I should be eating 80-90 grams of protein a day. Not 80 grams of sugar (but I love it so much) but 80-90 grams of high-quality protein. I was shocked when Billy filled me in with this bit of information
But wait, I am a runner and it should be all about carbs i.e. cookies, cinnamon-sugar bread, oatmeal, pizza and pasta right?!?!
I am figuring out that carbs are very important but so are all the other NUTRIENTS. I am doing great on carbs, taking my vitamins, eating more fruits and veggies than a psychologically normal person and getting enough fat (read 7 avocados in 3 days) but a lot of times I forget how important it is to eat me some protein. I want my’ huge’ muscles to recover quickly and rebuild stronger and better after a great workout.
I focus so much on my training but forget that nutrition plays a HUGE role with performance. I think I do this because I get scared over cutting out foods and being obsessed over what I am eating. Here’s the dealio though…..I don’t have to be scared because I am not taking any food away (skittles will still be eaten at all hours of the day), I am just focusing on adding more NUTRIENTS and fueling my body in the best ways possible so that when I am at the starting line at Boston I know that I have done everything possible to succeed.
Let’s get the protein rolling. Lunch yesterday was an egg omelet with black beans and veggies with a side of broccoli (great source of protein) and a protein shake hiding in the back.
I literally felt my muscles growing with each bite. 24 inch biceps here I come.
Dinner was with the parentals at the copy cat of Cafe Rio….Costa Vida. Grilled chicken salad with extra chicken:)
I am going to apply for a part time job here so that I can sit in the back and spoon that mango salsa into my mouth with a ladle.
Plus Billy thinks a hairnet will look hot on me.
To finish off the night I think I had to get some more protein in: The form of gummy bear flesh, that is animal protein right???
Have you ever worked at a food estabishment?
-Um just a few, Fazoli’s, Juice Press, Los Hermanos, Brick Oven, Magelby’s and Happy Sumo.
Which of the six essential nutrients (Carbs, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and Water) do you need to work on getting more of?
How do you get your protein in?
What are your Sunday afternoon plans?