Tuesday, March 4, 2014

National Nutrition Month!

I learned, via TIU that this is National Nutrition Month! So, this month, I'm going to put some extra focus (and work) into nutrition. I'm not going to aim so much at calories and whatnot as I am at eating foods that fuel my body properly.

So far today has been good...

My breakfast was a protein shake (vanilla powder, frozen strawberries, milk, and ice). Lunch was a delicious salad when I was out doing some work-related stuff today. One of the places I was marketing/visiting/touring offered for me to have lunch with them. We had a nice salad made of lettuce, cilantro, peppers, strawberries, pineapple, some blueberry Craisins, broccoli, and tomato (I skipped the tomato). It was delicious! I had some dressing on mine, but not a ton. Because I as out working I missed my morning snack which wasn't a huge deal. That big ol' salad did the trick! For my afternoon snack I had some roasted sea salt flavored almonds. YUM!

Dinner tonight is something I'm kind of excited about. This is odd because I do not generally get all that excited about meals. Tonight we're having burrito-style bowls...Minus the burrito. Bowls seem to be a huge trend right now and it's pretty easy (for me) to see why. They're very filling, include lots of healthy foods (if you happen to make them in a healthy way), and are actually pretty easy to put together. They're like a salad with different ingredients - and hot! Tonight's bowls will include chicken seasoned with fajita seasoning, low sodium black beans, corn, avocado, lettuce, cilantro, and brown rice (or at least mine will). Lots of people put more things like tomatoes, onion, and various peppers in theirs. This just happens to be the way that I want to eat mine. I may have a little sour cream on top. Or some salsa. I'd LOVE to have this for lunch tomorrow but since I did not eat the lunch I packed I have a salad, yogurt, and an apple already packed. I guess I'll have to eat the left over bowl the next day!

The super awesome thing about this big focus on nutrition? All of that food I just wrote about... Less than 1300 calories. See?! You can eat A LOT when you eat healthy... And things that are flavorful too! My 1300 could be a possible over-estimation of calories but that's okay. I prefer to be a little over rather than under. I didn't have the means to measure my salad ingredients today so I'm sure I didn't consume quite as much as I tracked, but the salad was 97% healthy so those calories wouldn't be too far off. Plus I'll be working out, so I'm totally fine with it!

I was kind of bummed that TIU doesn't have a weekly workout schedule on-line this week. And because I am not going to be at home I won't be getting back into CLX today either. I'm fairly certain that this means I should just start the entire program over again. I've missed two full weeks of it and what I've done has been using lighter weights. I'm pretty sure my strength has gone down some. Oh well... I'll live, and I like the program so I don't mind starting anew!

I'll also be focusing more on running as my half marathon training has (re)-started. I kind of got away from that with other things going on and being sick so I'm ready to start again. Luckily I had planned so much extra time that I was going to be repeating several weeks of the plan before the next half I want to do. So. I'm good... Yay for extra time! I just can't get off-track now. So. I.  Won't.

I suppose that's about it for now... I'm off to do a treadmill run and maybe some weights before the busy process begins for the evening... Dinner, shower, boyfriend, etc.

I hope your week is off to a good start!!

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