Happy Hump Day! But does it really count as a hump day if it’s the first school day of the week? Hmm…
Let me walk you through what a day in the life of Emily looks like right now.
Breakfast. Turkey Sausages (from the Aldi natural brand. High in protein and low in calories- that’s why I had two!) and a Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffin from Costco. Has anyone ever tried one of those muffins?? They have lots of whole blueberries in them and they are soft and delicious.
Today was a Late Start day which meant I got to sleep in= happiest Emily ever!
My school has very, very limited options as far as buying lunch. I think I bought a few times freshmen year and have stayed far, far away since! There is some bad pizza, breaded “chicken” sandwiches, and sometimes fried mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce to dip in. Oh, and a side of “fruit” (Juice.) Nutritious, I know.
Here’s what I packed for lunch.
I topped my chili with a 100 calorie pack of Spicy Guacamole (Like Wholly Guac but the Aldi brand- I highly recommend these!) I just take one out of my freezer and it’s thawed by lunch.
Chopped up yellow pepper & carrots with Trader Joe’s Horseradish hummus. My favorite kind of hummus.
My last period of the day is a free period, so I eat a snack before practice after school. Today I brought a Chocolate Peanut Protein Date bar that I made and froze a batch of a few days ago.
I’ll share the recipe soon I plan to do a Recipe Round-Up Review post in the near future! I’ve been trying out so many new foods and I have to show you guys!
After practice (a tempo run!) I rushed home to have a very quick dinner before heading back to the school for a training for something I was chosen as a leader for.
I literally had 10 minutes to make and eat dinner, so excuse my ugly pictures!
A Chicken Burger from Costco (those things are so good and are perfect for these quick nights- just a minute in the microwave!) with a salad (baby spinach/kale with carrots, yellow pepper, tomatoes, dried cranberries, and TJs orange vinegar dressing) and a rice cake for some post-run carbs!
Before I go to bed I like to have a night snack. Tonight it will probably be an apple with PB2 and cinnamon, with some plain greek yogurt or maybe a quest bar!
And that’s it I’m trying to find a healthy balance and get away from the constant calorie counting. I’m slowly increasing my calories (I was at/below 1,200 for a long time) and I’ve still got a ways to go, but this is where I’m at right now.
I can’t wait to read all of your WIAW posts!
What’s your favorite night snack? Pre-workout?