Good morning! Thank you guys so much for such the positive response on the “new” blog. Ya’ll are so dang encouraging I’m super pumped!
(also, I meant to type I’m NOT going to live in Normal for the rest of my life – in that post, fyi )
I haven’t participated in What I Ate Wednesday in a few weeks, and when I saw this month’s theme was fitness, I knew I had to jump back on board.
Take yesterday, for example!
6:30 AM – Pre-Run Snack:
I grabbed two brown rice cakes and topped them both with smashed banana, and then added strawberry jelly to one of them. I knew I needed a little something in my stomach before running, but I didn’t want it to be too much. I usually grab a banana, but the only one I had was practically brown (hence the smashed banana topping.) I ended up only eating the one with strawberry jelly on it.
7:30 AM – Post run breakfast, with coffee:
You guys saw this one yesterday – 1/4 c. oats mixed with some yogurt, chia seeds, honey, banana chips, and milk, alongside two hard boiled eggs.
10:30 AM – Mid Morning Snack:
Mango! And since my mom and dad told me that they’d never had a mango, nor did they know how to eat one, I took a couple extra pictures.
Stand the mango up, and slide it length-wise, on all four sides, as close to the pit as possible. With a knife, cube the two big pieces, and eat the others like a savage.
Then grab the pit and gnaw off the rest of the fruit like a savage, because any mango that goes to waste is just blasphemous
Just be careful! The insides of mangos are super slippery!
Lunch – 12:30 PM
Stuffed summer squash – to make this I just sliced the squash in half length-wise, hollowed it out, and then stuffed it with this quinoa salad. Then I popped it in the grill for about 10 minutes.
It was delicious! And it didn’t heat up the kitchen
3:30 PM – Snack/Pre-cardio snack
Unpictured, but I had this:
A Luna bar, which I actually haven’t had in a really long time! I forgot how much they resemble candy bars I had this about a half hour before heading to the gym. I had to train a few clients last night, so I got there about a half hour early to pedal along on the elliptical while watching Jeopardy. Good times.
7:30 – Dinner
After training, I was super hungry – and thankful that I did some dinner prep a little earlier that morning – which was healthified green bean casserole (made with a natural brand onions, organic cream of chicken, and farmer’s market green beans,) and baked chicken, with a side salad of mixed greens, slivered almonds, blueberries, and green tomatoes (which I later drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette:)
Hit the spot! I just seasoned the chicken with a little Mrs. Dash and some cayenne for a kick.
And I followed it up with a couple of these cookies:
They may not have turned out like they were supposed to, but they’re definitely tasty enough to keep around
And with that, it’s time to whip up a post-workout smoothie and train some clients! Have a great Wednesday, friends.
What’s your go-to pre and post-workout snacks?