Sunday, July 31, 2011

14 days left

Sunday evenings are bitter sweet for me. Being a hairdresser, my Sundays, are Saturdays to most people. Not that I want to go out and rage, mind you. What I really want to do is have a strong cup of kava kava tea (which I'm out of) and snuggle into my bed. Tomorrow should prove to be a pretty busy day. I have cardio/combat training at 9:30AM and ZumbaMax at 6:30PM. Plus a lot of cleaning and running around to do inbetween. So sleep! Come hence forth! Please?

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the raw life style. I do love it. And it's amazing what happens if I eat something that is processed (like Chicken McNuggets. I know I know, not on the plan and most likely a mineral and not an animal) and my body is none too happy with me. But with eating mostly raw it feels like all I eat is salads. As much as I love salads, I'm bored. I'm going to start adding cooked food into my meal plans but I'm keeping it very vegetable oriented.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

17 Days Left (but who's counting)

Well dinner last night didn't work out as I had planned it. I got home late from the gym and needed something fast or I was going to gnaw on the steering wheel. Quickly I whipped together spirialized zucchini, carrots, cut fresh corn off the cob and doused it in bruschetta and a lemon dressing. Half way through I realized it wasn't cutting it for me so I came up with plan B. And let me tell you what, plan B was ingenious. I frequent a local sushi restaurant, Sakura Sushi, but normally I get rolls, tempura.... yadda yadda yadda. All the yummy but bad for my tummy food. So I devised a plan on how to stay mostly raw. Salmon and Tuna sashimi, salad and miso soup. Though miso soup is not raw it is still packed full of fiber and the protein my body was clearly screaming for. Well, midway into my meal I was speaking to the owner about how much I love Korean food and I haven't been able to get any from my favorite Korean restaurant. (They went back to the motherland for a month.)She gets all excited and brings out a huge bowl of her homemade kimchi and a bowl of rice. Seriously could it get any better than that?! Then she brings out these lovely nori sheets that she has sent to her from Korea and we make pouches with the rice and nori. Life could not have gotten any better at that point. Sans the rice, I stayed true to my raw and fish only rule and I ate like an Asian Queen. To make the moment even better she sent me home with a huge bowl of kimchi to snack on. I love this woman.

On the menu for today:
Breakfast- cup of coffee (I never finished because it gave me rot gut) a banana and a peach

Lunch- The left over spiralized zucchini mix from last night

Late Lunch- Spinach, yellow pepper, tomato with salsa and lemon dressing

Dinner- Fattoush Salad with Za'atar and grilled salmon.

My workout schedule is pretty busy. Zumba from 5:30-6:30 and MMA from 6:45-7:45. Lord save me.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh Crap! 18 days!

Well, I've been bad. Eating bad. Drinking Bad. Being lazy and not working out. The joke is on me now. Warriors Dash is 18 days away. As much as it pains me, I'm not going to back out. So for the next 18 days I'll be tracking my working out and meal plans. I want to be 90% raw with no dairy, chicken or beef. I plan on having a bit of fish because its a good protein. Soooo here we go:

Breakfast- it was crap so we aren't going to talk about it.

Lunch- Large tomato with spike seasoning, kimchi (not raw but definitely good for you) and a bottle of High Country ginger kombucha. Yum yum yum.

Dinner is going to be something new for me. I'm not a mushroom lover by any means, but I am always willing to give this a try. Tonight will be raw portabello steaks with cauliflower mashed potatoes. If it doesn't work out.... well, there's always salads.

I'll be heading to the gym for a cardio bootcamp and a bit of treadmill work. Lord help me.