Review of Day 1 of the 21 Day Fix

Okay, so day 1 is over....

In order to have zero chances for an excuse to not be able to get in a workout, I am going to try to do them first thing in the morning. Typically Wyatt can keep himself occupied, and I can re-direct him to playing on his own. So, by 7:00 am I had the workout streaming on my phone and was done by 7:40 am. A couple of interruptions with a snack request, asking to read some books and climbing on me while doing abs was what added on the extra 10 minutes. 

So this is what I ate:

BREAKFAST:

1/2 cup cooked oatmeal in water, 1/2 cup of frozen berries & 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.

 I stared at my pitiful bowl and was done in no time. I felt sad and gypped...especially because Wyatt ate an entire Chia Bowl, which used to be half mine!

Drank a cup (8oz) coffee with a teaspoon of honey...which according to the book is okay. Also drank a cup of echinacea tea. 

LUNCH:

1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 2 cups of a mix of steamed broccoli, carrots & beets, 1 cup spinach & 1 cup of pinto beans, plus a dressing that consisted of mustard, lemon juice and balsamic vinaigrette.

  Surprisingly this was a bigger bowl than I initially expected when I measured out that first bit of quinoa. 

Surprisingly this was a bigger bowl than I initially expected when I measured out that first bit of quinoa. 

SNACK: 3 cashews (laugh...I did...so sad and should not even be considered a snack)

Drank 1/2 of my second 8oz cup of coffee with a teaspoon of honey. 

DINNER:

1 cup of steamed Kale, 1 cup of tofu cooked with chopped garlic, some spices and on 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, plus 1/2 cup of steamed sweet potatoes. I then still needed some more veggies so I added some yellow bell peppers and 1/3 cup of avocado and some hot sauce.

The first part of this recipe is what was actually Andrews Birthday dinner, but I get to use Shoyu sauce, which gives it some salty flavor and I pan fry the sweet potatoes to get them a little crispy. If I had to do it again for me, I would add a mustard sauce when cooking the tofu to add on some flavor. 

Snack: 1/2 small grapefruit & Herbal Tea

HOW DO I FEEL:

How do I feel? Like I should have dropped 10 pounds. No, just kidding I feel fine. I wasn't starving but I wasn't full. I was fine (like when a girl says she's fine but she really wants to eat 100 more things because it looks so good kind of fine). To be honest what I was pleasantly surprised about is that I could still spend my time cooking pretty much like I normally would. I had mentioned to Andrew that was what I would miss and I would be bored not being able to do so. I think I got so wrapped up in the pictures of everyone meal prepping the same food everyday that I thought that would be me. But, being a SAHM, I can cook whatever I want. I know you might say it saves time to meal prep and do other stuff, but Cooking is my therapy, so, I don't want to do other stuff. What was annoying was that it took me longer than normal to make food because I kept having to whip out the measuring spoons so I knew how much I could eat.

Do I have more energy? I wouldn't even know how to measure that. I believe you have the energy you create. You want to be lazy and nap and relax, you do that. You want to get stuff done, you do it. Its all in our head. Well, actually let me rephrase that. For ME personally I can't measure it because all I have done is eat less. I still eat healthy. If an individual eats junk and then adjusts to eat healthy, yes you probably have more energy. Whether you feed yourself mental or actual garbage, you are going to not want to do stuff and feel blah. That is science.....and the honest truth.