It’s Saturday!! Which means it’s officially Day 2 of my 7 day slim-down. Thank you SO much for the supportive comments so far!
Here is the run down:
Friday Morning Workout:
I woke up at 4:30, made some coffee, and studied/checked email/facebook/wasted time until 5:30. I felt pretty hungry so I had a small handful of almonds. Then I jumped on my treadmill for an hour.
I did a 5 minute walk to warm up, 30 minutes jogging, and a 5 minute cool-down for a total 40 minutes.
Then I did 15 minutes HIIT sprints. (The treadmill was counting down from 30 minutes).
After my workout, I was hungry so I made the ‘slim-down scramble’ of 2 cups spinach, 3 egg whites, and some green onions. I mixed in about 2 TBS quinoa to give it some texture and added protein and carbs. I also had a 1/2 cup blackberries on the side
After showering I packed up my stuff to spend a quality 2 hours at Starbucks studying. I live pretty close to Starbucks and sometimes feel that I get more done if I just leave the house. I did some respiratory questions from a Pediatrics review book while sipping a black coffee with some cinnamon sprinkled on top.
After work yesterday I needed to drive home to southern Indiana to see Kyle for the weekend. I knew I would need to be prepared with healthy meals for Friday dinner and Saturday. So I packed my cooler with TONS of yummy stuff!!
On one side I packed egg whites and a grapefruit.
On another side I packed plain Greek yogurt, individual packs of coconut milk, and baggies of protein powder.
Into the cooler went mixed veggies with chicken, bananas, and my special sauce mixture of ketchup, mustard, and sriracha.
For a mid-morning snack I have 1/2 grapefruit with stevia.
I completed a quick 20 minutes strength workout and hopped into the shower.
It was slim pickins for lunch since I normally grocery shop over the weekend and I cleaned out my fridge to pack the cooler. I grabbed a can of tuna and mixed in dijon mustard and the rest of the quinoa I had cooked (about 1/4 cup). Green beans on the side.
Plus 2 clementines
I was at a scheduled primary care center yesterday and so I saw kids who were there for scheduled appointments with their pediatricians. Mostly I see things like the flu or other viral upper respiratory illnesses, ear infections, asthma, the normal kid illnesses.
I only got to see 4 kids yesterday which made the afternoon go really slowly. So I made faces in the bathroom… and studied
After leaving work I had a 3 hour drive ahead of me. I still had 3 more meals packed that I could eat before the night’s end so I dug into the first one:
3 celery stalks with 1.5 TBS almond butter.
After that snack I had intended to have a protein shake. So I mixed my protein powder with the coconut milk in a blender bottle in my car. But let me tell you something- it was SO GROSS!!! That milk is yucky!! I did not like it at all. I bought it thinking it would be so convenient to have small packages of milk because I like to mix my protein powder with almond milk instead of water. I’m sticking with my regular Silk Almond milk because that other stuff was gross!!
My next option for dinner was mixed veggies and chicken. I ate about half of this but it was hard to eat in the car and I just wasn’t feeling it. So I moved on to the last option- Greek yogurt.
I stopped at Starbucks half-way through my 3.5 hour drive and got a hot green tea. I also used a packet of splenda and some cinnamon in my yogurt and ate that right up. At least something last night was good!!
I finished eating around 7pm and went to bed after 9pm. The Tone It Up diet plan says to make sure to give yourself 2 hours before bed without eating. So I did it!
I made my water goal of 96oz yesterday! I refilled my nalgene 3 times:
I also meditated for 5 minutes with Kyle right before bed!! We both did it together and it was great! Kyle said he was surprised at how easy it was.
So there you have it. Day 1 done!!
What healthy choices did you make yesterday?