The light outside has begun to change. Autumn is approaching. But here in Arizona, the autumn temperatures are still a few weeks away. So while I’m still planning our bike rides, hikes and trips to the park in my mind, I continue to get up early, beat the sunrise/heat and go for my morning jog or pop in a fitness DVD (see previous post here). Fitness is a very important part of this Challenge, too. In fact, my morning workout is a key part of my day that I do five to six days a week.
Here’s my post workout view every morning while I sit on my patio and stretch. My accountability partner loves to roll around in the cool grass after a nice jog around the neighborhood.
Eating well only enhances my workouts, giving me more energy and motivation to continue those early morning wake-up calls. You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Amen. I don’t see the point of working out only to trump it with bad eating habits, do you? So here’s how I fueled my Tuesday and Wednesday:
Tuesday Breakfast: Kashi GOLEAN Crunch Protein cereal
Lunch: Salad with tomatoes, cucumber, sunflower seeds, carrots, mini corns, olive oil and balsamic vinegar; cup of cottage cheese and peaches (photo is the nice smorgasbord that D has been taking in her lunches this week)
Dinner: Veggie & turkey omelette
Dessert: One RAWmazeball
Wednesday Breakfast: Reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white sandwich on whole wheat english muffin (a special treat at Starbucks)
Lunch: Salad with tomatoes, cucumber, sunflower seeds, olive oil and red wine vinegar; hummus and carrot sticks; cup of mulligatawny soup
Snack: Two RAWmazeballs
Dinner: Chicken orzo pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, basil, arugula, olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing and crumbled goat cheese. This is one of my favorite summer meals!