Everyone is different.
Every body requires different nutritional values.
We’ve all heard about the 2,000 calorie myth. I say myth, because I have consumed 2,000 calories by lunch.
Breakfast is usually my smallest meal. The complete opposite of what is recommended.
Now that I think about it, I do a lot of things that are the complete opposite of what is recommended.
Here is a run down of my typical breakfast: eggs and salsa, bagel/toast/muffin, sausage/bacon/steak/chicken, oatmeal, and fruit. I used to have a big glass of milk, but a few years ago, I became lactose intolerant.
Yes, that is my smallest meal. It usually consist of about 1250-1500 calories.
Before I eat breakfast, I get in my morning routine. 90 push ups, 10 minutes of planks, and an hour of R.O.M. for my shoulders. These exercises work my chest, back, and arms also.
I have to do slow movements, because both shoulders have already had their rotator cuffs repaired. I am 75% more likely to get another tear in them now.
Before lunch, I get about 2 snack in. Granola, fruit, vegetables, and nuts.
I know most people are juicing their snacks. I prefer to eat my food though.
Lunch and diner are larger portions of breakfast. I will also occasionally add fish to my diet. During these two meals, I drop the bread and substitute it with rice.
Between lunch and diner, 2 more snacks.
Spring, summer, and fall, I run at night. Usually 4 to 6 miles every other day. During the winter, I do this after my morning routine and before breakfast. I never run on a full stomach.
Now, here’s the kicker. I go to bed every night with a full stomach from a fourth meal. Which is usually a combination of everything I have had throughout the day. Fourth meal is also a meal to cheat. If I feel like sitting down to some McDonald’s or Taco Bell, now is the time.
Yes, I said fast-food. I treat my body well, but I know sometimes you have to treat it rough, so it stays adaptable.
I consume roughly 8000 calories a day, but I also burn close to the same amount. I don’t eat holistically, and every time I go in for a check up, my vitals are all below normal.
When I get my blood checked, my bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides are below normal. My good cholesterol is also below normal. My diet and exercise regime should not allow this, but the doctor tells me, it just must be how my body is.
What do you do to keep yourself fit? A special diet? A special exercise regime?
How do you keep yourself motivated?