Before I share with you today’s eats, I have to share THIS:
My first “all by myself” handstand
Yesterday’s GPP workout called for HSPU (handstand pushups). On Monday night my husband helped me practice just getting up into a handstand—let alone the pushups. It was tragic to see me trying so hard and getting nowhere fast. Please trust me when I say you would have laughed your ass off at me… because it was the farthest thing from a handstand.
One of the trainers at my gym helped me learn to not freak out about being upside down. He kept catching my legs, while I held myself in handstand position. I came home from work and kept practicing until something clicked and I DID IT. My first unassisted handstand. No handstand pushups, but I’ll take it!
My gym hosted a 5K fun run this morning—it was free to all, but started at 5:30 AM. I’m not a morning person, so I really needed some help getting moving this morning. Fit Mixer to the rescue. Really digging this Clean Energy mix because it gives me some quick caffeine, but also tastes like a cherry Jolly Rancher.
Had a bowl of really simple oatmeal (Breakfast #1) before the run. I can’t run on an empty stomach.
Kicked ass on the run (my fastest 5K ever!) and came home and crashed for a few hours.
Body Logix Vanilla Ice Cream protein powder (1 scoop)
Designer Whey French Vanilla protein powder (1 scoop)
1/2 banana and 2 handfuls fresh spinach
1 scoop Amazing Grass
2 T PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
1/2 T chia seeds
handful of ice
Looks gross, but I swear it tastes amazing. Easy way to get some greens in, too.
A few hours and a few Zumba auditions later, it was time for lunch. Today I had a turkey+guacamole+Laughing Cow sandwich on Ezekiel bread with an apple and a pack of almonds from Trader Joe’s. Felt good and full after this lunch, but also very satisfied.
About an hour before I taught my Spinning class this evening I grabbed my final snack for the work day. I started with a few strawberries and some black cherry Chobani.
I also had this Vega One all-in-one bar (chocolate almond flavor) while getting ready for class. The Chobani and strawberries was great. This bar was just meh. I wouldn’t mind eating another of these bars, but I don’t think they are something I’d spend my own money on. The flavor just didn’t knock my socks off and there are a lot of bars that I do LOVE the flavor of.
After work and teaching class, I headed home fully intending to cook dinner at home. Tonight, though, my husband wasn’t feeling the dinner we had planned and, to be honest, not cooking sounded great. We compromised on take-out pizza. This falls into 20% of my “diet” being whatever the hell I want. Tonight I wanted pizza. Went back for a 3rd slice.
Took the dog on a walk after dinner—I’m so glad the weather is nice enough that we can do that almost every evening now.
Today was an abnormally active day for me. Typically on Wednesdays I do my own workout in the morning and teach Spinning at night. Today’s 5K run and Zumba auditions were spur of the moment activities. I do realize I am more active than most people… I do work at a gym after all. I do my best to eat with this in mind, making sure I get enough nutrition and calories to fuel my active lifestyle.