Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Changing up the eats, a little!

Happy WIAW! I have to start off by documenting what I moron I am. I wok up this morning still insanely sore from week 7 day 1 (Monday) of James Wilson's workouts, because I refuse to go down in weight even though I'm doing way more reps and its circuit style. (Dummy). So I decided a nice steady incline walk would be perfect to get my legs moving and help loosen them up a little. I got on the treadmill and went to start my  Polar and it wasn't registering. So I start messing with the strap, moving it around meanwhile looking like a moron that doesn't know how to put on a chest strap... Any way long story long, I took off the main part that snaps on yesterday to wash my strap and didn't put it back on. Needless to say I'm not sure how many calories I burned this morning or what my heart rate was at but I guess I'll live.



Moving on. You'll probably notice today that I've slightly decreased the amount of carbs I'm taking in and increased my fats. I also pushed my last meal out to be around 7pm and that's my last meal of the day.

Breakfast was overnight pumpkin oats made with pasteurized egg whites instead of protein powder.After the gym I had my green pumpkin shake with oats (no picture)Snack was the usual Lactaid cottage cheese and cinnamon toast with coconut oil. I always spoon my cottage cheese on to my toast and my coworker that I sit near thinks  its weird. Well I think she's weird. (Just kidding Jess, kind of).

Lunch was a big Tupperware bowl of awesomeness. 5 oz grilled chicken, baked yams, baked asparagus and 1/2 a serving of almonds. If you can't tell by now, yes I'm counting calories again. It's actually not too bad and takes about 5 minutes out of my day, and this way I know exactly what's going in and what's being burned... Except for when I forget the main part of my Polar of course.

My afternoon snack was a turkey burger grilled with mushrooms and onions inside and 1/2 avocado kn top. I've decided with the 99/1 turkey I much prefer zucchini burgers, it's just too darn dry!And last but not least dinner was a egg white and veggie scramble with the other 1/2 of my avocado and ketchup!

24 comments:

  1. Your eats look DELISH!! I've been cal counting for about a month now :) and using MFP! I'm sharonb515 if you wanna be friends :)
    I cannot wait to get a Polar!

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    1. I keep my profile on there private, but you'll love your polar!!

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  2. Avocado on a burger sounds amazing! I will have to try that with veggie burgers :).

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    1. It's the best!! Easy alternative for mayo!

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  3. Oh, I remember Week 7 Day 1...my legs were sore for almost a week!!! Too funny about the Polar; I can't say that I've ever done that...how did you have the strap on w/out the attachment? Go Brittany Go!

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    1. I feel like mine will be that way too! My strap was on but the little part that snaps on wasn't!

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  4. Brit...Do you recommend the Polar FT4?? I'm so close to buying one, but I'm not sure what model. Do you feel it's accurate with calories burned when doing weight lifting workouts and cardio??? Thanks for any insights you can provide!

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    1. Yep I love it! I definitely find it accurate, the only issue I have is it is a tiiiny bit big on me so sometimes it looses my heart rate which is annoying, but I know it's just because it's a little big.

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    2. Thanks for your reply. I just placed my order for one and can't wait to get it. It'll be helpful to know how many calories I burn lifting and when I do my tabata workouts. Although short, Tabata workouts are suppose to burn a lot of calories...so we'll see.

      I don't think it'll be big on me, I'm not as fit as you. I have issues with excess skin on my abs from having big babies so I have some cushion.

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    3. Hi there! I know you just placed your order Lori (awesome!), but another great one for anyone looking is the Sigma PC-Series Heart Rate Monitor - tracks training time/calories per session/calories total/min-max HR, etc. The only problem I have with HR monitors in general, besides the strap becoming a bit loose (as Brittany mentioned), is how large the watch is. I wish they would make them sleeker.
      ~ Madeline (Seattle)

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    4. Thanks, Madeline.

      I got my Polar today...woohoo. Can't wait to try it out tomorrow morning when I do my next workout. It would have been great to have it today for my tabata workout. Curious to find out how many calories I burn. Reading instructions now....

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  5. hi brittany! do you have any advice for leaning out? i'm 5'2 and can not get under 130!! its so frustrating. I eat clean, track my cals using MFP... have a ft4 to see how much i am burning. i'm always "technically under my cal goal" however, i am almost always "over protein" does that have something to do with it you think?? Not really losing weight. I have been lifting for about a year now, can lift pretty heavy for a girl id say ;) eat clean... i'm just at a plateau with leaning! any advice?? i wasnt sure how to post using an email? --Emily Collins

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  6. Your lunch looks sooo good!!! Big asparagus fan. ;)
    Ugh, I hate when my Polar doesn't register, makes me sooo frustrated! I love seeing that burn number. Bummer you forgot that piece for the strap, but you're right, you'll live! ;) Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Just curious as to why you changed your last meal to be 7pm?

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    1. It's just been bumped up an hour because I switched up my schedule a little.

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  8. when you play with macros do you suggest on heavy day increase carbs and decrease protein? ex: 40-40-20 and light days increase protein and decrease carbs (30-50-20)? should i increase/decrease fats? i know it depends on the person, but wasn't sure if there was a guide for this

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    1. No, I really keep my intake the same regardless if it's a heavy or light lifting day. I may bump up carbs just a bit on leg day,but I don't really change my macros.

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  9. why did you take out casein for leaning out? and whats in your green pumpkin shake? All your food looks delish..Im a avo fan...

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    1. I haven't completely taken it out yet, it just so happens I did on this day. But, the week of my shoot I will and it's just to help decrease bloat and increase calories burned by digestion. Green pumpkin shake is just my pumpkin shake recipe with a handful of spinach.

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  10. YAY, coconut oil! I have been meaning to ask you what you put on your toast since sometimes it looks glisteny (is that even a word?) and sometimes it looks like cinnamon in the photos. I just tried coconut oil on my toast for the first time this morning and it is DE-LISH-OUS! Thank you for being so awesome, clever and outside the box! YUM!
    ~ Madeline (Seattle)

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  11. I love toast and cottage cheese and everyone at my house thinks I'm crazy because of it ha I've never tried it with cinnamon toast though, that sounds even better! I will definitely have to give that one a try!!!

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  12. I"m always forgetting that transmitter piece to my polar monitor. I feel naked without it though!

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  13. What type of polar do you recommend? I am searching the web for one and there are so many different types!

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