Happy Hump Day!! I can’t believe it is already Wednesday but I am a little excited this week is halfway over! I also have to confess that I have thought long and hard about the half-marathon I am signed up for in September and I have made the tough decision to not race this year. I have been having a lot of pain in my right knee due to a previous injury and it is sucking the joy out of running. I dread running now versus enjoying it for the quiet time that it used to be. I hate to feel like a quitter but I need to to remember that if I keep damaging it, healing won’t happen. So it is still on my bucket list and hopefully I can still do a race next year. So will that goal out of reach at the moment I am going back to heavy weight training and HIIT workouts. So the following are my eats to help support the growing muscles!
Breakfast: – 1 scoop protein powder ~ 12-16 oz water and 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk ~ 2 teaspoon natural peanut butter ~ ½ banana ~ 1 tbsp of flax oil ~ ½ cup frozen strawberries (recycled image)
Snack: 3/4 cup of liquid egg whites, 1/2 a banana, 1 slice of Ezekial Toast and an Iced coffee.
Lunch: 4 oz chicken breast ~ ½ medium sweet potato ~ ½ cup Broccoli ~ ½ grapefruit with one packet of Splenda
Snack p.m.: 5 oz Chobani 0% plain Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of Sugar-free jello powder ~ 1 scoop protein in 12-16 oz of water ~ 5 almonds
Dinner: 1/2 cup of Whole Grain Brown Rice ~ roughly 1/2 cup of Broccoli ~ 4 oz of Kielbasa ~ topped with my Homemade Pasta Sauce. For the recipe click here.
So it is not that different from what I normally eat but I did add in a little more protein and a little bit of healthy carbs like sweet potato and brown rice.
What have you been eating?