Good morning! Hope your week is going well. Can you believe it is already Wednesday? Maybe it is me, but this week seems to be going be in a flash. Wednesday means that you can get a breakdown of what I ate yesterday since I made sure to capture pictures of my meals, snacks and drinks for the day.
I use the term action shots loosely in my title here since I do not consider photography to be a strong suit of mine. I think it is slowly improving, but I want to learn so much more. In fact, I saw an article the other day on aperture that I might check out. I know so little! Cameras and the art of taking amazing photographs is somewhat daunting to me. However, I think the i-Phone has really helped me get more comfortable with taking pictures in public. They are so ubiquitous that it is totally common to take out your phone anywhere and start snapping up pictures – easy to practice! When I first considered blogging I did not think there was a way that could ever be my comfort zone. Taking a photo of a meal in a restaurant or in front of people? No way. Now it is not a big deal to me at all. Honestly people do not pay that much attention. Case in point…when I paused to snap a pic of my protein shake after my workout at the gym yesterday no one gave me a 2nd glance.
I did a harder workout yesterday since I just recently changed my routine and the food I consumed probably reflects that shift. I ate slightly more carbs than usual, and really made sure to fit in enough protein. Not easy to do!
Breakfast – Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast foods. There is something soothing about it. I sort of burnt myself out on overnight oats so now I have been eating them hot. I always buy gluten free oats either on Amazon or at Trader Joe’s. I whipped a bowl up with raw almond butter, MCT oil, cinnamon and stevia. Not a ton of protein here unfortunately, but I figured I had the whole day to fit it in. The oats were hot so the coffee had to be cold. If you have both simultaneously in Austin you feel like your body is going to hit the ground due to the wave of heat that ensues. No joke.
Lunch – I was hungry by the time lunch rolled around and decided I needed a more substantial meal. I chopped up a mix of veggies (organic zucchini, red pepper, spinach and conventional purple onion) and sautéed them in coconut oil. I then cooked a lamb sausage from Whole Foods which was a Greek style with feta cheese and various spices. During my last Whole Foods expedition I saw that they offered these Grass-Fed so I snapped them up. I topped the bowl with two pasture raised eggs and some avocado plus salt and pepper. It was all quite filling – I am not sure if that was the meal or all the bubbles in the La Croix sparkling water. I drink these all the time, but I have found the Grapefruit flavor is my favorite.
However, I wanted something sweet after so enter a few organic strawberries and some dark chocolate. This is one of the best combos EVER.
Afternoon Snack – After an afternoon of writing and some work on the computer I decided to shut down and head out to the gym. I grabbed a Kind Bar since I knew I would be gone for a bit and ate it en route.
I think one of these pop up every week when I do one of these posts. Yes, I really do eat them that often. They are one of the healthier bars available and they are easy to find in all grocery stores.
Protein Shake – I have realized that my protein shakes all look the same – I think it is because I always include Amazing Greens powder and it totally takes over the show. I find it impossible to get all the vegetable servings they recommend daily. I also am not super awesome about taking vitamins so I feel this hedges my bets. This was a banana flavor and included organic unsweetened almond milk, vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder, ½ of a frozen banana, Collagen Powder, Amazing Greens and MCT oil with some ice. After a good workout it hit the spot.
Dinner – I had mentioned in a recent Friday’s Favorites post that I love my new rice maker from my mom. It is so easy and I use it at least a few times a week. I threw in the rice to cook before I headed to the gym. It automatically switches off and goes to “stay warm” so it is a little bit like a crock pot. I got home around 7:30 and since that was already done I cooked a Grass-Fed steak which I cut up and mixed with the rice as well as organic spinach and grape tomatoes. I added some Kerrygold butter, olive oil and oregano for extra flavor. I enjoyed a Blue Sky soda on the side and rounded out the day with a few more pieces of chocolate.
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Question of the Day: Do you feel comfortable taking random pictures in public?