It has been quite some time since I have shared all of my eats for the day with a What I Ate Wednesday post. I also have another awesome workout with the BOSU and medicine ball for you. I couldn’t decide which post I wanted to do so I decided combining them would be my best bet!
As always, I like to talk food and like to show you what a “day in the life” looks like with real, normal food and meals that you can eat at home too. I share these posts because I know that I like to see what others eat and I know sometimes we all need some inspiration in the kitchen. Some days are better than others, but you will always see simple meals and snacks that I eat throughout the day.
I have decided to showcase what I ate yesterday, but then half way through the day I forgot I should be documenting my food- my apologies. We did have some friends over last night for dinner, so I can’t wait to share with you what I whipped up for hosting another family with three kids.
I started my yesterday with brussel sprouts and eggs. This is one of my favorite breakfasts and sometimes you can find me eating it for lunch or dinner too. Sauté some brussel sprouts in olive oil and crack eggs on the top and cook them over easy. I ate 3 eggs instead of 2.
After teaching my “On the Ball” class I was in such a hurry to grab the munchkins and run a couple of errands before meeting J for lunch at his office that I forgot I should be photographing my food.
I snacked on a hard boiled egg and a handful of trail mix to hold me over before lunch. Once we got to his office McCallister’s lunch was waiting: 1/2 of a Savannah Chopped Salad and a cup of the Autumn harvest squash soup for me- so good! I of course customize my salad by adding broccoli and committing the cheese and craisins. It is my favorite salad!
As we were walking out of the office I always stop at the front desk for a handful of peanut M&M’s. Unfortunately, they only had skittles, but I saw three leftover M&M’s on the bottom- you better believe I got them out!
Once I put the kids down for a nap and tried to beat the afternoon slump I was ready for a cup of coffee and my go-to afternoon snack: an apple with almond butter, of course (and ate it so fast I couldn’t snap a picture)! I love apples, but when the honey crisp are plentiful and on sale… I really love them!
Before I knew it, it was time to start dinner. We had some friends over and C could not wait to make dinner for her friends. Tacos (check out my Taco Roundup) happen often at our house and I knew it would be a hit with this family too. I made both chicken and beef and black beans for the filling so everyone had much to choose from. I also made a side of mexican rice & quinoa and of course we snacked on chips, salsa and guacamole.
I opted for making a taco salad since I had my fair share of chips and salsa I didn’t think I need a soft taco shell. In my salad went romaine lettuce, tomatoes, beef, rice & quinoa, more guacamole and salsa. Of course I enjoyed a glass of red wine too.
You can only guess that once our friends left and it was time to sit down on the couch, I filled up a little bowl of dark chocolate chips… and then refilled it one more time.
40 minute BOSU workout
My “On-the-Ball Class” has been a hit (and a HIIT) at the gym. So much that we do not have enough BOSU balls for all the people who come. Instead of everyone having their own ball, each group of two shared one BOSU ball and one medicine ball for a tough 40 minutes of both strength and cardio. Everyone was sweating at the end of the workout!
Even if you do not have a BOSU ball or medicine ball, you can still do this workout. Do all the “BOSU” exercises with no equipment and all the exercises that require a medicine ball, grab a dumbbell and get moving.
**For the 3 minute sweat intermission and finale, you are to use no equipment and do the following exercises as fast as you can: 30 seconds of high knees, 30 seconds of jumping jacks OR plyometric jacks, and 30 seconds of push-ups and then repeat for a total of 3 minutes. **
I have always loved the BOSU ball and being a part of the #BOSUstrong challenge has given me an even stronger love for it. I have loved all of the new exercises I have discovered through this challenge. I am so proud of all my athletes at my gym who have been coming back each week and stepping out of their comfort zone with this piece of equipment. If you have never used it before, it can be intimidating, but I know you will fall in love with it fast.
I am #BOSUstrong!
Don’t forget to join us over on Instagram using #BOSUstrong, and next week #BOSUstrong AND #FitFamily. Are you #BOSUstrong? Here is what makes me #BOSUstrong:
1) I am a Christian, wife, mother, group fitness instructor, teacher, friend, sister and daughter.
2) I will always practice a balanced life when it comes to health & fitness.
3) I never stop believe in the good of humanity.
4) I do my very best.
5) I love to have quality time with my family (that is my love language).
6) I am inspired to be that mom who can keep up at field day & on the playground.
7) I love to encourage others to live their fittest life- not someone else’s.
8) I have an incredibly awesome community of fit friends!
9) I am proud of my two munchkins- they are my why. And my husband too, he is thee hardest working, most ambitious man I know.
10) I hope to inspire you to make fitness priority… for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY!
There you have it, “What I Ate” and a workout for you to try! I hope this peak into my daily eats helps you find balance in your own journey. Remember, make decisions that make YOU feel good and get moving.
If you like these “What I Ate Wednesday” posts head on over to the original creator, Peas and Crayons to check out more. This week’s #WIAW linkup host is Clean Eats, Fast Feets where she is hosting a #WIAW link up.
Your turn- tell me!
What makes you BOSUstrong? Choose a prompt and share below!
What is the best thing you have eaten lately?
Your taco dinner sounds fab! So do the glass of red wine & chocolate chips! 🙂
Ange @ Cowgirl Runs says
Your taco spread sounds – and looks! – amazing. I loooove tacos and will regularly make it into a salad (with chips on the side, of course).
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
I’m a huge fan of taco salads. Whenever we make tacos I usually take leftover taco meat to work with a salad for lunch the next day.
Mar @ Mar on the Run says
I’m definitely a big fan of tacos and taco salads. So easy to make and use as leftovers!
Yes, my favorite leftovers! I always intentionally make extra.
A taco bar sounds yummy! So many ways to put it all together.
one of my favorite ways to entertain- so easy!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
ooh I like the 3 min sweat intermission! Great workout
Yes I think my athletes loved to hate that part 😉
Great BOSU workout – so much fun!
I love snacking on dark chocolate chips as well. It satisfies the sweet tooth and can be portioned into reasonable sizes!
The only problem is I have no self control with them! I need to learn!
[email protected] the Long Way Home says
I love big salads–your taco salad looks great!
The bigger the better!
Sandra Laflamme says
We love tacos at our house. We mix it up with turkey, beef, shrimp and fish. I am loving all of these BOSU workouts. Pinned yours!
Thank you Sandra. I have never tried Shrimp tacos.. I need to do that soon!
Nic Akins says
Thanks for a great post and the food looks amazing. How long is the #BOSUstrong challenge or workout going on. I am inspired to do it if it’s not too late. Thank you for sharing! Nic-
Becki S says
That taco salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, this is a fun link up.
Jamie King says
Great workout! BOSU Burpees are my FAVE thing EVER!
I think my favorite Burpee is yes with a BOSU, BUT burpee instead of using it as weight and picking it up, you leave it on the ground and do a BOSU jump when you get off the ground. LOVE IT!