To Eat, Or Not to Eat

…that’s usually never a question in my book – unless it’s close to bedtime (is “bedtime” an inappropriate term for a 23-year-old? :) )

I’ve read and heard so many times that “you shouldn’t eat after the sun goes down” or “no food at least 3 hours before you go to bed” etc, etc.

I usually eat at the same time every day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks usually happen at certain times – and even if I’m not super hungry at say, lunchtime, I tend to eat anyway. Just to keep on track. Does this make sense?

But then there are days like yesterday when I eat a super-filling lunch and I’m not hungry at 6 or 7. So for dinner last night I had a green monster with an apple and cheese on the side. That worked perfectly fine – until about 8:45.

I found myself grappling with “should I eat or not?” While I’m not a nutritionist or a health professional, I still consider myself pretty health savvy; yet I have this irrational belief that if I eat before bed, I’ll wake up a bloated mess.

Do you listen to your body and eat no matter what time it is? Or do you abide by the “no food before bed” rule? 

Anyway, I ended up eating and I woke up this morning the same size as when I went to bed. Whew!! ;)

I think if I went to bed with a growling tummy, my 5 AM workout would have been quite difficult! I know it’s best to listen to my body (which I normally do) but I’d be a big liar if I said I never worry about gaining weight.

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Workout

Nicole, a fellow bride-to-be :) , introduced me to MyBodyBuilding.com – and I’m lovin’ it! But don’t let the website name scare you. I’m not trying to turn into something like this.

Uhhh. Yikes.

I’m actually using my wonderful blog friend, Jenny, as inspiration! She is a weight lifting machine and she’s cute as a button!

Although I’m not trying to turn into a body builder, I do find MyBodyBuilding’s workout plans to be great! This morning, per the “Day 1″ workout, I completed (3 sets of 12 each)

So far, so good!

Now I’m off to work and eventually class. This is my last “marathon day” for a few months! :D

Let’s chat – Do you eat before bed? Do you use other bloggers as inspiration? I think you know my answers to these questions :)