Totally slept through my alarm this morning. I’ve got myself an early one this morning, so as you’re reading this, I’m likely training some peeps in the gym. Good times
Luckily, I decided yesterday that I’d partake in a What I Ate Wednesday post, so I had this post ready to go before going to bed last night.
For those who can’t/don’t want to watch the video, I shall show you, anyway, but with less personality, obviously.
Breakfast 1: 7:15 AM – Pre-Run:
Half a banana for some glucose. Yay. Exciting. I also had some coffee before heading out.
Breakfast 2: 8:30 AM – Post-Run:
I had an awesome run, guys. The weather was spectacular, and I felt strong the entire way through. As-soon-as-I walked through the door, I chowed down on that TJ’s fruit wrap, and then fixed myself up a recovery drink with VEGA’s recovery shake in Acai berry with a little water and ice. It was surprisingly tasty! I’ve had great VEGA products, along with some notso great ones.
I also noticed the shake packet contained beet powder in it, which made me wonder whether it was to make it a red color or for recovery purposes. I just read in Men’s Health that beets are a good pre-workout food because beets’ nitrates help blood vessels dilate, which increases oxygen to the muscles. That’d also be good for post-workout, so…someone get on that
Breakfast #3? You betcha! 10:00 AM:
Oats made with So Delicious coconut milk, PB2, cinnamon, sea salt, blueberries, and stevia, topped with some Greek yogurt, along with a side of egg whites with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Yummy and filling in my belly
I also had another cup of coffee some time around this time, which turned out to be a bad idea. I think the two cups, combined with the recovery drink, gave me the shakes – literally. As I was cooking my oats, my hands were shaky. I hate that feeling! Thankfully they went away after my breakfast digested.
Lunch: 2:30 PM:
Lunch was a bit random today, and I usually have a snack in between breakfast and lunch, but with three breakfasts yesterday morning, I didn’t really need one Instead, I waited and enjoyed this lunch of tuna salad, made with Greek yogurt, mayo, onion, and relish, on some brown rice cakes with some orange cherry tomatoes, and some carrots and pineapple on the side. Pretty decent lunch!
Snack: 5:10 PM:
A client cancelled, so I had an extra hour between a few yesterday afternoon, so I hopped on the elliptical for about a half hour for some Kindle Elliptical reading. Good times. I pedaled away at an easy pace whilst waiting. My main goal was to get through more of this awesome book, not really to break a sweat. However, I was feeling snacky, so I made a little protein shake of chocolate Fit Mixer protein powder (<—full disclosure: affiliate link,) banana, peanut butter, ice, and milk.
Tasty combo! It’s hard for me to find a chocolate protein powder I like, and I really enjoy the flavor/texture of this one.
Dinner: 7:30 PM:
After training, I quickly came home and got started on an early dinner – omelets! Eggs are one of my go-to 15 minute dinners. I was home by 7:10, and dinner was on the table by 7:30. Boom.
This omelet contained 3 whole eggs, some zucchini, onion, jalepeno, tomato, cheese, and a little ground pork. I enjoyed it with half an Ezekiel English muffin with butter, along with some extra veggies on the side.
The omelet totally hit the spot when I topped it with some avocado.
Oh, and I also made sure not to cook the ground pork at too high of a temperature, because I read the other day that cooking meat at temps above 300 degrees releases cancer-causing toxins. Yikes! So much for seared scallops…
I enjoyed a hefty sized glass of moscato afterward, too, but it failed to catch the camera’s eye. Oops
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Have a happy Wednesday, folks!
Do you ever drink recovery drinks/supplements? I typically just refuel with breakfast – aside from my aminos – but I like the feeling the recovery shake gave me!
Favorite type of omelet?
I always go for the veggie omelet at restaurants…I guess at home, too!