For breakfast I had some muesli with some organic blackberry jam and almonds added. This is a great breakfast option since muesli is organic uncooked rolled oats and nuts. It is packed full of fiber but since it's oats, that means it contains carbohydrates. Now, these carbs are good for you and your body will utilize them for fuel. Just remember we are carb cycling and since today is a low carb day you do not want to ingest anymore than the muesli.
After my French midterm, it was time for my mid morning snack. I was slightly rushed since I had to get to my midterm but I packed my water and a banana. A banana was the perfect choice since I am slightly sore from my workouts and I wanted to keep my calorie intake low when dealing with mid morning snack. I got home around 1 PM from my midterm and I had enough time to cook a vegetable medley for my lunch.
This meal was perfect it was a very lite meal but packed full with energy enriched nutrients to hold me over. Once I got home from my afternoon classes, I made one of my smoothies. I only an 8 ounce smoothie this time, unlike my typical 14 to 16 ounce ones. Even though it is only 8 ounces, it is a great choice when looking for in between lunch and dinner snack. I actually opted for this since my parents are snacking on chips and dip before dinner.
The ingredients for this smoothie were:
- 10 Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Tsp of Flax Seeds (milled)
- 1 Tsp of Chia Seeds (milled)
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Water
- 1 cup of Papya Juice
- 1 Tbs of Coconut Oil.
This recipe is very simplistic:
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 1/2 of a Lemon (juice)
- 1 Tsp of Garlic
- 1 Tsp of Basil
- 1 Tsp of Cracked Pepper
Combine all ingredients into a bowl or a ziplock bag (which ever you prefer) and rub the ingredients into the chicken breast. One you are done with that, let it maranade for however long you prefer; I just waited 15 to 20 minutes. Now cook which ever way you prefer your chicken. For the salad I just mixed some wasabi and avacado oil together and used that as my salad dressing.
My workout was only an hour long tonight. I worked out my arms then did a 40 minute sauna. My workout for tonight looked like this:
Shoulder Press (front and back) - 40 lbs 3x8
Deltoid Raises - 20 lbs 3x8
Bicep Curls - 30 lbs 3x8
Tricep Pulldown - 30 lbs 3x8
Skull Crushers - 30 lbs 3x8