It’s been a little while since I last posted a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW). For fun, I read the last WIAW post and was really jealous of myself back in May. I happened to write about a Taco Tuesday day.
This WIAW was not as interesting but far closer to what an average weekday looks like for me. During the week I am pretty routine with my meals and snacks and yesterday’s eats showcased it perfectly.
What I Ate Wednesday
Meal 1 (breakfast)
The day, like most others with 1 slice of Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread top with ½ mashed avocado and salt and pepper.
I love avocado toast and eat it almost everyday for breakfast.
I also made myself a little smoothie!
- 1 scoop Perfect Fit protein powder (I still have a meager amount of the limited edition coconut flavor left!)
- 4 frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- 1 ½ cup coconut water
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
My smoothies are barely blog photo worthy (and certainly not Instagram worthy). I didn’t take a photo but just picture a light pink drink in my Nutri Ninja cup and there you have it.
With breakfast I also took my vitamin. I try to eat a well rounded diet but taking a good vitamin feels like a safety net for days when things may go awry. And of course I had coffee (with a small scoop of collagen).
Meal 2 (snack)
I have recently started to have bigger breakfasts and am generally not too hungry by “snack time.” I do however make sure to have a little something so that I am not ravenous by lunch time.
Yesterday, I had an Empire apple and it was the perfect snack to get me through until lunch time!
Meal 3 (lunch)
On Sunday, I baked up a batch og Julie’s Easy Baked Chicken but instead of chicken breast, I used thighs.
I served myself the chicken over 2 cups baby kale and a handful baby carrots.
Meal 4 (snack)
Lunch was pretty small and I was hungry again by 3:30. I toasted myself 1 slice Sesame Ezekiel bread with 1 (heaping) TBS Teddie Peanut Butter.
Also on the snack menu, a ginger flavored KeVita Master Brew kombucha (a new favorite).
I keep a loaf of Ezekiel bread in the freezer at work so I always have a go-to snack between lunch and when I leave for the day. The office always has peanut butter on hand too which makes things super easy.
Meal 5 (dinner)
One Pot Turmeric Chicken…kind of. I mostly followed the recipe but made a few changes based on what I had in the house. I also picked a bunch of Brussels sprouts from the garden and roasted them.
This was a super easy meal and was delicious. I will absolutely be making it again.
After dinner, I baked up a few M&M cookies to share with my husband. They were too delicious for me to remember to take a picture.
And now, onto workouts!
Monday was a holiday and the studio offered a special class. It was a 20:20:20 workout – 20 minutes of strength, 20 minutes of cardio then 20 minutes of abs and stretching.
It was a killer and I left a sweaty mess.
During the strength portion we focused mostly on upper body, lots of biceps, triceps and shoulders).
We went outside for the cardio portion and did some sprints, running and jump squats followed by a group Indian run (<– my favorite!)
By the time we got to abs I was toast but pushed on and completed the class like a champ.
Yesterday, Tuesday, started with a early morning (5:30 am) yoga class. It took me a hot second to get into the flow but it ended up being a great class. Getting out of bed at 5:00 am is never fun but I always feel so accomplished when I start my day with a workout.
Today, Wednesday, started slow. I could not drag myself out of bed so I moved my workout until after work.
Tonight I will do an at-home BodyPump workout in my basement. I love BodyPump but haven’t done it a long time. I was excited to dust off the old DVDs and get to work.
Here is what I have planned for the rest of the week
Thursday – Pialtes and a run
Friday – REST!
Saturday – 5k in Salem (My first race in a long time!)
Sunday – Barre, if my legs can handle it
So there is that. A nice long post where I only talk about myself. I hope you have a great day!
What was the best thing you ate yesterday?