Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5 ~ 30 Day Vegan Cleanse

~ Day 5 ~
This is getting a little easier - I feel really great, overall. 

I did not get up really early to workout.  With the workout on tap today, I planned for the afternoon because I have a hard time doing cardio when I first wake up.  Resistance I can do in the morning, but cardio - I need to be completely warmed up.  Still, though, the alarm went off at 6:30 and I did not want to get up.   But, I did!  Around 10:30, while visiting my awesome friend, Dana, I started feeling pretty tired and I kept yawning.

After two spaced out snacks, as opposed to lunch, I felt more energized and more awake.  While the girls were having their quiet time, I did Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit.  Yes, it is as hard as it sounds.  I had a TOUGH time and I was cursing Shaun T the whole 41 minutes...well, except for during the stretch at which time I was grateful to him.  I was winded and had to rest a few times (yay for child's pose) to catch my breath before continuing on.  I am still sore from ChaLEAN on Monday and my quads, calves & triceps were screaming at me during my workout today.  I did feel really good afterwards though.  I cannot wait for the 60 day results and see how far I will have come with my cardio.

My stomach looks much less bloated than it did a few days ago.  And I am starting to appreciate more the taste of fresh veggies now that the sugar is working its way out of my system.  Fresh foods are tasting much better to me.  I am really looking forward to trying more of the recipes provided to us.  However, I want to make sure I do not waste any food & produce, so I am only making one recipe at a time and making sure to use the leftovers before I move onto a new recipe.

Here's my day in food:
Breakfast ~ 1/4 cup organic steel cut oats with 1T unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and 1/2T organic natural peanut butter.
Snack ~ 4 strawberries and 10 raw almonds
Snack ~ celery, carrots & yellow peppers with hummus
Dinner ~ veggie salad with 1T Braggs vinaigrette and bowl of smoky bean chili with tempeh
Snack ~ Larabar (Peanut Butter) - argh!!  I really intended to have an apple with almond butter but time got away from me and I caved for the Larabar.  Good thing is it's vegan and gluten free - but the bad thing is the (natural) sugars at night before bed.
Water ~ 110 oz
Workout ~ Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

And, the pictures of the day!

Breakfast ~ sounded a little better than it tasted, to be honest.

Snack - veggies and roasted red pepper hummus

After Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Missy shared this video with us today.  I thought I would share with all of you as well.   Enjoy!  :o)

1 comment:

  1. hi, i came across your blog while searching for a 30 day healthy cleanse. any chance you have the 30 days of recipes saved and could copy and paste to me?
    great job, i loved reading. :)


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