What I Ate / Work Outs I Did #3

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Oh man has life been crazy lately! We’re short staffed at work and running a nation wide seminar series at the moment, so I’ve been pulling extra hours to try and keep things running smoothly (perks of being the manager) this week, leaving not much time for other things, like blogging (or sleeping).

But it’s now the weekend, and also my first day off in 13 days and the start of a 3 day break. Which means I can finally catch up with you all, yay! I haven’t been able to do a What I Ate/Work Outs I Did post in a couple of weeks, so that’s where I’ll start today! I’ve also got some really great posts ready and coming your way next week which I’m really happy about!

But before I get too carried away, let’s get into it!

Monday

Breakfast: Strawberries and blueberries topped with Jalna pot set yoghurt with a teaspoon of organic honey stirred through and raw cashews, almonds and sunflower seeds. So delicious! Up until that morning, I hadn’t eaten berries and yoghurt in months and months. It was such a nice treat and a reminder of all the delicious fruits I’ll get to eat now that they’re coming back into season.

Snack: 3 Ryvitas with avo, Himalayan salt and pepper.

Lunch: Brown rice, veggie stir fry (capsicum, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, garlic, oyster sauce, GF soy sauce and pepper) and tin of aioli salmon.

Snack: A couple of dried figs.

Dinner: Jared cooked while I did my uni work and it was all so delicious! He made a red Thai curry with zucchini, capsicum, broccoli, minced ginger, red curry paste, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaf and a bit of GF soy sauce. There was a bit of basic instruction from me as it was his first go at making a curry – but otherwise everything else was all him! I was so proud of him! He also fried up some hoki fillets he’d had marinating in his own Asian style marinate he whipped together in the afternoon. It was all absolutely delicious!

Tuesday

Breakfast: same as Monday!

Snack: maybe the figs? I can’t remember now! I’m pretty sure I had a long black with a splash of whole milk as well though! I’ve been really enjoying the long blacks from Bourke St Bakery. Their coffee is so nice, and really enjoyable as a long black. I find it also lasts me for so long, and I tend to sip on it for almost a good couple of hours!

Lunch: More brown rice and stir fried veggies from my meal prep. I also added a tin of sardines in tomato sauce. I love sardines! They’re loaded with protein, essential fatty acids and calcium from the soft, edible bones. I never heat them up in the office though because like with any other tinned fish, it has a very strong smell when heated and I don’t want to be “that person” that stunk up the office with sardines, haha! I just heat my meal and add it on afterwards.

Study snack: 2 rice cakes with cheese when I got home to keep me going until dinner. 

Dinner: I made a quick fried rice, which had cooked brown rice, broccoli, chorizo, zucchini and GF soy sauce. I also topped our bowls with a fried egg. SO GOOD!!

Wednesday

Pre-work out breakfast: toasted rye bread topped with natural PB, honey and chia seeds with my standard pre-run coffee (black, with a teaspoon each of honey and coconut oil stirred through).

Work Out

My half marathon is TOMORROW (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!) so I kept my running at a minimum this week. On Wednesday I only ran 4km. I wanted to do 6, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I could barely make the 4km if I’ll be honest with you. My body was fine but my head wasn’t in it. I had so much on my mind which I was stressed/worried/anxious about, and I forgot my headphones at home so I couldn’t even try to drown it out with music. Every step was a struggle and it was a big reminder of how much of a mental game running can be.

Post work out breakfast: Leftover fried rice from dinner. I had forgotten to pack more berries for breakfast and I was starving by the time I got to work, so I dug into my lunch. Great decision too, because the fried rice was delicious!

Snack: A long black with a splash of milk. My colleague surprised me with it, and it was just the thing I needed seeing as I didn’t have a latte on my way to work that morning.

Lunch: Since I’d eaten my lunch for breakfast, I ventured out for lunch. I was super busy at work so I went to the closest cafe I could find. It ended up being a little take away spot. I got their Thai beef salad, which was a bit disappointing. The beef was really nice, they cooked up some steak and onions fresh on the grill for me. But there wasn’t much salad, and it was drenched in a really sweet sauce. I ate the meat and some of the veggies, but didn’t finish it.

Study snack: a small bowl of apple slices, blueberries and cheese when I got home to hold me over until dinner. 

Dinner: Jared brought home pork rashers which he diced up for dinner. I used them to make another fried rice. I also added peas/corn/carrot mix, broccoli, brussels sprouts, GF soy sauce and some kim chi. Yum!

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Thursday

Pre-work out breakfast: my usual toasted rye bread topped with natural PB, honey and chia seeds and coffee.

Work Out

I did a 5km run, which was MUCH better than Wednesday’s run. My mind was clearer, and everything felt a million times better. This was my last run of the week too so I think sub consciously I wanted it to be a good one so I could end it on a high!

Post work out breakfast: Strawberries, yoghurt and honey. I also had a long black!

Lunch: Leftover fried rice from dinner.

Dinner: Thursday nights are usually reserved for sushi train, a tradition of ours we’ve been doing for months and months now. But we were trying to save a bit of cash, so we had something different instead. I got myself a huge bowl of veggie wonton noodle soup which was so delicious!! (And only $9). Jared got a laksa and we also split a fried crab stick and a dim sim.

Dessert: we enjoyed a few squares of dark chocolate with roasted and caramelised almonds. This was so tasty! We got it from Aldi and it’s officially a new favourite of mine treats-wise.

I would also love to fill you in on Friday’s eats too but we’re actually about to head out for dinner and I’m still in my glamorous pyjamas (oops!). We’re going out for pasta so I can get in some awesome carby goodness to get me ready for the race tomorrow!

I’m equally nervous as I am excited! Wish me luck!! And I hope you enjoyed this week’s What I Ate/Work Outs I Did post!

Laura xx