Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Post workout snacks

First things first: I. can't. wait. to. be. in. CANCUN! Sadly, Lambeau Puppy will not be joining us, despite his love of all things sand and ocean:Polka dot bikini sighting. These are from Virginia Beach last April. It was beautiful. Cancun will be beautiful. Did I mention that I'm excited?!
Tonight, I took a barre class and a kickboxing class. Boy are my legs tired!!! The barre class is actually called Fit Bottoms Barre, so my bottoms got WORKED tonight! Kickboxing was equally lethal, the instructor really wanted to push us hard. I kept flashing back to Tae Bo, which I refer to as "The Zumba of my Teens". So, of course, I knew the difference between a side kick and roundhouse kick. Point that toe!!!

It's hard working out at night when I get so hungry! Do you have this problem? Not only do classes get out later than my usual 5-6pm dinner time, I am STARVING afterwards! No good. Tonight I ate eggs with cheese, mixed greens, and salsa. It was satisfying but I was still hungry. This is what I opted for as a little snack/reward:
Calcium rich hot chocolate. Now, is this my best option? Nah. However, it is satisfying and filling me up a bit. Do you think you eat healthier post workout, as many studies claim? I tend to. Sometimes I fall into the "I worked out, I deserve this" trap, but that was more during marathon training. After a 10 mile midweek run with another double digit on the weekend, you can be very lenient to refuel. Gosh I miss those days. Half marathon training? I'm just trying to stay at my training weight! So, here are a few post workout foods I've been trying:

- Eggs. High in protein and studies show it keeps you filled up longer.
- Cereal. Kashi only; no milk.
- Carrots and Hummus
- A spoonful of peanut butter (Yes, this has happened in desperate hunger)
- Crackers with peanut butter and jelly
- Oatmeal
- Chips and salsa (Not the best...)
- Hot chocolate (mmmm)
- Vanilla Soy milk
- Any fruit I have

What do you eat post workout? Do you tend to justify a yummy treat? Choose a better option? More importantly: Did you ever try Tae Bo?! TELL ME ABOUT IT!

Running and Cross training my way because it's...
13 days until Cancun and Winter Polka Dot Bikini!!!
44 Days until the 13.1 NYC half marathon!!!


Meg O @watchmegorun said...

I'm so excited for you to go to cancun!! By excited I mean jealous ;) Though I do want you to have lots of fun and take lots of pics so I can be even more jealous. Since I usually workout after work, I tend to just eat dinner after. Sometimes I justify treats, especially after a long run. If I do have a snack, it's usually the same as you or string cheese or greek yogurt. I tried tae bo a loooong time ago. It was no joke. Nice workout today!

Lyndsey said...

me+teabo=no! I looked horrific doing it, my dad had the tapes. I tried with my friend and we laughed the whole time we got our butts kicked. I am not a kickboxing fan at all so I do not like it!

I too am jealous of cancun vaca.. can't wait till may for cruise!!

For our diet post work out that's when we are allowed to refuel with some sugar. So we make a protein shake with strawberry protein powder, diet cranberry juice, and instead of ice cubes we use frozen berries! It is quite delicious and almost tastes like a treat! It holds you over till you get to eat dinner and tricks you into thinking you had something bad because it's so good! He (our trainer) said you want to get sugars or some protein in within 30 min of work out to have it be best effective for your body!

He also said that's a good time to eat your greek yogurt as well. Sometimes I do cheese too, and before gym if you are hungry a handful of almonds helps a bit to give you some fiber to make u feel a little full. Or the peanut butter! I also do the tablespoon of pb and an apple. Not too heavy.

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