WHAT I ATE & GIVEAWAY WINNER

HAPPY OFFICIAL SUMMER! I have a fresh spray tan, I'm living in shorts (this pair and this pair, more specifically) and I'm happy as a clam. I have loved receiving your comments on my last blog post and reading what you'd like to see more of. I'm definitely going to take a lot of the suggestions and put them into motion now that my schedule is a bit more streamlined and I'll have more time to write. I'm officially done with taking classes and I spend 100% of my time at the gym now either training my clients (or training myself). I've built up a solid business and it feels so good. 

A common thread is that several of you would like to see more "What I Ate" posts, and I'm happy to oblige. Holding myself accountable to track my meals is always a good thing. Let me take you through my day yesterday in food!

Typically the first thing I do when I wake up is chug a few glasses of cold water. Lots of people will tell you to have hot water with lemon. Sure, maybe if I lived in Miami with a Meyer lemon tree in my front yard and awoke to the sunrise each day. But since I crawl out of our hole of a bedroom around 5am most mornings and I love cold water... that's what I have.

However, yesterday I was moving a little slowly and didn't have anytime to have anything before my first client at 7am. At 8am I booked it to CVS, grabbed a giant bottle of water and a GFB that I ate half of on the way to my cycling class.

After class, I grabbed a vanilla protein smoothie at Juice Press and drank it on my walk home. I took a quick shower, changed, and headed downtown to meet a girlfriend for coffee. (I just got these sneakers and I'm loving them for strength workouts.)

I love the iced almond milk lattes at Gregory's, but they're always a little bit tough on my stomach. One of my clients likened the drinks there to lighter fluid. I can't say I totally disagree.

I met my dad for lunch at Bryant Park Grill and had an amazing kale salad with grilled shrimp, shaved pear, pecans, and celeriac. Did a little shopping afterward and bought new sandals, a romper and a maxi dress for our upcoming travels. 

It's rare that I have two smoothies in one day, but I needed some quick fuel before my afternoon and evening clients, so back to JP I went. I drank half the smoothie before work and half right after.

Got this little alert on my walk home from work around 8pm. Perfect! I love hitting all three goals before the sun sets. 

I came home to chicken in the oven... when Ben gets home before me he preps dinner so we can eat it together. We see less of each other now that I work early mornings and later in the evenings so I treasure our weeknight dinners more than ever. I had made a big chopped salad of spinach, mozzarella, salami, garbanzo beans, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries that we ate with these honey jalapeno chicken breasts we'd picked up at Whole Foods over the weekend. Afterward we watched a few episodes of Curb (who else is excited it's coming back?!?!?!) and called it a night. All in all, a great day!

Congratulations to AMBER, the winner of my Tarte giveaway! You've been emailed. Thank you to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for the next one.

Happy Thursday!