WIAW: Double workout day fuel.

I’m back at it with another What I Ate Wednesday post! I took these photos yesterday, and as I teach spin on Tuesday nights, it was a double workout day, so you’ll get a chance to see how I fuel my doubles. I’m, of course, linking up with Jen @ Peas and Crayons for WIAW!

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

6:45am – Track workout for my 1-mile time trial. It’s my first speed work in months and it wasn’t even speed work! It was more of a test to see where I am physically and as the training progresses, I do a few more of these 1600m sprints to see if I’m improving. I did this mile time trial in 6:55.4 which I’m happy with.

Image 4

7:15am – After a cool down from my time trial, I headed to the gym for strength training. I got a great upper body workout in, completing 45 minutes of biceps and triceps with a TON of full body moves like battle ropes to keep my HR high. It was awesome. I left dripping in sweat.

8:45am – Finally breakfast. My favourite meal of the day. Grilled tempeh with a sprinkle of salt, eggs with a teaspoon of nutritional yeast for those B vitamins and to make the eggs fluffy, with a side of strawberries and blueberries.

Image

11:30am – Snack time! Apple slices and cheese! I was super hungry so I had two small apples sliced with cheddar cheese. I kept my apples from going back by adding a touch of lemon juice to the bag! I also had a cup of my NEW favourite – PINEAPPLE TEA!

IMG_6917

Image 2

Woah, such an artsy photo with the Kona tea by Kona on the globe… 😉

1:45pm – After literally running around campus for an hour I was so hungry so I wolfed down my grilled veggie salad and jerky without snapping an ugly tupperware photo so instead you are treated to photos that closely resemble my meal a la Google images. In my salad was spinach, 1/2 cup black beans, 1.5 cups of leftover roasted veggies like peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini, and then I added half a cup of cucumber. These soy jerky sticks are rock-your-socks delicious. 10g of protein in one!

rvs

flavor_group_large_hickory_smoked

4:27pm – Club soda. I downed it.

IMG_6919

4:45pm – Plain greek yogurt with cinnamon and a chocolate brownie Quest bar. Totally satisfied my sweet tooth and gave me the fuel I needed for spin!

IMG_6921

6:30pm – I taught my usual spin class and changed up my routine a little bit. We did a symmetrical class. Everything we did in the first half we did in reverse in the second half, so if we did a climb, sprints, and then jumps, in the second half we did jumps, sprints, then a climb! It was a great, plus they added another fan to the spin room which was awesome. I had to decide between working at 110% effort like usual or breathing and instructing the class so I chose the latter… I wore my HR monitor and it definitely showed my lack of effort but I was still able to talk at the end, even with said cold, so I call it a success!

8:15pm – Chocolate peanut butter protein shake. Nonfat milk, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, and ice. Delicious!

IMG_6923

That was my day of eats on a double workout day! I get a nice dose of everything on these days, cardio, strength, school, and most importantly, FOOD. 😀 In addition to the food seen above, I drank a million litters of water throughout the day!

Do you ever do double workout days?

If you workout at night, do you eat dinner before or after?

Favourite smoothie – GO!

6 Comments

  1. Your eats always look SO GOOD. Love the roasted veggie salad idea – I’m going to try that. I’m so sick of boring lettuce/tomato/cucumber/protein based salads.

    I’m planning a double workout day today. My plan is to hit gym on my lunch break for a quick full body strength circuit, then run easy trail laps around a lake in Banff tonight.

    Have a great day!! 🙂

    PS. I’M COMING TO EDMONTON FOR REAL NEXT WEEK. I’ll be there July 2-4 & I’m staying at the Renaissance airport hotel. Do you want to meet up for brunch/dinner anytime? I’m dying to find Moonshine Donuts and eat at Cafe Mosaics.

  2. I try and have something little before an evening workout but I don’t usually eat before my early morning workouts. I always have a banana and a BIG glass of water to chug after my workouts no matter what time of day it is.

    GREAT job on the mile sprint!!

Comments are closed.