What I Ate Wednesday #2 + A Cardio-Trifecta Workout

Time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday, or WIAW.  (Although really, it’s more like What I Ate (on Tuesday) Wednesday.  WIAOTW?  Moving right along…

8:00am – Hot water w/ lemon

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10:00am – Double tall soy latte w/ stevia

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No Bulletproof coffee for me yesterday, my beans had run out and the new bag hadn’t yet arrived.  So I had to get normal coffee from the cafe at work.  I know, POOR me.  (UPDATE: At the time of this posting, a new bag of coffee has been delivered and all is now right in the world.)  Despite the lack of butter in my coffee, I somehow still wasn’t hungry until after noon.

12:45pm – Lunch: leftover BBQ chicken, carrots, broccoli, and hummus

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3:30pm – Fruit

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One white nectarine and one ‘Dapple Fire’ pluot.  Over the course of the summer, there are anywhere from 10-20 varieties of pluots that come through our farmers’ market.   The names always crack me up.

5:00pm – Pre-gym snack

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Tiny banana sliced over a spoonful of plain greek yogurt, with a spoonful of sunflower seed butter and some granola on top.


I left work a little early, so I spent over an hour looking for new workout music. Good music makes or breaks a workout for me.  As some of you know, I’m a huge jump roper, so I really wanted to find some songs with good BPM.  For any other avid jumpers out there, Mortal Kombat and Cotton-Eyed Joe are two perfect jump rope songs in terms of their BPMs.

I ended up downloading a ton of random pop, hip hop and everything in between.  There were some definite winners and losers.  Once I put together a solid playlist, I’ll be sure to share.

Before I get to my workout, I got a new jump rope today! I used to be a beaded rope girl, but beaded ropes make a lot of noise.  I’ve also owned a cloth rope, and I’m just not a fan of the weight.  PVC (or licorice) ropes are my preference.  They’re the most versatile in my opinion – light-weight (meaning they’re less painful if they catch your shins), but strong enough to handle some serious speed jumping.  I could talk jump rope all day, but let’s move on to the actual workout.

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By the time Andrew and I got to the gym, it was already on the later side, so we wanted to keep it quick.  I took Andrew’s lead and completed a Cardio-Trifecta:

Jump Rope  (10 mins) – Combination of speed jumping, alternating cross-overs, high-knees, & backwards jumping.

StairMaster (10 mins) – Step it up!

Treadmill (10 mins) – Run/walk


9:30pm – Dinner: BBQ shrimp & zucchini

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Here are my fitbit stats for the day:

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Big improvement on yesterday’s numbers.  I’m almost tempted to raise my goal back up to 10k.  We’ll see!  Have a great Wednesday. 🙂



Question: What are your thoughts on jump roping? Love it or hate it??

Also, you can check out what others are eating for WIAW over at Peas & Crayons.



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