Saturday, May 18, 2013

The 40-Day Health Dare: Days 4-7

Now that the first week is done, I see where my weaknesses are (they mostly come in the form of chocolate) and what I need to push myself with.


Green Tea Smoothie


1 1/2 cups of green tea
1 cup of lacinato kale
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of bee pollen
1 tbsp of raw, local honey

Mixed well in a blender and sipped throughout the morning. This is a super energizing smoothie!

Watermelon Juice


half of a watermelon (rind included)
5 apples
1 grapefruit
4 leaves of lacinato kale

Juiced. Sweet with a hint of tartness and super refreshing!

Diet wins:

  • chicken marsala
  • grilled chicken with red and orange peppers
  • grilled chicken salad (with kale, hardboiled eggs, carrots, tomatoes, avocados)
  • restocked fridge and cabinets with colorful fruits and veggies, whey powder mix, and green superfood mix.

Exercise wins:
  • long evening walk on Day 5

  • I reached for some (and by some I mean a dozen) leftover Cadbury Mini Eggs from Easter. 
  • I keep forgetting to drink water throughout the day until I realize I'm dehydrated.
  • I keep pushing exercise for the evening, but by then I'm too tired to get out there.

  • exercise in the morning/walk in the evening
  • drink at least 7 glasses of water throughout the day
  • make more smoothies/juices in the afternoon
  • resist the chocolate, for now

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are doing great - I also have a weakness for chocolate and if I don't exercise in the morning it doesn't happen at all. Unfortunately not exercising at all happens way too often for me.