Yesterday’s Meal/Snack Recap
I’m the kind of person that likes to eat mini meals throughout the day with some snacks. I like lots of variety and I like to feel satisfied not full. Since working at the hospital I eat huge breakfasts to sustain me until lunch. I usually have one or two cups of coffee too. I’ve noticed that when lunch comes around, even though I still don’t feel ravenous I FILL my plate and eat it ALL. While it’s still healthy and yummy foods, there have been a couple days where I was stuffed and miserable after lunch. Maybe not so much that I was “stuffed” but that I felt bloated from waiting so long between meals. So, after talking with my “ex” roomies at dinner they reminded me that I typically eat smaller meals and snacks and maybe I should try and go back to that. So, yesterday I started with a piece of toast with almond butter and banana (sorry about the close up).
Okay and then I made an impulse Starbucks stop because it’s wednesday… and we use to have Starbucks Wednesday every week! Skinny Hazelnut Latte.
Around 11am I broke into some coffee mocha almonds I had, they were so good. I forgot to take a picture so I pulled one off good old google. I had about half the pack or so and I’m glad I did because we didn’t break for lunch till around 1pm.
At that time I was pretty hungry and being pretty indecisive. I finally settled on what was on my plan, herb crusted salmon. I got it with a side of mixed vegetables and barley. I was careful to eat slowly and only eat till I wasn’t hungry anymore, not full. I had all of the salmon and carrots, and about 1/4 cup of the barley. I was pretty hungry an hour later, but I think I would have been fine if I would have just drank some water.
By the time I came home I was REALLY hungry (although still no water consumption) so I heated up a chopped apple and topped it with cinnamon, granola, raisins, and sun butter. It was a delicious pre workout snack. I then quickly headed out the door to Zumba which I THOUGHT started at 5:30pm.
Wrong! It started at 6:30pm, I was there an hour early. Since I’m the kind of person that has to be productive and can’t just kill time, I opted to do a treadmill workout I had stashed at the bottom of my purse. I recommend always keeping a notecard or two in your purse or glove box, I can’t tell you how many times they have come in handy for me! I know it sounds crazy, but you’ll thank me some day! No idea what blog this workout came from but I thank whoever made it up whole heartedly because I got a pretty good workout in!
Here is me after the treadmill workout… sweaty and proud of my willingness to be flexible.
I’m learning to be flexible and roll with the punches as much as possible. Life is too important to dwell on the little stuff. I’m disappointed I missed Zumba this week, but I’ll go next week and I still got a good work out in. When i came home I attempted some Yoga… that didn’t go as well as I hoped. I haven’t been able to find what I’ve been looking for in the online yoga world lately. Just got to keep searching! I ended the day with a protein shake and finally drank 32oz of water!
Question of the day:
Do you prefer three big meals, 5 mini meals, or 3 meals/2 snacks?
For the most part I try to eat the most in the morning and taper downwards throughout the day. My dinners usually become very light if they aren’t split up pre and post workout. However, I definitely prefer smaller meals and snacks over three large meals a day. What works for you?