Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday

Today was such a sweet day in the gym!


Awesome!

(Next tattoo?)

I received an email this morning from a reader who asked about my daily eating habits, and what a day of noshing looks like for me. So, I put down all of my hot dogs and contemplated the question ...


"Wow, this is so hard to answer because I eat such a variety of foods, which changes every day." But then when I thought about it, I really don't. I usually buy the same things in the grocery store, and my cheat meals even tend to be the same. When we go out, I usually order a variation of the same thing: a salad with no croutons, no cheese and dressing on the side, extra steamed vegetables on the side. I am consistent in how much I eat and in my macro nutrients. Everything else changes, maybe different kinds of vegetables or different kinds of proteins, but I eat a 4-6 oz. serving of protein with a hefty portion of vegetable for dinner every night, rarely with a carbohydrate.

I guess I'm a little more vanilla than I thought.

So, hold on to your butts, here goes, a sneak peak into my eats for the day ...

I have coffee every morning. 


An 8oz cup of coffee, made in the Keurig, right now I'm obsessed with Raspberry Chocolate Truffle from Van Houtte, sweetened with a packet of Stevia. 


Because coffee sometimes makes my stomach turn early in the morning, I will have a bite or two of something on my way to the gym.

Today happened to be a few bites of a Pure Protein bar. (I bought a variety box in bulk from Sam's Club.) I like these bars because they only have 3g of sugar. 


After my workout is all finished, Spin + CrossFit, I drink a protein shake. Again, I aim for a protein powder low in sugar. For the last month or so I've been drinking this.


I also add BCAA powder to the mix (see above). I've been using Optimum Nutrition brand that I ordered them from BodyBuilding.com. I take two caps, open them, pour them into my shaker.


With the shake (and maybe a small green apple or the rest of my protein bar), usually sustained until about noon or 1pm. From about noon to dinner time, it's a little hell-mell. Today I had 1/2 fresh honeydew before heading to the pool with some friends and a single-serving plain Fage Greek Yogurt.


I packed even more honeydew and a few plump strawberries as well as a 1/2 pint of blueberries into a cooler to take with. I chopped up a cucumber and 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes and tossed it with a little balsamic and munched on that as well.


When I got home, around 3:45, I made myself my version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and took the dog on a mile-long walk. I had a large handful of toasted walnut halves, too. 


About 5:30 I started working on dinner, while munching on carrot chips and hummus. 


I had a bison beef burger on a bed of tender ruby reds topped with grilled onion and an egg. 


For a little added creaminess, I added a small sprinkle of feta crumbles.


I settled on a (large) handful of these delicious chocolate chips for dessert with a generous glass of pinot.



I took my evening fish oil (the B-Complex I take in the morning after the gym) and set a pot of hot water to boil while I took the dog on another 10 minute walk. I'm now drinking a cup of 40 calorie hot cocoa that I season with ginger and cinnamon, and I'll head to bed by about 10 (fingers crossed I sleep tonight!) and wake up tomorrow at 6:15. 

But, like I said, it changes a wee bit. Here's an example of what I had for breakfast yesterday. 


And what I had for dinner, a Steak Salad (no beans or dressing) from Freebirds World Burrito.


See that queso fresco on there? Heaven!


Hmm, if only I could get my hands on some of these now ...

9 comments:

  1. I wish we had such a variety of food in Australia, there are so many things that you guys have that we can't get at all :(

    I have a question, how many hours a day/week do you spend exercising (spin, gym, whatever)?

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    1. Spin classes are 45 minutes, 3 days a week, and the WOD's are usually 10-15 minutes long, occasionally weekend WOD's take a little longer (like a Hero WOD or a chipper. I CrossFit 3 days on, one day off.

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  2. Yum!!! I eat pretty similarly! What macro breakdown do you aim for? You really look incredible, it's inspiring!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your day! It is so interesting to see how other crossfitters choose to fuel. Congrats on the PR's 95lbs strict OH press is crazy! So strong!

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  4. thank you for sharing your food with us and i been wanting to buy that B-Complex vitamin. you look so pretty in that picture. have a good day tomorrow.

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  5. I love that picture of you! You are gorgeous! I tagged you in the One Lovely Blog award - go check it out!!!

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  6. That all looks soo good. I really want Keurig!

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  7. This was completely not the point of the post but...you are beautiful! And your front squat = badass.

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