Chris arrives tomorrow :). Today needs to go by fast haha.
Here’s a quick update on the cleanse I’ve been doing. Today is day 8 of 10 and while I feel really good I honestly don’t feel a whole lot different than normal. I guess this is a good thing because it means that I must be eating pretty well to begin with! I’m also missing my normal food but I think part of that is because I haven’t been very creative with my meals.
After the first couple of days (forgive me for sharing tmi here!) I started going to the bathroom well. For me this is great because I sometimes have challenges with that. I think the takeaway from this is to try and incorporate a bit more fruits and veggies into the way that I already eat!
While on this cleanse I found a new salad dressing that I’m really enjoying! It’s Annie’s Organic Oil and Vinegar dressing! This stuff tastes delicious on my salads and I’m sure it would be good on other things as well.
I’m also proud of myself because I’ve finally made a smoothie with spinach that I enjoyed :). The first time I tried to add spinach to a smoothie I absolutely hated it! I could totally taste the spinach and the whole thing had a weird aftertaste. What I’ve realized is that I probably put too much spinach in it and not enough stuff to cut the flavor. I didn’t take a picture of my successful smoothie attempt (I know, I’m a slacker) but I’ll tell you what was in it:
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 banana
- Small handful of spinach
- 1 Tbsp PB2
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen blueberries
- A couple shakes of ground cinnamon
- A splash of vanilla extract
I am excited to keep trying new smoothies with spinach! Now that I’ve sort of figured it out I really like knowing that I have another way to add some greens to my diet.
My upper body has been getting a lot of attention during my workouts this past week since it’s the only part I can lift and really work hard. I did some challenging tricep dips on the bench the other day and they totally left me sore! What I did was place my feet on a bench as well so that my whole body was suspended. It definitely upped the ante of the exercise and oh baby I was feelin’ the burn ;).
On the schedule for today: class, parking office to renew parking pass, cleaning the apartment, studying for my exam that’s tomorrow, and working out!
I hope you all have a great Monday!
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