So this week I have been detoxing which is something I do every so often. It’s just a good way to clense out the system and shed a few pounds. I started my week at 149 pounds on a Sunday and today, the following Saturday, I weigh in at 141 pounds! So exciting to have lost eight pounds in a week. The detox has been both beneficial and damaging. I have rid my body of toxins, lost weight, and changed my sleep schedule. On the downside, my energy during my runs are low! That’s the only real problem that I have encountered. Running has really been difficult for me and I have had to grab onto the treadmill often. I NEVER touch the treadmill when I run!
What did my diet consist of? My cousin (who is also a personal trainer) turned me onto a wonderful smoothie that I am now addicted too. It is comprised of bananas, almond milk, chocolate almond milk, coco nibs, peanut butter, coconut oil, hemp protein, and ice. It is amazingly delicious! I was detoxing and having something that tasted like a dessert every day!
Each day, I wake up between 5 and 6, hit the gym and then have a choco peanut butter banana smoothie, YUUUUUMMMMMY!! Protein is so important after a workout and as a vegan, a great way to incorporate protein is through a smoothie.
Each day I alternated my routine. One day I would have broccoli or brown rice for lunch and then a smoothie for dinner and vice versa the next day. As the end of the week neared, I added more foods such as kale chips, brazilian nuts, and watermelon.
Usually after a detox, I would revert back to my normal eating habits. This time I plan on continue on a healthy path. Not to say I didn’t eat healthy before, I just ate too much and took in too many calories. I also would like to intergrate more raw foods into my diet.
I purchased a book called “Rawlicious” by Peter and Beryn Daniel. It teaches you how to make nut milks, snacks, soups, smoothies and more, and it’s all raw! Here is a recipe for chocolate mousse:
This recipe will stay good for one week in the refridgerator! Make sure to add enough Cacao powder to change the color of the mousse to brown and add enough sweetness to offset the taste of the avocados.
1 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2-3/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth
On another note, my run today improved from my last entry. I ran 3.1 miles in 29:48! Woohoo, I managed to get my time lower!! I had a hard time with this run and 4 minutes into it, I wondered if I could finish. Now way was I going to quit. Quitting is NOT an option, I pushed hard. I know that my energy level was probably a little lower from detoxing, but I am also increasing my speed significantly at the same time. By the end of the run I was running at level 7.8 on the treadmill. When I started using the treadmill two weeks ago, I was a 5.3. I run most of my time at 6.0 which is a pace of a ten minute mile and then increase as I near the end of the 5K. The goal is to keep on getting my time down. Just a few weeks left until race day!
Well, I’m off to start my Easter baking…..have a great weekend and a great Easter!