Surprisingly enough, I actually ate pretty well on Monday, considered I went to a live event at the Sprint Center, and obviously those are always full of all sorts of delicious snacks. I mean, I did eat a cookie, a piece of a pretzel, and drank half of a 20 ounce beer, but all things considered that’s really not bad! Especially since I are pretty clean leading up to said event.
Making good food choices tends to be my biggest downfall when it comes to eating well. Especially when I’m out and about doing stuff, so I’m quite proud of how I did on Monday. 🙂
And I ate pretty well yesterday too! I had coffee for breakfast (I’m currently going through a “I don’t like eating breakfast” phase), a bunch of roasted veggies with some turkey sausage for lunch, and French toast for dinner (I have recently learned that as long as you use whole wheat bread and don’t completely drench it in syrup, French toast isn’t all that bad!). And for snacks I had a nature valley granola bar and a bunch of grapes.
So I’ve definitely had a drawn out, rocky start getting back on the clean eating wagon, but these last few days have definitely proven to me that I can in fact do it!
With that being said, let’s take a closer look at what I ate today. 🙂
Breakfast: 303 calories
- Coffee with 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 2 tbs honey, and 1 tbs coconut oil
I know the concept of adding coconut oil to coffee can sound kind of weird, especially if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually really really good! Like I mentioned before, I’m currently going through a phase in which I do not like to eat breakfast, but I gotta have my morning caffeine fix. 😉 So I’ve been kind of making a meal out of it. At the very least it’s got plenty of calories to fuel my workouts, and the coconut oil actually helps keep me full for quite a while, so it’s been working for me. 🙂After my “breakfast” I went for a short run, did a little bit of yoga, and then showered. I still felt pretty good and really didn’t start to feel hungry until around 10:30 am. At that point a snack just didn’t sound like it was going to cut it though, so I actually started making my lunch. I know that’s like, crazy early for lunch, but I had to cook rice and defrost ground beef, so I didn’t end up eating until around 11:20 am. So that’s a little bit more acceptable lunch time haha.
Lunch: 715 calories
- 1 cup cooked white rice, about 4 ounces of ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, 1/4 cup guacamole, and about 5 yellow cherry tomatoes.
- A mug of mint tea
Snack: 410 calories
- 1 nature valley granola bar
- 2 cups of grapes
Plot twist; I actually ended up doing my threshold run this afternoon and PRing my mile time. 🙂 I wasn’t expecting to do either of those things today, but hey, I’ll take it! Haha my legs are feeling a little bit shot now, but it would appear that I am getting to be a little bit faster, and sore legs are totally worth that!
Dinner: 600 calories
- Chicken breast with a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and chili powder
- A glass of wine because I totally earned it today!
Yeah I kinda scarfed it down before I could take a picture of it haha.
Snack: 190 calories
- Another nature valley granola bar
Calories burned: 906
(Well, according to my Garmin Forerunner 235 anyway. But it does have a HR monitor that is constantly tracking my HR, so I adujme it has to be relatively accurate)
Net calories: 1,309
So yeah, I’ve tracking calories again. Mostly because I really want to lose some weight before our Florida trip and I wasn’t really losing anything while I was eating intuitively. I didn’t gain anything though, so that’s good, but still I think losing a little bit of weight would be a healthy thing for me. I also think my running would improve a little bit if I wasn’t carrying some extra weight.
So this time around, instead of focusing solely on calories like I have in the past, I’ve been trying to focus more on nutrients and eating “clean”. So far it’s been working pretty well. 🙂 I weighed in at 157.5 pounds this morning, which is about a pound more than I was last time I weighed in, but I’m kinda sore from my workout yesterday (which means my muscles are full of lactic acid and probably retaining a little bit of water), so I think that’s what that was all about. But even if it’s not, I’m still down about 3 pounds overall, so I’m pretty happy about that. 🙂