What I Ate Wednesday #7

It’s that time of week again….WIAW!!! Woohoo! I love food so this is my favorite post of the week.
 This is a #WIAW post. The idea of #WIAW is to photograph one day of meals each week, link up to the Peas and Crayons blog, and celebrate the wonderful world of eating (it is truly amazing, after all)! It also gives us the chance to find new recipes by seeing what everyone else eats! So, after reading my blog be sure to stop by peasandcrayons.com to check out what other people ate!!!

Let’s get this thing rolling…

Breakfast

This breakfast was something very unusual. Normally when someone thinks of oatmeal they think “sweet.” But this meal took it the other direction: “savory!” Instead of my typical cinnamon, bananas, and almond butter, I added some eggs and pepper to my oatmeal! (The idea came from Pinterest of course).

But it wouldn’t be breakfast without some toast and fruit. I paired this delicious bowl with some cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast and an apple.

AM Snacks

Then it was time for the gym…yesterday’s workout was 60 minutes on the stair climber for cardio. The first half hour was a HIIT type workout. I started with a 5 minute warm up (level 8), and then did 7 rounds of two minutes high intensity (level 17-18) and one minute low intensity (level 12). For the second half hour, I maintained a level 12 with a couple of build ups to level 15. It was a great cardio session!

Then it was time for some muscle resistance training, CxWorx, and BodyPump coaching practice! I start team teaching next week, heck yeah!!!!

It was a pretty long day at the gym, so I made sure to have plenty of snacks to get me through.
I got out to the car and realized: I HAVEN’T HAD MY COFFEE YET!!!! I took care of that real quick.

Lunch

Lunch was a protein packed meal to refuel from my highly active morning. I cooked up some Trader Joe’s frozen chicken breasts, quinoa, and made a spinach salad for the side.

Afternoon Snacks

I loooovvveee to snack. It definitely makes upping my calories easier!
Dinner

I FINALLY found some shrimp that doesn’t contain sodium tripolyphosphate!!! Thanks Trader Joe’s, you’ve always got my back. I pan fried some up with squash, Asian stir fry veggies, and a yam! Yummmm.

PM Snack

The usual Greek yogurt with blueberries and cocoa powder, but with Cheerios and almond butter mixed in for extra calories and healthy fats!

And cashew milk for some calcium.

That’s what 3,200 calories looks like on a clean diet! I’m slowly increasing my calories above maintenance to hopefully build muscle mass! We’ll see how this goes. As of Sunday night, I weighed 134 pounds. The idea is that with extra calories, I’ll see some muscle growth! I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted 🙂

***UPDATE***

There was also a late night snack. Don’t judge me! I was laying in bed and out of the blue I was STARVING!! I quickly took care of that with a handful of cashews.

How about you?

  • What’s the yummiest thing you ate today?
  • Any eating tips for building muscle?
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5 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #7

  1. I have NEVER made savory oatmeal! Honestly, it sounds strange, but you are making me consider it. The stair climber intimidates me. It’s at my gym back in college, but I have never stepped on it. I’m so worried I will slip! I love all of the variety you included in your day. You have such a great mindset toward nourishing your body, and I really admire that!

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    1. The savory oatmeal was surprisingly awesome! And trust me, the stairclimber takes some coordination. I tried taking my hands off the rails but that was almost catastrophic hahaa!!

      Thanks for the kind words!! 🙂

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