Last night we went out with some friends for drinks and dinner… some sugary shots probably weren’t the wisest choice!
Weigh In: 171
Activity: Landscaping work with putting mulch down and pulling weeds; over 20k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.
Breakfast: Smoothie with 2 bananas, almond milk, ice, scoop of protein powder.
Snack: Small snack bag of shelled salted pistachios
Lunch: 1 piece whole grain toast with homemade healthy spinach artichoke dip and 1 campari tomato; 1 cup chickpea pasta with italian dressing, tomatoes, peppers and kimchi.
Dinner: 1 black bean burger on a soya bun with 1/2 avocado, onions, ketchup and mustard, 1/2 avocado and chickpea banza pasta with italian dressing, tomatoes, peppers.
Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot! By the time I got done with the workout this morning, I had already drank 32 oz. of ice water again. My goal typically is to have three 32 oz mugs of ice water by the time I go to bed. If I walk over 12k steps, I’m definitely aiming to drink more water than that.
A few things I’m keeping an eye out on:
- Amount of sugar in a serving – if it’s more than 4g, I am being cautious
- Amount of protein in a serving – I’m aiming for at least 20g of protein per serving each meal
- If I have a sweet tooth craving, I turn on the keurig and add creamer to my cup of coffee
Last week, each day I was losing weight – it wasn’t a lot, but I could see there was progress! This is why I want to share with everyone what I am doing and I welcome any constructive comments as well.
**I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer by any means and my results can very much vary from anyone else’s. Please keep that in mind and feel free to share this blog with friends!