I was asked by a friend here on the blog to describe what a typical week looks like for me. Well during the winter its not nearly the same as the summer...I'm not as active, but I still try to get exercise in as often as I can. Here is a daily break down:
Wake up at 7:50am:
-Have breakfast I never ever skip out on having breakfast). I usually have a banana and some cottage cheese. I want my vitamins and protein to begin my day. I then have my 2 second commute to my home office (I work for Direct Energy from home).
Snack at 10am:
-My snack is usually some cantaloupe or a yogurt (no fat, no sugar or aspartame)
Lunch break 12pm-2pm
-I have lunch, usually a toasted tomato sandwich (whole wheat bread, tomato, lettuce..and yes cheese, but only small amounts of cheese as its high in saturated fat). I also accompany it with a cup of grapes.
Back to work 2pm-5pm
-Snack at 3:30pm. My snack varies at this time, I don't have fruit any more after 2pm as fruit does contain a lot of sugars. I usually have a couple of crackers (4-5).
Done work at 5pm
-Make dinner for 6pm
-A typical dinner for me is stir fries. I use lean skinless boneless chicken breasts or I use salmon.
-I use tons of veggies: green and red peppers, green onions, fresh garlic, zucchini, mushrooms, and spices.
-I don't tend to use a sauce as the amount of vegetables coats the wild grain rice perfectly, no need for sauce, lots of flavour and spice.
-I mix the stir fries flavours, sometimes I had spinach, sometimes I make a sweet taste stir fry by using some honey, sometimes I make it bold and spicy with cayenne peppers, or I make a dill stir fry etc....
-I work out. I split up my work routines. For instance today is my arms. I will be working my arms and back today.
-Always finish with a protein shake. No more snacking after 9pm, that it my cut off point.
*This is a typical week-day for me. It does vary slightly on some days. My summer days are drastically different. Evening are spent either biking or hiking for hours at a time...but right now with the weather being -30 degrees Celsius...and foots of snow we don't get out as often as we like.
*I never drink juice, pop (doesn't matter if its diet or not...if pop can rust a nail within 48 hours, I don't want it in my body), and rarely alcohol as its high in sugar. I tend to only drink water 6-8 glasses. I have a glass of milk with my protein shake.
*I always eat 3 meals a day with 3 snack times. It keep my energy levels up and my metabolism higher.
*So for the most part, I try to limit my carb intake to just 3-4 servings, I try to get at least 3-4 servings of fruit and 3-4 servings of vegetables. I always make sure to get 3 servings of dairy (woman tend to be more at risk for osteoporosis). I always make sure to get at least 3 servings of protein as I'm strength training. I work out 3 days on, 1 day off, 3 days on, 1 day off etc. Therefore I work out 6 times a week.