I’m nearly halfway through the latest Tone It Up challenge! I’ve been focused more on completing all the workouts than I have about eating “clean” 100% of the time. It’s a lifestyle, not a “diet” and I know I’d be pretty unhappy if I had to give up all the things I love! So I thought I’d show you what my meals have looked like recently. I’ve been trying to keep them “lean, clean, and green” but I’ve also been trying to listen for what my body has been craving. This is what it’s been lately:
Some days I’ve been eating smoothie bowls, some days it’s yogurt bowls, but yesterday it was cereal! I’ve been enjoying the Special K Protein cereal, which is one of the few cereals that can actually keep me full until lunch! I’m one of those people that could eat an entire box of cereal in one sitting so I’ve been trying to keep an eye on my portions. (Realistically though, I have at least two servings in the morning!) I’m also a total weirdo and I eat my cereal dry. Does anyone else do that?
I bought some blackberries on Sunday and I was kind of bummed that one pack of them had already gone bad by Monday night. I didn’t want to waste anymore so I packed the remainder for a snack yesterday. They were so sweet and delicious!
I’ve been enjoying massive salads for lunch. I rave about our work salad bar all the time but seriously it’s so good. I’m lucky that I don’t really have to worry about packing a lunch since we have so many healthy options at my office! Look at those watermelon radishes!
I don’t always eat candy in the afternoon but on Tuesdays, it’s Candy Cart day! They bring a cart around the floor and you can grab a little cup of your favorite candy. I went with some gummy bears!
After work, my coworkers and I had a little happy hour at the Quirk Hotel, so I enjoyed a little champagne as well! I forgot to take any real photos but if you follow me on Snapchat (Username: HeartVegetables) then you might have seen my snap from the rooftop!
I got home a little late and Alex had already eaten so I decided to just make myself something quick and easy. I’ve been loving Banza chickpea noodles lately. As someone who is a total carboholic and loves all things pasta, these chickpea noodles have been a new favorite. They taste like pasta but they have way more protein and fiber so I’m actually full after I eat a plate of noodles!
Since I knew I wouldn’t be home until late, I walked for an hour on one of the treadmill desks at work, which mean I had no trouble getting my 10,000 steps! Then once I got home I did the latest Tone It Up workout before I relaxed on the couch and played Nintendo with Alex.
For posts on some of my previous Tone It Up Meals, here’s the recap of my first experience with Tone It Up when my friend Kate and I did the 7 Day Slim Down together: