Holiday treats are out full force. I can’t deny the benefits of eating the way I have been… My eyes are brighter, my complexion is better than ever, my nails are stronger, and my pants are looser. But man- what I wouldn’t have given for some Christmas treats, today.
What really sucks is that I still need to be careful after the 30 days, because I stupidly timed this whole thing to end a couple days before I get you know what, ladies. I can’t really weigh and measure myself and test the results fairly, until Aunt flow leaves town, and takes the bloating with her.
Luckily, Mark sent out a great primal insider newsletter today, that eased my mind. He talked about the 80/20 principle, and how people have to stop freaking out if they cave and have a slice of bread, or have a slice of cake at work when offered by their boss- occasional cheats will not undue weeks of hard work, as long as you stick to plan 80 % of the time. This made me feel better, because I’m looking forward to enjoying upcoming Christmas parties , and the spiced rum that may come along with them 😉 I may even want to break out a piece of pumpkin pie fudge I’ve been dying to try (Char, thank you for hiding that in your fridge. I think you’ve earned a few pieces yourself!)
After all, this is not supposed to be a crash diet. It’s a lifestyle change. Treats need to be okay every once in a while.
Scrambled eggs and bacon, 1/4 cup cherries, small apple (need those nutrients to get rid of this chest cold)
Leftover sauerkraut and hot turkey sausages, 1 yellow pepper
Primal chicken soup (kicked the ass of my last one. Made it spicier with a while hot bonnet pepper, added lots of crushed garlic for antioxidants, more onion, more carrot, more summer savory… More of everything!
I also has a few squares of 90% dark chocolate, hoping to soak up antioxidants from that too.
Bikram yoga (730-9pm)
So addictive, and so amazing. It’s hard not to feel like a million bucks after an hour of stretching in a sauna. Was too sick to kickbox.
Still run down from being sick, but Getting back on track.