I had to make a quick stop at my beloved Trader Joe's on the way home. I love that fruits and veggies are such a beautiful blank canvas!
|A TJ's stockpile is a thing of beauty.|
Here's a recap of my day's provisions:
*Breakfast: Slice of whole grain (and I mean whole grain--it's amazingly delicious too!) toast with natural peanut butter. I wasn't super hungry so that did the trick.
*Snack: Red pear (delicious!)
*Lunch: Salad (sub-par as I threw it together this morning...see note below. Actually looking back it was downright awful...just a bunch of leftover veggies that needed a bit more TLC than I had time to give them).
|Sad little salad. You did your best.|
*Dinner: A-maz-ing rice/veggie/grilled tofu bowl with a drizzle of satay sauce and a sprinkling of cilantro. Side of mashed sweet potatoes with almonds and balsamic glaze. The sweet potatoes are in the frozen section at TJ's. They will change your life. This was almost reminiscent of pumpkin pie and totally plant-strong. I love when that happens!
|This lasted about 2 seconds before I inhaled it.|
Small win: Really needed some coffee today. I was struggling and realized that I have been treating myself to a little caffeine most afternoons (interesting how changing things up can show us some bad habits!). But I powered through and had a lovely cup of tea around 2:30 and that helped immensely.
Fail: Not packing enough food for lunch! This is something I do far too often...I will pack a salad and nothing else and end up ravenous by dinnertime which can lead to bad food choices. The good news is that I didn't have any healthy options for snacks so I just suffered through. I don't have a good excuse for not packing my food at night. I just need to buckle down and do it. Tomorrow's lunch is already in the fridge. Just need to pack my snacks.
Somehow getting day 1 out of the way makes the rest of the 27 days seem doable. I need lots of energy and motivation since it's supposed to get super cold this week. Tomorrow's track workout should be a doozy in the freezing temperatures!
For all of you 28-day-ers out there...stay strong! You can do it! If you are just reading the blog for the first time, make yourself at home. I hope we can be friends!
P.S. Rest assured, the pretty photographs will come back before the challenge is over. I'm in the midst of moving so the phone photos will have to do for now!