Wednesday, August 31, 2011

detox day two

 just in one day of cutting out sugars and grains my jeans aren't as skinny. i'm feeling a little less puffy and i'm craving chocolate. all in that order. i haven't kicked coffee yet but it's on the horizon. i want to be at the very least a casual coffee drinker. you know, the kind that doesn't need it. the time that i enjoy it the most is in the morning during my quiet time. is God challenging me in this area? yes. i'm working on being obedient. tear. speaking of challenges: gossiping (ugh why is it so hard not to vent) and a child that was full tilt no nap. makes not sneaking in a little cupcake/cheat meal hard. here's to small victories!

i woke up and drank a lot of water which is the best way for your body to start the day. we had a similar breakfast as yesterday and headed to the park. the weather has been rockin'.

for lunch i made this. it is a go-to and matilda loves it too. i left out the potatoes and threw in kale, peppers, etc. i also used just a tiny bit of turkey bacon and goat feta. have you tried goat feta? i suggest you do.

because i did yoga last night i wanted a light dinner so i made the green smoothie.

i also want to stress the importance of working exercise in to your daily routine. this is an area that i definitely struggle in. my mom is a great example and inspires me to do yoga. i am very proud of her, she's going to school to be a yoga instructor in the fall!

just ease in. even a ten minute walk can work wonders for your body and mind.

tips for motivation
when sam and i detoxed the first time i found it really motivating and rewarding to buy myself cute workout clothes. may sound silly but i wanted to feel cute and spending that extra cash motivated me to make sure those clothes got sweaty. my favorite splurge is lululemon but i realize it's expensive. target actually has super cute workout gear. how cute is this?

in terms of exercise, moderate walking or a slower paced yoga is great during a detox. you'll have plenty of time to kick that in to gear once you reintroduce healthy grains.

read healthy magazines and books. i love yoga journal and whole living and i'm currently reading born to run. i get inspired by watching other people live healthy lives. i also typically avoid all things food network and/or baking related for these two weeks.

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Shauna said...

Ok, Im doing this, too! You've inspired we have a Blue Lily family photo shoot in October and I need to lose 10 lbs. Keep the good info coming. Love it!

homemade grits said...

girl, thanks for keeping me company. great words to hear on the third day (the hardest). you will lose atleast 10 lbs in a month. yay for family photos!

Katie Burgoon said...

My husband read Born to Run and said it completely changed his perspective on running! I started the Couch to 5k plan recently. I already fell off the wagon once (or, should I say I fell back onto the couch?) but, I'm going to pick it back up again tonight. Or, tomorrow morning... ;]

homemade grits said...

ha "fell back onto the couch" love it!

Janna Renee said...

A few months ago, I wasn't feeling too hot and realized that I had pretty much cut all grains and most carbs from my diet without even realizing it! I was enjoying so many fruits, vegetables and vegetable substitutions that I accidentally cut out grains, i.e. subbing spaghetti squash for pasta, eggplant as lasagna noodles, lettuce as a wrap, turkey and cheese wraps for sandwiches, etc. I found that my body was NOT ok with this. I'm not sure if it was do to my hypoglycemia or what, but I was tired, cranky, emotional and weak. Now I just try to eat true whole grains and incorporate them in a balanced way. Then I don't ever feel like I'm "depriving" myself!