Going Raw – Days 3 & 4

I had all the best intentions to blog last night, but Wednesdays are my  longest days & by the time I got home & got myself settled for the next day, it was nearly 11:30.

My next few days of eating raw have gone relatively better, except that I’ve incorporated Shakeology into meals each day since.  I also have realized that I cannot go 100% raw, but it’s ok if I don’t want to.  I just need to listen to my body and give it what it really needs.  Here are some things I’ve been eating the past few days…

Today’s kale salad thanks to PUREmamas blog.  I didn’t have some of the ingredients, so I modified as necessary, and it was pretty good!

Raw cacao shake with avocado, banana, some raw honey, and a little water.

A little surprise heart as a result of some water I spilled on my desk (I’m also taking this is a sign that love & romance is on the way for me) 😉

Some yummy Tropical Shakeology.

Strawberries, blueberries, & raspberries with hemp seeds.

I also started doing Tai Cheng, Beachbody’s latest, newest workout program, which I’m super excited about.  As I was doing it, I started thinking about how this might really help me with my health issues.  I’m planning on doing it as I go through The Beachbody Ultimate Reset and then continuing it afterwards when I go back to my Chalene Johnson worksouts.

I won’t be blogging again until Saturday night, because I’ll be heading up to Philadelphia tomorrow night to go see Carl Daikeler, Beachbody’s CEO, for one of Beachbody’s Super Saturday events on April 14.  I can’t wait!  Not sure I’ll stay raw, but I’ll definitely be eating as cleanly as possible!


Going Raw – Day 2

I’m not going to lie – today’s been rough.  I woke up from a restless sleep feeling jet lagged, a feeling that’s lasted throughout the day, and a strong tension headache.  I know that I was definitely grinding my teeth last night.  I was super hungry too.  I threw together a green smoothie for breakfast, but decided to have a banana afterwards too, to keep me satisfied.

I was starving again a few hours later, so I had an orange.

And then a few hours after that, I had my raw Spanish rice and an apple.

And then a few hours after that, I had a plum (noticing a pattern here?)

I’m sure that I’m having way too much fruit, especially for someone like me who has insulin resistance issues.  Oh and did I mention that the butternut squash made me super bloated & looking about 4 months pregnant?  I noticed it last night when I ate, but chose to ignore it, especially since I didn’t feel like making anything else for lunch at that point.

Since I had to mail off some Shakeology samples but was too hungry to wait for dinner, I had a banana.  And then when I got home, nothing appealed to me, except for maybe a Chipotle veggie burrito bowl or some homemade pancakes thanks to Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s amazing recipe from her book Chloe’s Kitchen.  So I kind of broke my raw food rules & had Shakeology!  Ok I know that Shakeology isn’t technically raw, but it’s pretty darn close.  I blended it up with some coconut milk, strawberries, raspberries, and what else, but a banana, my chosen fruit of the day.

Unfortunately, I’m still starving, & need to go figure out what’s on tomorrow’s menu.  I’m feeling very much like I did when I did my juice fast back in September.  Miserable, constantly hungry, & with no relief for my headaches.  I’m not sure I’ll last the 10 days eating raw foods, but I’m definitely going to try my best.  I might do 90% raw with 1 cooked meal, but we’ll see.  For now, I need to rest!

Going Raw – Day 1

Yikes, I can’t believe it’s been 6 days since I blogged, and I was on Spring Break too, so it’s not like I didn’t have time.  Nothing too exciting went on during that time though, although I will say that it made me fully appreciate that I’m on the right path towards achieving my dreams. I spent the majority of the week focusing on my Beachbody business & studying the second module through Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  I wish that I could spend this next week doing the same thing, but I’ll be doing this full-time before I know it!  🙂

Today I began the 10 day raw food diet that I’m doing thanks to Cleanse America.

Breakfast was a green smoothie with lettuce, spinach, basil, kale, mango, banana, strawberries, & coconut water.  The basil definitely brought out a nice sweetness in the smoothie!

Although Cleanse America gave us lots of amazing recipes to try, I was feeling lazy at lunchtime so threw together a salad of lettuce, spinach, avocado, radishes, carrots, cucumber, tomato, and hemp seeds, dressed with a little olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

I really wasn’t super hungry during the day & did just fine until later in the afternoon around 5, when it was too early for dinner, so I had a banana & then decided I wanted a plum too!

Although I have access to so many amazing recipes & had even written out a list of all the ones I wanted to try, I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner.  I happened to see the following recipe for Raw Spanish Rice through an article that the amazing Kris Carr posted on her Facebook page.  It took less than 5 minutes to prepare & I even decided to take some for lunch tomorrow.

Now I need to figure out what to make for breakfast, then it’s off to bed!  Goodnight!