Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 8 Update! And, to eat or not eat?

Only eight days until the photo shoot!

Sweatbox w/Jump Rope Circuit (50 minutes)

8:45am Egg White Omelet w/Tri-Color Peppers
11:25am Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
2:15pm Greek Yogurt and Strawberries
5:15pm Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry
7:40pm Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
10:20pm Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

128oz h2o
2 cups almond milk

I found myself in a quandary today because I failed to implement my mantra of "prior prudent planning." The question I asked myself when I arrived home at 10:10pm was "should or shouldn't I eat"? While I had successfully went through most of my day and consumed most of my meals on time, I did not sufficiently plan my last meal--partially because I consumed my first meal too late. So, as I arrived home, I had a decision to make: go to bed not having consumed enough calories for the day because I only ate 5 meals or eat a small meal and go to bed after about an hour to an hour an half (to allow the meal to begin digesting).

In the end, I decided to have the meal because I was actually quite hungry. As you see above, at 5:15pm I had Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry and at 7:40, I had a smoothie. This smoothie was after an evening workout. After the workout, I was unable to go home immediately because I had plans to go to church for a special service. Because I knew I was going to church after working out, I prepared the smoothie in advance and left it in my car! The service lasted until about 9:30pm, after which I came straight home. I knew I needed one more meal because I was not within my calorie range for the day and I was still hungry from working out (I guess the smoothie wasn't enough)--we did high interval cardio and weight lifting.

So, in my indecision I decided to just have the meal so I would stay within my desired range for daily calories. The meal was actually quite light, with about 250 calories, so I think I will be ok.

If not, oh well!!! I still have eight days, right? Right!

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