Calorie Struggles

I had an interesting conversation with one of my co-workers apparently I am starting to show some changes. She asked me what I have been doing I told her that I have become more health conscious not to say that I never have been. I just learned how to take better control of my portions and what I eat on a day to day basis. Well as we were talking it led to a lengthy discussion about counting calories. In that moment I realize that I had stopped counting calories for almost three weeks. I was kind of concern that maybe I could be over eating.
I Had to know if I was lucky for me yesterday was a holiday and I remembered everything I ate. I calculated everything I ate and went over about 300 calories. I don’t consider that over eating but if my daily intake is about 1600 went way over. That’s when panic set in for a while I set there worrying about all the work I have done has gone to waste.
Well I did my totals for today and I did not go over at all. I finally realize that it’s ok to sometimes have an off day. Besides most if not all of the foods I ate Monday were nutritious.
I am not giving myself excuses but at least they were good calories. I know my body was thanking me for feeding it properly. I am starting to listen to my body even more, and I realized that if I am full I do not need to eat and if I am hungry I should eat. Except for when I am not hungry but I want to eat that’s when fruit comes in handy. One thing I did not forget to do was workout. I am learning that workingout is a part of my life just like eating properly.

Monday Workout:
4 sets 8 reps: Bicep curls, dumb bell press, hammer curl, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, and crunches.
60 second split plank
5 reps up down plank


Busy Tuesday

Today will be a very busy day for me. I will be at work most of the day, and since I am still half asleep or at least I feel half a sleep. I need to find a pick me up to get me going in the morning. I did sprints for my workout today and oh boy! I could barely do my last sprint but I did push myself. It was a pick me up for a bit, but I need a jolt! I know breakfast is a must but when you are press for time and about to run out the door. It can sometimes be very difficult to eat healthy when your rushing lucky for me I have a solution. While doing sprints I boiled an egg, I used my granola bars I made for snacks as a breakfast bar, and I had packed a nice big juicy nectarine. That’s how you make a quick breakfast healthy and easy.

Healthy Food

They crumbled when I took them out of the pan I think they were to dry..

Right after work I half to head to school and finish registering for fall classes so I just may be there all day. I will pack some carrot granola as a snack to keep me fueled until dinner time. I am adding more seeds instead of nuts to my diet because they are very high in calcium and low in calories per serving. Being lactose intolerant does not mean you can’t get calcium, you just half to find alternatives to dairy.