WIAW: Let’s Build Muscle!
Good morning everyone! :) How was everyone’s Tuesday? Mine? Awesome. It was my first day of following my new training and nutrition plan developed my Tara, so it was extremely exciting :)
I know I don’t do WIAW’s often, but I thought it would be fun to do a WIAW this week seeing as how I am starting a new nutrition plan that has been created for me to help me build some more mass on this bod of mine ;)
Even though this is a “new” nutrition plan that I am following, it is generally the same to what I had been eating all along :) Tara was really happy with the diet plan that I gave her of a “typical day” for me, so the only major changes that she made to my current diet was adding in more healthy fats! :)
I am consuming more carbohydrate post workout, but in total my carbohydrate intake is about the same as before :)
This goes for my protein intake as well; pretty much the same as before, just spread out differently throughout my day :)
Now that you know what’s happening, let’s get this WIAW party started ;)
I was so excited to wake up and start my new day with a new nutrition plan :) Breakfast consisted of a beautiful bowl (literally though, isn’t that a beautiful bowl!?) of oats, puffed kamut, diced apple, and almond milk :)
I doused this with a ton of cinnamon post picture taking ;) Doesn’t cinnamon make everything so much better?
Along with my bowl of oats and cereal, I had a 1 whole egg + 5 egg white omelet :)
Ok, ok so it’s not really an omelette. Call it what you want though, either way it was absolutely delicious ;) I topped it with a roasted red pepper spice and fresh dill :)
Right after breakfast took place, I had my first ever training session provided by Tara :) It was amazing, but the only thing that could have made it better would have been if Tara was there herself :) However, her absence did not stop me from pretending that she was right beside me telling me to push harder ;) Oh, and hard I pushed! While I was doing the incline leg presses in the co-ed part of the gym I was causing some heads to turn ;) Male heads ;)
After my very successful sweat sesh, I refueled with a bowl of protein oats cooked with an apple cooked into the mix, as well :)
Not pretty at all, but who cares? That’s the beauty of a food blog. I know all of the other foodies out there know despite the ugliness of a bowl of oats it is bound to be delicious :D
Lunch was probably the best meal of the day. I got creative with my salad and it turned out beautiful, so a photo shoot was only necessary.
I’ve been in quite the “sweet potato rut” lately, so I cooked up some quinoa and thoroughly enjoyed the change :)
I studied for the entire afternoon, but breaked for snack time obviously ;)
Since it’s spring, I crave salads consistently. So, dinner was another beautiful salad :)
My favourite topping for salads is mashed avocado :) I use it as a dressing; it is the best dressing ever in my opinion :)
Before bed, I cozied up on the couch, watched A Walk to Remember and enjoyed the usual casein “fudge” topped with almond butter
And there you have it, friends! :) A day in the life of eats of yours truly ;)
What were my overall thoughts of my new nutrition plan?
I loved it. It made me feel great and I know it’s fuelling my body properly throughout the entire day :) It kept me feeling full throughout the day which was great because there were times when I was following LiveFit that I would get quite hungry throughout the day, so I had to increase my portions sizes, but clearly Tara knows her stuff and me and made this program perfectly suited for me and my body :)
I am loving the extra fat content in my diet, too. It was increased approximately by 10 grams which is great! Fat keeps me feeling full and provides me with so much energy :) And, to be honest, I think it’s my favourite food group ;) HA! Well, avocado is my favourite food… and it is a healthy fat ;) So, we’ll just go with that ;)
Time to get this booty to the gym, though! See ya! xoxo :)
What is your bedtime snack of choice? I go kind of crazy if I don’t have my casein ;) It’s so delicious you have to give it a try!
What is your favourite salad topper? Hands down avocado for me!
Do you ever pretend you have someone at the gym pushing you to go harder? I find Tara incredibly motivating and she totally knows her stuff :) She trains hard when she’s at the gym, so I most definitely pretend she is there with me pushing me along the way ;) I also think of Sable a lot, too ;) She gave some great tips on doing bench presses properly, so now I always think of her when I do my bench presses ;)
Keep fuelling that beautiful body of yours!