My alarm went off at 5:05 am this morning…I am SO not a morning person, but I do love having my workout over early in the morning. I powered out of bed and to the gym to teach a 6 am sculpt class. I usually teach this class about twice a month. It is a full body sculpt class – this morning I used a Bosu and we did everything from Bosu squats, heavy weighted squats, lunges, Bosu pushups, heavy rows, shoulder presses, biceps, Turkish get-ups, planks, triceps dips….and more. I was home by 7:15 and ready for a yummy, full-of-energy breakfast….
- Kashi Honey Sunshine
- Special K with chocolate
- strawberries and blueberries
- crunchy almond butter
- hazelnut coffee with cream
Delicious!! Should be plenty of energy to get me through the first few hours of the day!
Congrats again to Mrs. Myers on winning the Trader Joe’s Giveaway! Yay! Mrs. Myers also asked a good question yesterday –
Hey girl. Question for you. I see that you eat noticeably less than what other food bloggers do, say Kath or Jenna. I’m just curious why that is. I notice they have a fairly active workout schedule and you tend to be super busy with work, so maybe because of less chance to exercise. Just wondering. (I always value an RD’s opinion on this.)
Great question! I started this blog to share what this real person, and dietitian, eats in the middle of a busy life. I work with clients and patients who tell me that they can’t really eat healthy and exercise because their lives are too busy. I wanted to show, that while it is difficult at times to eat healthy and exercise while juggling a busy life (full-time career, husband, family, volunteering, teaching aerobics, etc.) – that it is at least possible with a little planning. I try to photograph all of my main meals and some of my snacks, but that doesn’t always happen, so there are definitely days that I don’t document every single thing. So, most every day, even if I don’t show it, in addition to 3 meals, I usually have 2-3 snacks- fage yogurt, fruit, a Lara bar, etc. I do eat relatively smaller portions at meals – with the goal of eating until I’m just satisfied – not “full” – I have been focusing on hunger and fullness cues for a long time, so I usually know about what size portion to put on my plate – I don’t measure anything. I also don’t count calories, but I would estimate that I eat approximately 2000 calories or so most days. Hope that answers your question- and let me know if you have follow-up questions!
Thanks for reading! Have a great Tuesday!