Effects of Running on Too Little Sleep

Happy What I ate Wednesday y’all!  Can you believe it’s already Hump Day?  I surely can’t.

Oh and do you like my new glasses?  They are Coach and I am really indecisive and went back to my eye doctor 4 times before I decided on this pair :)

IMG_9274I am up bright and early on this Wednesday to write my post for you :)  I have been neglecting sleep the past 2 weeks and it was really starting to take a toll on my body.  I was feeling lethargic even 2 hours after I woke up, feeling like I needed a pre-workout before workouts (I don’t take any supplements other than fish oil and BCAA’s occasionally, pre-workout during times of need), and my body was not running properly (TMI).  I also felt like my body wasn’t recovering from my lifts and that my metabolism wasn’t as high (wasn’t as hungry, holding onto water, couldn’t get in all of my meals).  The effects of too little sleep are profound!  So, I have been making it a priority to get to bed by 11 pm (I wake up around 6:30-7 am) at the LATEST and my world has been turned around.  Anyway, let’s get into my meals for the day-this was Monday and I was traveling so my meals were a little sporadic.  This was not a “typical” day by any means!

And for those of you who are asking, how did I get to this point with my eating and body image?  How did I make the mental shift to improve my self image?  And what were the steps and habits I took that I implemented to get to a “balance”?  Well I want to discuss that.  I hope to have that post up today tomorrow for you!

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B: 3/4 cup oats dry cooked with water and 1/2 scoop ProZero vanilla plant-based protein powder, 1/4 banana, 2 Tbsp YouFresh Naturals cinnamon pecan almond coconut butter, and 1/2 packet vanilla roasted almonds.

IMG_9354L: Tuna packet with a packet of mustard, 1 packet vanilla roasted almonds, 1 apple

IMG_9390 IMG_9399S (pre workout): Frozen banana, 1 Tbsp YouFresh Naturals chocolate chip almond coconut butter, small piece Ghirardelli 72% cacao dark chocolate, a Yup Brand Peanut butter protein bar

IMG_9324D (post workout): Dinner was actually a huge pile of roasted  broccoli, an omelette with spinach, red onion, and FF mozzarella cheese which went unphotographed, and 4 Mission extra-thin corn tortillas broiled (to make into chips) and then dipped in salsa  :(  I leave you a picture of my sushi from Saturday night instead to make up for it. This was a California roll topped with salmon and white fish….YUM. I also ate some of my Mom’s salmon and pieces of 3 other rolls we ordered. We went to a Hibachi grill.

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Bedtime snacks: Lindt chocolates, rice cakes topped with PB2, chocolate and peanut butter Cap’n Crunch, and an Ezekiel wrap topped with a mix of peanut butter and PB2, real raspberry jelly, and a small sprinkling of chocolate chips

That was my day in a nutshell!  Sorry I am short on time today but promise to have that post up later this week discussing the tips I used to improve my body image and improve my nutrition habits for LIFE!

Love you all. And THANK YOU for all the support you have been showing me.  Sometimes, blogging is super scary to share your world but to have you all reach out to me means the world.  I wish I could help you all as well but my time is a limited resource :)

Have your sleep habits ever effected your life?

Forgot my progress pictures updates for this week:

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