I thought for this round I'd post a "day in the life" style instead of just photos of what I eat. After all, the 21 Day Fix Challenge is a lot more than that!
6 AM - Up and at 'em
Total Body Cardio fix is an intense workout to start the week! I was really proud of myself today because I did the cross country skiers full-out instead of stepping, although I didn't use the weights. That and the knee pulls were all I ended up modifying, everything else I stayed up pretty well. Amazing difference from the start of Round 1, although still totally kicked my butt.
7:30 AM - Meal Prep
It's easier when I portion prep in advance, but I seem to be bad at that in practice, so I'm usually scrambling in the morning to put together breakfast, lunch and two snacks to take to work. Helps that I have my meal plan printed out and in front of me while I assemble!
8 AM - Off to work
Off to work with Shakeology in hand! The package says ideally consume within a half hour, so I've been trying to finish most of it during my commute. After I get to work I tend to get in a zone where I don't stop to drink water or eat or anything and sometimes I still have shake left hours later. Today, I did better and had it done by 8:45!
1.5 Red, 1 Purple
11 AM - Morning Snack
Stomach started rumbling to remind me time to eat. I try to eat my carb/fruit snack earlier in the day so it has more of a chance to burn off. Today's choice was gluten-free crackers, Boar's Head deli meat, and some fruit left over from the Fourth.
.5 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Purple
2 PM - Lunch
I should have eaten earlier, I hate when I do this. Work is so chaotic - I do QA software testing and we are understaffed, so there's basically never any down time during the day, especially if I want to leave the office at a reasonable hour. Have to remember to stop and take care of myself!
Loving the balsamic vinaigrette recipe in the eating plan, definitely makes the salad something to look forward to. I tried the Asian vinaigrette my very first week and it was pretty terrible, wayyyy too much sesame oil (and I even used only about half of what the recipe called for)
1.5 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Orange
5:45 PM - Snack
I picked at my salad over the course of a couple of hours (sad) and so I wasn't really hungry until I was in the car on an emergency trip to Lowe's (fridge death...thank goodness we have a backup in the garage). Enjoyed some celery sticks and a teaspoon of peanut butter. Ironically a great car snack too.
.5 Green, 1 teaspoon
8:15 PM - Dinner
1 Red, 1 Green, 1 teaspoon, 1 Yellow (not pictured)
After a couple hours, we came straight home to cook up a late dinner, and had to deviate from the plan in the interest of speed. Quick pan-seared pork chops with leftover butternut squash and roasted cauliflower. Not pretty to look at, but tasty! Also enjoyed a glass of red wine when I realized I had a carb left. What can I say...appliance shopping will make your head spin.