Being less than 30 days out from my wedding AND moving this weekend, a post has been next to the last thing on my mind (sorry guys). As I sit at my desk and write this, I was thinking of what I could possibly write that would catch MY eye if I was a reader…and then it hits me-even before I was shredding before my wedding, I’ve been sporadically asked “what do i eat” “what do I do for workouts?”.
Typically, I try to workout 6-7 times a week (minimum) doing Pilates, Barre, HIIT, Yoga, and Walking (see examples of wedding focused workouts in my shredding for the wedding article). As for eating, I wish I can say that I eat clean all of the time, but if you follow me on IG and know my love for donuts, clearly that’s not the case. On a normal week, I allow myself 2-3 baby cheat meals, so I don’t have crazy cravings. However, I am human and sometimes catch myself on a random month binging on carb items. The difference between the Aimee now vs. super skinny Aimee a few years ago, is that even if I have a bad eating day, I remember that tomorrow is another day to do better & to not let it get me down. That’s something I encourage all of you to believe as well because it’s easy to get frustrated and feel bad; which sometimes results in eating MORE bad food or starving yourself the next day(guilty).
Without further adieu, here’s a typical day in the life of Me:
Wake up: 5 a.m.
Workout: 6 a.m.
Depending on the Day is where my workouts are –
Mondays – Core and Arms at SWEAT
Tuesdays – Core Centered at Centered on North (Katie is the ISH)
Wednesdays – Core Fusion Barre Express at Exhale Spa (my favorite studio in the city)
Thursday – Reform Pilates (go to MICHAEL)
Friday – The Bar Method (Jane kicks my butt everytime)
Saturday & Sundays – HIIT at home gym
Breakfast: 8 a.m. Bulletproof Coffee
“It’s just another fad lifestyle,” “Why would you pay so much for a cup of coffee,” “You’d really starve for 16 hours?” I’ve heard it ALL people. Getting on the bulletproof diet at first was miserable-teaching your stomach to fast for 16h is hard work and isn’t easy. However, after a week or two, it became second nature. It wasn’t until maybe a month into Bp’ing where I saw a change. My energy and procrastination at work has improved, my stomach is flat as a board even when it’s that time of the month, and best, I feel lean. The only thing I don’t like is that I consume caffeine everyday, but I tried switching coffee for green tea-green tea and butter tastes so odd. However, if I didn’t feel and look different, I wouldn’t stick with my regimen.
Lunch 1 p.m.
As soon as it hits 12 p.m. the giant lion inside of my stomach is ROARING like crazy, but I know that holding out the full 16h is totally worth it. For lunch (unless I’m traveling for work), I always have my cold fighting blend along with steamed proteins and/or vegetables. I was inspired to continue blending after my last juice/blend cleanse from City Press Juicery. I forget where exactly I came across the recipe, but knowing the super health benefits of ginger, maca, and tumeric, it was a no brainer. Addie from Chickpea in the city actually used the same concept of the blend in one of her posts (um awesome!) and takes way better pics than I do. But here’s the recipe I used:
Healthy and Feel Good Blend (serving 1):
1.5 Cups of Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
1 tsp of Ginger
1 tsp of Tumeric
1 tsp of Maca Powder
1/2 or 1 banana
Blend up until smooth & Enjoy
Dinner 5-7 p.m.
Dinner is definitely a crap shoot. Depending on what is in the fridge, how I’m feeling, do I have a cheat meal to squeeze in? There’s not really one thing that I eat every night except frozen pineapple. However, dinner is where I eat heavy – as apart of the bulletproof lifestyle, one needs to eat a good meal in order to carry you over until 1 p.m. the next day. Sounds good to me! Here are some ideas of what I typically eat at home:
If baby cheat meal – Quinoa with a protein (like chicken, turkey, or tuna), Trader Joe’s Sushi platter, the Quinoa Crunch Bowl from Lyfe Kitchen with a lyfe water (below: my favorite go to),
Cheat Meal: BREAD, BREAD, and BREAD-IER items
If clean – Protein like turkey or chicken, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, SQUASH (because I love it), black beans, egg whites (fried in bacon fat and sprinkled with tumeric/pepper), broccoli.