Happy Sunday everyone! How are you guys doing today? Are you enjoying the Superbowl?
As you know, Sunday is Weekly Meals and Workouts day. Here’s the meal planning template. It is an Excel file.
I hope you guys had a great weekend! I know I did. It’s been very eventful. My week was eventful too. I’ll talk more about it after I tell you guys my plan for the week. One thing I have to say is that it finally rained in California! We need the rain (and snow!).
So, here are my planned workouts for this week.
Sunday: 2 mile run, HIIT
Monday: elliptical, upper body, HIIT
Tuesday: lower body, elliptical, HIIT
Wednesday: upper body, elliptical , HIIT
Thursday: elliptical, lower body, HIIT
Friday: 6 mile run, pilates
Saturday: active rest day
My meals will look like this:
Breakfast– oatmeal, peanut butter, coffee+soymilk, fruit or 100% whole grain cereal, soymilk, fruit (I may drink coffee but it depends).
Lunch– whole grain pasta
Dinner– brown rice/quinoa mixture, stir fried vegetables, tofu or black beans or other vegetarian protein source
Snacks will consist of either fruit, Clif/Luna/KIND/Lara bars, cereal, whole grain crackers with peanut butter, carrots with hummus, or greek yogurt with granola.
I may switch it up my meals once in a while and eat a veggie burger, baked sweet potato fries or pizza with 100% whole grain crust. The vegetables and the “protein” sources will differ each day and with each meal.
On other news, my first week of school was just fine. I have to admit, I am not taking any nutrition classes this semester. I tried getting into one but all the classes were full. The professor was unable to add anymore students due to department rules. It happens. I took 4 classes for my major last semester, so it evens out. You still have to take GE classes, which is important.
I’ll be basically done with my GE after this semester. I’m taking a lot of cultural classes for GE, which will also help me understand my clients/patients in the future as a Registered Dietitian. Changing one’s diet is like changing one’s identity. Understanding one’s culture can help in the process of introducing healthier eating habits/foods to culturally diverse clients. That’s really important, especially here in California. There are many people for different cultures that live here. This is actually really important in any medical profession.
As of eats, I’ve been to a couple cool vegan (or semi-vegan) places.
During the past week, I also went to an Asian vegan restaurant with mi primo.
On Friday, my class made a Black Bean and Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. It was so good!
I guess that’s it for now.
How was your weekend?
Did you watch the Superbowl?
Do you like playing in the snow?