Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WIAW and as always thanks to Jenn for hosting
Yesterday marked the start of my tri training so I was up bright and early to knock out both a run and a swim. I snacked on a medjool date with some sunflower butter and a couple sips of kefir and then headed out for my run. I ran four miles along the lakeshore path and it was absolutely beautiful. I kind of love Chicago at 5 a.m! There were hardly any people out and I got to see the sun rise. Gorgeous!
My run took about half an hour and when I was finished I raced up to the apartment, put on my bathing suit, grabbed my bags, and then headed towards my gym. About 20 minutes later I jumped into the pool and swam a mile. Whew! Busy morning!
I managed to pack everything for the day (including breakfast and lunch) but my tumbler was leaking so I couldn’t pack coffee. On my way to work I decided to treat myself to Starbucks and picked up a grande iced americano with soy milk to enjoy on my commute.
I also managed to wrestle open my lunch and eat an Adora disk on the train- I was hungry!
The first thing I did when I got to the office was make breakfast. I had packed 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 T flax, 1/3 scoop protein powder, and walnuts in a ziploc baggie and I dumped them in a bowl with 1/2 a smushed banana and some hot water. I mixed everything through and then microwaved it. I topped the oatmeal with gluten free granola and the last half of a maple almond butter individual pack.
Not too shabby for office breakfast!
I thought that having a later breakfast would allow me to eat lunch later as well but my workout really revved up my appetite and I was ready for lunch by 11:45. Luckily, I had packed a fairly large lunch that managed to keep away my hunger for awhile, leftover pizza from Sunday night.
I also had a small container of melon that I saved for an afternoon snack.
My pizza lunch held me over for a long time so I kept dinner on the light side and had a salad.
The salad has mixed greens, corn, asparagus, and TJ’s battered shrimp (LOVE on salads) with TJ’s ranch dressing. It was fresh tasting and not too heavy.
Because I had a salad for dinner, I wanted to have a larger dessert/evening snack. I spread sunflower butter on a rice cake and then topped it with cottage cheese, banana slices, walnuts, and broken Ghiradelli chocolate. Yum!
I also had a small glass of almond milk with protein powder mixed in ← awesome way to sneak in extra protein later at night!
Do you monitor your intake of a nutrient (or nutrients)? If so which ones and how do you do it? Besides making sure I’m getting enough of each food group, I loosely watch my protein intake but making sure at least two of my three meals involve a heavy source of protein.
Have a great day