Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The 40-Day Health Dare: Days 3 & 4

I'm starting to gain some traction with my 40-Day Health Dare!

Day 3:


Blueberry Smoothie


2 cups of organic milk
handful of frozen blueberries
1 banana
heaping tablespoon of chia seeds
heaping tablespoon of ground flaxseed
tablespoon of coconut oil.

Blended well and consumed with a smile. : )

Whole food multivitamin
Vitamin A and D supplement


Total fail: chips and salsa (not too bad)
BROWNIES! (Oh, no!)
an orange (nice recovery)


Grilled chicken
Zucchini and onions
Baked potato

Exercise: None. :(

Day 4:


Green Energy Juice

Juiced 5 leaves of dinosaur kale
4 stalks of celery
2 handfuls of spinach
4 medium-sized carrots
1 apple

Blended with an avocado, banana, tablespoon of bee pollen, tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and a half cup of water. Stirred in chia seeds to finish it off. Super green and delicious.


Leftovers from previous dinner: grilled chicken with zucchini
Lots of flavored water (filtered water with sliced grapefruit, blueberries, cherries, and chia seeds)

Pre-workout snack:

handful of pretzels
homemade flavored water

Chocolate-PB Smoothie


2 cups of organic milk
2 tbsp. of carob powder
1 banana
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Blended in the blender and guzzled with gusto!


My husband and I are doing the Couch-to-5k program, and I'm on Day 1 of Week Two, so I:

Walked briskly on the treadmill for 5 minutes
(then, for 6 intervals)
Ran 90 seconds
Walked briskly 2 minutes
Rinse and repeat.

10 minutes of strength training with free weights and gym equipment to work upper body, biceps, triceps, deltoids and pecs.


Chicken Salad


dinosaur kale
green lettuce
hard-boiled eggs
grilled chicken
carrot slivers
bleu cheese dressing

Anytime I included chia seeds in my juice or water, I felt a wonderful surge of energy. It was actually the flavored water with chia seeds that fueled my drive to exercise this evening! So far I am meeting most of my specific habit goals, only I need to up the exercise time considerably. 

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