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What do you Eat Before A Workout? – August Writing Challenge #26

So, I totally missed yesterday’s post, but don’t worry – here it is! Yesterday’s Blogger Challenge Question was what do you eat before a workout?

Well, for me, it depends on the workout.

Before a Sunday morning long run I have a Vanilla Cliff Shot and a glass of water…usually about 15 minutes before heading out the door!

Before a weekday morning BodyAttack class, I usually have an oatmeal pancake. They are super yummy, easy to make, easy on the tummy and provide enough energy to make it through the one hour, high impact, cardio conditioning class.

Evening workouts are a little different – I’m still trying to figure out what works for me. I am definitely someone who needs to eat before a workout, but I have yet to find the balance between eating too early and eating too late, feeling like I’m going to barf, and feeling like I’m going to pass out!

So, what you eat before your morning/afternoon/evening workout?

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5 Foods I Can’t Live Without – August Writing Challenge #5

Today’s Blogger Challenge Question is: What are 5 foods you can’t live without?

1. Starbucks Chai Latte….love. Love. LOVE!

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2. Ingredients for my Oatmeal Pancake. This is my most favourite breakfast ever, I probably eat it at least 2-3 days a week! You can find the recipe here.

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3. David’s Tea. I had no idea there were so many yummy tea flavours! My faves are Forever Nuts, Cocoa Chai Rooibus and Cinnamon Hearts.

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4. Greek Yogurt and Love Crunch. I have this for a snack pretty much every day…so yummy and healthy too!

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5. Corona – if I’m going to enjoy a beer, it’s gotta be a Corona! Love a cold one (or more) on a hot day!

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What are 5 foods you can’t live without?

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 31

20120622-072834.jpgThursday, June 21
Day 31

 

 

 

Breakfast – Oatmeal Pancake with Fresh Strawberries.
Oh how I have missed you oatmeal pancake…Since starting the Green Smoothie Challenge on June 1st, I have pretty much been having smoothies to start the day. But today, shy on smoothie ingredients, I resorted to my  most favourite  breakfast ever! The Eat Clean Oatmeal Pancake.

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Lunch – Green Smoothie # 21 – Chocolate Banana – can you say HELLO! This was freaking delicious! Might have to have it again tomorrow.

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen Banana
1 tbsp cocoa
1 scoop protein powder
2 tbsp ground flax

 

Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner – Grilled Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
6.5 hours. Uninterrupted which was awesome, but not enough!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 17

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Day 17

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast– seeing as I have been a little laid up this week, I didn’t make it to the grocery store yet to replenish my Green Smoothie ingredients. So, I went back to my old favourite, Eat Clean Oatmeal Pancake with Fresh Blueberries.

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Lunch – today was the last day of Ryan’s Gymnastics class so Lisa, her mom Sharron, and I went out for lunch with the kids. We went to Sgt. Peppers. The menu didn’t have many clean options, so I went went a Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry. I was actually really good!

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Afternoon Snack – the last two Eat Clean Caramel Coconut Chewy Bars – straight out if the freezer! Yummo!

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Dinner – I totally did not feel like eating…or cooking for that matter, so we headed to the grocery store for some fresh ingredients and dinner was a smoothie…Green Smoothie # 7 – Peanut Butter and Banana. This one is definitely my favourite so far!

Ingredients:
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
2 handfuls baby spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax seed

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Water Consupmtion:
5 glasses – not great…will focus more on that tomorrow.

Sleep:
7.5 hours…no wake- ups! Woohoo!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 9

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Wednesday, May 30
Day 9

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Plain Oatmeal Pancake with Maple Syrup

Oatmeal pancakes are a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast. They are also high in protein, keeping you fuller, longer. Here is my oatmeal pancake recipe – I’ve changed it up a bit lately, and since I’m eating clean, I’m skipping the chocolate chips and topping it with fresh fruit instead – although today I used 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup.

1/2 cup quick cook oats
1/2 cup egg whites
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix it all together, and cook it up like a regular pancake.

