journey to a healthier me

I dont take care of myself well. I work in tech, 12 hour work days and working weekends are the norm. Its not unusual for me to skip a meal, or to be too tired at the end of the day to just go to bed without dinner. The only exercise I get is walking (and sometimes running) between meetings at work.

I’m going to change this.

Moving forward I’ll be posting a daily update on what I eat and my physical activity. I’ll try to add pictures when I can. This is my way of holding myself accountable.

My goal is to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day and to get roughly 1 hour of intense physical activity per day.


11/27/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (10am): 2 eggs scrambled with spinach, 1 glass water
  • Lunch (3:30pm): 2 turkey sandwiches on whole wheat bread, small salad with garden greens and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze dressing
  • Dinner: 1 banana
lunch

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

11/28/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (10am): Protein shake (30g protein)
  • Snack: 1 banana
  • Lunch (2pm): Chicken borrito bowel with guac (from chipotle)
  • Snack: handful of almonds
  • Dinner (6:45pm): 1turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with cowboy caviar, large salad with garden greens and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze dressing
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

11/29/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (9:30am): Protein shake (30g protein)
  • Lunch (1pm): Footlong turkey sub with swiss cheese, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, black olives, topped with light mayo and sweet onion dressing on 9-grain wheat (Subway)
  • Dinner (6:50pm): Large salad with garden greens, cherry tomatoes, 1 avacado, and 2 skinless baked chicken thighs with a balsamic glaze dressing
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)
dinner

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

11/30/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (7:45am): Protein smoothie (30g protein, almond milk, strawberries, mango, rasberries)
  • Snack: Banana
  • Lunch (2pm): Large salad with garden greens, cherry tomatoes, 1 avacado, and 2 skinless baked chicken thighs with a balsamic glaze dressing
  • Snack: handful of almonds and raisons
  • Dinner (8:30pm): 3 peanut butter and honey sandwiches, 1 glass almond milk
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

12/1/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (8:45am): Protein bar(30g protein)
  • Lunch: forgot to eat.
  • Dinner (8:30pm): Costco hotdog, large ceasar salad with chicken breast, 1 cup of pepsi (coke was not an option)
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

12/2/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (9:45am): 2 peanut butter and honey sandwiches and 1 cut of chocolate milk
  • Lunch: 1 protein bar (30g)
  • Dinner (7:30pm): 2 pieces of roasted chicken thigh and one avacado
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)

Exercise

  • 50 pushups

12/3/2015

Food

  • Breakfast (9:45am): 1 protein bar (30 grams), 2 tangerines
  • Snack: 2 tangerines
  • Lunch: 1 Cliff bar, 4 small cookies, 1 cup chocolate milk
  • Dinner (6:00pm): 2 pieces of roasted chicken thigh and one avacado
  • 2 litres of water (8 cups)

Exercise

  • 50 pushups
Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Nick’s story.