Good morning…and Happy Halloween! Today, I decided to share Monday’s meals in photos, along with 3 goals I’m working toward between now and Friday. We’ll start with yesterday’s meals…I don’t do these type of posts often, but I think every once in awhile it’s helpful to share ideas for meals/snacks, because let’s face it…we all get in ruts (myself included).
I woke up bright and early with no appetite, so I opted for butter coffee with a heaping scoop of collagen peptides to hold me over (the beauty of collagen peptides). I wouldn’t say this is typical for me…usually I’m hungry the moment I wake up and I’ll have a smoothie or overnight oats first thing.
Needless to say, by the time I finished teaching Pure Barre at 10 am, I was extremely ready for a hearty breakfast. I came home and made Birch Benders Pumpkin Paleo pancakes (yes, that’s 3 days in a row…no shame here). I drizzled the pancakes with melted peanut butter and topped with slivered almonds, pecans, and raisins.
These pancakes are pretty filling…a serving size (2 pancakes) has 6 grams of protein and I usually double the serving size, so I’m guessing my stack had about 12 grams of protein. Not bad for pancakes!
I munched on a banana while I did some blog work and wrote out my grocery list.
Once I returned from Whole Foods with my grocery haul, I did some Pure Barre class prepping and then decided to whip up a salad for lunch. I had greens with yellow pepper, tomatoes, red onion, feta, a Hilary’s veggie burger- all topped with roasted red pepper hummus.
I also had a handful of almonds along with this salad. After lunch, I packed up for Pure Barre round 2 (afternoon classes at a different studio).
I ate an apple cinnamon RX Bar at Pure Barre (I think I might I like this flavor more than the pumpkin). Has anyone else tried this flavor?
When I returned from Pure Barre in the evening, I snacked on some tortilla chips and hummus while we made our dinner. For dinner, we had tostadas with grass-fed ground beef, greens, and veggies. It was one of those dinners that totally hit the spot and yet, was so simple.
And there ya have it! A day in meals. I also wanted to share a few goals I’m working toward this week. When I start to feel as though I’m unbalanced in some area of my life (sleep, eating, exercise, etc.) I like to set simple, achievable goals to help me get back on track. I am definitely not out of control in any area related to health/fitness, but there are a few things I’d like to improve upon. I try to choose at least one goal that naturally leads to success in another area…I’ll show you what I mean.
- Improve my bedtime routine (specifically: put my phone away sooner, read for at least 10 minutes before bed, get to bed an hour earlier). I know if I work at this goal, I will have more energy for workouts, thereby improving my workout effectiveness (so this is definitely the goal that positively impacts other areas).
- Foam-roll and stretch 2x this week (I’m pretty good about this, but want to stay on top of this habit).
- Do a LISS workout (low-intensity, steady-state cardio) – this tends to be the type of workout I skip most often. I am hoping to do a run or maybe hit the elliptical.
And that’s it! 3 goals I know are definitely attainable, with #1 being my priority. If you’re working on health and fitness goals, break it down. Take it one week at a time, one day at a time. No need to get an all-or-nothing mentality. Focus on one, and when you achieve it, start working toward another.
Have an awesome Halloween everyone!
Question of the day: What’s one goal you are working at this week?