Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s the middle of the week. I’m leaving on Friday morning to head back to Florida for a quick trip to see my family and attend an engagement party, and the days have been flying by.
Lately, it seems like I have something every single night — either I’m teaching a class, taking a class or going to an event — and that’s on the weekdays, weekends, you name it. Speaking of classes and an event, last night I took a TRX class at an incredible San Francisco studio as part of the ClassPass “Fall into Fitness” party, and I’ll talk more about that soon. But now …
“What I Ate” recap time
Today, I’m sharing with you all of my eats from Monday. Now this was a usual Monday, in which I worked from home, went to audition to teach classes at a new gym and taught a BODYATTACK class at 24 Hour Fitness.
While I don’t always report on everything little thing that Dave and I do on the weekends (although if you follow me on Instagram, you get a much better recap of all the fun that happens in San Francisco!), but suffice it to say, with Dave’s birthday last week and social outings four nights-in-a-row, we did our fair share of eating and drinking. We even went out to a big Italian meal on Sunday night with some of Dave’s coworkers in the ‘burbs, which is a rarity for us. Based on that, I couldn’t wait to wake up on Monday and dive into a healthy breakfast for a day of normal eating. Here’s how it all went down …
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Yes, that’s right, a late breakfast. I slept past 7 a.m. on Monday, which is not a normal thing for me. As soon as I woke up, I pulled out some overnight oats, made some hot green tea and even shook up a Healthy Skoop Superfoods A-Game drink, which is part of a package the lovely folks at Healthy Skoop sent me to review. This mega dose of vitamins and nutrients set me straight for the day.
Lunch at noon
Because I was heading out across town to audition for a new gym (more to come on that soon, as I’ve started to add more classes to my weekly routine), I ate lunch earlier than normal and was able to skip my mid-morning snack. Yes, this is an incredibly strange lunch, but I liked it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the tea though. I guess I’ve never really liked iced tea, but had one in the fridge, so I went for it. You may not want to know this, but when eating this meal, I mixed everything together. Yes, it was weird. Yes, it was oh-so-good.
Afternoon snack at 4 p.m.
In the spirit of mixing foods, I ate a parfait. And I had to make sure I ate this hearty snack right around 4 p.m., so I had enough time to fully digest it before teaching a one-hour Les Mills BODYATTACK class that night. This mixture is one of my go-to snacks, which is an incredibly delicious concoction and is also on the weird side.
Hydration for during and after class at 5:30 p.m.
I can’t really get through an hour of teaching BODYATTACK with plain water. I always bring along coconut water for some extra electrolytes, and I always look forward to chugging my protein shake after class. All of these bottles get stuffed into my heavy backpack for the walk to the gym. And you can bet that same backpack is light as a feather on the walk home.
Dinner at 8:30 p.m.
My main man, Dave, did the cooking on Monday night while I used the foam roller and responded to blog emails. This is a meal we’ve had many times before, which is so tasty, easy and healthy. Check out the details on how to make it in this recipe post: an easy fish dish. Oh, and he was in charge of styling the plate knowing that I would probably take a photo. How did he do?
After we finished up eating, and because I’m super classy, I also took a few swigs of cold almond milk straight from the carton before doing the dishes. He cooks, I clean, and vice versa. That was it. We watched the last episode of Weeds from season three (our current Netflix series obsession), and went to bed just after 10 p.m.
Alright friends, I’ll be checking back in later with some more fun posts. Hope you have a great Wednesday!
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- What I ate and drank all day
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- Long days of training require a lot of food
- Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday”
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- Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
- A look at a full day of eating in pictures
- Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
- Pictures of food, because you like them
- Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
Questions of the day
Do you eat differently on the weekends and weekdays? Who does the dishes in your house? What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?