Tuesday, July 23, 2013
So the smoothie detox didn't go well yesterday. The breakfast smoothie is really yummy and I wasn't hungry for hours. The lunch smoothie was not nearly as tasty. It wasn't horrid, but it had a slight bitter taste from all the kale. I ended up drinking less than half of it. I just couldn't choke it down. About an hour later my stomach was grumbling and I was really hungry. I tried to fight it. I tried to drink more of the smoothie, but just couldn't. I ended up eating a bunch of crap. When I punched in the smoothies on my tracker, I realized why I failed. There is almost no protein. I usually eat a lot of protein because it keeps me full. So today I am trying something a little different. I am still doing the smoothies, but only half. Then I am adding in eggs for breakfast and chicken for lunch and dinner. It should work a bit better.
I also tried yoga this morning. I have tried it in the past, but a lot of the talk gets on my nerves. So I found a beginners video on YouTube that focused on the stretches and not opening myself to the sun. I didn't last long, but not because I didn't want to keep going. It felt really good stretching my back! Unfortunately, due to drinking an obscene amount of pop last week, I have a massive caffeine headache. It was better this morning until I did downward dog. It seriously felt like my eyes were going to liquify. I had to stop or I was going to be sick. The cutest thing happened though. Sarane was doing it with me. She ended up doing the whole video. She kept saying "Mommy, I like this. It's fun." So I found a kid's yoga video for her. She loved it. She was so cute doing it! If you have never seen a 3 year old do yoga, I highly suggest it! I do believe this is going to become a daily thing for us. Elora was in bed having "calm" time, basically, when she needs a nap but won't go to sleep. She just lays there or plays for about 45 minutes. Tomorrow I think we will do the kids video when she is up. maybe run out some of this energy the girls have stored up!
I hope everyone has a great day! Blessed be!