oatmeal with 6 oz of skim milk instead of 8 oz of water like I used to do, so I could increase the protein. I'm loving this change. It's so dang tasty.
After I ate I got ready and peaced out to the gym for a pre-work workout. This RARELY happens, so I was super excited about it! Morning workouts are the best, and you know what makes them even better?? Surprise visitors! My sweet lil' BFF Janae came and surprised me mid workout with a bag of my favorite things! It totally caught me of guard and seriously made my morning! She is a total sweetheart!! Thank you darling!!!!!!
After my workout I headed to work. It was so nice knowing my workout was done and behind me. I prefer to workout in the mornings. I like to have it done, and sometimes I HATE that looming feeling of my body getting more tired as the day goes on knowing I have to summon up extra energy for a workout. I know there are some people who enjoy the late hours, but for the most part, I am not one of them. Lots of people will ask me when I think the best time of day to work out is...read THIS POST to answer that question.
For lunch today I had a Mexi Chicken Wrap that was VERY delicious. Ingredients were a La Tortilla Factory Wrap, spinach, chicken grilled with fajita seasoning, a drizzle of fat free southwestern ranch, and a few heaping spoonfuls of mango salsa. It was so tasty! This whole wrap is about 250 calories. Mango salsa is the answer to so many problems. I'm pretty sure it could bring world peace.
I also added in a side of Edama me for some bonus protein. My whole lunch had 40 grams! That is huge for me FYI.
I know some of you have told me that you've had a hard time finding the La Tortilla Factory Tortillas. I get mine at Costco in the bread section. They come in a pack of like 20 that lasts forever. I just keep mine in the fridge, so they stay fresh. I have also seen them at Good Earth and Sunflower Market. If you don't have any of these stores, or you aren't seeing them click HERE and see if that helps?
Where did Elaine get the silicone oven mitts I spoke of yesterday?
Sur La Table. That store is amazing. Here is the link to the square potholder, and the mini mitt.
How do I know what the nutrition facts are for my recipes? I use THIS website. I am obsessed with knowing the nutrition facts of the food I eat, so If I make something myself I have to calculate it out. There are a lot of free resources out there that can help you break down your recipes. You have to know the amounts of all of your ingredients and how many servings one recipe makes.
How do I keep track of my calories? I don't really need to write them down because I have a strangely large library of caloric facts in my head. I can't remember people's names, but I can tell you how many calories are in pretty much whatever you'd like to know. That is sad...I know. What I can't figure out in my head is my macro nutrient percentages (fat, carbs, protein) and that is what I'm most concerned with. I also like to be exact, so keeping track keeps me in line. I used the fitday.com website FOREVER. It's free, it's super user friendly. I did a post about it HERE. I now use a program that I use with my clients at work called dotfit.com It is also fabulous, but not free. There are a ton of methods of tracking food, and you just have to find what works for you. I also own a food scale which makes exactness possible.
Hopefully that answers some of your questions!! Anything else I can help you with? Let me know. I love it :)
p.s. Amazing JEN is giving away a GARMIN, a Spibelt, and a super cute shirt. You should probably go check it out!