“I can see clearly now the rain is gone”
I had that song in my head on my way to the gym this morning. I think the weather does put a damper in my mood. When I wake up and it’s raining, I have less motivation to go to the gym, I just want to stay in.
But with the sun out today, I was really looking forward to my workout and being out and about without the worry of rain and crazy drivers.
I took Body Pump class today. I love taking Body Pump in the morning because I feel like the instructors have more energy and it’s infectious to the rest of the class.
I used my new gloves this morning. I bought it about a month ago (notice the brown nail polish from our engagement photo shoot) and finally decided to use it.
I got them because I started getting small calluses on my hand from the barbells used in Body Pump. I get calluses very easily. I got calluses when I was doing Pure Barre workouts consistently last year.
Anyways, I didn’t want any tough man-hands, especially with the wedding coming up. The gloves should help.
I had egg scramble with spinach. While the eggs were cooking, I sprinkled it with Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb. That’s my current favorite seasoning. It really makes everything very flavorful and garlicky. I love my garlic.
Speaking of obsession, I am still eating my oatmeal with peanut butter and Baker’s unsweetened chocolate on top.
I like eating a big breakfast whenever I do strength training workout in the morning. There’s a spike in my appetite after I do any workout involving weights.
Breakfast –> Protein (check), carbs (check) and fats (check). I always try to have all 3 for my meals. It helps me stay full and away from junk food.
My lunch are either leftovers, big salad or food that I can assemble together like wraps.
Today’s food assembly included La Tortilla Whole wheat low carb wrap, with Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs and cheese. Microwave until the cheese melts, fold and eat.
Dipped in salsa.
Steamed green beans on the side.
I try to have vegetables with my lunch and dinner, extra bonus if I can sneak in veggies for breakfast too. (i.e spinach with my eggs. green monsters smoothies)
My typical eating schedule:
I don’t like eating big meals, so 5-6 small meals/snacks throughout the day works for me.
8am Breakfast: Bowl of oatmeal with some kind on nut butter and other toppings
10:30 – Snack (Fresh fruit, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, smoothies, home-made snack bars and etc)
12:30 – Lunch: Salad, wraps, sandwiches or leftovers
3 pm – Snack (Fresh fruit, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, smoothies, home-made snack bars and etc)
6:30 pm- Dinner: Protein & Veggies
8:30 – Snack (Fresh fruit, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, smoothies, home-made snack bars and etc)
It’s just too hard to take a picture of everything I eat. I either don’t remember to take the picture, don’t have my camera and sometimes, I’m embarrassed to take pictures of my food when I am dining out with other people.
From time to time, I’ll do a post of my meals for the day. I have a few friends requesting ideas for healthy meals, packing lunches and snacks and want to see how “healthy eating for the day” looks like.