The past two days have gone pretty well with the cleanse "diet". I really don't like to use the word diet, but I am actually following the "diet" that GNC suggests in the cleanse materials. I got to work out Thursday morning which was great--I did three rounds of incline dumb-bell press (15#), 20 sit-ups, lat pull-down (80#). And 15 (or was it 20?) skull crushers with 20# dumb-bell. My foot is feeling a lot better, but I want to take it slow getting back into working out. The rowing machine is great cardio without putting much (if any) pressure on the outside of my foot, I want to get back to spin class, but am hesitant with the standing & jumps.
Breakfast Thursday was a banana smoothie--one banana, 1/2 c soy milk and ice. It was very good, much better than when I first tried soy milk back in 2004.
I've made the switch to green tea from coffee & it's going rather well! I am not getting headaches from the lack of caffiene, so that makes me very happy.
SOY YOGURT! I have never had soy yogurt & had to hunt it down as there really aren't that many natural food stores in this town. But OH MAH GOODNESS this stuff is the shit!!!!! 1 c plain soy yogurt, 1/2 c dried apples (sulfite-free), vanilla extract, cinnamon & apple pie spice. OH I WAZ IN HEAVENS!!!! My coworker was wondering about the noises coming from my office--okay moreso than usual. I guess soy is a big fat no-no on paleo (my trainer is a paleo-freak) but who cares! It's better than eating a McFlurry.
Lunch was pretty exciting too! I soaked black beans overnight and set them to simmer when I left for work in the morning. They were perfectly cooked when I got home at lunch. So I put them on a whole-wheat tortilla with tomato, onions, parsley (I swore I bought cilantro, guess not), 1 T soy cheese and a squirt of lemon juice. Very filling, very messy & very tasty!
Dinner was amazing also--Thursday was just a great food day all around, eh?? :) Sirloin, brown basmati rice & roast brussel sprouts. I just LOVE brussel sprouts, never did when I was a kid, now I can't wait to buy more!
Here's my after dinner snack of 1/4 c sunflower seeds & the prebiotic shake, I used 5 baby carrots, a stalk of celery, 8 cherries, prebiotic mix and 1/2 c of pure apple juice.
I got an idea for flavored water from my soul sister Soly!! I cut up a whole lemon & most of a cucumber and added it to my fancy new Blenko jug. Isn't it purdy?? And oh so refreshing!
Friday--I tried to wake up early to go for a walk, but it just wasn't happening. There's a lot going on at work as usual so I had to get going and be on time for once this week. Here's my breakfast of a prebiotic shake, 2 pieces of toast with 2 T of all natural peanut butter. I looked at four different stores for rice bran bread and was unsuccessful, so I got the next best 'healthy' bread I could find.
Today's prebiotic shake had 1/2 an orange, 1/3 of an apple, 6 strawberries, 1/2 c apple juice & the shake mix
I have a tenant!! Found her while watering my flowers the other morning, I was already watering the other basket, when I saw her I screamed!! Both of us were scared silly!! She hadn't come back until this morning, so I snagged a picture of her on my way out the door.
Today's lunch had no 'real' source of protein, so I was a little worried that I'd be famished by 3pm. Spinach salad with celery, carrots, onion, tomatoes, cucumber, 2 T soy cheese, 1 oz almonds, 1/2 c dried sulfite-free apples with olive oil & vinegar dressing. Delicious! I love fruit in salads, I'll have to do more of that this summer.
And I was quite surprised that it held me over nicely until dinner! I guess the cheese and almonds did the trick :) I went for a little walk before making dinner to test my foot out on the pavement. I went about 2.75 miles and it only started hurting right at the end, so I'm excited to get back into running, slowly but surely it will happen!
I decided to grill my dinner of fish & zucchini, I'm not very good at the grill yet, hopefully my husband will help me when he gets back from Afghanistan!
Flounder & zucchini
Yeah, the fish didn't really make it, I forgot to oil the basket. I also lost two of the zucchinis in the fire!! :( boo hoo But it was really good, I'm satisfied and am not even hungry for the planned raspberry smoothie as evening snack.
I'm drinking more of my cucumber-lemon water, I've already had to refill the jug two times! :)