What I Ate Wednesday – Nutrition Jumpstart Eats

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Hello hello!

How’s the week going? I hope you enjoyed the long weekend if you had one!

I always think about my grandfather on MLK day (flashback to this post) so even though I had to work, his work alongside MLK was on my heart!

This week has been coldddd and the word is the northeast is due for a storm this weekend! Sweet lord! Hope it goes easy on us here in VT but that may be wishful thinking. 😉

So this week is the first week that I got my macronutrient numbers from the leader of the Nutrition Jumpstart I’m doing. It’s being run through an awesome Barre studio, which has a location in Portsmouth. I blogged about my great experience a while back! The jumpstart is put on by the studio and a strength and nutrition coach, and last week we had to take starting photos as well as screen shot each day’s eats on My Fitness Pal.

Stacey, the coach, sent me my numbers Monday morning. We are focusing on PROTEIN and CALORIES. I have different protein and calorie targets for strength days, rest days, and “accelerated fat loss” days – a once or twice a week thing. I’m really excited to see how adhering to this plan affects progress towards my goals. It’s been nice to have the accountability and support of the group, as well – especially my sister! We are doing it together. Yay.

Today I’m sharing some of my recent eats since I’ve started the jumpstart. Some familiar faces and some I haven’t eaten in a while – like tofu!

Tofu, roasted eggplant and sweet potatoes, and broccoli. 

My favorite protein packed salad from work. 

 

 A homemade version! 

Oatmeal with banana and PB, plus an egg and two whites! 

More oatmeal – this time with blueberries and PB! Plus the I pictured egg and egg whites. 

Lunches are usually roasted sweet potato with eggs or tuna. (Aside from my love for sweet potatoes, lunch has always been my least favorite meal of the day).

I’ve been snacking on fruit, protein shakes, cottage cheese, and veggies with hummus.  And I end each night with a cup of hot chocolate. I look forward to it all day and it satisfies my sweet tooth!

I decided to participate in this guided jumpstart for several reasons:

  • To have experience working with a coach! I never have, and as a blogger and new fitness professional, I need to know what it’s like having someone tell you what to do!
  • To experience results – I love my body but want to see certain changes happen. No shame.
  • To get my nutrition back on track – I love to eat healthy but I also have a huge appetite and know that I am probably overeating several days a week. Also, I haven’t been as on top of my nutrition as I have been in times past. Which is okay, but I’d like to get it together.

I’ll be blogging about my progress, so stay tuned!

Hope you have a great day.

 

Let’s Chat:

Have you ever worked with a nutrition coach before?

What do you like to eat for lunch? Help me out!

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    • Susie @ SuzLyfe
    • September 23, 2016

    Good for you for consulting an expert–I agree with you, we as professionals and coaches need to continue our own education and also know what it is like to be coached!

    • Lauren
    • September 23, 2016

    Sounds interesting! I ldefinitely need to set rough protein goals for myself to hit otherwise I don’t eat enough of it!

    • Allie @ Running on Peanut Butter
    • September 24, 2016

    Your oatmeal looks soooo good! Now you have me craving the good stuff! So exciting about you having a macro coach. I just signed up with a new coach yesterday and am excited to have accountability back in my life and see what I also can do to my body! good luck girl!!! 🙂

    • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    • September 25, 2016

    Such a good point! I keep with it because I feel better when I do. I seem to get out of it what I put into it.

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