After yesterday’s evening snack fest I was determined to have a day of clean and healthy eats. We didn’t book breakfast in the hotel as it was so expensive so we decided to stop at a service station on the way home instead. As I had my snack bag with me I decided to have something small before we left to kick start my metabolism so I had a mug of green tea with an apple and a bag of Bear Tropical Crunch Granola Nibbles.
As the driver it was my choice which service station we stopped at so I made sure we stopped at one with a Marks and Spencer Food so I could have a healthy breakfast. I had a melon and grape fruit salad, a pot of natural yoghurt with some black cherry compote and a super berry smoothie.
I drank half the bottle of smoothie and saved the rest for later. This made a lovely healthy breakie.
The drive home was a long one and my legs were really sore by the time we got back, but I was determined to get my scheduled run in. I did a new route which I looped twice. The route included a couple of challenging big hills as well. I did 4.81 miles in 43.53. Heres my splits:
When I got back I did 3 sets of my usual abs exercises and some stretching.
I didn’t fuel up before I went out as I thought I would probably have enough energy in me from all the carbs last night! After the run I decided to try out the carton of Vita Coco Coconut Water to rehydrate myself as it had been such a hot run. This tasted pleasant enough, but I would only really drink this again for the nutritional benefits rather than the taste.
I also made myself a plate of carrot sticks and cucumber to get some veggie goodness in me and a protein smoothie made with a scoop of chocolate whey, a frozen banana and some hazelnut and almond rice milk.
I’d never made a smoothie with just the chocolate whey, banana and milk and it tasted amazing! Just like chocolate banana ice cream and so creamy.
After that I popped to the shops to re stock the fridge and then got on with sorting a few things out round the flat as well as writing my blog post for yesterday’s adventures!
For dinner I decided to try something new and make a veggie and egg mess. I stir fried some brocolli, asparagus, red pepper, courgette, mushrooms, carrot and red onion with a little garlic and then scrambled in an egg and 1 egg white. I served it with a bit of spinach and some soy sauce.
It was really good, lots of veggie goodness and some protein from the eggs. I’ll be making this a lot more in the future, especially when I forget to defrost some chicken! (which I usually have in stir fries)
Desert was a smal bowl of frozen raspberries with hazelnut and almond rice milk.
Drinks – water, green tea
So I think I have successfully managed to have a day of good healthy and tasty eats to get me back on track and I feel much better for it.
Now I’m going to try and spend some time catching up on blogs and catching up on TV. I’m going to find going back to work tomorrow really hard after this lovely little break me thinks! Hope you have all had a good week so far, at least we are now over half way! x