Like most people, we tend to think that our day-to-day routines are pretty normal. What else is there to do other than eat, sleep, and lift, right? We have recently been asked to reveal our day-to-day routines. So, here’s what it’s like to be a Smart Fit Chick.
A typical day in the life of KW
Fitness goal at the moment: Maintain muscle mass and strength as I continue to build mileage for my marathon training.
Example Weekly Workout
M: Lower body heavy (<6 reps), core, and 45-minute cycle class
T: Upper body heavy, core and 5 mile run
W: 45-minute cycle class
R: Lower body hypertrophy (8-10 reps) and core
F: Upper body hypertrophy, core, and 5 mile run
S: 45 minute cycle class
S: Long run (>7 miles)
Example Weekly Meal
Breakfast: Proatmeal (protein & oatmeal) and coffee ~ 8am
Midmorning snack: celery and ¼ cup unsalted mixed nuts ~ 10:30am
Lunch: 2 cups mixed greens with ½ an avocado, ½ cucumber, 4oz of chicken, and 2 tbsp. of light Newman’s own dressing~ 1pm
Midafternoon snack: Quest bar and 2 cuties ~3pm
Dinner: taco salad with ground turkey, black beans, corn, avocado, and salsa ~7pm
Dessert: Frozen Greek yoghurt or a small bowl of my husbands sugary cereal (I sure hope he reads this!) ~ 8pm
A day in the life of CS
Current Fitness Goals: I’m currently training for the national raw USA powerlifting meet (July 2014), so my primary goal is to increase strength. I would also like to decrease my body weight by about 4 pounds so that I don’t have to worry about cutting weight for the meet.
Some combination of squatting, benching and deadliftingJ I’m currently in an intensity block, meaning fairly low reps and high weight. It’s also auto-regulatory, meaning I base the number of sets that I do on how my body feels.
Breakfast: Proatmeal (.5 cups oats with water, 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein, and a good heaping scoop of pb2.) and coffee with almond milk
Lunch: Typically I prepare enough food at dinner the night before to bring for lunch. It probably involves chicken, and likely some quinoa. I also pack celery, a fruit (oranges are delicious right now!) and a yogurt
Pre-workout: Pure Protein bar and an apple
Dinner: Ground turkey meatballs with rice and Brussels sprouts
Bedtime snack: Greek yogurt mixed with casein protein powder and more pb2
Now, we realize that we are by no means perfect (who wants to be perfect anyways? Can you image the pressure?!?). Like most people, we still struggle with managing time, and our stress levels, and making sure there’s still time for leisure and play. BUT, we’ve been dealing with these barriers and constraints for quite some time now, and have figured out what works for us.
Here’s where the disclaimer comes in: you are not us and we are not you. In fact, what you likely noticed is that even between the two of us, there are many differences in both diet and workouts. What works for one person, does not necessarily work for the next. Rather, these are just examples of how we’ve chosen to live a health-focused life.
If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you! 🙂