Yesterday (Monday) was Day 1, and I wanted to give it a post all on its own. Day 1 is not easy. It’s new and there are so many questions about what you “can” eat and drink and what you cannot. It will definitely take a few days to get used to a few new things and get your brain out of the habit mode it is in. I am happy to report that I made it through with only a minimal slip up (eating some “avoid list” nuts accidentally, oops). But, other than that it was a good first day.
Personally, I have a morning habit/routine, which I’m sure most people do as well. I wake/get up (very slowly and at the last possible minute) and then shower and get ready for work. I am lucky enough to have a husband who is a morning person and he is showered and ready usually pretty close to before I even get out of bed. He then makes breakfast for both of us. This next month, our usual eggs and fruit for breakfast is being replaced with the Arbonne Protein shakes. So, not really any more time commitment, just learning and doing a new thing.
First up on Monday right after I got out of bed I had my “shot” of Digestion Plus. It actually didn’t taste terrible, just a bit like cardboard. You are suppose to have this 30 minutes before a meal, so I timed it about right on.
My shake on Monday was:
2 scoops Chocolate Vegan Protein
1 handful of fresh raspberries
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (this is used in moderation)
It wasn’t terrible, but I’m looking forward to playing around with recipes and finding something I really love.
After I got to work, I had a cup of hot water with a Citrus fizzy stick first thing. I am used to having my thermos of coffee to last me until noon, so I was really missing my hot drink. The hot fizzy water was actually pretty tasty. Today, I switched it up to just hot lemon water though, and kept the fizzy sticks for cold water.
For lunch, I had a chicken breast and some brown rice. I know I know, I needed a vegetable and honestly I almost always have one at lunch. But, I was really tired on Sunday night and just didn’t feel like messing with it.
I had two snacks, my morning one was one hard-boiled egg and some almonds (and aforementioned black-listed cashews). My afternoon snack was a few carrot sticks and approved hummus (making sure to read the label is incredibly important)! This will probably be a daily snack for me. I love cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers with hummus, so it’s a great snack option.
Finally for dinner on Monday was a butternut squash and chicken chili. It was a recipe given to us for the week. It was pretty simple to throw together and let it cook, which was perfect, as I had a meeting to go to.
I didn’t get my work-out in on Monday, because of my meeting. I am NOT a morning worker-outer or person. Before 7 a.m. in the morning, you might as well just not even try to get me to do anything other than shower. Anyway, I’m looking forward to tonight’s work-out and dinner!
Have a fabulous Tuesday! Stay tuned for more recipes and work outs!