Day 4 of 28 day cleanse

I get food!!!!!! Actually today wasn’t that different. I had a smoothie for breakfast

Then i made smashed potatoes from red potatoes with earth balance butter,  cheese and green onions. I had about 3/4 of a cup of the potatoes for lunch then around 4:30 i had a salad

Dinner around 7:30pm was the smashed potatoes but i was hungry and forgot to take a picture. 

I was starving when i got home so i made a quick, easy and simple quesadilla 

And now its bed time. Food is sooooo good!!!!!. 

So far stomach is doing better, bloating was noticeably less today and so far im down 1.6lbs. So now i just need to not let myself get carried away until i go back to juice on Sunday.  

I’ll keep you posted.  

Day 3 of 28 day cleanse

Today was a smoothie day instead of juicing and I got in just over 3 miles on the treadmill.

I am still so excited for dinner though!!!! It is amazing how excited about food I am. Dinner is the same as the last two days but tomorrow starts 4 days of just trying to do healthy non-processed food and I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am already salivating over dinner tomorrow night and Thursday night. I am feeling good though, there is still some bloat but overall I am starting to feel much better. Can’t wait to see how this keeps going!

Talk to you tomorrow!

Day 2 of 28 day cleanse

Hi!!! Thought I’d start the morning with a quick video

Juice after lemon water

Midafternoon check-in

Who knew salad and soup could taste so amazing!!!


I feel like my stomach might be shrinking too. I am getting full faster which is nice. Leads to less over eating. 

See you tomorrow!!!!

Pre-juice cleanse

Howdy! Here is a check-in for my pre-juicing.

Here is what i ate:

I did half good food and half prepackaged food lol. Weird polar opposites.

Lately my stomach has been hurting anytime i eat. I’ve been eating too much crap lately. 

Doing day 1 of my pre cleanse: my stomach still hurt most of the day. But my intestines did start cleaning out a bit hahaha. We’ll see what day 2 pre-cleanse holds!!!

Juice Cleanse!!!!

I did a little research and the perfect cleanse for me jumped out! It was made by the guy from the documentary Joe Cross and Dr. OZ or at least it was endorsed by Dr. Oz hahahaha. It is a 3 day cleanse with a meal at the end of the day. They suggest only fruits and veggies for this meal but I am going to make a vegan lentil soup so I get a little extra protein from the lentils so I can still train for my half marathon.

I am going to do this for 4 weeks, every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be cleanse days for me and I will do smoothies, juice, homemade salads, and keep it as free of processed foods as I can (on my budget) for the other 4 days of the week. I will start this Sunday and do it this week, next week (the 23rd) the next week (the 30th) and my last week will be a little different. I will be skipping Sunday the 6th and instead doing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that week. The 6th is my BF and I’s 1 year anniversary and he is taking me out to dinner 🙂 and in full disclosure I plan on picking up a whole pizza just for me on my way to work or having one delivered the day of the half marathon lol. So that is 2 days I will be a little off of my eating but otherwise I am going to try and keep it as clean as possible.

Here is the link to the website: http://www.doctoroz.com/article/joe-cross-3-day-weekend-juice-cleanse

Make sure you check out the link because it has tips for getting ready and finishing the cleanse.

Image result for joe cross 3 day juice

Who is onboard with me????

I am not a doctor or nutritionist, please consult a physician before doing any radical diet changes ESPECIALLY if you have any chronic medical issues or are on any medications.

Lasagna…….soup!!!!!

I was looking on Pinterest for some slow cooker meal prep and came across this, it sounded amazing. Here is the recipe I used from familyfreshmeals.com:

I used veggie crumbles and veggie broth, I also used store bought spaghetti sauce I had in the cupboard to replace the tomato sauce and the v8 juice. I wanted to make the meal as inexpensive as possible so I used everything I already had, all I bought was a can of diced tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese to put on top afterwards. I followed the directions and put everything in the slow cooker accept the pasta and cheese and turned it on high. It says to let it cool for 4-5 hours but since my meat is veggie I put the noodles in after about 3 hours then let it cool an additional 45min.

