I am not going to update you on my training for the half marathon next week because I just can’t talk about it.
I have been working with my health coach who had me do a breakfast challenge this week which resulted in a terrible mood all week. Each day I was to eat a different food and record how I felt ( full, how soon I was hungry) mostly I was pissed all week until I got hungry and drank my green smoothie. For me, that can take until 1 pm. So I officially apologize to everyone for how I acted in the morning.(Except to the jerks on Metro North. you deserved it).
I am a huge fan of the green smoothie. I swear if you start drinking one a day in seven days you will feel so much better. Its like a little light goes on inside. I am always rushing to make it out of the house so more often than not, I use http://myvega.com/ mixed in orange juice and viola a green protein shake.
The one thing I have learned from health counseling is for this to truly work, I have to be a lot more involved in what food choices I make. I have relied on my husband to make all the dinner plans since he works closer to home. So this weekend I spent an hour at my new home away from home. Whole Foods.
I have been there before, don’t get me wrong, but this time, I was really invested in getting everything for the week and making sure it was the best choices for all our dietary needs. I had a menu plan and I even baked this afternoon. For most of you this isn’t unusual but its a big step for me to take charge of my wellness. Its so easy to go with convenience foods and make easy choices. Its tougher to make considered purchases. The pay off is so worth it.
When a plan comes together it really feels good. Not to worry, I know there are always adjustments in any plan. Just this week when we celebrated my daughters birthday, I had cheese. I have eliminated dairy from my diet since January, but this was amazing pizza and her birthday cake wasn’t vegan. I was fine with it and we had a wonderful time.
So can i tempt you to join a plant based diet with me?