I hope you’re having a great Wednesday 🙂 It’s already the middle of the week and against all plans I am at work today. Or let’s say near-the-job. Yesterday I got the opportunity to sign in for a training course on presentation skills. It’s conducted for a small group of PhD students and it’s meant to educate us to present our research topics in a short, interesting and understandable way. Not too easy for us highly confused, said-to-be-smart PhD candidates 😉
So I am giving my best to stop speaking like a smart ass and sound a little more normal. We’re definitely all lacking this skill! But as long there’s some training we can undergo…
My plans to share different days for WIAW were let down by my sieve-like memory. I just forgot to take pictures all week so you have to go through one of my Tuesdays again with me. Luckily as I told you on Monday I made some diet changes and made me my own meal plan so there are at least some new foods I can share with you 😉
For breakfast I mixed up a huge Green Smoothie for the office. What you can see on this picture is actually only half of it which I had to drink at home. It was just too big for my tumbler. The Smoothie consists of coconut water, frozen pineapple, mango and papayas, spinach and ½ scoop vanilla protein powder. Very good. This was the first Green Smoothie experiment with my Thermomix and I have never had a smoother Smoothie before.
A I realized that I usually don’t eat my mid-morning snacks because I am hungry but out of boredom instead I decided to ditch the mid-morning snacks at all. So there was none 🙂
The Green Smoothie nevertheless wasn’t too filling so when the clock hit noon I was starving. One of the key points of my own meal plan is to include veggies in as many meals as possible. For lunch I also need to eat some carbs and protein so I decided to make it a wrap on Tuesday. Filled with hummus, lettuce, bell pepper, turkey breast and some leftover guac and topped with a holy lot of sriracha. Eating this monstrosity definitely was a challenge 🙂 Yet one I gladly accepted.
I told you about my new veggie rule so it shouldn’t be a surprise that veggies with hummus and a cup of green tea were my afternoon snack. Isn’t the dishware absolutely cute? I brought it from IKEA the other day. There’s definitely something about that you eat with your eyes first! I like colorful things. And as a food blogger and passionate food photographer I particularly like colorful dishware 🙂
I’m not really sure if I should count it as meal but I needed a pre-workout carb and fat infusion. On our way back I munched on a great cashew Raw Bite. But I forgot to take a picture. And if I remember right there might have been some cherry cheesecake my husband ate and I might have had a bite or two 😉
Then I brought my husband to his soccer practice and then headed for my Power Plate training. I was still horribly sore from the kickboxing and hill sprints. Especially shoulders and arms suffered from this unfamiliar exertion. But I was happy to challenge myself again. I managed to make 31 push-ups in 60 sec on the plate last week. That means I can work on the deepness now. And my goal was to cut back to 20 but do them all in a 90° angle. I’m not sure if they were all that deep but way deeper than before. I was happy with my progress 🙂 I feel like I am back in my workout mode and I feel very very comfortable about that. I just can’t stand the lazy me!
When I came home I made dinner for us. A vanilla protein shake and some egg whites with chili. Not super thrilling but it satisfied any craving I had at that moment! I also chopped veggies for my Wednesday afternoon snack. My husband came home at 9.30 pm and we made ourselves comfortable on the couch.
So for today I am pretty much off as soon as I published that post. Luckily you can’t eat so much during a workshop. I need to save up some calories for tonight and to be super strict today as we go and watch the FC Bayern – Arsenal London match tonight and there is half of a Bacon Cheeseburger with Fries with my name on it waiting for me 😀
Happy Wednesday Bloggie friends! Only two days to go 🙂