What I Ate, Wednesday [Post]
13 Wed, 2011 § 4 Comments
Technically, this is “What I Ate” Tuesday.
My blogging preference is specific highlighted meals, recipes, thoughts & foods…rather than a run-down of a daily menu; a friend coaxed me into sharing a day’s worth of my eats though, so here you have it!
After an early morning HIIT workout, Dave treated me to another one of his amazing recovery drinks.
Hemp & Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie
Interested in my short, intense workout?
It was a good one.
Each exercise or set equals 4 minutes before moving on to the next.
- Scorpion Flips – 50 seconds max effort; 10 seconds rest (4 rounds)
Alternate between the following two exercises for 4 minutes with no rests, (6 rounds total):
- Chatarunga plus alternate lifting each leg [20 seconds]
- (Without using arms, roll onto back)
- Alternating One-Leg Toe Touches [20 seconds]
- Skater Lunges – 50 seconds max effort; 10 seconds rest (2 rounds each side, 4 rounds total)
- One-Arm Side-Lying Tricep Press Ups [alternate doing 20 seconds each arm, no rests, 6 rounds — meaning each arm gets worked 6 times]
A couple hours later,
Kamut Berry Salad with flax seed oil, sea salt & a splash of champagne vinegar
curbed morning hunger.
I packed lime-squeezed jicama slices along with a little leftover sauteed escarole with caramelized shallots, chickpeas & currants, piled over mixed greens for a mid-day snack.
This was pretty light, so it was shortly followed by
two pieces of toasted millet bread alongside roasted red beets from our CSA drizzled in balsamic & just a touch of honey.
I keep a water bottle with me at all times — except when I lose one, which I am infamous for doing — & try to stay hydrated; most days, all I drink is water, maybe tea. Yesterday I only did so-so & should have refilled this guy a couple more times. Good thing Natalie posted some tips!
To refuel after my jog to the climbing gym after work,
I enjoyed a local orange while I waited outside on the bench for Dave.
The cool, fresh air felt nice,
as did bouldering.
Post-climbing, I snacked on a lemon zest Luna bar, with chalky hands & all.
Luna bars were on a great sale & are like a treat for me sometimes, but most flavors are too sweet. They are a better option than many bars, but I don’t like that they are processed & use evaporated cane juice. I would like to find or make a better, whole-food alternative. Any suggestions? (other than Lara bars)
For dinner, we made Serrano Pepper & Shallot Fajitas on Ezekiel tortillas.
Portobellos & cashew cheese for me; steak cooked in red wine with fresh mozzarella for Dave.
Oh ~ & a small piece of homemade “raw” chocolate before bed…because I can. 😉
I told you, I like to eat often; I feel best when I eat a lot of small “meals” throughout the day.
Though my favorite blogs aren’t the “here is what I ate”-variety, sometimes it is fun to see what other active, health-minded people eat throughout the day & snag an idea or two — so let me know if you share your own “What I Ate” Wednesday post!