What I Ate Wednesday and Exercising is a Privilege

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  How is your week going?  


I always love seeing what others are eating so today I thought I would link up and show you what I ate yesterday.  I didn’t snap pictures of everything, but I think I got almost everything.  But before we get into my meals, there is something I wanted to discuss with you all.  If you don’t know by now, I love to exercise.  I love it so much, in fact, that I usually exercise 6 (sometimes 7) days a week.  It is my alone time to process my thoughts and get my head on straight.  After a workout, there is nothing I can’t accomplish.  

As a wellness coach, I hear a lot of excuses why clients don’t want to exercise.  

“I don’t have time.” “I’m too tired.” “I don’t have a gym membership.” “I heard exercise was bad for you.”  Trust me, I have heard it all.  

I don’t mean to downplay true issues that arise.  Sometimes an injury pops up, or an unexpected problem, or life just gets in the way. 

One question I get regularly is “how do you find the motivation to exercise so much?”  Exercise has never been an option for me.   It is a habit; it is just a part of my daily routine.  But I think the biggest reason that I don’t find exercise daunting is that I choose a positive perspective when it comes to exercise.  I don’t see exercise as something I HAVE to do.  I see exercise as something I GET to do.  Exercising is a privilege that I (thankfully) have.  There are so many people that don’t have to ability to exercise whether it be due to injury, illness or another factor.  I have two legs and two arms that work and you better bet I am going to take full advantage of them.  

Whenever I am dreading a run or a workout class, I remind myself that I GET to exercise.  Everyone has there own mantras that motivate them, and this one is mine.  Seeing exercise through this lens moves me in a way that no other mantra or thought process does.  I am so lucky that I have the PRIVILEGE to exercise.  And now I am excited for my run tonight! 🙂 


 

Without further ado, here are my eats from yesterday! 

6:30am: Coffee, banana and dark chocolate overnight oats (prepared the night before) 

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9:00am: Apple and Think Thin Creamy Peanut Butter bar (forgot to take a picture of both)

11:00am: Handful of grapes (sorry, no picture) 

1:00pm: Kale and romaine salad with fresh corn, chopped almonds, and quinoa with balsamic yogurt dressing 

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1:30pm: coconut yogurt with mangoes and strawberries 

3:30pm: LOTS of watermelon (unpictured)

6:00pm: handful of almonds while cooking dinner (unpictured)

6:15pm: kale salad with almonds and homemade lemon vinaigrette, leftover quinoa, sauteed carrots and cabbage, and a veggie burger with avocado on top (I have been eating a lot of veggie burgers for convenience when I am in a hurry) 

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7:30pm: 2 glasses of sauvignon blanc (unpictured) at Dallas Beer Kitchen while playing bar trivia with a few of our friends (we came in second to last…)! 

As you can see, I LOVE fruit.  I usually don’t have as much as I did yesterday, but hey, it could be worse!  I hope you enjoyed seeing what I eat in a day!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Questions:

  1. Do you have a mantra that motivates you to exercise?
  2. What is your favorite form of exercise currently?
  3. What is one meal or snack you had yesterday? 

8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday and Exercising is a Privilege

  1. Yum!! I have days where i eat a ton of fruit too–especially in the beginning of summer where it seems like theres so much delicious fruit available!

    I love what you said about exercise–i remind myself of this often. I also think that if you make it a habit the same as you would with any appointment it becomes the norm!

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    1. yeah that is how I am feeling now. I am loving fresh grapes and watermelon.. can’t get enough!
      That is so true. I put my workouts in my calendar like I would any other appointment. It is a nice reminder and I also love checking it off after completing it.

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