Oh hey, friends, it’s me, the girl that said she was going to write 100 Days in a row. Here I am, trying to live up to my promise. Here’s the thing, not every day is going to go as planned (just like your diet or fitness routine). But, I’m going to continue to show up because I made a promise. (and I have an awesome intern behind the scenes who is keeping me on track.)
I had planned to write about pre-workout supplements and if they are necessary today. However, the post isn’t ready. I’m not willing to put out a half-a$$ post just because I said I’d put something up. If I’m going to provide you with nutrition content and recommendations, it’s going to be evidence-based and well thought out, not just slapped together.
I had a busier week than intended (it’s a good busy) so things got pushed back. That being said I figured I’d give you something different. Let’s look into what a busy day looks like for me and how I handle my diet.
I coach Wednesday mornings and leave the house around4:45 am. I’m 100% NOT hungry when I wake up so I pack a snack and also make sure I have coffee and a water bottle.
Today I had a meeting at Starbucks (with the said intern) and grabbed my favorite hot drink, a Grande Flat White. After that, I ran to the gym, got in a workout, never thinking about my stomach (regrets) and then ran home.
I snagged some yogurt + apple + Biena chickpea snacks + peanut butter and called it a day. Snagged a pic, my dog, food for lunch (this got interesting) and ran out the door again.
My friend Nicole (otherwise known as NV, and 500 other names) had ACL repair surgery this week and I offered to hang out with her post-op day 1. She’s a tough cookie and probably only needed me so she had someone to talk to but alas I went, food (and dog) in hand.
Yes, I should’ve packed lunch the night before, but guess what, that didn’t happen. So I grabbed the best options I could and here’s what I came up with:
A gluten-free tortilla filled with smoked salmon, hummus, veggies & lettuce with a side of these delicious Good Thins gluten-free crackers. I also had the rest of my coffee, a polar seltzer, and a water that had a Nuun tablet in it (because I sweat more than anyone should in the workout).
I also brought these ridiculously delicious pumpkin seeds from Trader Joe’s:
Also, side note, while I didn’t eat any eggs (weird, right?) I did learn how to make hard-boiled eggs while hanging out with NV today, so that was a major win:
I will share the recipe soon!
After being on the go all day, I got home and immediately started unpacking my bags, one of which included my Field Goods. I had all intentions of cooking but I realized I needed to get a few things done around the house as well as this blog post. I knew I had leftovers in the fridge (meant for tomorrow) and decided I was going to crack into them.
Wow, would you look at that beauty? Ha! I promise it tastes much better than it looks. Don’t believe me? Check out a similar recipe here.I then wasn’t done there because I have been on my feet most of the day (minus those 3 hours NV and I kicked it on her couch/floor/porch/) so Bamba to the rescue!
If you haven’t tried these yet, run don’t walk to Trader Joe’s! Don’t have a TJ’s near you?! PuffWorks also has similar peanut puffs that are delicious!
That’s all I ate. However, I wanted to make a note that while I used the titles “Breakfast”, “Lunch”, and “Dinner”, know that I use those terms lightly. My timing was probably very weird to many who would look on and the content of my meals does not always conform to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner standards. If you want to eat breakfast for dinner and lunch for breakfast and dinner for lunch, you do you boo, you do you!
What I Ate in A Day
I think this is the closest thing I do to tracking my food. I take pictures of my food, check in to see how my body is feeling, and go about my life. That’s not to say tracking doesn’t work or isn’t for certain people at certain times in their lives. It’s to show that sometimes life gets crazy but you can choose to eat healthily, it just takes some practice.
I think it’s easy to assume that people on Instagram or who have a fancy title eat perfectly all the time. There is no such thing as a perfect diet or even a perfect day. Instead, I try to eat when I’m hungry, real food and also eat food that tastes good. That’s it.
I will try from time to time to share with you what I ate in a day. I hope that it gives you insight into what a day of food looks like by a professional. No judgment either way.
So, let me ask you, what random foods have you eaten lately that serve you when you are hungry, are real food based and taste good?! Let’s here some good ideas below 🙂