My adorable little crockpot, perfect when meal prepping or cooking for two.

Yum!!!!

The finished product

It is a little blander than I would like but pretty good. I am excited to keep working on it, I know with a few tweaks it’s gonna be awesome!!!!

 

After taking this to work and reheating it, I ended up throwing most of it away, the noodles were sooo mushy when sitting for a few days and reheating them. And instead of the flavor improving it got more bland or something. IDK, it did not work for me, I will stick to making real lasagna because that keeps very well for meal prep.

Monday Motivation**March 27, 2017

Happy Monday!!!! 

Though as far as my work week goes it’s my Wednesday. 

I am trying to clean and organize as much as I can this week along with enjoying my downtime. Next week my schedule grows by like 3x. Next quarter of classes which starts next Monday I am taking 2 classes and a lab as well as possibly transitioning into a full time job. It’s going to be interesting. Thankfully I only work 3-4 days next week so I can ease into it. 
How is your week going? 

Organics to you!!

Got my next organics to you box today!

Here is what i got

Watercress 

Swiss chard

Bananas, they will need a few days to ripen though

Cucumber!!

Tomatoes 

Carrots

Another GIANT onion

Grapefruit 

Avocados 

Apples

And lots of baby potatoes! 

I made a gourmet grilled cheese for lunch

Sourdough bread with Provalone cheese 

Cheddar cheese

Watercress 

Onion

Apple

And a little extra flavor

It fell apart a little while cooking but was delicious!!!!!

I had some potato and roasted leek soup on the side. 

Artemis got a clean bill of health from the vet, she had her yearly checkup. 

And i took my biology final today, i feel good about it so fingers crossed. 

And now its time for me to wind down because i need to be up at the crack of dawn. Goodnight!

Week catch-up 

Monday I had 4 miles on my schedule but my IT band was still so tight even after rolling it twice so I got 1 miles done then switched to the elliptical machine for the last 3. More foam rolling needs to happen. 

My roommates dog joined me for a little studying and I got 2 letters written and in the mailbox to friends. 

I have used this torture device about 4 times so far this past week. It is definitely helping but I haven’t completely released the muscle. A few more rolls and I should be good. 

Got my organics2you box!!! There was so much stuff in it!

These blood oranges have been awesome because of course I got sick!!! Ugh. Th3 cold finally got me. 

This onion is huge!!! It’s the size of like 3 normal ones!!

Red cabbage, really nice and crisp 

Dill

Celery root

Watercress 

Bananas

Lettuce

Fuji apples

Carrots

Green onions

Beautiful yukon gold potatoes

Then I kept finding more and more potatoes at the bottom of the box.

So far I have made veggie pasta (it is a recipe from alicia Silverstone’s cookbook called rustic pasta) and veggie stir-fry with yakisoba noodles. 

Tonight I’m making veggie fried rice. 

How was your week?

Monday Motivation**March 6th, 2017

Can you suffer from the pain of both? I ate way too much junk this weekend and was bloated for at least half the weekend and tonight I ran 5 miles then walked for another 30. 

Tomorrow I need to do some serious stretching and foam rolling (aka tourture). My right hip (IT band) is SUPER tight so my hip is hurting and it radiates down my thigh to my knee. So foam rolling is a big to do for me tomorrow……or today since its after midnight. 

The boyfriend and I were seriously lazy this weekend, we watched at least 8 movies and some Game of Thrones episodes. But it was seriously needed for me since I was traveling the last 2 weekends. 

Some random stuff from this week:

My walk to class from the back parking lot

Gotta love Oregon lol

The boyfriend suggested running a marathon together in October, he was thinking Portland marathon until I looked it up and the cost is $130!! Too rich for our current blood so I’m looking at other options. But i did look up some training plans on Google

Then i scrapped them and made my own hahaha. 

Tonight was the premier of a new TV show 

I used the 2 hour premier to distract me while I ran. 

Yep, i run like a turtle.

Thank goodness for TVs on your treadmill.

When I got home I had some leftover sushi from yesterday’s dinner

It was good. 

And now it’s pass out time. 

Goodnight!!!!

Do you like sushi?