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WIAW – The Fitnessista


WIAW = What I ate Wednesday. Sharing a full day of eats, from begin to end. 

Hello associates! How’s the day going to this point? I’ve 1:1 purchasers this morning and am beginning wrapping extravaganza after college. I solely have two days to do it, so I higher get crack-a-lackin. 

For immediately’s publish, I believed I’d share a WIAW type publish, since they’re already being requested in my annual survey and I haven’t carried out one shortly. To be sincere, I’ve developed blended emotions in the direction of these kinds of posts. I actually thought they have been simply designed to share new concepts and meals combos, however then I spotted that they’ll additionally develop into a supply of comparability. (An account I follow on IG did a great post about this, and I fully agree with the whole lot she stated.)

I LOVE studying these kinds of posts, however can completely see how the comparability lure can rear its ugly head. “She had extra greens than me. Oh, her husband cooked dinner; should be good. I don’t have time to eat lunch like that. I need to purchase these elements, however funds is tight.” and so on.and so on. It could go on and on, and so many features of the well being and health world can unintentionally invite the potential for comparability.

On the finish of the day, I’ve realized that I’ve to give attention to myself and what I can management inside my means. Comparability serves zero function in anyway.

On the similar time, it may be actually tempting to match, and I do it to myself, on a regular basis, particularly with different creators who’ve large groups and greater on-line followings. (I hate that I’ve to care about numbers, however like I discussed in my final publish, manufacturers care quite a bit about numbers.)

However, I spotted that by evaluating, I’m stealing my very own pleasure. As an alternative of utilizing comparability to really feel dangerous about myself, I exploit it as inspiration. What tiny piece can I implement for myself? With the instance of different creators, I can consider one thing like, “Okay, I don’t have an enormous staff, however I can undoubtedly outsource x,y, and z.” Or “Regardless that I don’t have as many followers, I LOVE all the individuals who selected to observe me.” I’m pleased with the truth that I’ve by no means (and can by no means) purchase followers or engagement only for the sake of numbers. (Not saying everybody who has large followings does that, however fairly a couple of individuals do.)

Simply wished so as to add this little be aware in right here as I head into this explicit day of (*imperfect* however scrumptious) eats. Hopefully you will get some new meal concepts or combos from this publish!

6:30am:  

Espresso: a decaf espresso with collagen, almond milk, and Stevia. I drink about half of it whereas I dress and take the remainder within the automotive with me. 

I’ve to take the children to get COVID examined earlier than college, so I don’t seize any snacks and find yourself consuming half of P’s discarded waffle within the automotive. Testing takes eternally, they’re over an hour late to highschool, however we make it. 

10am: Breakfast! Two exhausting boiled eggs with a Dealer Joe’s in a single day oats. I additionally take my dietary supplements and drink one other decaf espresso whereas speaking to 1:1 purchasers

Midday: Lunch is leftovers! I LOVE leftovers for lunch as a result of it makes life a lot simpler. I’ve some smoked turkey with Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce, asparagus, and vegan pumpkin curry soup (from the Entire Meals deli). Tremendous simple and scrumptious. 

Submit-workout: a smoothie with frozen berries (I like the frozen berry packs with spinach from Costco), spinach, a banana, almond milk, Organifi concord, and vanilla Nuzest protein powder. I didn’t snap a pic of the smoothie, however did snap certainly one of my outfit lol. It’s all the time a very good day once I can put on rain boots! It’s been cloudy and beautiful right here in Tucson. 

Dinner: Taco Tuesday! Two rooster tacos, 1 margarita, and roughly 1483 chips at Calle Tepa

What I favored about this present day of eats:

It was a better carb day in accordance with my Lumen, and I really feel prefer it was the proper recharge for my muscle mass. I used to keep away from larger carb days as a result of it felt unnatural to me – I ate decrease carb for a lot of my life, as a result of it’s what helped me in my preliminary weight reduction journey. I used to be very used to this consuming type, however I’ve labored on switching it up and growing my carb consumption over the previous handful of years.

Today additionally included a margarita, which routinely made it a gold star. I’m not consuming a ton nowadays – attempting to simply have 1-2 glasses per week as a result of my vitality is so significantly better with out it – however I nonetheless love wine and ‘ritas.

What I didn’t love about this present day of eats:

It was somewhat decrease on the veggie aspect. I obtained three-ish servings of veggies (spinach, asparagus, and pumpkin soup), and my objective is often 4-6 fists of non-starchy veggies. 

So, inform me associates: what do you consider WIAW type posts? Do you want them, or nah?

What do you do while you really feel your self getting sucked into the comparability lure?

xo

Gina



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