This week has been a bit of a disaster for my fitness. It was all going well, until I was (more or less literally) floored by period pains and then I have been suffering from what I suspect is a severe inner-ear infection, maybe labyrinthitis. I’ve had labyrinthitis before, and the perpetual dizziness and slight difficulty hearing all point towards it, but I don’t want to go to the doctor about it because they may tell me not to drive and then I can’t go to work and earn the Benjamins and that would be bad. But I don’t recommend this course of action to anyone- for God’s sake GO SEE A DOCTOR if you are worried about anything.
ANYWAY- I managed to get in one workout this week, being weights and 30 minutes on the Elliptical. That’s better than nothing, but I’m hoping once I’m feeling better, after a weekend of lounging and taking it easy, I’ll be back to my regular routine.
So, I figured something I could talk to you lovelies about is FOOD.
I love food.
I really do. That’s probably why I’m the size I am.
But food is really important when it comes to fitness and health, too. We all know this, right? Fuelling your body with the right kind of stuff is one of the best things you can do, whether you want to lose weight or just feel healthier. Apart from the odd bit of chocolate and oven chips- I have been feeling sorry for myself this week!- I’ve been eating pretty well, and this is the basic gist of what most of my meals looked like:
This is my generic breakfast food- that weird brown stain on one of the eggs is crumb, by the way! Here we have a nice piece of wholegrain rye bread, with half an avocado smooched all over it and topped with two medium poached eggs. This breakfast is around 300-350 calories, which is a perfect breakfast amount, and it’s full of fibre, complex carbs, protein and good fats that keep me quite well satisfied. I’m trying to go a bit lower-carb, or at least cut out refined carbs as much as I can, so rye bread’s not great here but I find I need something carby in the morning or I go crazy. Tell me I’m addicted and it’s sugar, I know all this but you know what? I don’t believe in cutting anything out of our diets completely, so ner.
And here we have my basic dinner make up- protein source such as Quorn fillets, Lingham’s chilli sauce (OH GOD ADDICTION RIGHT HERE) and a mountain of steamed veg. I also had a pouch of frozen rice and veggies here, but usually just the vegetables on their own is sufficient. It’s an expensive way of doing things but I like to buy the ready portioned-out bags of prepared vegetables, because then I know exactly how much I’m eating and what’s in it. One of my main issues with food is portion control (as a recovering EDNOS sufferer, this is a big deal) so anything that already comes portioned out is amazingly helpful. I like to keep my carbs so I can have something fruity or chocolate or GOD FORBID cakey for pudding, om nom nom!
And yes, I do eat like this pretty much every day. I’ll go for a week having poached eggs, avocado and bread for breakfast every day, then switch it up and have porridge every day the next week. I get stuck in ruts but it’s easier that way. My relationship with food is so screwed, in reality, so any normalcy or routine I can establish helps immensely.