Hellooo everyonee:) Happy Sunday! I’d like to start off by saying thanks for the suggestions of what to cook over break- I’m always up for more, so if anyone knows any quick,easy, healthy recipes, send ’em my way!! 🙂
I’ve decided that from now on, I’m going to try to include my water consumption each day. I’ve noticed the most changes in my body depend on whether or not i’m drinking too much, too little, or just the right amount of water. In fact, last year at the beginning of second semester, I was drinking over 2 GALLONS of water Every day– I would drink 32 oz. with breakfast, 32 oz. in my first class (1 hour long), more with the rest of my classes, more with lunch, more during practice, dinner, and after dinner! I remember gulping down water like crazy. Not to mention I had to PEE every 5 minutes, and woke up every night in the middle of the night just to go pee (alright, TMI, sorry guys!). I assumed that because I was sweating out water, and competing, I needed that much, when really, that was far from true. It turned out I was draining my electrolytes causing me to be more sluggish than I should have been. It also bloated me like crazy! I didn’t realize any of this until a friend of mine commented on the insane amounts of water I was drinking and suggested I cut down (haha- doesn’t sound like I’m talking about water…) I then decided I would start only drinking when I actually wanted water, or was thirsty (go figure!), bringing me down to about a Gallon a day. Immediately within 2 weeks, I noticed a difference: I started feeling so much more energized at practice and even lost about 10 lbs. of water weight!
I started jumping better as well, and noticed I was less hungry because (I assume) my stomach shrank because I wasn’t drinking SO much water! Right now, I’m trying to find a happy medium. Being at home, I was drinking less than I normally do at school, So I figure For Myself (and so I can look back on training)- I’m going to include my water consumption in my daily posts.
(disclaimer- listen to your own body- don’t let my water drankage affect you, I was just telling my story 🙂 haha)
Anyways, thanks for letting me rant- ON TO YESTERDAY’S FOOOOOOD>>>>>>
BREAKFAST: Apple Pie Oats:)
TO START: I soaked apples in apple cinnamon tea for 10 minutes with some cinnamon for them to start cooking, and to soak in the flavor:
Tied together with:
1/2 C. Oat bran
1 1/2 C. Apple Cinnamon Tea
Splash of Milk
Apple Pie Spice, Cinnamon, Vanilla
1 TBSP Pumpkin Butter (for sweetness:))
1/2 C. Yogurt
2 TBSP. Almond Butter
This was Delicious!! I’m used to It was accompanied with 24oz. of Water.
I then did stuff around the suite, and sat on my booty playing on my computer for a while, ( and I drank 16oz of water)
I was planning on going for a little run just to move around and loosen my muscles so I ate this before:
& a baby apple.
I then got myself spandex-ed up:
(clearly I was bored because I took a picture)
Anyways, I went outside, nice and bundled and I ran for 3 minutes. Yup thats right, 3 minutes. IT was SOOO COLD! I forgot how bitter cold Upstate New York gets in January. Ha! Whatta joke. So I ran my butt right inside- much better (&warm) :). Have you ever started a run and then realized it was NOT what you wanted to be doing and ran back inside? I think I’ve done this about 3 times before… If you don’t wanna do it, give yo bod a rest! I then decided I would just stretch, shower, and call it a day:)
After all that- I sat down to have this yogurty goodness:
1/2 C. Fage Greek Yogurt
1/2 C. TJ’s banana cluster cereal
PB/ Protein Powder mixture
I then decided I would conquer the first few episodes of Jersey Shore. That was certainly successful. I got 3 down yesterday, woo! Good stuff… Ronnie’s a hottie:)
I noticed that as I was laying down on my bed staring at my computer, I got REALLY HUNGRY. This has happened before- but I don’t understand while laying down(only while watching TV) makes me so hungry! I sat up and I was fine, and the hunger went away, but it was so strange! Does anyone know why this happened/ Has this ever happened to anyone? Or am I just weird? Probably that… whatevvvvv.
And nighttime snacks included:
and 18 oz. of water thru the night.
So Water Total:
24+16+16+16+20+8+10= 110 oz. of water (which is a little less than a gallon, not including water in the tea this morning, or liquid in food- and no workout)… Reasonable.
Anywhoo- I’m off to go watch the Basketball team hopefully win :). Have a great day everybody!