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WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday)

How is it only Wednesday?! I’m already counting down to the weekend. 😉

I thought I’d share a full day of eats, especially since it was one of our busier days. I always love getting new inspiration for quick and healthy meals, so I hope you enjoy this little post. On this particular day, I trained, the girls had gymnastics and swim, and the Pilot was flying late so we were on our own for dinner and bedtime. These kind of days are usually in the theme of survival mode, but I managed to eat real meals, and capped it off with a glass of wine, so I’m calling it a win.

Here’s a whole day of eats from start to finish!

8:15am: I’ve made breakfast for the fam (Annie’s cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs, and fruit), and munch half a cinnamon roll with green tea before getting ready to head to the gym.

Annie's cinnamon roll and green tea

I get in a quick strength training (upper body)

Pumping iron

(when you don’t smile because someone will know you’re taking a gym pic)

train a client,

and then head back home.

10:45am: time for real breakfast! I eat the inner part of another cinnamon roll (the best part!) while I cook some food and the girls chase each other around the dining room. 

2 eggs, 2 egg whites, and oatmeal (the unsweetened Trader Joe’s brand with chia and amaranth. A friend made a TJ’s run and I was SO PUMPED), with cinnamon and maple syrup

eggs, oats and supplements

+ supplements from my naturopath (ashwaghanda, schisandra, St. John’s wort, rehmannia, and aloe vera juice)

Quick selfie with these little noodles before swim 🙂 

selfie with the nuggets

1:00pm: P is napping, Liv is enjoying quiet time (during P’s nap I usually let her watch a couple of shows for quiet time), and I make some lunch

I picked up frozen organic turkey burgers from Publix and they have been AWESOME for lunches. 6 minutes on each side in a skillet, plus a salad with feta, roasted red pepper, greens and chopped carrots. I also finish off the last of the Paleo mayo on the burger, and drink a coffee with almond milk and MCT oil

turkey burger and salad

3:20pm: afternoon snack! Smoothie with 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 2 scoops raw cacao whey, a huge spoonful of almond butter, handful of spinach, about a cup of frozen berries and cinnamon. 

I also threw about 1/2 a teaspoon of this stuff into it.

Sex dust

I’d been curious about the Moon Juice dusts for a while, and after Brittany’s post last week, I decided to pick one up. A majority of the dusts contain herbs I’m already taking from my naturopath, except for this one, which has a Chinese herb as the first ingredient (Ho Shou Wu <— thorough post explaining some of the possible benefits is here). While I’m not yet sure of alllllllll of the benefits of it haha, I will say that it gave me a ton of energy. I was feeling so exhausted from the previous night -my allergies kept me awake sniffling and sneezing my face off- and this took that awful zonked feeling away. Maybe it was a placebo effect, but I’m a fan so far. 

Smoothie selfie

6:15pm: dinner with Liv and P at Longhorn Steakhouse. For all of my OG reader friends (yay, thank you!) you may remember Longhorn from our last stay in Valdosta. My friend Jeni and I used to go to Longhorn almost once a week, and I’d always get the salmon with veggies and a sweet potato. It was just as amazing as I remembered.

Longhorn dinner

(Unpictured: piece of the warm, fresh bread, and most of a house salad. I was too busy getting bread to the girls to snap a pic! We were all hangry by that point)

10pm: glass of wine with the Pilot + laundry folding and Big Little Lies.

Gimme dat vino

I read the book quite a while ago -Liane Moriarty is one of my all-time faves- and the show is SO.GOOD. We’ve only seen two episodes and are totally sucked in.

What I liked about this day of eats: lots of protein! I didn’t feel hungry or have sugar cravings. Despite the fact that it was a busy day, I was happy that I ate real food. Sometimes on hectic days, I’ll forget to eat and have a giant meal to make up for it, or survive off random snacks from my gym bag. 

What I didn’t like about this day of eats: no chocolate. At least there was wine.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

What did you do for your workout yesterday? Best thing you ate?

xo

Gina

More WIAW posts here, here, here, here and here. For the original WIAW fun, check out Peas and Crayons. 

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32 Comments

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on May 10, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I was just checking out the moon dusts last night. I’m glad to hear you could feel a difference.

  2. Christina @ Montessoriish mom.com on May 10, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Best thing I ate yesterday was homemade pizza :). I love these posts!

  3. Lynn on May 10, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Everything looks so good! And wow, lady, your shoulder muscles are looking fantastic.

  4. Kelsey Graf on May 10, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Love your WIAW posts! They’re always good for meal inspiration. I did a circuit class yesterday morning that always leaves me huuuungry for the rest of the day, so I knew I had to have a good breakfast – lately I’ve been loving steel cut oats with maple syrup, cinnamon, banana and a dollop of nut butter… such a good base, and breakfast is pretttttty much always my favorite meal.

