Soon these are a little bit delayed..I feel like I just haven’t had time to sit down and re-group the past two days! So, here we go:
Thursday (Day 4):
Breakfast before my workout: My shake was so good and filled with nutritious foods – I think I found a new favorite! It had apple, beets, kale, cucumber, and a few sliced peaches and flax seeds & whey pro. The cucumber makes it so refreshing :) In regards to workouts, I’ve finally gotten to a place where I feel able to get 4 workouts in a week. The type of workouts I do are typically intense, and work multiple muscle groups using compound movements (functional training) as opposed to isolation exercises (body building style of training). My resistance training almost doubles as cardiovascular exercise as well because of the level of intensity.
I prepped my post-workout shake before I left – frozen blueberries, chia seeds, frozen peaches, kale, and whey pro.
Still a tad hungry after that, I made myself some sautéed zucchini. I prefer to at a later lunch because I work in the evening, and I don’t like to go into work hungry. I go in at 3:15, so I’ll usually have my late lunch shortly before 3.
The snacks I packed for the evening at work included roasted chickpeas and cucumber slices with chimi sauce (olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley, a dot of cilantro, salt, & lemon/lime juice)
Dinner was a quinoa stuffed pepper, sweet potato with butter & onions, and broccoli. Sweet potato with butter & onions is such a comforting food to me and really satisfies me!
ER MAH GERD. I was bad and had “dessert”. BUT WAIT. It’s cleanse-approved! YES! My co-worker also on the cleanse with me gave me this recipe she found online. All that’s in it is mashed banana, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and for the ‘flour’, I used 2 scoops of whey pro complete and used this as my third ‘shake’ of the day. You can also make this recipe with 1 tbsp of coconut flour instead of whey pro :) Microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Friday (Day 5):
Breakfast was a red shake – I told you, I found a new favorite!!
I prepped my post-workout shake and took it with me because I had to go grocery shopping after the gym. I kept it simple with frozen peaches, banana, flax, kale, and whey pro.
After work, I had to pick up a burrito from Moe’s for Matt since he realized the chicken breast in the fridge wasn’t good anymore. Talk about temptation!! I was meeting a friend for dinner at Tapas on Main, so I had a quick bowl of broccoli to hold me over after work.
Tapas was incredibly accommodating. I had a quinoa paella without the brown rice and pine nuts – unfortunately they still had to cook it in an olive oil/canola blend, but I just had to make the sacrifice. It’s all about finding balance between a social life and a healthy lifestyle! In this paella, there’s spinach, beets, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
Phew! Oh, one last thing – I am starting to feel less bloated. Partially because my body is adjusting to all the roughage and also because I’m making sure to drink tons of water :)