WIAW: Changing My Eating to Focus on Building Strength
And tasties. Tasties are always good.
Actually, it’s good night for me. My Wednesday morning is abnormally packed today due to some new clients at the gym (yay!) so I’m actually writing this post on Tuesday night, right before bed, to save some time in the morning.
So bear with me if I don’t make sense, mmk? I’m a morning person, so I’m a wee bit foggy after 8:00 pm. After 8 pm is for things like catching up on all my favorite shows like Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, and now The Walking Dead now that it’s back on! Speaking of, anyone want to chat about the premier? Wheewwwwie!
Moving on. It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post, and I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to show you what I meant yesterday when I was changing up (read: MOAR food) my eating style lately because of lifting. I’ve also been trying to eat as much organic, detoxifying foods, and as little processed food as I can, but for a much different reason. One I’ll perhaps get into at another date.
So here we go!
There are many benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, but here are the ones I care about:
- decrease high blood pressure
- kill cancer cells
- lower blood glucose levels
6:30 am – coffee w/ splash of half and half
7:45 am – oatmeal:
For this bowl I went with 1/2 c. oats, 3/4 c. So Delicious coconut milk, 1/2 banana, dash of sea salt, and stevia, and then once I turned it to simmer I stirred in 1/4 c. egg whites, cinnamon, and half a chopped pear. Topped with PB2 and some plain Oikos Greek yogurt. I also ate the rest of the pear whilst cooking away. Yum!
11:00 am – Fitmixer aminos before/while lifting
12:00 pm – Green pumpkin smoothie:
2:00 pm – leftovers from Monday night’s dinner:
Courtney’s chicken parmesan burgers (we eat them just about every other week – seriously!) with mozzarella cheese on a whole wheat bun with brussels sprouts – and an apple.
and uhhh a handful of cat cookies:
4:00 pm – NuGo bar before training a couple evening clients:
I just purchased a box of the dark chocolate organic flavor and they taste SO good. Almost as good as the sea salt pretzel ones.
and some Barlean’s fish oil:
6:30 pm –dinner: more fishie (salmon) and steamed broccoli w/ coconut oil and Mrs. Dash:
8:30 pm – cottage cheese, almond butter, casein snack…thingy:
I just whipped together some cottage cheese, Justin’s hazlenut butter, and Julie’s casein powder – and then added a couple choco chips – and ate it up with a spoon! Pretty darn tasty.
And now I’m drinking some of this honeybush chocolate torte tea with milk and honey, and about to close up the lap top, open up the book, and cuddle up under the covers. Ahh.
45 minutes of lifting (back and biceps)
25 minutes easy-moderate elliptical
25 minute Niko walk
Morning or night person?
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