Days 12- 16/30 of My Nutritional Cleanse

Friday, April 21 – Tuesday, April 25

YAY! I’m so happy to be catching up. Blogging everyday is hard. You get sleepy, you forget to take pictures of everything and sometimes you just want to relax. And that’s OK, because now here is a super fun jam-packed recap of how my weekend was!

FRIDAY

Oh, yeah, back to eating some food. Too bad my fridge was nearly empty. That’s another great thing about being on a cleanse – you don’t buy that much food! Once I got home from work, I whipped up quick snack to tide me over until Matt got here in time for dinner.

2:30 p.m. snack

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Ezekiel toast with scrambled eggs and cauliflower rice

5:00 p.m. snack

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This was the first time I ever tried the Fiber Snacks bar and it was tasty tasty. They’re different than IsaLean bars because they have more texture to them.

8:30 p.m. dinner

YAY! Pretty sure this was the first time I went out for a meal, and what better celebration for surviving my two-day deep cleanse than sushi? Absolutely nothing. And it works out, because it still works with my meal plan!!

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Here’s what I ordered

  • Miso soup
  • Caterpillar roll
  • Winter roll

Here are some highlights from the rest of these days:

FOOD

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Sweet potato tacos from Mead’s Green Door Cafe

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Chicken, mixed brown rice and cauliflower rice and asparagus

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Dinna for 2

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Outdoor breakfast in my backyard

 

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Ahi tuna poke bowl from Green Tomato Grill

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Mah dinner date

WORKOUTS

Since Matt was here, we went on a little adventure for our morning run. We ran to Hart Park, which is about a mile away from my house. Once we got there, we did some squats and other leg workouts. The other day we went to the park we focused on arms – we did some bench dips and lots of push-ups.

Working out with Matt also made me realize that it’s  sooo nice to have a workout buddy. A lot of the time, I am in and out of the gym based on my own schedule, so it’s hard to link up with others. Working out with a partner keeps you motivated and reassures you that you’re not the only person feelin’ the burn. So definitely grab a friend before you hit the gym or go on a run.

MOOD

Wow, this one is a doozy. I think it’s that time of year where classes pile up, emotions whirl inside of your brain to drive you crazy and one small cat video will make you cry. Yup, and not being able to binge eat In-n-Out fries is not my forte. I’m very used to being able to eat my feelings out with tubs of ice cream, processed Cheeto puffs and late-night Pizza Press.

BUT what the cleanse has taught me is that I do a lot of unnecessary eating and I wasn’t even appreciating its full, greasy, beautiful, wonderful cheesiness.

You bet I am going to enjoy the next pizza I eat.

Life is ruff and this nutritional cleanse is not as glamorous as I may make it out to be. It’s hard and it has challenged me, not only physically but mentally.. There have been times where I’ve wanted to quit, and just eat some chocolate cake when nobody’s watching, but then that would be unfair to myself. That would invalidate my own “why.”

I chose to do this and I am doing this for me. So I’ve just got to grit my teeth, keep my head high and keep goin’.

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