Hello hello hellooooo!
How are you guys today? I’m a bit cheerier than usual because the sun is shining brightly. I tried to snap a picture of the beautiful orange sunrise this morning but by the time I got my camera out the trees were in the way. Sorry.
Yoga was fantastico as usual. I was thinking today about how much easier it is for me now than when I started out. I remember I used to feel like I was literally going to die during those first classes, but now I can get through the whole class without a problem. Yay for progress – but it just means I need to push myself extra hard in each posture so my body doesn’t get too stagnant.
Pulled out the black capri’s from Loft that I used to wear all the time in the fall.
Does this bowl of oats look more white than usual? It’s because I added a TBSP of vanilla protein powder to the mix!
For the past week or so I’ve noticed that I am extremely snacky throughout the day. No matter how big my meals were, I always got hungry multiple times in the afternoon. After thinking about it I realized I was getting virtually no protein in my diet! Sure my meals had ingredients that contained protein (chia seeds, nut butter, hummus) but they weren’t packing much of a punch in the small amounts I eat. Not enough protein – such a rookie vegetarian mistake!
Now I’m not about to hop onto the “lean chicken and mega protein shake” craze. Protein is important, but in general I think Americans go a little overboard with the amounts they eat. But especially with the extra strength training I’m doing now I need to make sure I’m getting enough. It keeps me satisfied and helps me sculpt those killer biceps 😉
Yesterday’s Greek yogurt with breakfast, tempeh sandwich at lunch, and chickpeas at dinner kept me going all day with only my one normal snack. Today I decided to try adding protein powder to my oats to see if that helps. I’ll be making a more conscious effort to get quality protein into each of my meals now.
- Is protein important to you? How do you make sure you’re getting enough throughout the day?