Good afternoon. Today has been busy, busy, busy!
Last night, Jaden woke up at about 10 pm screaming about ear pain. He was up a lot during the night, which meant Danny and I were up a lot last night also. Needless to say, Jaden didn’t go to school this morning.
My morning started with two cups of coffee, and I stopped at McDonald’s later in the morning for another cup. So tired.
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
- Plank Day #4 – 2 minutes and 36 seconds
Jaden was able to get an 11:15 am doctor appointment to get his ear checked, so I did my plank-a-day at home, then headed to BodyPump. Right after the gym, I took Jaden to the doctor. Turns out that he has a double ear infection. Poor baby.
Right from the doctor, we went to the pharmacy to fill his antibiotic. Then, we went straight from the pharmacy to pick up my niece.
When we left the pharmacy, it was about 12:30, and I was starting to get hungry (I had a Builder Bar after BodyPump at about 10:20 am). Luckily, I also packed a yogurt tube to bring with, so I ate that.
Whenever I leave the house, I always pack snacks or have a protein bar that I keep in my purse or car. Apparently, I am afraid of starving if I’m out of the house too long. Plus, whenever we get the car the kids are always suddenly hungry, so I am packing snacks for them anyway.
The nutritionist that we meet with during the Biggest Loser program at my gym said that it’s actually good to have healthy snacks that you keep in your car. Not only are they good for post workout snacks, but if you’re out on the road, having a healthy snack is better than stopping at a fast food drive thru. And they’ll help curb your hunger so that you don’t overeat when it is time to eat.
I know that car isn’t the best place to eat, but sometimes you have to. It’s important to have a post workout snack, and I always go pick my niece up directly after the gym, so I always eat my snack in the car.
Great choices for snacks to keep in the car include:
- protein bars
- small bags of popcorn or pretzels
- self stable chocolate milk
I have a little cooler that I bring with me, so my choices include more things:
- Greek yogurt
- string cheese
- veggies and hummus
I take my food very seriously
For me, I need to eat small meals throughout the day. If I go too long without eating, I know that I will end up overeating. So, I try to prevent that before it even happens.
Since, I didn’t get home until late in the afternoon, lunch was a lot later than normal (luckily, I had the yogurt tube earlier). I made a green pepper stuffed with brown rice, sautéed spinach, and feta cheese.
I also had one frozen Thin Mint cookie. I’m proud of my portion control on that one
We’re supposed to get tons of snow tonight and tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll be able to make it to the gym in the morning. I am ready for spring weather!!
- Do you carry snacks with you or in the car?
- What kind of snacks do you eat on the go?
- Any workout today? Plank time?