Yesterday was my first day on my new meal plan, courtesy of my coach, Ashley Leahy. In order to give a little glimpse into the meals that Ashley has structured for me, here’s a look at every single thing I ate yesterday.
I started my morning at the gym at 6 am, where I ran 4 miles on a Japanese speaking treadmill.
I’m not even sure how I got it to Japanese. I must have still been sleeping when I got on the treadmill! 😉
After my workouts, Ashley is very persistent that I have a protein shake that includes 1 scoop of protein mixed with a dextrose source. I have to measure out the specific macros to fit the numbers she specifically gave me.
I never knew about this dextrose source thing, so I grilled her about it, and she recommended I use my vanilla protein powder with orange Tang. She promised me it’d taste just like a creamsicle.
Holy crap. This was a legit creamsicle shake, and I am in love. Allie saw my Tang on the counter Monday night and she was shocked and was so confused. So was I when I saw it on my meal plan, but if my coach says Tang, then Tang I go.
An hour to an hour and a half later, I’m to have my post-training meal, which is 4 oz chicken or turkey, with 8 grams (of carbs) of green veggies and 1/3 cup brown rice or 3 oz sweet potato. (Ps. my Meal #1 is oatmeal with pb and egg whites, and I asked if I should have the specific post-training meal as my breakfast, and she said I could eat either since they both have a good carb/protein mix.)
Phew! Did you even understand that? Sorry if you had to break that down like a math equation. So at 8:15 am, I had my “post-training” meal as breakfast.
I think I like this meal for breakfast because it is so filling. It kept me satisfied until 11:30, which is when I snacked on Meal #2, which was an apple and almonds. String cheese is also scheduled with this meal, but I wasn’t hungry for it, so I had it later in the afternoon. I could have had a banana instead of the apple but the apple actually fit my macros better.
I literally schedule it all out on my Spark People account, and then play around with the foods in the morning to figure out if adjustments need to be made.
I’m allowed to have endless amounts of sugar-free jello in between meals, so I had a small cup before heading home to make lunch.
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Breakfast for lunch it was! I had 1/2 cup of oats, sprinkled with cinnamon and 1 egg white, with a side of 3 egg whites. Topped the ol’ oats with 1 tbsp of pb and this bad boy kept me overly stuffed.
I decided to take a detour back to my office, and went for an extended walk around the mills.
I needed that walk after that lunch! Boy did that fill me up until dinner time.
Last night we had our first June event for Blog & Tweet NH, and since I had to be there for 6, I had to quickly eat dinner after getting home at 5:15.
I went for 4 oz of chicken, with an english muffin smeared with 2 tbsp of peanut butter.
(My dinner was also supposed to include 8 g’s of carbs of green veggies, but yesterday morning I actually ate 8 oz instead of 8 grams, so it actually equaled my daily total so I skipped it at this meal.)
So good, soooo good! I love that Ashley made sure to allow me my peanut butter in my meals. When she asked about foods I liked, I told her I had an addiction and wanted to keep it in my meals, but in a healthy amount. Ask and you shall receive. 🙂
The Blog & Tweet NH event was held at Muse Paintbar, which was so much fun, but I became ravenous halfway through the event and was ready to eat my arm off. I got home after 9:30, and still had macros to use up, so I enjoyed a Chobani yogurt and 2 string cheeses (since I didn’t eat the one earlier in the day).
I also devoured half a tub of jello.
And that right there was my eating for Tuesday… and that was hitting all of my macros either dead on, or above/below by 2 grams!