My New Gym Schedule (Now that I Work Full-Time)
Weekdays: Gym after work at least 2-3 times a week, no matter how late I get off.
Weekends: Gym both days first thing in the morning. No excuses.
Plain and simple. =]
I'll be bringing my gym bag with me to work every day, so I could just shower at the gym and crawl straight into bed if I want to.
My Meal Plan
Breakfast: Protein and complex carbs (ie. 4 egg whites and 1/2 whole wheat toast w/peanut butter)
Snack: Fruit (Packed)
Lunch: Protein (80%) and complex carbs (20%) (ie. chicken and whole wheat pasta)(Packed)
Snack: String cheese (Packed)
Pre-workout Meal: Protein (80%) and complex carbs (20%) (ie. 1/2 turkey sandwich) (Packed)
Post-workout Meal: Protein shake or cottage cheese and salad
[The 80:20 protein to complex carb ratio depends on what you want. The popular female body building diet ratio is 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat. But, that is if you are going to be hitting the gym hardcore every day. Research shows that females are more successful at reaching their goal weight through a low carb, high protein diet.]
I've also been packing my lunch every day to work instead of eating out. Of course there are perks to going out and eating with your coworkers and eating a freshly cooked meal, but you can save the calories and your cash by bringing your own lunch sack everyday. Even though my senior on the project has been eating out for lunch, I just bring my lunch with me and join him for lunch. One thing that sucks about working at the client site is that you can't always expect a communal refrigerator you can store your food in or a microwave to heat your food with. At my current location, I need to pack meals that will last me a good while without having to be refrigerated. So, I can't bring things like yogurt or even salads. =/
People complain that they don't have the time to cook and prepare their meals, but you can definitely pack really easy meals that take no time at all. Last year during my internship, I would prepare my meals every night before I went to bed so I wouldn't have to worry about making time to pack my lunch in the morning. But even that could get pretty time consuming. My roommate suggested that I prepare a week's worth of food on Sunday and just portion them out. So, you could cook a whole box of pasta, 5-6 chicken breasts, boil some eggs, and whatever else you desire on Sunday... and then just sack your lunches every night for the following day. So easy. =] Ya, it may suck eating the same lunch every day, but it will save you a lot of time! And your body will thank you! Besides, HALLOWEEN is coming up! Costumess!!
Enough of that. Here are some pictures that were taken this past weekend:
@ Boiling Crawfish (Boiling Crab wannabe)
Sam and our 3lbs of crawfish!
@ Bourbon & Branch. <3 the decor!! It's themed after the secret bars during the alcohol prohibition days.
@ the Golden Fields Horse Race. The horses were beautiful!!
Being a dork.
Our winning ticket!!
Me with some of my coworkers.
Picture of the high rises from the Bay bridge.
Till' next time. =]