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Morning Snack – 2 Eat Clean Caramel Coconut Chewy Bars As I popped in at home to change after team teaching BodyAttack and before heading back to the gym for my Skinny Jeans Workout, I needed something sweet. I grabbed them out of the freezer and ate them immediately…they were so good!

Lunch – Open Faced (not because I wanted to, but because we only had one slice of bread!) Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

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Dinner – Pork Tenderloin, Corn on the Cob and Asparagus. Asparagus has to be one of my favourite veggies, especially when grilled on the BBQ. I like to mist it with olive oil, add some salt and pepper and let it sit for about 15 minutes before grilling. Yummo!

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Evening Snack – Eat Clean Lucky Ginger Spice Cookies – seeing as I ate the last of the Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies, I needed a new treat. These cookies were very easy to make and are delicious! recipe comes from

Ingredients:
1/4 c Olivina Margarine
1/2 c Sucanat
1/4 c molasses
3 large egg whites
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c Whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
1/8 tsp ginger
Pinch of ground nutmeg

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.

2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat margarine until smooth. Add Sucanat and molasses and mix well. Add egg whites and mix until batter is creamy in texture.

3. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until well blended. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Water Consumption:
9 glasses

Sleep:
7 hours. Tanner slept through the night again…unfortunately Ryan decided to come into our room at 5:30 this morning 😦 Definitely need to get that figured out! Any suggestions?

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 6

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Day 6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Oatmeal Pancake with Chocolate Chips

Post Race Snack – Breakfast Pita and a Banana, 2 Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies

Lunch – Nachos

Afternoon Snack – This afternoon we went over to my sisters house to chill in the backyard and have a few post-race Coronas. We also had a few snacks too…Bits and Bites, Cucumber and Baby Carrots with Veggie Dip Here is a picture of me enjoying my first of 3 Coronas!

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Dinner – 4 Mint Oreo cookies and a Coke Brutal! After eating all that crap and drinking a few beers, I really didn’t feel much like eating dinner!

Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
7 hours, almost uninterrupted as my husband got up with our son in the night…such a treat!

So ya, today was NOT a clean eating day AT ALL, but when I started this challenge, I knew that today – race day- would be my only cheat day in all of the 40 day challenge. I definitely had my fill of non-clean foods, and I’m actually really looking forward to getting back on track tomorrow…and so is my stomach! Isn’t is crazy how quickly out body adjusts to eating clean, and then how much it punishes us when we don’t! I’m feeling like total crap this evening…tired (I’m guessing that’s because I ran 13 miles – 21,1 kilometers – today), full, bloated…just plain yuck, and I know it’s because I ate like crap today.

I’m sooo looking forward to getting back on my 40 Day Clean Eating Challenge tomorrow!

How is YOUR Clean Eating Challenge going?

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 3

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Day 3

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Oatmeal Pancake with Fresh Strawberries

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Morning Snack – Starbucks Protein Platter (I was not prepared to be out of the house as long as we were this morning, so I grabbed the healthiest on-the-go snack I could think of). It was really good, and was only $5.95 + tax….not much more than a chai latte…which I have not had since last Friday  …that’s gotta be a record!

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Lunch – leftover Supperworks Black Bean and Brown Rice Wrap

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Afternoon Snack – 12 almonds and a half cup of raspberries

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Dinner – Eat Clean Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Quesadillas – again this was another first for me, and although it tastes really good, it took FORVER to make! I ended up making something else for my daughter to eat since I didn’t actually finish making and baking these quesadillas until 8pm! Thankfully it made 8 extras which I’ve put in the freezer to pull out and bake in just 24 minutes!

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Evening Snack – Eat Clean Caramel Coconut Chewy Bars – time to make a new treat, this one is super yummy, but I’m ready for something new!

Water Consumption:
10 glasses

Sleep:
7 hours…unfortunately my daughter has been waking up at 5:30 and coming into our room:( Definitely need to put a stop to that!