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
10:00am – Double tall soy latte w/ stevia
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
3:30pm – Fruit
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
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.
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
Here are my fitbit stats for the day:
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.