I just got done filming this week’s episode of Wine Down Wednesday that will be posted later today. We’re covering some barre moves that really target the lower body and the booooootay.
I’ve also been dealing with a mild case of tendonitis on the top of my right foot that I believe might have set in from driving. Reminder: I didn’t have a car while living in San Francisco and depended on public transportation or walking. Now that I am in Colorado, I have my car back (hallelujah!) but I’m thinking the tendons that keep your right foot flexed while driving might be a bit strained. If anyone has dealt with tendonitis of the tendons that attach to the 4 smaller toes, I’d love to hear your insights into how to recover quickly (seriously, seriously).
Anyways, onto the real point of this post: I wanted to share a typical day of meals and snacks with you all. I’ve been giving a brief glimpse into this on my Instagram stories lately but thought I would go a little more in-depth with a series of posts.
I’m starting this first one out with a typical workday. I have an 8-5 desk at a Digital Advertising agency where I work as a Digital Strategist. I do my best to always pack my lunches and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. I find if I don’t eat healthy snacks throughout the day, in between meals, I have a higher risk of binge eating at the end of the day.
Also, it’s important to note that everyone is totally different. You should eat when you are hungry! I do not recommend you following my meal plan exactly unless that works for your body. Make yourself and your tummy happy!
Ight, let’s go:
I’ll normally get up in the morning and chug water. Seriously. I work out quite a bit so I find I am the most dehydrated after a night’s rest.
I’ll probably get about 8 oz of water in within the first 10 minutes I am up. If I am feeling bloated, I will heat water in my electric kettle and mix in a few tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Then I’ll make some coffee. I always put a scoop of collagen into my coffee because within out, my nails and hair are pretty weak so it works miracles for me. (If you’re interested in collagen, I can recommend a few of my favorite brands.) Lately, I’ve been testing out how I do with more protein in the morning to see if that keeps me fueler throughout the day and cuts down on sweet cravings. I’ve been lovvvving the KITU Super Protein Creamer. It is about 17 calories per tbsp with less than 1g of sugar. If I’m making sure I stay fuel for a while, I’ll use a Premier Protein (I prefer the caramel flavor) with ice in my coffee.
Mid-morning hits and I’ll either have a banana, a couple clementines, or a Luna Bar.
I like super quick and easy meals for lunch that aren’t going to weigh me down for the afternoon. I have to eat light for lunch! Anything too heavy and I am worthless for the afternoon.
Lately, I’ve been heating mozzarella cheese on a tortilla and top it with a packet of tuna (in water). Super feeling, super delicious, and way lighter than a normal tuna melt.
Mid-afternoon comes around and I’ll enjoy one of my homemade protein bars (recipe to come soon) or an RX bar.
My favorite meal of the day!!
This is very I really like to indulge because it is normally after my daily workout. I will try to get this meal in between 6:30-8PM in order to not eat too late.
If I am starving I will increase my carbs by having pasta but if I am pretty full from the day I will whip up a salad or a heavy veggie stirfry.
Sometimes it just has to happen!
If I need a little something sweet, I will reach for a mini dark chocolate dove. If I am still really hungry, I’ll whip up my new obsession: Chocolate Protein Frosty Knock-off. So yummmmmmy!
This fake frosty contains one avocado or banana, a handful of ice, a scoop of cocoa powder, vanilla protein to your desire, and almond milk. I have tried with both an avocado and a banana and both ways are uber delicious.
What are you guy’s favorite workday meals? Let me know if you enjoyed this post and if I should continue to share more in this format 🙂