Tuesday at a little past midnight, I was sick.
Not the puke once, drink ginger ale and go back to bed sick. But the I threw up nine times from midnight to 1pm and nothing made me feel better.
Except a Quest bar and vitamin water. Must have been the prebiotics and electrolytes maybe? Anyways, I am getting back on track and on the workout wagon after taking a few days off from being so nauseous. It was a combination of food poisoning and a stomach virus that was going around. What came out of me wasn’t pretty and let’s just say I am not looking at greens, chicken and bananas for a very long time. Well unless the greens are in the form of an Aloha daily greens packet. Or the banana is in a smoothie. And perhaps maybe not too long, but I am definitely going to be eating more vegetarian. I did a vegetarian challenge and also ate vegetarian for almost a year (except on a couple of days).
My stomach/ digestive system did feel better. As I got busy, meal prep time started to decline. I would just grab pre-cooked chicken and a Green Giant’s veggie steamer and go to work. It was just easier for me and the price was right (at a place called Market Basket).
I’ve just have been quite lazy and resorting to just chicken, veggies and some starchy carb. I find that when I am eating more vegetarian, I eat a variety because I get “bored” faster and always need a new protein source. I can eat chicken and greens forever, but after Tuesday that is the last thing on my mind. That being said, I am going to challenge myself to eat vegetarian until Thanksgiving.
Not only because I am “semi-traumatized” but to add variety in my diet. No worries, Quest and thinkThin bars are still here to stay.And of course, the occasional “candy indulgence.” Yep, this was my Halloween treat from the manfriend. He thought I should have gotten some Resee’s but these are way better. At least I think so.I am on day five of a vegetarian diet. My stomach does feel better, digestion wise, but I do have to get use to the increased fiber intake.
One step at a time I suppose?
Question: Are you a meat eater? Mostly vegetarian? A little bit of both? Or just eat what ever your heart desires?
I’m sure y’all know, I wake ridiculously early most days;
4:10am on three days to be exact. Two of those are work days and one is a 5:00am spin session. I try to wake up for the most part at 7:00am on non-early days but it can be tough.
Since I am still recovering from surgery, I allow my body whatever sleep it needs if I don’t have to be up at a certain time. Sometimes I’ll sleep in til 7:30am and other days it’s 11:30am.This Sunday will make eight weeks post-surgery. It’s crazy how just eight weeks ago I was in the ER for one of the most scariest times of my life. I am glad everything is much better and my workouts have been on schedule.
I have been sticking to 3-4 strength training sessions and 1 cardio day. Maybe in a couple of weeks I’ll make it 2 cardio days. I’m enjoying my new “macros.” I redesigned my macros and workout program for this week on and I can already tell the different in my energy level.
Every BODY is different; some people are ectomorphs, mesomorphs or endomorphs. I myself am a mesomorph and need to take in a bit more carbs then my protein and fats. Right now I am at about 220g Carbs, 130g Protein and 60g Fat. My calories average from 1,700-1,950. For the most part, I listen to my body but also try to stick to an eating schedule. And enjoying all things in moderation, of course. I made a little protein cake and added this pumpkin spice protein peanut butter goodness. It’s delicious and addicting. If you find it (I got it at Northshore Nutrition Corner), give it a try. One last work shift this week then the manfriend and I are getting ready for camping tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Question: Have you every had protein’d up nut butter from Nuts n’ More?
That means it’s time for a WIAW and as always, thanks Jenn for hosting! I’ll be sharing with you my eats from yesterday and also a sneak peak into my Tuesday by the hour. Now, lets get to it shall we?4:10am: Wake up for work. I always have everything packed and ready, so all I need to do is brush my teeth, get dressed, grab my food, coffee and GO!4:30am: Leave for work.
5:15am: After I open up the gym and set it up for members, I feast! For breakfast I had “proatmeal” mixed with chocolate protein powder, PB2, oats, nuts & seeds and topped blueberries and a smidge of peanut butter.6:00am: I prep stuff for work; this includes setting up and workout programs for clients and general upkeep of the gym.7:00am: Snack time!
9:00am: Since the gym is usually dead before yoga begins at 9:30am, I take a coffee break and read up on some blogs.
11:30am: Done for the day. Any clients are usually on the weekends, which makes those days a bit more exciting. Though, I am totally okay with a low-key day at work anytime.
12:00pm: I really needed a pair of jeans and I sweater so I ended up going to the mall after work. Check out this really pretty shirt, some shoes for walking through the park and the new Wild Madagascar Vanilla perfume from Bath & Body Works I picked up. 1:00pm: Got home, cleaned and made some lunch; chicken, broccoli, egg whites, tomatoes and 1/2 of a brown rice wrap!2:00pm: Second snack time.4:00pm: My Cellucor protein sample order came in the mail. The cinnamon swirl wasn’t too bad but my favorite is peanut butter marshmallow. 5:00pm: For the rest of the evening I watched Stephen King’s Storm of the Century and indulged on some chocolate and peanut butter protein truffles.Question: What was on your agenda this past Tuesday?