Wednesday, 26 February 2014

WIAW: ALL the Things!

Today's WIAW is being brought to you remotely, as by the time you read this I will be wandering around London looking at conference venues.
I'd originally planned to go to the gym first this morning, but a slight issue with the alarm (didn't go off) meant that those plans went out the window, although I'm not complaining too much as I'm actually pretty sore after yesterday's lifts. Instead, I thought I'd take advantage of the sunshine and go for a quick run around home instead... well... didn't that turn out well (spot the sarcasm). I'll post my observations tomorrow. :)

Anyhow, I thought that although I'm not in the office, I'd give you a flavour of what a fairly regular workday looks like for me, so this is Monday's eats - enjoy!

I rarely eat before my morning gym session, on the basis that I can't eat first thing anyway, and also because I've ready that exercising whilst fasted is best for getting your body to utilise stored fat as it has few carbohydrates available for fuel. Once I'm down to a healthier weight, I'll probably start introduce a pre-workout snack to boost my energy levels.

My current 'favourite' breakfast (it seems to be changing on a monthly basis), is tropically-inspired, 0% Fat Total Greek Yoghurt with chunks of fresh mango, a sliced banana, a drizzle of honey and a dash of ground cinnamon. This generally keeps me going from about 9.30am until lunchtime at around 1pm. :)

Another Asian-inspired lunch this week. I had a real craving for Katsu curry last week so thought I'd try to improvise. This was tempura chicken fillets with rice, courgette and Chinese curry sauce. Whilst the principle was good, I couldn't find the right kind of curry sauce in Sainsburys, so compromised with Sharwoods Chicken Curry sauce as it didn't contain 'crap' ingredients. Unfortunately it tastes awful, so I ditched the rest of the jar and had my leftover rice and the rest of the chicken today, with Blue Dragon lemon sauce instead. Still not great tho, so I really need to go on the trip to the oriental supermarket that I keep intending to do...

If you've read yesterday's post, you may just have noticed that I'm somewhat hormonal this week, so I've been having all manner of foodie cravings. Last night I was initially desperate for a straight Caesar Salad, but as I was pulling it together, it kind of morphed into an 'ALL The Things' Salad, which had everything in which I fancied at that moment in time: Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, sweet potato, (leftover roast) chicken leg meat, anchovies, parmesan, croutons, caesar dressing and sunflower seeds. I'm not going to lie - this was not a calorie-light salad (and low-calorie dressings are against my religion - lol!). It clocked in at just under 1000 cals, but was worth every one of them... (and we won't mention the ice cream I had for dessert afterwards... lady hormones, be damned!!)

Today's Workout (muddy run...):
Walking (brisk, 3.8 mph) = about 10mins
Running (slow, 5.5 mph) = about 15 minutes (story to follow tomorrow ;-) )

Plus lots and lots of walking around Central London today :)

1 comment:

  1. Yes to listening to your cravings and eating all the food you desire! Good thing us ladies get the additional monthly excuse :).
    Enjoy your day in London as much as you can while working!