So now that I've set out my goals for this 28 day Challenge, let me tell you how I've been doing meeting those goals thus far.
Day 1 went much like this: Going through my fridge to see what I can still eat, freaking out about how there's nothing in the fridge, going grocery shopping, and then freaking out about how small my fridge is. My fridge is just too small to hold all this delicious nutritious goodness!
It all resulted in a delicious veg stirfry with field greens, pumpkin seeds, tofu steaks marinated with hot sauce, and quinoa.
Day 2, yesterday, I learned three very important things:
One, you can't forget about hydration on the Thrive Diet... especially in the summer. At work we usually get coffee pretty regularly, but since coffee isn't allowed I passed on their offers, so I just didn't drink anything. Not good. By the time I biked home my mouth felt like the Sahara desert.
Two, you can make excuses to not follow through on your goals but there usually aren't very good reasons. Take for example, me accidently writing down the wrong time for my yoga class. I was sure it was 7:30, but when I got there at 7:20 I sadly found out that it starts at 7. It's pretty natural for me to have a defeatist attitude; a year or two ago I would've gotten very frustrated and gone home. Actually I probably would have gone home and ate half a pizza. Instead, I asked myself if there was any reason for this to stop me from achieving my goal of doing yoga daily. The answer? No!! It was a beautiful night, the sun was shining but not too hot, and I was about 2 minutes away from a beautiful park. I walked on over and did a 45-minute version of the Primary Series. It felt amazing!! I loved every second of planting my hands into the grass as I lowered myself through chaturanga, only to lift up and look above to the leaves parting ways to the sky.
Three, ALMOND BURGERS ARE AMAZING!! I took the recipe from the Thrive Diet and changed it up a bit to make it my own. I replaced about 1/4 of the almonds and used walnuts instead. I added fresh basil and red pepper flakes for a bit more flavour and spice. With just a bit of coconut oil, I threw the 4 patties into a frying pan and then topped one with slices of avocado, then wrapped it in lettuce. I almost died and went to heaven... seriously. After just one patty, I was completely full. Not gross, not undoing my belt full, but satisfied. I'm bringing one in to give to my veg boss, just to spread the almond burger love.