Alright, 1 week down and 2 to go!
Monday felt like a bit of an off day. I felt pretty tired all day with achy muscles. I took this as a sign that I needed so amp up the protein, so that is what I did. I started off the day with 6 egg whites and I mixed cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, avocado and hot sauce in them. I also had a mug full of warm water with a full lemon squeezed in it (this is recommended every morning to flush out toxins first thing). I forgot to mention, I cook my eggs with a tsp of coconut oil. The healthy fats in coconut oil act as a carrier for all those good nutrients to be transported to my cells and those fats also help your body shrink the fat cells it already has.
I left the house with my water bottle full of mineral water with lemon and went to teach Abs Class at Snap Fitness (our 12:15pm class). It was my first workout since starting this "juicing adventure". I would say it went pretty well. I was lacking a little "it" factor, but could finish and felt pretty good! After my workout I came home to make juice for lunch. I made a new recipe called "Beat the Bulge": 2 Chard Leaves, 1 Handful of Mint, 2 Cucumbers and 1/2 Beet; also added 1 scoop of protein powder. This juice had a little more of a hard core taste to it, but I managed to get it down. I had a few slices of turkey and two pickles as well. I took an apple to go when I left and had it as a snack an hour later.
As a mid-afternoon snack, I munched on some carrots and hummus and then made a protein shake for an early supper. My recipe was 2 cups almond milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter, a scoop of BioParma Vanilla protein and ice. I was hungry a few hours later so had a boiled egg and some more carrots and hummus. My muscles started feeling better and I felt a little more "alive" around 7pm.
Feeling much more energetic this morning and well rested. Last week kind of wore me down with a hectic week, but feeling strong again this Tuesday morning!
***If you want to check out the program I am following I will post the website here today. I really do like the program, it is great advice-most I already knew, but a nice review and plan. It was only $7 to download all the info to my ibooks on my phone, and I get all his new videos (which I like plugging into the speaker in the car and listening to on the road).