After a few people have asked what I eat, how I plan a day, what workouts do I do, etc. I decided to turn it into a blog post. #WhatIAteWednesday is a hashtag I see all the time on social media, so this is my take on it.
Lets rewind to Tuesday night…before bed I bring up the My Fitness Pal app and start plugging in my food for Wednesday. I always start with dinner, because my husband is waiting for this information as well, so he can plan his day. I have crockpot chicken to eat, and will simply pair with a sweet potato (carb) and some veggies we have in the fridge.
Once I plug that in, I add my pre and post workout. I’ll be working out 9am – 11am on Wednesday, so my pre workout serves as my breakfast as well, aka I’ll only eat one meal before I workout at 9am. I’ll want something hardy to get me through both the 9am and 10am workouts, so I am going to make overnight oats with my Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collage Peptides (recipe here).
I’ll be coming home right after the gym today, because our carpets are getting cleaned, so I don’t need a post workout snack on the go, I can make something at home, knowing that makes my options better and I think I’ll have some egg whites, 1/2 a bagel with vegan butter and 1/2 banana, so I plug that in.
For my next meal I know I’ll be home and able to eat something here, as I’ll be stuck here working while they clean the carpets. I’ve entered in a couple chicken sausages, an egg and an apple with almond butter.
I saved enough macros to have an evening snack which will be a rice cake with almond butter and a few dairy free chocolate chips!
Okay, my day is set in MFP, my macros are hit, and now tomorrow I can just pull up MFP and know exactly what to eat and when. And bonus, my overnight oats are in the fridge, ready to pull out for breakfast in the morning!
Okay, it’s Wednesday morning…oats eaten, Jax fed, and dropped off at school. Now time to head to Three Kings Athletics.
Like I mentioned before, on Wednesdays I usually workout twice. Here are the workouts I did today:
I wear a Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and pair it with the Polar Beats app on my phone. This way I know exactly how many calories I burned in the two hours. Today I burned quite a few, so will probably add in some extra carbs that I hadn’t planned, as my macros are set for me burning less calories than this. (Probably a bigger sweet potato with dinner and a Kill Cliff.)
The rest of my day is spent, working with clients for Macros Lab, eating, cooking, cleaning, and picking up some Halloween treats for Jaxon’s class before I pick him up from school.
About three hours later it’s dinner time. I already put sweet potatoes in the oven, my chicken just needs heated up, and I have a Taylor Farms Stir Fry pack that I can cook on the stove in about 7 minutes. Pretty quick and easy dinner tonight!
A few hours later I’ll have my rice cake snack.
And that’s it…a day of eating, and how I approach it on a Wednesday. I wish I could say this was pretty routine, but it’s not. My days are all pretty different, but the key for me is spending 5 – 10 minutes the night before, in MFP, planning out what I am going to eat the next day based on what Jaxon and I have going on that day.
Here is how my day ended up looking from a macros/nutrition stand point:
If you guys have any questions at all, please shoot me a message! Or if you want any information on nutrition coaching with Macros Lab, myself or your coach creates a plan specific to you and your goals and walks you through all of this!
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My Crockpot, I’m obsessed, and use every week!! All-Clad 6.5 QT.
Just found the same crockpot for even cheaper ($149) here!
Found on sale on Amazon!! KILL CLIFF , 12 Oz Cans, 24 Count