Hey all! It’s Wednesday and I officially remembered to photograph everything I ate yesterday in preparation for What I Ate Wednesday. It’s more like ‘What I Ate Tuesday’. I confessed that I had this aspect of WIAW pretty mixed up for a while the last time I posted about WIAW.
Yesterday started out pretty uneventfully. I had to be in clinic by 8am and so I left the house a little after 7 am to give myself plenty of time to drive, park, walk through the ice and
only fall over 3 times try not to slip and fall. Before I left for the clinic, I made a huge mug full of plain Greek yogurt, blueberries, and PB2. One of the comments yesterday was about mixing in PB2. I just mix it right in dry. Do you mix it with water or milk first and then add it to things? I just dump it right in
Morning at the Clinic
I am now on my outpatient pediatrics rotation which I think will be very similar to my outpatient medicine rotation. I switch clinics every half day; in the morning I’m at one place, and I go somewhere else for the afternoon. I have NINE days in which I only work half of the day… the other time is for ‘study’ aka gym/laundry/facebook/house-cleaning/news-reading at Starbucks.
Just kidding… I really do need to study
After morning clinic yesterday, I was finished for the day so I headed home to make lunch.
I was pretty hungry and so a gigantic bowl of veggies and egg whites was in order. I microwaved some broccoli before adding it to a sauté pan with spinach, seitan, green onions, and 3 egg whites.
I topped the mixture with avocado, sprouts, and sriracha. 2 clementines on the side= perfect lunch.
(I shared the first picture on instagram yesterday.) If we’re not friends on IG we should be! Follow me at adoctorinthehouse and I will follow you back I promise!
The remainder of the afternoon was spent in the car dealership while my oil was changed. They even washed my car and vacuumed it out which made the 2 hour wait TOTALLY worth it! One of my professors from studying abroad (whom I have become really close with) was in town and so he came and waited at the dealership with me. He’s a miraculous person and very spiritual. We talked about mindfulness, living in spirit, prayer, listening to God, all the good stuff. I love it when I get to see him!
By 3:30 my tummy was growling again so I came home and made a smoothie with tofu, banana, spinach, and protein powder. I topped it with some cocoa roasted almonds.
I had every intention of going to spinning class at 6:45 last night. I got to the gym at 6pm and planned on lifting weights until spin class. But after a few sets of bicep curls, walking push-ups, and overhead presses, I wasn’t feeling the weight room and so I decided to take my ipad and study on the elliptical for 30 minutes before spinning.
I went back downstairs to the spin area 10 minutes before class started and wouldn’t you know it… CLASS WAS FULL!!! I was SO annoyed because this is the same class I went to last week that was EMPTY.. but alas, all the bikes were taken and I was the left out in the cold.
So I dragged my booty back to the elliptical and did 25 more minutes for a total of 50 minutes swinging back and forth while reading about respiratory illness in kids. (P.S. I know I’m on the same page in this second picture but I swear I did 2 separate sessions of elliptical- both 25 minutes).
I finished my workout with this:
Abs and Arms OUCH
- 10 push-ups
- 1 minute plank
- 10 plank walk-ups each side
- repeat x 3
It wasn’t the best workout in the whole world, but at least I got to sweat, move, study, and lift a few weights :-/
When I came home I had a glass of green juice, showered, and went to bed pretty quickly.
I don’t love eating right after working out. I also don’t love going to bed feeling super full (unless I’m full of ice-cream). So unless I’ve lifted really heavy weights and feel like I need to replenish my muscles with some food, I will generally only eat a little snack or just drink some water or tea and then go to bed. ****This is only if my workout comes close to 8pm. If I’m done working out by 5 or 6, then trust me I eat a ton!
I have gummies in the house from Christmas and yesterday I was a gummy snacking machine. Kyle LOVES gummies and so I bought him a Costco sized bag of them (6 lbs!) for Christmas and they were gone in a week! Since then, we’ve bought other bags to snack on and I keep thinking it’s okay to have these little sugary bears in my life. Last weekend we ate 2 bags while watching a movie!
As I was stuffing these green, red, and white (my favorite flavors) treats into my mouth, it suddenly hit me. I thought, “WHAT AM I DOING?!?!”
“These are CRAP, not food, full of sugar, nothing-good-can-come-of-these bears!”
I had become so accustomed to having candy around, it didn’t even strike me as unhealthy. During the holidays, I think you should eat whatever you like (in moderation) and have some candy! It’s a special time and if you love gummies, go for it! But every regular Tuesday is not the right occasion for sugar-laden snacks.
I heard a voice in my head say “this is garbage food- get rid of it!” So I threw them away. Phew! Glad we made it through that one alive.
Do you find yourself keeping unhealthy habits without realizing it?
Do you love gummy bears and worms as much as I do?
What did you eat yesterday?? Or today? Anything good on the menu?