This week has been super busy. At school we had Grandparents’ Day and our Spring Musical. The temptation to blow off my diet and workout plan was high this week…BUT, I was still able to eek out some me time in my busy day.
There was a 2 hour break in my day from 4-6 before the evening plays started. I live an hour away from the school where I work, so going home, really wasn’t an option. So, I turned to….Jess at Blondeponytail.com for an anywhere workout. (I think I link to her page on EVERY post. But for good reason! She’s awesome!) The workout took me about 15 minutes. Wham Bam, thank you ma’am! But…(heavy sigh) there is not a moment of peace at school…two of my students walked into the classroom in midst of my brurpee round and shouted, ” Mrs. Martinus! What in the world are you doing?”. This was not a time to explain HIIT workouts! I totally felt like Ms. Lippy from Billy Maddison.
Eating away from home:
I really dislike going out to eat. Maybe it’s a control thing, but when I’m working so hard on my fitness, eating is a big portion (get the pun!) of your success. So…I made it work. I should mention that yesterday was one of those days where I left the house at 6 am and got home at 11 pm. But I love my job, and the kids make it totally worth it!
Purple Power Smoothie:
1 cup of ice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop chocolate whey protein ( ask me WHEY I only use whey…chuckle chuckle…I find that soy upsets my IBS. I also notice better results with whey then soy)
2 tbs powdered peanut butter (have you tried this yet? I actually tried it dry the other day…oh yum. I love you peanut butter).
2 packs of Stevia
Fill with water, and blend away! No thickener needed this time. The berries handled the consistency.
I take GNC’s Pro-Sculpt. I LOVE it! I use to drink a pot of coffee a day and drink…MONSTERS (gasp!) Pro-Sculpt has helped me to kick BOTH of those habits…if you would have told me a few months ago that I wouldn’t drink coffee any more… I would have said you are NUTS! But Pro-scuplt gives me clean energy without jitters, it helps my digestion, and it gives me more stamina throughout my workouts…and I consider teaching a workout…so I take it first thing in the morning before school, and in the afternoon before my workout.
Snack Attack! 11:00 am
2 hard boiled eggs
3 Pickle Wraps (pickles, light cream cheese, deli turkey)
1 whole mini bag of organic baby carrots
No time for din din 😦 snacking 4:00pm
1 Quest Bar (20g protein, NO sugar, 170 cals)
1 MORE Quest Bar at 7pm after our play
Dinner 10:30 pm – not recommended, but can’t be avoided
1 Omelett on 1 piece of Ezekiel Bread, with kale leaves and skim cheese
1 more pack 100 cal almonds.
So, I would have preferred to eat more fresh foods…I seriously missed my Grapefruit ( I eat 2 whole grapefruits a day), but I wasn’t able to get to the store 😦
But all in all, I was pretty happy that I could stay on track and avoid my “Connivence Food Crash” that usually occurs on a busy day.
What about you? What do you eat when you’re in a pinch?