21 Day Sugar Detox:
Day 4 and I feel good. I haven’t had any sugar cravings today, and I have lost 2 pounds! I wasn’t doing this detox to lose weight, but I won’t complain about that. I think tomorrow will be a big test (as well as the weekend) because I have the day off. That means more time to think about it, rather than keeping busy at work. Hopefully I will have enough to do to keep my mind off of food, sweets to be exact.
Here’s what I ate today:
Breakfast: Once again, ground turkey with chopped broccoli and spinach, seasoned with thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper. This is a variation of my turkey breakfast hash minus the sweet potato and maple syrup.
Lunch: Whole Foods grilled chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, and basil. Including baby carrots, and sweet potato chips.
Snack: Some almond butter, no celery. I wasn’t very hungry today.
Dinner: Turkey & Bacon Club Salad
This salad was another hit! I used fresh lettuce and green onions from my garden, with herb turkey deli meat from Whole Foods, a whole bunch of yummy bacon, chopped red onion, and half an avocado. All this was drizzled with a fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt & pepper dressing. I stuck to the recipe on this one and I will definitely make this again! I think it was the bacon and avocado that made this so yummy!
So, overall today was really good. No sugar cravings, I wasn’t very hungry, and I have lost 2 pounds in 4 days! I think that’s crazy since I have been steadily, but slowly, losing weight since giving up grains. The weight loss came to a stand still before I started CrossFit, then after about a month doing CrossFit I started losing again. The past few weeks I’ve been at a stand still again, but now with this detox, it seems to be falling off! Maybe this is just a temporary thing because my body is in shock, so only time will tell.
21 Day Burpee Challenge:
Ooops! I almost forgot to do my burpees today! It’s a good thing I’m blogging every day, because that’s what made me remember. Hold on while I burpee…
…whew! Ok, 8 burpees DONE! I really wish I had done those before dinner.
Now it’s time to talk about the burpee. Are you wondering what the heck a burpee is? Maybe you’ve already Googled it, or maybe you have read this post where I briefly explain what it is and include a video link showing you how to do one. Either way, I have learned to love and hate burpees because of what they are. Simply, they are a full body exercise. When you do a couple at a time, they are not so bad. When you have to do 10 or more before, during, or after a workout…they suck! Because they are a full body exercise, they work a lot of different muscle groups and thus make you tired! I love them because they provide such a good workout, they are free, and I can do them just about anywhere. I hate them, well, because they suck! Try a few and you’ll understand. Here is a nice page that describes the benefits of the burpee, and there is a nice video showing you how to do one. ENJOY!
Day 4 down!