HEY HAPPY CANADA DAY! Today was awesome in every sense of the word. Today I am much more proud of what I fed myself than last week. I fueled my body properly today.
Breakfast. The day began with a 7 am alarm as I worked at 9. When I woke up, I was greeted with the workout bug! I genuinely really wanted to work out. So I did some yoga, treadmill, lower body, and stretching and it honestly felt wonderful. I wasn’t focused on calorie burning at all, it was just fun! Of course I worked up a great appetite and needed to fuel my work day, so I drank a bunch of green tea and lemon water, and had a GIANT– picture doesn’t do it justice– bowl of cacao oatmeal with maple syrup (Canadian eh?) and sunflower seed butter cooked in coconut milk.
Lunch. I worked hard and made time and a half on an easy five hour shift, downed four mugs of coffee in the process, and loved every bite of my cora’s lunch at the end of my shift– a vegetable stir fry with potatoes at the bottom.
Snack. I got home from work and passed out. I was exhausted! I haven’t been sleeping much more than 4 hours each night lately which I am not used to! I’m a little nervous about my dependency on coffee. Nonetheless, the nap did me well. I spent the afternoon reading, writing, netflixing, meditating, and enjoying a few snacks: blueberry banana “ice cream” with homemade cacao sauce and peanut butter and flaxseed, as well as cinnamon roasted chickpeas (in a mug, of course).
Dinner. Sara was on her way to pick me up for Canada Day festivities soon and for some reason, my stomach was killing me. I knew I couldn’t skip dinner so I had a small one and promised myself I would have a snack no matter how late I got home. I had a half chicken breasts cooked in grapeseed oil with mustard on a whole grain bun.
Snack. Sara and I went to Columbia Lake with a group of friends for Canada Day, and I felt like I saw everyone I’d ever known! It was such a blast and the fireworks were incredible. I was met with some negative thoughts but relied on the company of great people and some of my therapy reminders to stay present. I got home at around one in the morning and stuck to my promise, even though late night eating can be really difficult for me.
It’s after 2 am and I’m blogging while eating this. Yep, I’m pretty darn proud. I know that especially with a long work day, lots of walking around, and a workout, I need substantial food. I am getting stronger every single day.