Hello and Happy Hump Day! This week seems to be flying by. I realized the other day that this weekend kicks off the official start to summertime. How did that happen already? I am waiting for an email registration from the NSCA so I can finally sign up for my personal training exam. My original goal was the end of April and that did not happen obviously. However, as soon as that email finds its way into my email box I’ll be finding a date at a local test center. Every day is about moving forward even when your progress feels slow. Since it’s becoming a new weekly thing around here…below is another round of what I ate yesterday.
Breakfast – My day started with a breakfast classic – oatmeal. I ran out of my favorite brand which is the G Free Harvest Oats that I usually buy on Amazon. They were out of stock so I settled for rolled and gluten-free oats from Trader Joe’s. I cooked the oatmeal on the stovetop (I very rarely use a microwave ) and once it was done I added half a scoop of Vanilla Sunwarrior Classic Protein, 1 teaspoon of MCT oil, a splash of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and some blueberries and walnuts as a topping. Low and behold this concoction was not sweet at all so a little bit of Stevia came to my rescue. I also always start my day with decaf coffee, but I drink it black so I’m not sure if that’s really food.
Lunch – Unpictured! A salad which I was not really in the mood to eat. It sounded good at the time, but I was not really hungry enough for it but I was eating lunch so I could head out the door to an appointment. The salad included spinach, celery, purple onion and grape tomatoes tomatoes. I added half a can of tuna for protein and a quarter of an avocado for flavor. Dressing included olive oil, rice vinegar, oregano, parsley and salt and pepper. I enjoyed a half a kombucha on the side of course. Are you starting to see I’m a bit a creature of habit?
Afternoon Snack – I was out and about running errands so I grabbed a bar to throw in my purse in case I got hungry. Since I was gone longer than expected I found I needed a little something, and ate it while I was driving. Have you seen these bars? I usually always have a few Lara Bars on hand, but this was a variety with more protein that I decided to buy recently. I had the Peanut Butter Cookie which was tasty and had more of a crunch that their regular bars. This had been sitting in my pantry, but when I saw it on Heather’s blog the other week I knew I wanted to try it soon. I really do love bars, but I try not to consume them all the time. However, they are definitely the most convenient snack to have on the go in my opinion.
Post Workout Snack – A protein shake with Chocolate Classic Sunwarrior Protein, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, collagen powder and MCT oil. Like bars, I also have a soft spot for protein shakes.
Dinner – I was not in the mood for a complicated dinner last night and I dare say the sight of the frying pants on my stove was making me feel rather tired. So I chopped up two Applegate Farms Organic Hot Dogs (they are Grass-Fed and so good) and cooked them in coconut oil before adding a ton of veggies to the mix – spinach, mushrooms, purple onion, zucchini and red pepper. I added a quarter of an avocado too. What does not taste better with avocado I ask you?
I ended the day with chocolate as usual. I think my addiction is getting a tad out of control. I currently have three bars in my refrigerator which is most likely a bit excessive.
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