Yesterday, I woke up at 5:00 am and did a 15 minute yoga dvd followed by a short meditation. I already had breakfast made in the fridge, overnight oats with a twist. I combined 7 grain oats with a little oat milk, pureed pumpkin, a mashed banana, fage, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla paste. I topped it with a couple walnut halves and a honey drizzle. It was really filling and I barely finished half of it.
For lunch, the chef made stir fried veggies topped with seared ahi tuna. I was a little disappointed in this one, he topped it with sea salt which threw the salt level way over the edge, all I could really taste was salt. It was still a beautiful dish 🙂
To balance all that salt, I had a small square of dark chocolate.
A couple of hours later, my stomach was growling and I realized that because my oats were actually mostly yogurt, I hadn’t really had much in the way of whole grains. I didn’t have anything to fit the bill so I ate a cinnamon roll larabar. Oh boy, it wasn’t a whole grain but it was so good! It took me back to being a kid with the first bite. My mom used to buy these pecan wheels and I loved them, the flavor of this bar was exactly the same. It is going on my to buy again list for sure!
By the time work was done, I was starving again and wiped out. The whole way home I argued with my self about my workout plans. I wanted to try to see if doing my workout as soon as I got home instead of late in the evening would help in the sleeping department. I tossed and turned the night before and I think it was because of the late exercise. I had myself almost convinced to just skip it when a brilliant thought popped into my brain. Why not have a pre workout snack that includes the carbs I had been missing for the day. I had an almond butter sandwich of whole wheat bread. It was exactly what I needed!
After the sammie, I hopped on the treadmill and chugged out an hours worth of walking. Once I had my workout done, I made fajitas for dinner. I used a lean skirt steak, green peppers and onions I had already sliced during the weekend, some chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. We wrapped them in whole wheat tortilla and topped them off with fiesta blend cheese, salsa and tofu sour cream. On the side, the dear husband made salads with cukes and local heirloom tomatoes. Because of my heafty pre workout snack, I wasn’t all that hungry so I ate most of my salad and a few bites of the fajitas. I had never made fajitas before without using a prepackaged mix and these turned out awesome. I will never use the mix again!
After dinner, I caught up on blogland and had a couple more candy corn kisses. I think I have become slighly addicted to these. At least I am doing a good job of controling my portions 🙂
The rest of the evening was spent watching tv and a little menu planning. I have stopped doing my 15 minute routine everyday because my new weekend cleaning schedule is really doing the trick. And one thing is for sure, It is nice to relax in a clean house!
QOTD: What do you say to yourself to be convinced that a workout is the right thing to do?