Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20 ~ 30 Day Vegan Cleanse

Day 20!  Really?  Already?

Today was more sunshine & butterflies.  I woke up feeling happy, positive and refreshed.  I have been sleeping much better since starting the cleanse.  I heard that might happen and I was skeptical.  One more good reason to keep going!

Everyone was still sleeping when I woke up, so I came downstairs, made the girls' lunch & snacks, had my hot lemon water...and while I was drinking that, I looked out the window and watched the sunrise while reflecting on how blessed I am to have such a wonderful network of family, friends and acquaintances who push me to be a better me.  I have made great strides this month, not just in terms of my nutrition but also personally.  I am calming down, becoming more aware of those around me, becoming more patient, and am appreciating those I love...much more now than I was before.  My girls have noticed a positive change in mommy's attitude too.  It's really an incredible feeling.

When I looked in the mirror this morning, bedhead and all, I was surprised and really very happy with the person I saw looking back at me.  At first, I didn't quite recognize myself.  My skin is looking smoother and my eyes are clearer & brighter.   My body is looking leaner and much less jiggly.  Best of all, though, is I look HAPPIER.  You know when you can look at a person and even though they have a neutral expression on their face, you can still sense their mood?  I could see happiness radiating from me.  This, my friends, is HUGE. 

Not a great eating day.  I was REALLY hungry again (Insanity will do that).  I had too much peanut butter and too many kale crisps so I need to make sure tomorrow is more balanced.

Breakfast: Gluten Free waffle with 1T natural Peanut Butter and 2 sliced strawberries
Snack: Protein shake ~ 10 oz. unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, 1/2 cup frozen cherries, 2T vanilla hemp powder, 1.5 tsp maca powder, 2 handfuls spinach
Lunch: Chopped veggie salad with 1T Braggs vinaigrette and chick pea burger
Snack: Kale crisps (a lot!)
Dinner: baked sweet potato, plain
Post workout: 8 oz Kombucha
Snack: 2 brown rice cakes w/1.5T natural peanut butter
Water: 130+ oz
Workouts: Insanity Cardio Abs & TurboKick class (484 calories burned during class)

Sorry, no pictures today.  Tomorrow....for sure.  :o)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy this is working so well for you. I'm seriously thinking abou signing up for one. If you get a chance, give me a call so we can go over more details!!! Thanks!


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