Let’s talk about food! Because in my last “What I ate” post, I said I’d do a gym-day version if anyone was interested, and several of you expressed interest. (Thank you for that!)
Yesterday was a typical weight-training (BodyPump) day. I ate seven times.
Without further ado…
Thursday, November 2, 2017
First: (Just like last time, as it’s the same every day) Alarm. Get up. Take thyroid medication (for Hashimoto’s/autoimmune hypothyroidism) with a full glass of room-temperature water.
(Wait 30 minutes because of the thyroid med.)
Breakfast (pre-workout): A peanut butter sandwich: 2 slices of Dave’s Killer organic thin-sliced 21 whole grains and seeds bread with creamy natural peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter! This pic only shows one slice, since I actually took it on Wednesday before BodyCombat. I always have a full peanut butter sandwich before BodyPump, and just one slice before BodyCombat (cardio).
Post-workout: (I think of this as a second breakfast) I always have a protein shake after weight-training, and my protein powder of choice is the vanilla Vega Clean Protein. I throw a scoop into a shaker bottle, add cold water, and shake it up. Nothing fancier than that. This is my favorite protein powder… it’s not gritty in the slightest… and I enjoy it plain.
(By the way, I drink Xtend BCAAs during my weight-training workouts. I forgot to put that in!)
Lunch: Apologies for the redundancy… like last time, I had pasta for lunch. (More often than not, I have a sandwich.) Yesterday it was whole wheat thin spaghetti with almost the same sauce of olive oil, fresh sauteed garlic, sea salt, dry oregano, and a lot of nutritional yeast (nooch).
Instead of broccoli on the side, I had these plant-protein meatless balls… Gardein classic meatless balls. (3 meatless balls have 15g protein. I had 5.) These are delicious. You’ll see them again in my upcoming October Favorites post.
I sopped up the remaining olive oil with a slice of this sourdough bread (the only white bread I’ll eat, since sourdough doesn’t wreak havoc on the metabolism the way regular white flour does)… not to mention, I love sourdough bread.
…followed by a small bowl of fresh raspberries and blueberries.
After lunch: My usual tablespoon of apple cider vinegar stirred into a tall glass of cold water.
Mini-meal 1: A banana. Just one!
Mini-meal 2: One organic Honeycrisp apple… another thing you’ll see in my October Favorites post.
(I took this pic of the apples a day or two earlier because of said October Favorites post!)
Mini-meal 3: A small bowl of walnuts and sunflower seeds.
Nuts and seeds every day, gym or no gym.
Dinner: A huge spinach salad with tomato, mushrooms, red onion, Kalamata olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, cracked black pepper, and dry oregano.
I love a big spinach salad for dinner, especially on weight-training days. Did Popeye ever motivate you to eat spinach when you were a kid? Spinach is Popeye’s trademark get-strong-to-kick-ass superfood, after all. A plant! Bluto had no chance against it. I love fresh spinach, regardless.
I went on a little Popeye spree on YouTube last night and entertained myself for about 20 minutes. Here’s a quick clip:
Dessert: Seedless red grapes.
After dinner: Another glass of apple cider vinegar water.
I can see lip balm smudge-marks on the rim of the glass! These pics are not the best I’ve ever taken… but they do the job.
That’s it for a typical gym-day. Oh, and as always, I drank water all day long. I can never drink enough water! I’m grateful to have it.