So earlier this week I was all gung-ho to get back on track with prepping food and eating right. My mom had mentioned a Suja cleanse she had picked up from Costco – 3 juices w/ 3 mini meals for 3 days. Seemed simple enough, so I ended up stealing this cleanse from her! I looked at the recipes for the meals and they looked appetizing and easy. Plus I’ve been getting sick of prepping and eating the same type of things for the past 3 weeks or so, so I decided this would be a nice (and brief) change. Maybe I would come out of it with some new recipes for my weekly prep.
I also added up the calories for the prescribed cleanse, but it only calculated to around 1100 calories. With my goal to get right back into running and yoga sculpt, I knew this wouldn’t be enough to sustain me (and my exceptional hanger). So I decided to keep with the recipes, but double the number of meals I would eat in a day (up to around 1800-2000 calories).
Day 1 (the only semi-successful day) looked like this:
830 am – Spicy Lemonade Drink
9 am – Raw Oatmeal (insert: necessary coffee)
11 am – Spiced Quinoa
1 pm – Green Drink (only 1/4 or so)
1:30 pm – Quinoa Flax Tabouleh & White Bean Salad (modified to due lack of ingredients)
3 pm – No-Bake Granola Bar
4 pm – Vanilla Nutz Drink
4:30-5:30pm – Yoga Sculpt
5:30 pm – insert: Power Bar Performance Energy Blend squeeze
6:15-8pm – Running
8:45 pm – Sweet potato with 1 Tbsp. almond butter and cinnamon
9 pm – Baked & naked chicken wings (because, what the hell)
Later in the day my head began to feel fuzzy, even though I had been eating enough food. But then I took a look back and realized a lack of protein (especially compared to usual). I had all of about 1 full cup of quinoa and 1/2 a cup of beans of notable protein. So needless to say, this “cleanse” came to a short end after one day. Day two, I decided to forego the juices, and just eat the prepped cleanse food, plus maybe some chilled FRESH pasta salad (my newest obsession! Recipes coming soon.)
And day three, well, nothing sounded quite better than a homemade green smoothie especially after a hot morning run. This recipe (see below) might be my new favorite! My commitment to this cleanse was very short-lived…and so…on to the next one.
Peach Pineapple Power Greens Smoothie
1-2 cups power greens
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen peaches
½ cup frozen pineapple
- Place everything in a blender and blend until you reach a nice and smooth consistency.
With this hot weather this week, I realized I’ve gotten really good at running in the morning. In fact, more than half my runs are now in the morning. Big difference from a couple months ago when only my Saturday long runs would be in the early AM.
So much in this week recap in such a short week! Can’t believe DC was already last weekend. Tear ;-(
Just remember, MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.
Weekly Workout Recap:
Sun – Nike Women’s Half Marathon DC + 1.5 mi run post-race
Mon – Rest
Tue – Rest
Wed – Yoga Sculpt + 6.5 mi speed workout
Thu – 5.5 mi
Fri – 5 mi
Sat – 11 mi
Total Weekly Mileage: 42.75 mi
Total Miles with Piper: 10.5 mi
Hours cross-training: 1 hour
2014 Miles YTD: 549.1 mi