daily eats: 1.22.14

So since we’ve last talked, there have been two major things going on. One: Richie and I got nike fuel bands and we love them SO much. Mainly because they motivate me to be more active throughout the day instead of just working out and then being sedentary for the remainder of the day. Two: I tried taking new head shots (sooooo overdue) and instead of getting a good photo, I discovered that I have wrinkles. Around my eyes. Real. Live. Wrinkles. It’s concerning. Now I’m on the lookout for a big, floppy beach hat for our trip to Mexico next month. Where do I find a cute one?

workout: 5 min elliptical warm-up + 33 minutes (whole thing was 45 but I didn’t have time) of the “ultimate hollywood” workout from the Nike Training app. It was a fun fusion of yoga, kickboxing, pilates and sculpting meaning I looked a tad crazy at the gym and I will be very sore. I was getting bored with the elliptical so it was time to switch things up and I think I’ll incorporate more of these Nike workouts into my workout routine.

beverages: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2

breakfast: green smoothie: spinach + banana + pineapple + tera’s whey goat protein + almond milk along with a handful of almonds (I had so much smoothie that I needed two containers…I think I need a bigger smoothie bottle!)

breakfast | a nutritionist eats

(Shortly after the almond picture, I freaked out over my messy desk.)

lunch: sprouted bread + slice of goat cheese + avocado + maldon sea salt flakes is my favorite lunch right now. I keep things simple (and without much prep work) by eating it with some carrot/celery sticks + some deli chicken meat for an extra protein-boost. Normally I use 1/2 an avocado, but we have a ton of avocados to use right now so I used the whole thing. :)

lunch | a nutritionist eats

snack/treat: today was a birthday celebration in our office and while I was hoping that the yellow cupcake + chocolate frosting would be gone by the time I got to them (so I wouldn’t be tempted)…there were plenty. Obviously I ate one and enjoyed every bite.

dinner: I didn’t really have a dinner planned for tonight, I’m still not sure why…so Richie picked up Chipotle. I realize that I had Chipotle for dinner on a recent daily eats post so I apologize, I swear I don’t eat it every day! My standard Chipotle order is: salad (no dressing) + chicken + fajita veggies + black beans + medium salsa + sour cream + extra lettuce along with some chips + guacamole. Dinner also included wine + water + laptop while watching the Badger vs. Gopher game.

dinner | a nutritionist eats

approximate nutrition stats: 2,144 calories, 110 grams fat (47%), 170 grams carbohydrates (32%), 47 grams fiber, 66 grams sugar, 106 grams protein (20%)

thoughts: the calories are on the higher side, but nothing I’m concerned about and  to be expected when you eat an entire avocado+ and have a cupcake in one day!

Comments

  1. Natalie says

    Two things I’m taking from this post…need to download the nike fuel app, stat. I’m walking across to chipotle after this mani in this awful -100 Chicago weather…that’s almost exactly what I get :) Love the nutrition info Em!

  2. Emily says

    Yes, it is the nike training club app! And tell me which workouts you like because I’ve only done a few. Enjoy your chipotle :)

  3. says

    Avocado toast is one of my favorite eats ever! Can’t ever go wrong with Chipotle, either :) I got a super cute floppy hat at REI before we went to the Bahamas last year… it’s white with little black polka dots :)

  4. Courtney says

    Emily, I found your blog about a month ago and really enjoy it as I am (hopefully) on a path to becoming a health coach. In regards to your motivation from the Nike Fuel band, I bought a Fitbit after reading the article below about how a person could simultaneously be a marathon runner and a couch potato–an extreme example, but it’s so true that I can work out in the morning and then barely move the rest of the day between long hours at my desk job and evening couch time. At least now I’m more aware…hope you enjoy
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/the-marathon-runner-as-couch-potato/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

  5. Emily says

    Very interesting article, thanks so much for sharing Courtney! And so very true for myself as well. I’ve found that having a tracker definitely helps, but of course, I still have room for improvement! Thanks for reading too. :)

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