Life and diet are all about balance. If I didn’t have cheat days I’d surely lose my mind…and my motivation to make healthier choices on my non-cheat days.
Saturday night the hubby and I had some friends drive down from Savannah, GA for their anniversary and we headed out to Walt Disney World to celebrate with them. The photo above shows you just a lil bit of what cheat day looked like. My friend from GA actually got up at the butt crack of dawn and pounded out 16 miles before schlepping through Epcot with us. He is training for an ultra and is great motivation for me to get out there and exercise 5 days a week. I’m hoping that he will sign up for one of the races that I’m going to do this year and maybe slow down his pace and run with me. #PipeDreams
Since my last post, here’s what the workout schedule has looked like:
- Wednesday – 3 mile powerwalk on the treadmill cause my shins were hurting (why risk injury?)
- Thursday – 9 holes of golf on the Walt Disney World PALM Golf Course (Mexican cheat meal at Abuelos)
- Friday – 4 mile run
- Saturday – 4 mile walk through Epcot (cheat meals all day)
- Sunday – rest
- Monday – 4 mile run
Here are some of the clean eats I had this week…
Asian Inspired Salad
I’m not to keen on salads, but this one was pretty good. It was composed of mixed baby greens, wasabi peas, sunflower seeds, chopped chicken and mandarin oranges. I poured a little of the orange juice over the greens as dressing.
Spicy Guacamole with Celery
I used a spice mix with two haas avocados and incorporated diced grape tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, diced fresh jalapeno and cotija cheese.
Store bought whole grain flatbread topped with mozzarella cheese, diced petite tomatoes, parsley, onion, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. This meal is so easy to throw together!
Open Faced Lox and Dill Snackwich
I toasted two sides of whole grain sandwich thins, smeared them both with plain Chobani yogurt and topped them with smoked salmon and fresh dill from my daughter’s herb garden. Delish!
Today’s lunch was quinoa pilaf. Quinoa is a seed that is super high in protien and cooks up in 15 minutes and is similar to rice. I cooked mine with spices, diced carrot, onion, zucchini and then folded in some golden raisins and sundried tomato. Served up with a side of mandarin oranges, it was delicious!
Do you have cheat days? What do your cheat day meals consist of?