Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, steamed greens, raw red peppers, raw celery, coffee with milk
Exercise: 1 hour PT session
Lunch: Mixed salad with loads of veggies and grilled chicken, balsamic vinegar
Snack: Mixed salad with turkey and apple cider vinegar
Exercise: 1.5 hours hip hop class
Snack: One apple with a carton of plan chobani greek yogurt
Dandelion and nettle tea during the day
Today was the first day back after vacation and I was ready to launch myself full throttle into the 100 Healthy Days challenge. I am feeling super motivated at the moment! May have something to do with all the fit bods on Venice.
I thought it might be a good idea to ‘jot down’ ‘on paper’ (funny how that expression is now practically obsolete with the internet) what the rules of my 100 Healthy Days challenge are. Health and healthy eating can mean different things to different people. As such, I best be specific about what I’m doing lest I draw the wrath of any health zealots out there. ‘You ate store-bought Greek yoghurt?!? That’s not healthy – you need to buy a cow, and a field and make your own.’
I’ve also decided to approach this in stages. I don’t think it’s a wise move to radically change everything about your diet and your daily habits in one go. I tried that once and I lasted one very miserable day before gorging myself on ALL of the carbs, meat, sugar, coffee, salt, dairy, cooked veg etc etc that I came across.
So, for the next 14 days these are my rules:
1. No processed carbs – bread, crackers, pasta (I’ve decided tortilla chips are fine. I’m not ready to let go yet).
2. No sugary foods – chocolate, ice cream (arrrghhhh), cakes etc
3. When I go out for a meal and host a dinner party I will limit myself to one glass of wine
4. When I go out for drinks or a night on the town I will limit myself to three vodka sodas
Sound simple? In theory, but I know i’m going to find this challenging. Particularly, the alcohol rules. No jokes about the Irish liking to drink please. 😉 Even though it’s probably true.
Let’s do this!