I figured since I've committed myself to getting my act together before the Olympia, quickly sharing meals and workouts would a good way to keep myself accountable. For some reason, when I know there are people watching me, (or reading me?) it gives me that little bit of extra pressure I need to keep pushing through.
I've found that my mornings either make or break me. I'm an early morning worker-outer (up at 5am to the gym by 6am) so breakfast and workouts really set the tone for my day. If I wake up and feel tired and decide to skip the gym or breakfast, it's almost inevitable I will have a tired and sluggish day. Maybe it's just mental, but it happens every time. So I do my best to pop out of bed as soon as I hear my alarm and get started on breakfast right away. After I eat, I'm always ready to get out the door, and if I'm not- I know my body probably actually needs the rest.
If I don't make myself overnight oats, I will usually set my alarm 5 minutes earlier to whip up something quick. (Yes, you can make breakfast in 5 minutes or less so I don't want to hear the "I don't have time" excuse ever again!) This morning I threw some yams I had diced and baked in the oven on Monday and egg whites in a pan and that was that. Filling, delicious and great to fuel my back, bi's, and cardio workout.
I mentioned on Instagram this morning that I didn't realize my shoulders were getting so... shouldery (?) but I'm definitely liking the progress!
Then for my post workout meal. I've been keeping a little secret from you guys... or maybe I'm just the last to know about them, but Vans waffles are the jam! The ingredients label looks great, and they are gluten free! Now before the clean eating police come to find me, I realize these are a technically a processed food however like I mentioned the ingredients are great and I probably eat one twice a week, if that. Anyway, you don't even need any syrup- I just top mine with some fruit and I'm good to go!
On track day 2 in the books! :)
What is your "make it or break it" for the day? Does it usually have more to do with workouts or nutrition?