t believe I didn’t realize it was just flared up and not necessarily permanently worse. I can be pretty dense sometimes
Anyway, after the arm circuit (wish I was on the beach!) I did some ab exercises too. It felt like a great, well rounded workout.
Then I got to grubbin
Check out my Tuesday meals. Some are packed for work, but you know the deal for Tuesdays.
For my post workout breakfast I needed a big protein boost so I made a protein shake with Unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, Chocolate Vega Performance Protein Powder, 1/2 banana and ice.
Late morning I had the other half of my banana with some all natural peanut butter, raisins, cinnamon and a cup of the amazing Orange Carrot tea I had tried a month or two ago and the coffee house. Finally got a tea ball strainer thingy
I won’t lie to you, this lunch was pretty stellar. I was craving pizza so I decided to do it up my way
GF brown rice tortilla crisped up then topped with some sauce, steamed zucchini and spinach. I popped it back in the oven to heat it through then topped it off with some garlic powder and nooch. Who needs cheese?!
My afternoon snack is going to be kind of random. I need to go to the store desperately but probably won’t be able to get there until Friday afternoon so I’ll be throwing meals together the next few days. Anyway, for snack I’m finally going to try So Delicious Greek Style yogurt (chocolate flavor) and the other half of my carrot from…
My gorgeous salad for dinner! Greens, carrots, cucumber, grape tomatoes, chickpeas and some avocado on top. Dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. This is going to be awesome!
I hope you all have a great day! I’ll be home after nine, looking forward to relaxing after work. So far the anti inflammatory med seems to be taking away some discomfort I’ve been having so that is good. I may ask my trainer to skip the boxing/kickboxing (I know, shocking right?) on Thursday and maybe I’ll just focus on cardio and lower body this week. Once I get through the flare up I’ll be ok so I’m glad I figured it out.
Catch up with you later