It is the end of the week and as I have been SUPER busy with exams and working two jobs… and having no car: the fridge was a little bare.
But it just goes to show that even with a ridiculous amount of things on your plate (ahem..) eating healthy and squeezing in a workout is still totally doable!!
I am new to eating macronutriently (a word?) so hopefully this is sort of accurate… I’m still figuring it all out. Basically how I have eaten in the past is just CLEAN eating- not worrying about the actual nutritional break down. So now I want to see how this affects my training and energy if I eat to exactly what my body needs…. with in reason and balance without getting ridiculous and nit-picky and obsessive! Because that is NOT a happy place to be!!!
So today I woke up early to get the study ball rolling… and I made some coffee – this is a bad habbit I appear to have gotten myself into lately because drinking coffee doesn’t really make me feel that good. I ran out of green tea and am savouring my good black tea bags.. so coffee it is for the moment!
Then I made my favourite breakfast at the moment:
QUINOA PORRIDGE yummmy yuummmmyyy
it is 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa, 1 chopped up green apple, lots of cinnamon… and 15 almonds at the end.
I usually leave a little bit of the apple uncooked for some extra crunchy crispy goodness.
so that is: 355 calories
Protein: 9.8 g
After a good skyping with my fabulous mum and brilliant sister… and a little bit of studying….: snack time!
cottage and an apple ( I love green apples incase you didn’t notice)
For lunch I made an experimental mush…a pashdidah- no idea what that is in English. Quiche perhaps? No thats not English is it? Nevermind.
Essentially you are meant to cook it in the oven….and seeing as though I have managed to live this year WITHOUT ONE (horror) I though I would attempt a stove top version. Major Fail… it landed up being glorified scrambled eggs- but a totally delish taste sensation.
This was for two: 4 eggs, a 250 g container of low fat smooth white cheese, 1/2 cup of oats, carrots and zuchini and onions.
I put a DROPLET and I mean the tiniest drop of oil in the pot and layered the veggies. I mushed the eggs and cheese together and then poured on top. I let it cook until it looked ready (!) and then we ate it… SUPER DUPER YUM.
calories: 653 ( this is not for one person! also i didn;t include the veggies in my macro count)
I went to the gym at around 4.30 to do an interval workout.
I don;t usually do much cardio and when I do its usually intervals on the spin bike or sprints outside.
So today was intervals… I had my gymboss timer with me and did 18 rounds of 40 seconds work 20 seconds rest.
I also trained abs today- also not something I do too much of. I did:
3 sets of hanging leg raises
3 sets of seated twists with 14kg
3 sets of some strange half leg extension- v up crunch off a bench with a 4.5kg dumbell hooked around my ankles. I just kinda made that move up..I think.
Then I did a plank crawl, some power jumps: 3 sets of ten: lie down on your tummy and then push yourself up with your arms, jump your legs forward to standing. And most important…. stretching!!!
When I came home: I had 4 banana choolate cookies (recipe on my blog) and some cottage cheese with chopped up capsicum.
Big salad and cut up steak. I dont usually eat red meat but I cut away the fat and chopped it in…
TOTAL FOR THE DAY:
Thats a little bit low for me… I am new to macro eating and am trying to see what happens if i eat around 1550-1600 calories ( obviously will change with workouts and off days). So I am aiming for 155g of carbs, 116g Protein and 51g of fat.
Hopefully this was a little insight into a clean eating day! Let me know how your eating and training went for the day!