Hello! Hope your Wednesday is shaping up well. I can confess now that I have suffered from a touch of WIAW guilt in the past when I have written up some these posts. Since I have been working from home the last bunch of months I have been very fortunate when it comes to my meal options. I can pretty much eat what I want and when I want. A late lunch of steak on a bed of spinach at 2PM? Sure, why not?
Each job and schedule has its own eating challenges. I spent many years dealing with the 9-5 corporate routine. Breakfast was often rushed as I struggled to get out the door one time. Lunch was almost always a salad or leftovers that were far less appealing the next day. I often did not bring enough snacks with me to make it through the afternoon. Adjusting to a schedule as a personal trainer means a great deal of being in transition and going from one thing to another.
Hence, you are on the go on a regular basis. This Tuesday was particularly hectic so I thought it would be a nice way to share how I handle eating on a day where I am shuffling around quite a bit. Now for WIAW!
What I Ate
My day started with a butter coffee while I caught up on some work on my computer. I decided to go into work at the gym a little later in the morning. I knew I would be working later into the evening so I wanted to work through a few things. I caught up on emails and other miscellaneous blog items (like social media) before I put my laptop away.
Time to get dressed and ready. Also known as the time I usually plan what I am going to eat for breakfast…
Spinach, pasture raised eggs and bacon for the win!
I wanted to have a substantial breakfast since I knew the rest of my day would be snacks more or less. This breakfast was hot and filling so I could not have asked for more.
I headed into the gym for a little bit to work on my schedule for the week and set up more appointments. After those tasks I went to my scheduled orientation. There was some confusion regarding the time. I was a bit early so I hung out for a little while and killed time talking with another trainer and scrolling through a few blogs on my phone.
A smoothie served as my lunch! I knew that I would need to be prepared ahead of time. Almond milk, MCT oil, frozen organic wild blueberries, a spoonful of almond butter and a mix of Sun Warrior and Collagen protein powders.
Once I the orientation finished I headed back to the gym for a few hours. On my way out, I grabbed my snack which was a grass-fed beef jerky and a Kind Bar. I had hoped to fit in a workout once I got back to our apartment, but it was not meant to be.
Since I was a little wary of the Austin rush hour I wanted to leave a little early to head to Train Life Fit! Our friend, Sumair, just opened his new studio! I was really excited he reached out to me about meeting with a potential client at the space. I conducted a fitness assessment with the client, and we discussed goals for future training. As the sun was starting to sink (the suns sets very late in Austin) I waved goodbye to Train Life Fit (from my car). 🙂 Now it was time to head on home!
After the drive, I was starving so I grabbed a piece of apple and added a good dose of almond butter. With my headphones in hand, I headed up to the small gym at our apartment complex. I did not have much time to commit so it was a quick cardio session on the elliptical followed by some squats and upper body exercises.
Done and done!
Dinner was an old standby. Wild caught salmon, asparagus and brown rice. There is some butter on there as well.
As I shared in my post last week on Meal Prep having things like rice or potatoes can make dinner much easier (and faster) to pull together. Some dark chocolate after dessert was enough to satisfy me for the night.
Afterwards it was time to type up this post and get ready to hit the hay. Enjoy your Wednesday! Stay warm and I will see you back here tomorrow.
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