Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Countdown to Summit

The Countdown to Summit...

I figure one way to keep myself accountable between now & Summit, especially since I can't complete those 30 days of Asylum due to my strained back (which I am hoping like heck is now on the mend), is to blog daily between now & then.

I really want to look and *feel* my best for that amazing weekend.  I'll be with my incredible husband for 4 days without kids.  I will be seeing friends that I have never seen in person before, but have only *met* on my dear friend Jaime.  I'll be completing crazy workouts with some of Beachbody's phenomenal trainers.  I need to be healthy & energetic...and have some serious stamina.

Since I have been pretty much laid up for the past three weeks, it's going to take some serious work and willpower to get back on track and stay there for the next few weeks.

The countdown starts now... 21 days and counting... That's 3 weeks.  3 weeks of eating cleanly and working out comfortably as my body (and my back) will allow.  Can I do this?  Are you ready to help keep me accountable?  If you don't see a blog post from me on any given day - call me out on Facebook and ask me why I didn't post.  Ask me about my meals that day.  Please help me to be honest and forthcoming each day for the next 3 weeks.  I need your help!

There's so much more I want to write about on the heels of my post from the other day.  So many things I left out in my haste to post before I lost my nerve.  All in due time, I guess.  I hope you will walk with me and join me on this new journey of self discovery and emotional healing.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.  Now, onto my food journal and diary for today!

Diary:I feel AWESOME today.  Well, a little bloated, but otherwise, awesome.  My energy has been high all day.  I yawned one time - at 7:30 PM - and that's really because I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night.  I never felt tired, sluggish or antsy, agitated, or hyper today.  Do you want to guess why?  VERY limited refined sugar.  It really is amazing how I feel when I am not loading my body with processed foods and sugars.  I took some time to slow down my thinking and be more in the moment instead of constantly thinking of the next thing I have to do.  It's really interesting how much more calm it made me.  I also connected with a good friend today and it felt great to talk with her.

Food Journal:
~ Breakfast: Shakeology with 8 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, water, ice, 1/2 frozen banana and 2 large kale leaves.
~ Lunch: Mixed greens with Missy Costello's mock-tuna (chiackpea) salad, crunchy sprouts & raw sunflower seeds
~ Snack: 1/2 apple, sliced and 1.5T natural peanut butter
~ Dinner: strawberry salad with dried unsweetened cherries, pecans & red onion, Trader Joe's cranberry gorgonzola dressing
~ Snack: Kind bar
~ Water: about 100 oz
~ Workout: I was able to workout today!  ::HAPPY DANCE::  my back pain was subtle when I woke up this morning but for most of the day, it was nearly non-existent.  I did a modified round of TurboKick practice and felt great during & after.  I am ELATED...and I hope this means that I am at the end of this cycle of pain.


Breakfast ~ Shakeology (I was running out the door)

Lunch ~ mixed greens w/mock tuna salad, sunflower seeds, sprouts

Snack ~ apple slices with peanut butter

Dinner ~ strawberry salad w/pecans, dried cherries, TJ's dressing

Snack ~ KIND bar (my favorite!!)


  1. Your dinner looks great in this photo! Makes me want to make a salad for my dinner.:)

  2. Thanks Abby!! It was pretty awesome. I love summer salads! Thanks for reading my blog!! :o)


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