Four days down, six to go…WE CAN DO IT! Day 4 was busy for me but great overall. I knew it was going to be a non-stop day, so I knew I needed to plan accordingly.
The only time I was able to work out was in the early morning, and Thursdays are usually one of my “sleep-in” days. For those of you who know me well, you know that sleeping is my favorite hobby—I get at least 8 hours of sleep every night—so waking up only 30 minutes earlier than I typically do was hard to think about as I went to sleep Wednesday night!
I knew it would all be worth it, so I set my alarm for 6:30am, arrived at Town Lake by 7:00, and did the ten – 60 second sprints with 75 seconds of recovery in between. Phew, I am so sore!! When I finished the eighth sprint, I was exhausted and didn’t think I could push through two more. I talked myself into it, and my three miles ended with a beautiful view. I love Austin!
I came home and made a yummy smoothie for breakfast, which included one banana, frozen cherries and blackberries, half of an apple, peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.
On a funny side note, I almost had a smoothie explosion all over my kitchen cabinets—yikes! As I prepared to leave to teach my morning iGnite class, I knew I wouldn’t be home until almost 2:00, so I packed a KIND bar and a bag of almonds in my bag. I figured that would hold me over until I could get home to eat a more substantial meal.
When I did get home around 2:00, I was starving (lesson learned to pack more snacks for next time!) and ate a thrown-together combination of black beans (I’m on black bean overload), carrots, onion and avocado. It was delicious, but I can’t lie—at this point in the re-boot, I was craving (and still currently am craving) something…anything crunchy! (I know you are thinking that carrots are crunchy, but I’m talking about chips and crackers—my weakness!). I had one hour to work at home before going to teach my afternoon iGnite class at the elementary school I teach at twice a week. I so badly wanted to lay on the couch and shut my eyes for a few minutes, but I knew a few minutes would turn into thirty… and on and on. (I fell asleep early Monday evening on the couch without even noticing.) I love the snooze button! I didn’t have that kind of time, so I pushed through and kept myself busy until it was time to leave.
I decided I could not look at another sweet potato or boiled egg, so I wanted to eat dinner out. My husband had been out of town for work these past few days, so we met to eat at Chipotle. I love their bowls! I had a salad with brown rice, black beans, onions and peppers, pico de gallo and guacamole—a
I crawled into bed around 8:00 to watch one of my favorite TV shows Scandal, and drank a big glass of cranberry water. I’m addicted to this stuff and have been ever since February when we had the first Re-Boot of the year!
It is so satisfying, and when we run out and I haven’t been to Whole Foods to restock, my husband and I both go crazy because we crave it constantly. I make a big 1 gallon jug, and it only lasts us one to two days!
A few things I’ve noticed these past four days:
- I feel much better than I did on day 2 — which was extremely sluggish.
- My body feels super clean!
- I check my Instagram account subconsciously a million times a day– I am really working on cutting this down and looking UP.
- I don’t think I can eat another black bean or sweet potato for a while, meaning I need to broaden my menu.
- And lastly, I want chips!
Here’s to this experiment for six more days and an epsom salt bath this weekend — cheers!