A week of Nourish – Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge
|February 16, 2014||Posted by Carrie under challenge, food|
Monday: Go vegetarian. This wasn’t too hard. Oatmeal for breakfast, nut butter and honey sandwich for lunch and tofu Mongolian BBQ for dinner. Although a note on my vegetarian knowledge – I’ve been tracking my food and I was seriously lacking in protein for the day. :-( I guess if I really was going vegetarian, I would have figured more protein into my snacks for the day as well as my meals.
Tuesday: Pack your lunch today – another easy one. I almost always pack my lunch. This is what rekindled my love of the avocado and hardboiled egg sandwich.
Wednesday: Journal your food. This was another easy day – I’ve started back with recording my food on My Fitness Pal and was easily able to make this happen.
Thursday: Make a smoothie. A harder challenge for me. I’m not the biggest fan of smoothies. I think it’s easy to get out of hand with the ingredients and make a calorie bomb, and I also don’t feel really satisfied after drinking a smoothie. I like to chew my food. It’s a mental thing. But, I’m up for a challenge and I decided to make a smoothie out of my overnight oats. My oats had soaked overnight in cinnamon and water and I added my usual flax and blueberries. Instead of my 1/2 Quest Bar, I added a scoop of Chocolate Whey protein powder and some milk and ice. Turned out yummy!
Friday: go raw. Definitely the hardest day of the week for me. And, it was Valentine’s day, so I was making a special dinner. I was able to include a Cesar salad with dinner, so there was something raw in the day. I guess that counts, although I did much better the first 4 days of the week.
Along the lines of the Nourish theme of the week, on Friday I taught the 3rd lesson of the year for my son’s school’s Healthy Ever After Program. The lessons were about Mindful Eating and I loved them. There was a lot of room for discussion with the kids and I actually went overtime in both classes as I love talking about Mindful Eating. More on that in another post.
Workouts were great – although not a part of the week of the challenge, I did opt to skip my Friday morning bike ride. My long run on Sunday was 8 miles! Yay for a successful long run.
This week’s challenges are all related to “Believe” – it’s a week of making sure that we find time to care for ourselves. Pampering!
Anyone else not a big smoothie fan? What about raw meals?