I woke up really early which isn't really new for me but I was out of bed and ready to roll very early because I had a mission. I needed to get a gift for my friend's baby shower. For some reason that stresses me out but since I got to the store the minute they opened (after stopping at Target for some less pricey accessories for it) it wasn't too bad. And the gift is going to be really cute which always makes me happy. I try to be thoughtful when I give a gift. Buying off of a registry makes that difficult but I think the presentation will make up for that :)
When I got home I made a quick light breakfast to eat before I went to the gym. I don't like eating before I work out at all but it was getting late at that point so I made something small but calorie dense.
A piece of gluten free millet toast with some almond butter, 1/2 of a banana and cinnamon. A perfect pre-workout breakfast.
After I digested for a few minutes I went to the gym and busted out an hour of cardio. It felt really good and I'm really looking forward to getting back on track with my training after having to slow down when I got sick. I have a double session Monday, a session on Thursday and will probably try and get a bonus session on Saturday to make up for missing last Thursday. I'm looking forward to this week :)
After my workout I was STARVING. After showering and getting some laundry in I made this ridiculously amazing lunch. Chopped salad, some simple guacamole (avocado, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice) with some of the dipping chips I got from Whole Foods last week. It was a perfect lunch. Very filling but I still felt virtuous after eating it.
I snacked on a chocolate brownie Pure Bar. I'll probably stick to these and Larabars and good quick raw snacks if I'm out and about and stuck. They are pretty good!
For dinner I'm about to chow down on this plate of brown rice and steamed tofu, broccoli and eggplant with a drizzle of garlic sauce. I made my dish while there was still a little sun left so I could get the picture. I got a new plate too :) Square with cherry blossoms. I love these smaller sized plates, they really help with portioning. I haven't used a regular dinner plate in a really long time.
As I mentioned before I'm feeling really good and energetic. I think it is a combination of the fresh, nutrient dense food and eating smaller meals more often again. I'm hoping that the energy stays for a while and that I'm able to push forward with my goals, mainly that I just want to be in great shape and feel comfortable in my body. I'm in pretty good shape but there is tons of room to get better and I'm far from my ideal body, but I'm working on it and I'll have it one day. I just have to push forward and take it one day at a time :)
I hope that you all enjoy your Sunday night. I had to throw out some food that went bad when I was sick and didn't get to the store today so if I have time I'll try and make a quick trip to Whole Foods tomorrow between work and the gym to fill in on a few things. I suppose I should make a list ;) This cuts down on frivolous spending. Usually.