What I Ate: 7 Day Slim Down
As I mentioned on Monday, I’m trying to (mostly) follow the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down plan this week. It’s really just lots of fruit, veggies, and protein and less bread-y carbs & sugar. It’s also encouraging me to move more which has been pretty easy since the weather has warmed up! Take a walk? Yes please!
Sunday morning I woke up and had a big bowl of yogurt with blueberries and strawberries. (I skipped my usual granola on top.)
After breakfast and a little New York Times browsing, I headed to gymnastics. (You can see video evidence here.)
It was fun hanging out with my friends while getting in some exercise. I was definitely sore on Monday.
I came home and thought I’d be starving afterwards but I wasn’t hungry yet so Alex and I took a walk around the neighborhood instead. I love walking weather! (I think it’s because I like exercising but I also really like talking. So walking + talking is basically my favorite.) Poor Alex has a lifetime of walks ahead of him. If you live near me, we should take some walks together.
Once we got back I started getting hungry so I made a quick salad.
This was mixed greens with strawberries, almonds, and balsamic vinegar. I love this combo- sweet, tangy, and crunchy! I knew I needed more protein though, especially after an intense workout, so I also made a smoothie.
Ice, almond milk, banana, peanut butter, and vanilla protein powder. I used to eat smoothies all the time for breakfast but now they’ve become more of a midday snack. This combination is my favorite!
I started making some nut”meat”balls before church so when we got back, I just popped them in the oven.
We had zucchini noodles and faux meatballs for dinner. I was actually surprised how full I was! I’m trying not to snack after dinner and luckily I was so full that it wasn’t an issue. (You know what else helps? Crest Whitestrips. For real. Good luck snacking when you’ve got those on.)
I kind of like that the Tone It Up plan focus on lots of veggies + protein but I’ll definitely go back to eating some real pasta and bread on Sunday! Still, it forces me to be a little more creative with my meals!
I wish I could do gymnastics for exercise 🙂 What a fun way to workout!!
Also, I need to get some Crest Whitestrips! I haven’t whited my teeth in over 1.5 years since I was pregnant last year and couldn’t use them. I typically try to do so once a year and I love the idea of using them after dinner. It’d help break my habit of after dinner eating/binging!
So fun you do gymnastics!! I loved gymnastic growing up, but have pretty much lost most of my tumbling except for basic things.
I love that blue bowl in your photos! Everything looks delicious:) And if I lived near you, I’d be your walking friend for sure.
Your salad looks so good! 🙂 & I love walking and talking too. It’s the best! Wish I didn’t live half way across the world from you then we could have taken lots of walks. One question though regarding the food. Does it really fills you up? It doesn’t seem like much 🙂
I like to walk talk, too! Ray does NOT enjoy walking as much as I do…hehe
I’ve done the 7 Day Slim Down before.. it was killer but I felt great at the end! (And also like I wanted a big bowl of pasta).
Yummy…everything looks great! I eat protein shakes as snacks sometimes too. As a meal, I usually have them with something else like you did…like a side salad.
It must be getting close to spring because everyone is posting fruit! Everything you ate looks awesome:) Thanks for sharing the deliciousness!