What a great day! Having done this challenge before, I know that there are good days and bad days. There are days that I embrace the challenge and feel healthy and strong. Then, there are days that I feel grumpy and frustrated. Well, today was one of the good days. I felt great eating my healthy food throughout the day and got excited about all of my yummy treats and meals. I had a fabulous lunchtime run (4 miles) and felt energized the rest of the day. It's days like today that make me realize how important it is to eat healthy as much as possible. Trust me, I firmly believe there is room in every eating plan for some of these (my kryptonite):
But, I also realize each time I do one of these clean food challenges that I just feel better when I eat healthy, whole foods. I know that some of my fellow CFCers are having similar revelations today. For their experiences, check out Emilie's blog.
I do have to admit that I had one rough moment this afternoon. At about 2pm today, after a chaotic and stressful morning at work, my colleague offered me some M & M's. Any other week I would have scarfed them up, but this time I politely refused. I felt good about it, but I did find myself longing for those little nuggets of chocolaty goodness.
So, here's a rundown of what I ate today:
Breakfast - The same oats as yesterday (no picture necessary)
Lunch - A huge salad and a sweet potato (no picture because I was so hungry that I ate it and then remembered that I wanted to take a picture)
Dinner: Mama Pea's Spanish Quinoa and cut up veggies. I can't post a link to the recipe because she doesn't have it on her website. But she does have it in her wonderful cookbook. I highly recommend you buy it.
(Wow...look how scratched my dining room table is!)
Snacks - Angela's Endurance Crackers, fresh mango, almonds, cashews, raisins, carrot sticks, cucumbers, snap peas, Lara balls (real recipe with instructions coming soon)
So, it was a day of great food and good vibes. I'm feeling so good this time around. I'm wondering if the whole challenge will feel good, or if I'll have one of those dreaded bad days eventually.