Day 2 is done and I have not caved. I have however eaten WAY more than is strictly necessary. I wasn’t hungry per se, but I was trying to avoid eating the dark chocolate that is staring at me from the pantry. And this is why the devil (read: unhealthiness) wins, because he has the chocolate. But no, instead I ate almond butter and too much dinner, which was sooo good.
Today was a double success because I also went to the gym in the morning with my besty. I did my favourite interval run which is a quick 20 minutes. and followed that up with an awesome upper body workout.
My food was…
Breakfast – banana, coconut milk and kale smoothie (how do bananas make kale taste good in a smoothie?)
PWO (post workout) – Chicken breast and green apple plus a coffee with cream and cinnamon 🙂
Lunch – leftover stew from yesterday (FYI stews always taste better the next day)
Snack/meal – Leftover spaghetti squash with ground turkey and tomato sauce.
Snacks to avoid eating chocolate – spoonfuls of almond butter and a little cheese
Dinner – Rosemary pork chops topped with goats cheese with a side of steamed kale and roasted striped beets
How pretty do those beets look? And they tasted just as good!
So day 2 = success. The only bad thing is that I didn’t stretch properly after the run and it resulted in me having a spasm in my piriformus (AKA my butt… that’s right I’m currently having butt spasms). Maybe some of you have this problem too. It originates in having tight hips and your back muscles try to compensate. This causes your piriformus (the muscle that runs across the top of your glutes) to tighten and eventually spasm. Unfortunately this muscles runs right across the sciatic nerve, so a spasm causes pain that is almost identical to sciatica, but it is very treatable through massage and stretching, unlike actual sciatica. So for any of you out there suffering with sciatica symptoms… go see a physio or a masseuse and ask them to check out you butt 😉 Also check out this link to learn more about what the heck I’m talking about.
- Day 1 – 21 Day Sugar Detox (onthegofitness.wordpress.com)