A Control Day with April Blackford



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It’s Sunday (the day after my higher volume workout day), which is usually a day of laziness.  I wake up early and immediately get coffee.  I only have a short time of silence before my kids get up, so I savor it; I make some chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal and have a second cup of coffee. This is quick and delicious, and I hit at least 30g of carbs and protein all in one shot.


Next, I head to church at 9:00 a.m.  Mass is an hour long.  Afterwards, I run errands with family then head home.  I do minor chores, and I am a little sore from yesterday’s WO, so I foam roll for a bit.  I start getting hungry, and decide to make lunch; I end up with these 2 grilled all-natural chicken sausages with smoked mozzarella and artichokes.  I sautéed some mushrooms to put on top and ate those on a flax flatbread, with some purple cabbage, sautéed in coconut oil, as well as a side of kimchi.


I also had my creatine with this meal.  I lazed around for a bit, and decided to head to the driving range with my husband and son to hit some golf balls.  My son was rather impressed with how good I was!

I came home and lazed around some more (It is Sunday, you know.), and then decided to make dinner.  I was a little torn on what to make and threw this together at the last minute:  I ended up with a baked yellow pepper stuffed with ground turkey, sautéed mushrooms, and red onion with a farm fresh egg on top.  My sister has her own chickens and I get the luxury of having all the fresh eggs I want. (Yes, don’t hate.)  I also have roasted kabocha squash with cinnamon, and some fresh roasted asparagus with pink sea salt and cracked pepper.  By the way, if you have never had kabocha squash, your life has not been complete.  It really is JUST that good.


After dinner, I went for a walk with my husband, and then winded down with this baked organic blueberry pie oatmeal.  I had it with some plain Greek yogurt with some cocoa bliss coconut butter on top; the coconut butter ended up being the star of this. (Although the organic blueberry pie boatmeal was a very close second.)


At the end of this “control day”, my carbs came out to 188g.  185g is my goal, but I’m not going to fret;  tomorrow is a bench press day and those extra 3g may just help me out with a new PR!

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