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)
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
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)
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!
- Do you have a mantra that motivates you to exercise?
- What is your favorite form of exercise currently?
- What is one meal or snack you had yesterday?