Healthy eating/Healthy living: Day 4

Today I received a coupon in my email inbox from Red Robin, It said that I have until this weekend to redeem my free milkshake when I make a 10 dollar purchase. Now who said the Devil does not exist? Of course I want a burger and a milkshake. I am weak! I deleted the email, and will not be going to Red Robin this weekend. I am weak, but I have goals! Let’s keep it going.

Along with eating better, I am really making an effort to drink more water. I heard that we should be drinking a gallon of water each day. I probably do not drink anything near a gallon of water. I drink coffee in the morning, black, no milk, no sugar. I will also drink green tea, and then there is water. I am not a soda drinker, and I stopped drinking artificially flavored juice a long time ago. I will drink Honest Tea at times because it has less sugar than other teas, and I drink some water but not nearly enough. Honestly I hate having to use the bathroom multiple times each day, so I don’t drink that much at work. That’s bad because I spend a large portion of my day in the office, so I am trying to drink more water. Today I think I drank close to 42 ounces, so I am getting there.

Water, the drink of champions. Well hopefully. 

Today I was slightly tired, but I think that was because I went to bed later than my usual bedtime. Overall, I still feel good. The sugar withdrawal….well I think it’s still there, or still in my head. I may look for a vegan meet up group in the DC area this weekend, I need to know people who actually live this lifestyle. Right now I know…well none.

Wish me luck! Day 4 done.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: Kale, strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie with flax seeds.

Snack: cut pineapples and cherries

Lunch: Spinach, spring mix blend with chick peas, olives, peppers, onions, cucumber, grape tomatoes.

Multi grain toast slice with Almond butter.

Snack: Tangerine, handful of almonds

Dinner: Zucchini noodles, with mushrooms, peppers, onions, basil, coconut aminos, brown rice. Baked sweet potato chips.

Water

Work out

Rest Day

 

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Healthy eating/Healthy living: Day 3

I struggled all day with the should I, or should I not work out today question. I really did not feel like going to work out today. I figured it could be a rest day. It was over 90 degrees in the DC area today. My cross fit box has no air conditioning. It gets hot. I started working out at 6:30 pm, well because I can’t wake up to go at 6 am. I used to be an early morning work out person. Not any more. I like sleep. I sleep well past my alarm designated wake up time. I rush to get dressed, and run out the door to get to work. Mornings are not my friend.

After contemplating all day with the should I or should I not work out today question, I ended up going to cross fit. The funny thing is that if I had this thought just a few days ago the answer would have been, of course go home. But today I had a tiny burst of extra energy that told me to go work it out. I figured if I went home I would be restless, working out is fun, so I went to have fun.

Today was not a bad day. My junk food cravings were less, and I felt full most of the day. I actually didn’t even have my afternoon crash feeling of needing a nap. Maybe there is something to this meatless living thing.

I am still working on meals to prepare and trying to decide what to eat. I joined a group for the 30 day vegan challenge on Facebook so I could see how other people live this lifestyle. I created a new pinterest board for Vegan/Vegetarian dishes so I can gain ideas for breakfast and dinner recipes.  Meal planning is going to be the key! I know if I start to feel hungry my chances for success will decrease dramatically.  I wish I had my own personal chef, if I dream it into existence maybe it will come. For now, it is self  meal preparation for me.  Day 3 done.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: Kale, spinach, strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie

Whole grain toast with almond butter

Lunch: Spring/spinach mix salad, garbanzo beans, olives, peppers, onions

Snack: Mixed strawberry, blueberry, cherries, handful of almonds

Pre workout: Apple

Dinner: Spinach, eggplant, mushroom, onion, pepper, basil pesto, quesadilla (no cheese), low carb, organic wheat tortilla.

Work out:

Cross fit Metcon:

18 min AMRAP
500m Row
Overhead walking lunge 45/25
12 box jump overs 24/20