Yes, I have returned…again. I realized the correlation between my blog posts and the sinkholes in my life. Blogging more than creating an audience, provides accountability. It means that I am actively doing what I need or desire to be doing and sharing it. When I stop blogging, more than likely I have stopped working, whether that me working out, eating healthy, caring for my hair, or going BEYOND for my family. I mean yea, I provide for the kids, play with them, teach them…but am I actively engaged while doing so? Am I striving for more than mediocre or routine? That is what I would like to do, but it is sooooo easy to fall into old habits, and when that happens, I am pretty sure that I have stopped blogging about it.
I say all of that to say this…. I have gained 15 lbs. -_-
Over and again I have started and stopped different challenges and I have just been left to big for EVERYTHING (literally) in my closet and feeling SUPER uncomfortable. After many failed attempts, I realized that desperate times caused for desperate measures. I decided to kick start this whole progress, I needed to detox, get all of that yucky stuff out of my system to get rid of the cravings and binges. Thus, I decided to join in on the 10 Day green smoothie challenge.
Today is day one. Overall I still feel pretty great, I am not irritable, hungry, feeling deprived, no headache, I still feel energetic and excited!
For Breakfast I drank a Spinach, Mango and Strawberry smoothie, my ratio of spinach to fruit was probably off because I literally felt like I was drinking grass…sweet grass…not enough sweet to say delicious, but just enough to make it manageable.
Soooo because today is my first day, I didn’t want to dive all in, so I did the modified version, I ate a pretty decent salad for lunch, Kale….not sure if it is legal to add meat and cheese in it, but I did, with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It was FILLING!!!!
So I sipped on more smoothie after that, until it was time to snack again (I try to eat every 2.5-3 hours), my snack was an apple and a few almonds.
It’s now 5pm….I will drink another smoothie, and yet more water….and HOPE to end my night on that. If I absolutely break down and snack more, I will probably boil and egg or two or munch on some veggies.
I really hope to and is excited about completing this challenge…weight loss benefits aside, I really just want to actually finish something that I have started.