Posting late this week… but better late than never.
Last week on Wednesday morning I went to DC Health on a contract position to manage projects within the Nutrition Services department of the DC WIC program. So, back to the office for me! This threw off my workout plans for the end of the week, and through some mixture of allergies, stress, and a sick co-worker, I lost my voice on Friday evening after teaching three spin classes. We’ll review more in this week’s short-ish post.
Week 4 in Review –
Wednesday I returned to work but wasn’t expecting to be there all day so I had to have lunch out at Chopt, where I ordered the Cobb Salad. It was actually pretty delicious, but I think they use too much avocado. I also had to skip my workout that day.
Thursday I woke up with a sore throat and felt exhausted, so skipped my crossfit workout but did a little pilates in the evening.
Friday I taught three spin classes around work hours, and my voice/throat got progressively worse through the day. I stopped by Harris Teeter to get snacks for Saturday and croaked when I attempted to say “Hi” to the security guard.
Saturday I participated in Flex on the Mall for the third year in a row. I had like zero voice, it was a little miserable. A long day of workouts in the sun, but all in all I had a couple pieces of fruit, a couple handfuls of peanut butter pretzels, and two Larabars. That’s not really that much. So I went out on the Wharf that evening and had coconut shrimp, oysters, fries, a charcuterie board, and several desserts, all of which were split with a couple friends. According to My Fitness Pal, I consumed roughly 4200 calories on Saturday.
This is an interesting point in the “Cheat Day” conundrum. What if my friends don’t want to eat the cheat day foods that I want to eat? What if my friends judge me for the quality and quantity of stuff that I’m eating? I mean, I eat pretty healthy in general anyway but love the occasional french fry. My friends aren’t used to seeing me house so much food in one evening. It all tasted great, but to have all that stuff on one day felt a little gross afterwards. I still don’t think the average American would feel that way.
Week 5: Current week in progress –
This week is going to be challenging, since I have a social fundraising event on Wednesday evening then my birthday is on Sunday. However, I don’t currently have plans for my birthday, so maybe it won’t be a cheat day. Time will tell. Maybe this wasn’t the best time frame to do a diet restricting sugar, grains and dairy 😛
This week I meal prepped:
Breakfast – broccoli and bacon “frittata” planned to be eaten with sauteed swiss chard, onions, and lentils. “Frittata” because I used coconut milk and nutritional yeast in lieu of milk and cheese. I also used only 10 eggs and baked this in a pie dish instead of the cast iron.
Lunch – “Chipotle chicken burrito bowl” – rotisserie chicken I mixed with diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, served over black beans and sauteed bell peppers and onions, with avocado, cilantro, salsa, and lime juice.
Dinner – Paleo meatloaf made with beef, eggs, almond flour, sugar-free ketchup, etc. I used this recipe from Paleo Running Momma, but I bought Primal Kitchen ketchup instead of making my own. Served with roasted cauliflower and salads with tomatoes and cucumber.