This is an example of a perfect day for me. If I stick to this consistently, I lose weight and you can too. But just remember, I’m not perfect. Nobody is. So if you don’t eat exactly like this and workout every day, just remember that I don’t either! As long as you are eating well and exercising consistently and well majority of the time.
Wake up, have a glass of water and go for a 1-hour power walk or light jog outside with my boyfriend. Come home and have a good stretch.
Breakfast usually consists of a protein smoothie made from 1 scoop protein, ½ banana, 1 cup berries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter. I usually will also have another 1-2 glasses of water after my workout.
Morning snack, usually consisting of something healthy that I have baked or a piece of fruit, plus an extra glass of water. If you like tea, now would be a great time to have it (I personally don’t drink tea or coffee).
Lunch and time to relax. Lunch usually consists of leftovers or a healthy salad. One of my favourites at the moment is chicken and pesto salad. I try to take at least 30-60 minutes off to relax and enjoy my lunch break.
Afternoon snack, usually consisting of boiled eggs, a green omelette, ¼ cup cashews or a protein shake (if I didn’t have one for breakfast). By this stage I have usually had at least 2L of water, if not more.
Workout time! My night-time workout will usually be something intense such as HIIT, cycle class or a high intensity weights circuit. I also do around 10 minutes of ab exercises afterwards.
Dinner, which is usually something such as BBQ steak, sweet potato and steamed green vegetables. Plus an extra glass or two of water.
Getting myself ready for bed, so that I am asleep by 10pm. This usually involves having a shower, tidying up the kitchen and then relaxing with my boyfriend. I always get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
Overall I always try to do the following during the day:
- 1 high intensity workout
- 1 power walk
- Eat healthy (avoid all junk)
- Eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of veggies
- Drink 3L of water
- Get 8 hours of sleep