To all my US citizen readers, please vote today! I don't care what your political beliefs are, but we are very lucky to live in this country and participate in the decision of who our leaders are. I'm off to vote now!
I've been a little bad on my diet beta test plan over the weekend, eating bread and drinking wine. I'm ready for a hard do-over and get myself ready to try my first supported fast. Over the weekend while I was doing some much needed weeding, I was listening to podcasts, especially The Chalene Show, and one in particular about working on your habits. Right now I have two habits to work on - not drinking a glass of wine in the evening after the kids go to bed and exercising daily. I'm going to use the replace tactic for the wine and swap it for herbal tea or ginger-turmeric latte. On the exercise, I need to keep to simple workouts like PiYo on Beachbody On Demand and remind myself how good I feel when I workout. Today my nutrition was as follows:
Waking - coffee, black
Morning - intermittent fasting, drinking lots of water, until almost 11AM when I had my chocolate vegan Shakeology with unsweetened almond milk and coconut butter
Lunch - salad with chick peas, avocado, …
I'm about to embark on something amazing! I signed up for Chalene's Diet Beta Test yesterday. Our prep week is next week and then we officially start our new way of eating on May 1. I can't wait to learn more about it, as I've been listening to Chalene's latest podcasts about sleep and diet. They all make a lot of sense to me as I've been experimenting myself with intermittent fasting, what foods I'm eating and better sleep. Sounds like this is the perfect solution for me to use her and her experts to help increase my knowledge on how to keep time from taking its toll on me.
Things were getting really tough since September of last year and right before my birthday in March, I decided things had to change. I've been doing a lot of soul searching, experimenting with different ideas and trying to keep an open mind. I'll try to update here more often with information on what things I'm trying, recipes I'm cooking and our menu plans and ove…