  5. Allison on May 10, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I love these posts! The link for Brittany’s review on the moon dust stuff took me to thrive market for MCT oil. I’d love to see the actual link-I’ve heard about this stuff but curious to know more!

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 7:40 am

      sorry about that!! just fixed it

  6. LeeAnn on May 10, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Ahhhh Big Little Lies!! I didn’t read the books, but was hooked on the show as it aired. Craziness!!! Makes my life seem REALLY boring. hahaha.

  7. Christina on May 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Hi, love these types of posts. Question for you – I started talking to a doctor at the wellness way (after reading your posts!) and am taking similar substances. How do you take them? they are def not the best tasting!!

    Thank you!!

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      how are you liking it so far?
      they taste AWFUL. i use a little bit of water, and then some aloe vera juice, and add the supplements into that. i take it like a shot and get it over with haha

      • Christina Recine on May 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        haha ok!! Will def give that a try tmr. So far it’s seems good, Havent noticed any changes. I feel like I have a soo many questions so I can’t wait for my next phone call with him

  8. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    So curious about that sex dust! Definitely checking that out.

  9. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on May 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Looks delicious! Sex dust…ordering that now. I did a chest and tricep workout with my boyfriend. I’m definitely lifting heavier working out with him! Paying for it today though :-X

  10. Stephanie Prause on May 10, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Yesterday for dinner I made split pea soup in the slow cooker since the temps had dipped back down here –> so good. My workout was a swim. Feel like I should get into Big Little Lies but I’m holding out, haha

  11. Jill on May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

    You are so right – the inner part of the cinnamon roll is the best part! Growing up, we made the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls every Sunday before church. There was always one cinnamon roll in the middle of the round pan and that entire one cooked up just like the center piece of each roll, so my brother and I fought over “the middle one” every Sunday. We legitimately had to trade off every week for everyone’s sanity. I’ll have to try the Annie’s cinnamon rolls now.

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

      you will LOVE them. they taste remarkably like the pillsbury ones

  12. Tracy on May 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I want to try those dusts! Keep us updated on your feelings about them.

    I have a dumb question… I remember your prior Valdosta days and trips to Longhorn, Indian food Wednesdays, etc… what do you mean when you say “OG” reader friends?

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

      OG = original gangster haha (reading since the early days)
      🙂

      • Tracy on May 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

        Lol!! Ok thanks!! I guess I’m an original gangster then 😉

        • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

          you definitely are 🙂

  13. Bethany @ Dose of Discovery on May 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I just got back from a long weekend in Paris (which was amazing) but I always feel so off in food choices when I get back from a vacation! Ready to get some meal prepping and healthier choices back into the rotation!

  14. Jamie @ madrediem on May 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Yes! I remember the salmon from Longhorn and Indian food! I just finished the show but haven’t actually read the book – the show was SO good, so I’m thinking about picking the book up. The end of the show had me making all sorts of surprised sounds…”whaaaa”…”huhhhhh”…WHAAAAAAAAA”. So good.

  15. Courtney Ramsey on May 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    What carrier are you currently using?

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      the ergo! it’s the same one i used when liv was a toddler

  16. Anne on May 10, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    While scrolling down I see a picture of huge muscle man arms holding a box and then underneath it says ‘got a quick strength training workout’ – but it was just an ad for infinity Internet randomly in the scroll, haha, made me laugh, and then I see the pic of you at the gym below that

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      LOL amazing

  17. Juliana on May 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I love moon dust! Spirit dust is my fave these days, I adored heart dust but they stopped making it. WAH.

  18. Bethany on May 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Why are restaurant sweet potatoes so much better than home ones?

    I’ve been loving smoothies and adding frozen cauliflower to them. I posted one on my blog.

  19. Beth on May 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve never seen Moon Dust before – looks interesting, please let us know if you continue to notice a benefit! Im slowly adding some supplements in to my routine but its always hard to tell what makes a difference and what is just a placebo effect. Either way, its nice to have more energy!

  20. Audrey on May 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I’m really enjoying these types of posts! It’s nice to see how you keep it real/still healthy with what you eat.

    https://jonandaudadventure.wordpress.com/

  21. B on May 11, 2017 at 5:58 am

    The dusts are intriguing. I had a full physical with my family dr and her recommendation for my constant fatigue more sleep. Ha. I wish – now on to more pratical ways to fight the fatigue, dusts. Thinking of trying the sample pack 🙂

  22. kelli @ hungry hobby on May 12, 2017 at 7:40 am

    These posts are great! Criminal you had no chocolate though!

  23. Trina on June 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    It’s nice to see you eat a balanced variety of foods!

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