WIAW – The Fitnessista


WIAW = What I ate Wednesday. Sharing a full day of eats, from begin to end. 

Hello buddies! How’s the day going to date? I’ve 1:1 shoppers this morning and am beginning wrapping extravaganza after college. I solely have two days to do it, so I higher get crack-a-lackin. 

For right this moment’s put up, I believed I’d share a WIAW type put up, since they’re already being requested in my annual survey and I haven’t finished one shortly. To be trustworthy, I’ve developed combined emotions in the direction of all these posts. I actually thought they have been simply designed to share new concepts and meals combos, however then I noticed that they will additionally turn out to be a supply of comparability. (An account I observe on IG did an amazing put up about this, and I fully agree with every thing she mentioned.)

I LOVE studying all these posts, however can completely see how the comparability lure can rear its ugly head. “She had extra greens than me. Oh, her husband cooked dinner; should be good. I don’t have time to eat lunch like that. I wish to purchase these elements, however price range is tight.” and so forth.and so forth. It might probably go on and on, and so many facets of the well being and health world can unintentionally invite the potential for comparability.

On the finish of the day, I’ve realized that I’ve to deal with myself and what I can management inside my means. Comparability serves zero objective by any means.

On the similar time, it may be actually tempting to check, and I do it to myself, on a regular basis, particularly with different creators who’ve large groups and larger on-line followings. (I hate that I’ve to care about numbers, however like I discussed in my final put up, manufacturers care lots about numbers.)

However, I noticed that by evaluating, I’m stealing my very own pleasure. As an alternative of utilizing comparability to really feel unhealthy about myself, I take advantage of it as inspiration. What tiny piece can I implement for myself? With the instance of different creators, I can consider one thing like, “Okay, I don’t have an enormous group, however I can positively outsource x,y, and z.” Or “Though I don’t have as many followers, I LOVE all the individuals who selected to observe me.” I’m pleased with the truth that I’ve by no means (and can by no means) purchase followers or engagement only for the sake of numbers. (Not saying everybody who has large followings does that, however fairly a number of individuals do.)

Simply needed so as to add this little observe in right here as I head into this specific day of (*imperfect* however scrumptious) eats. Hopefully you may get some new meal concepts or combos from this put up!

6:30am:  

Espresso: a decaf espresso with collagen, almond milk, and Stevia. I drink about half of it whereas I dress and take the remaining within the automobile with me. 

I’ve to take the youngsters to get COVID examined earlier than college, so I don’t seize any snacks and find yourself consuming half of P’s discarded waffle within the automobile. Testing takes endlessly, they’re over an hour late to high school, however we make it. 

10am: Breakfast! Two laborious boiled eggs with a Dealer Joe’s in a single day oats. I additionally take my dietary supplements and drink one other decaf espresso whereas speaking to 1:1 shoppers

Midday: Lunch is leftovers! I LOVE leftovers for lunch as a result of it makes life a lot simpler. I’ve some smoked turkey with Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce, asparagus, and vegan pumpkin curry soup (from the Complete Meals deli). Tremendous simple and scrumptious. 

Submit-workout: a smoothie with frozen berries (I like the frozen berry packs with spinach from Costco), spinach, a banana, almond milk, Organifi concord, and vanilla Nuzest protein powder. I didn’t snap a pic of the smoothie, however did snap one in all my outfit lol. It’s all the time day after I can put on rain boots! It’s been cloudy and beautiful right here in Tucson. 

Dinner: Taco Tuesday! Two rooster tacos, 1 margarita, and roughly 1483 chips at Calle Tepa

What I preferred about at the present time of eats:

It was a better carb day in response to my Lumen, and I really feel prefer it was the right recharge for my muscle tissues. I used to keep away from larger carb days as a result of it felt unnatural to me – I ate decrease carb for a lot of my life, as a result of it’s what helped me in my preliminary weight reduction journey. I used to be very used to this consuming type, however I’ve labored on switching it up and growing my carb consumption over the previous handful of years.

Today additionally included a margarita, which robotically made it a gold star. I’m not consuming a ton lately – making an attempt to only have 1-2 glasses per week as a result of my vitality is so significantly better with out it – however I nonetheless love wine and ‘ritas.

What I didn’t love about at the present time of eats:

It was a bit decrease on the veggie facet. I obtained three-ish servings of veggies (spinach, asparagus, and pumpkin soup), and my aim is usually 4-6 fists of non-starchy veggies. 

So, inform me buddies: what do you consider WIAW type posts? Do you want them, or nah?

What do you do once you really feel your self getting sucked into the comparability lure?

xo

Gina



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