Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIAW #14

I very rarely sleep in. I typically have the most energy of my entire day in the morning. Not yesterday morning. I mentioned on my Facebook page that I got up and then decided to go back to bed because I was just exhausted. My BodyMedia device said I only got a little over 5 hours of sleep and I knew my body would not do what I wanted it to do at the gym. Just thought I would share this so that you know it's very important to push yourself and very important to stay motivated, but it is also very important to listen to your body. If you're truly exhausted and not just creating excuses, then it is perfectly fine to just rest.

On that note, it's time for WIAW! I missed it so much last week, and I'm sad that my eats are not that exciting because I literally ran out the door. Ran.




Typical breakfast- 1/2 cup oats with egg whites, cinnamon, protein powder, almond milk, and blueberries. 


I try to never ever have a shake as a meal unless it's right after a workout. But since I was in such a rush this is was the fastest thing to grab, so meal 2 was 2 cinnamon swirl protein bars and a protein shake. This is one time I will tell you not to follow my example... whole foods are best!


I had leftover grilled chicken marinated in Ms. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning so I chopped that up and threw it in a salad with salsa as dressing. Now I want this every day for lunch! It was amazing.


Cottage cheese and raw zucchini with red bell pepper hummus.


Sweet and sour chicken over veggies for dinner. Pre-cut bag veggies are my new favorite. All I had to do was poke holes in the bag they came in and microwave for 4 minutes. So, it literally took me 4 minutes to make dinner after work since the chicken came out of the crock pot. This makes me happy.



Wrapped up the day with casein pudding and melatonin so that I could actually sleep! But don't worry, I didn't... B was up tossing and turning all night, so that means I was too. Oh, well I still had a great leg day this morning! 

13 comments:

  1. Hey! Im thinking about hopping on the WIAW bandwagon- maybe next week! I agree, whole foods are definitley better- I too usually try to only have it post-workout! Good point about listening to your body, I just posted about the importance of sleep!
    Enjoy your Wednesday! :)

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  2. So this may be a silly question, but do you marinate the chicken in some other type of liquid like broth and then add the Ms. Dash? Or is it just something you sprinkle on before you grill?

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    1. I just seasoned it and threw it on the grill!

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  3. What does WIAW stand for?

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  4. isn't casein pudding the best ? ;) xoxoxo yum

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  5. I still have to try that pudding!! Your eats look so yummy. I've never seen the lime seasoning but definitely going to keep my eyes peeled!

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  6. How did you make the casein pudding? What brand do you use?

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    1. Just one scoop of ON chocolate peanut butter casein and slowly add water or pasteurized egg whites. Mix until you get to the consistency you like!

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  7. Hi!!!
    Quick question- do you eat the premade hummus from the store or do you make your own? It looks yummy!!

    PS- I LOVE your blog!

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    1. Usually pre-made although I have made my own! You can use the search bar to find it! (I will add it to recipes too)

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  8. I take Mrs. Dash fiesta lime seasoning and sprinkle it in my cottage cheese, add a spoonful of salsa and dip rice cakes or celery in it. So yummy.

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  9. What is it that you did to your cottage cheese in the photo? Something about it looks really good but not just plain. TIA!

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