Sweaty Stats: Yesterday I ran with my buddy…we got through 4 miles before it got too dark. I finished up with some abs and pushups and home. I need to start doing more weights and core work…I’ve been a cardio junkie for too long! It’s time to tone up some more 🙂
I’m back to work…yes, I realize most of you have been back to work for a while now, but for me it was still a bummer! I love my job, but come on – I love staying home more!! It was tough waking up and getting my butt in gear, but fortunately I did plan for the rough wake-up call in the morning and had everything ready to go in the morning.
Rise and Shine:
Started the morning with my Enlightened Green Protein Shake, Coffee, and Water – ‘Cups Galore’ is back in full force!
I was hungry by 11;00! I think my body was still adjusting to being up so early –So I broke into my lunch and made a smaller version of the salad I planned on having –
- Mexican Cesar Salad: Romaine lettuce, avocado, Soyrizo Sauté (Soyrizo, black beans, and corn sautéed together), Greek Cesar Dressing (1 Tbl. Lite Cesar Dressing, 1 Tbl. Non-fat plain Greek yogurt, a bit of lime juice).
Couple hours later this happened –
Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Panera – So delicious and I couldn’t pass up a chance to catch up with my work girls after a few weeks on not seeing them!
Post-Run and Dinner:
Another Green Smoothie for my post-run fuel and dinner – I’m going to be having a smoothie for dinner for the next week, why? Part of my January plan below.
Night Time Snack:
½ Cup Cottage Cheese with Fruit and Granola
The way my personality works is that I like having goals and a plan – whether it’s an upcoming race, fitness goals, weight issues, etc…I like working towards something. The times I haven’t had some kind of plan is when I’ve noticed that I drop off more than usual. Like anything else, nothing is set in stone and stuff happens, but I’m a lil ODC (have you noticed?!) and this is just what works for me.
So for the remainder of January I am planning on modifying my meals a bit. I still feel like I’m not in my normal, feeling fit ways and want to jumpstart that a little more. For me, the “new year” always starts when I go back to work after the holidays because this is where I have more set routine and times. Since yesterday was my first day back, I figured this would be a perfect time to try this out.
One week on, one week off is my approach:
- The week I’m “on” – Green Protein Smoothie for breakfast and dinner, lumch will be something a lil heavier than just a salad.
- The week I’m “off” –
Eat pizza everydayHave a protein shake a day or every other day, but not for 2 meals.
Before everyone gets up in arms, my protein shakes are actually pretty nutrient rich, so as long as I get in a good lunch, I’ll be fine with this lighter dinner. Here are the nutritional stats of the my shake.
*Disclaimer, In case you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m not a doctor. Don’t do this unless you consult a doctor. The End*
I’ll leave you with this lil gem I saw in a restaurant this weekend 🙂Are there any short-term goals you’ve set for yourself for the remainder of January? Do you have protein shakes as meals? What’s the best thing you ate yesterday (just for fun!)?