I received an email the other day from a reader who wanted to know how I "keep it together so well" in regards to exercise and nutrition. The truth is... I don't.
I admit, I feel confident in what I'm doing in the exercise department (GAR training and power-lifting keep me consistent with cardio/strength) but when it comes to nutrition, that's a whole different story. I mean, we all know what we should and shouldn't eat but that really doesn't mean anything unless it's put into practice.
Case in point, this weekend.
On Friday, I ate dinner earlier than normal because I had a gym date and by 10:00pm that night, I was starving!! And even though I have healthy grab-and-go snacks - think whey protein, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken breast - all over the house, this is what happened:
But strawberry ice cream has strawberries in them...
Yup, ice cream... straight out of the container... with a big spoon.
Even if I only had
So when Saturday night rolled around and I had to eat dinner early again because I had another gym date, I planned ahead. Instead of using my normal big salad bowl, I decided I would fill up on salad (instead of ice cream) by busting out my HUGE mixing bowl.
Huge mixing bowl and half-eaten salad that could have served a family of four!
This is my "normal" salad bowl and although it's wider, it's much shallower than the mixing bowl I used.
Salad over ice cream... never thought I'd be that person but so happy to say I am... sometimes.
The rest of the weekend was pretty low key.
Yesterday I skipped GAR training - to do a full-body workout - however I planned to miss it from last week. My schedule was going to be a little tight this week so I had to rearrange my strength/cardio days but I plan to knock out a 5-miler this afternoon.
I also spent time catching up on some reading:
Finding, trying and not loving a new trail mix:
I love ginger in almost anything - food or drink - but crystallized ginger is just not my thing.
And prepping my grab-and-go snack for the week:
Eggs, ground pork, spinach, garlic, onions, tomatoes and herbs.
Recipe I used follows my egg 'cupcakes' recipe but turned into a 'pie' instead.
Overall a good weekend. Here's hoping this week is just as strong.