Today was my second day of recommitting to my healthy eating goals and I'm happy to say that I jumped over every hurdle that came my way! I slept in (no school this week since it's Spring Break) and I always have a harder time doing my workouts when I don't get up early. But I gave myself no slack and got up anyway! I did Cathe's Cardio Core Circuit, which just about killed me since I haven't done any cardio in over a week. But I had my rebounder handy and was able to sub some rebounding here and there when my heart rate got up a bit too high. And this HiiT workout (High Intensity Interval Training) is a bit more manageable since it has core circuits in between the cardio blasts.
The next hurdle came when I kept seeing the Easter candy that my kids haven't eaten yet. I even had 1/3 of a bag of Cadbury eggs left that never even made it into an Easter basket. So I just tossed those. They do the trash can better than they do any of us. I took the rest of the candy and put it in a drawer so I wouldn't have to keep seeing it. It may end up in the trash can tomorrow.
At dinner time, my family had taquitos, guacamole, and fresh salsa. I really love guacamole and realized that it fits into a raw food diet just fine. But I didn't have any dehydrated crackers or carrots to eat it with. I came pretty close to justifying just a few tortilla chips, but I knew that just a few would turn into way too many and I didn't want to veer from the raw eating anyway. But that guacamole kept calling my name!
Then I remembered I had some huge green chard leaves in the top of my fridge. So I decided to try a guacamole and salsa wrap with a big leaf. I spread out the guacamole, added some salsa and wrapped it up like a burrito. I thought of running back to the fridge to cut up some fresh tomatoes, but didn't want to interrupt the flow of dinnertime with my family. Plus, I was pretty anxious to eat some of the avocados. Oh, was it yummy! Super super yummy! This will definitely be a staple for me in the future. I can see all the veggie wrap possibilities with either guacamole or raw pesto as the base. Yum!
I also saw a loaf of homemade wheat bread that I'd made the day before. Usually that would sink my progress, I'd tell myself that I had to eat some and would stop once it was gone, but I know it would just make me want to eat more starchy foods. So I sliced it up onto the bread board so my kids would see it as a snack and they ate it all before I came into the kitchen the next time. I big "phew!" there!
So day 2 down -- probably another 50 or so days left until I get back to my usual weight -- but that's okay. I have plenty of other reasons for eating raw and that is only one of them. The other results will come sooner and I can be patient with my weight. Besides, the alternative is to just stay this size or get bigger! I am fine with trickle down weight loss if that's what it takes. And I want my body to be healthy on the inside and out. TTFN!
Guacamole photo by borman818 on flickr creative commons