For the most part I eat a fairly healthy diet full of leanprotein, complex carbs, fruits and veggies and healthy fats. I’m not perfectand sometimes I fall off the healthy eating wagon, even though eating the foods listed above makes me feel way better than when I eat poor food choices.
I think a lot of people I know think I only eat healthyfoods and never indulge in the not so healthy choices. I also think some ofthem think I judge them based on their food choices (I once had a co-worker askif I judged her on what she ate because she was overweight). I would never dothis. The way I see it is, it’s my choice what I put in my mouth, therefore it’s their choice as to what they put in theirs. The only people this mindset doesn’tapply to is my immediate family, my boyfriend and his immediate family. Therules change for these groups of people because I care deeply for all of themand when you consistently make poor food choices it does not only affect how you look on the outside, but it greatly affects the inside of your body. These are the people I want around for as long as possible and I want them to live agood quality of life. The way I see it is you get one body and you had better take care of it because once it’s broken it’s really hard to fix.
For the past couple weeks I’ve been struggling with my food.I’ve been eating more junk than I should be and not eating enough of the healthy choices. I really think it’s just this time of year that makes me struggle. All of a sudden it’s getting colder outside, the amount of daylight is getting shorter and it’s like my body wants to store some extra fat inpreparation for winter in northern Canada. Anyways I’m at the point where enough is enough and I need to clean up my food choices before I get to the point where my favourite jeans are too tight (that’s when I know I’ve indulged a bit too much). I know what I need to do; now I just need to follow through on a consistent basis and eliminate the junk.
My plan for this week:
Monday – 30 minute easy run with 6 strides at the end (already done)
Tuesday – 10 minute warm-up, 3 x 1 mile repeats, 10 minute cool down
Wednesday – off
Thursday – 10 minute warm-up, 6 x 1km repeats, 10 minute cool down
Friday – off
Saturday – long run (10 – 16 km, 60 to 90 minutes)
Sunday – off
I’ll also do CrossFit on Monday, Wednesday and possibly Friday.
Breakfast: ½ cup oatmeal, some blueberries, 1 tablespoon almond butter,2 whole eggs
Lunch: chicken breast, green beans, peach, 15 almonds
Afternoon snack: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana
Dinner: spaghetti squash with tomato sauce, shrimp, giant salad(romaine hearts, sweet red peppers, cucumber, carrots)