It has been about 2 months since I posted, just after I started the 60 Day CorePower Yoga Challenge. I am proud to say that I am now a Hot Yoga ADDICT attending classes 4-5 times a week. The Challenge was really fun and I am feeling much better about myself. It was also great to take a break from blogging and focus completely on the challenge, but it’s great to be back and it’s time for a new challenge!
During the break my diet also suffered. I did a lot of yoga and needed more calories, and unfortunately I turned to the wrong foods. The carbs slowly began to make their way back into my diet. Thanks to this, I’ve seen some changes in my sleep cycles, energy levels, and my skin has been breaking out. So, it’s time to make my way back to Paleo, but this time taking a slower approach than Whole30. I love the Whole30 program and saw tremendous success, but I also could not wait to indulge when it was over. This time, I’m starting with Level 1 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox which is mostly Paleo but allows limited portions of some grains. I need to work on conquering sugar cravings before jumping into Paleo again completely. I’m hoping to follow all 3 levels of the Detox with a Whole30 and then continue on with the Paleo lifestyle.
Today was Day 1 of the Detox. Here is how I did:
Breakfast: The old go-to of 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, with 2 strips of uncured bacon
Lunch: Level 1 allows for 1/2 cup of cooked white rice per day. Late last week I caught the Cold from HELL and felt awful for a few days. I’m much better now but this morning I was feeling the sinus pressure coming back, and the best food cure I know for a Cold is a steaming hot bowl of Pho. I just added meatball and extra rare steak and asked for half the rice noodles.
Dinner: I stopped by the grocery store after work and ribeye was on sale. So I cooked one up with some sauteed baby kale. Sadly, my gas grill died at the beginning of the summer and I have yet to replace it, so this steak is oven-broiled.
All in all, not too bad and no real sugar cravings. I’m looking forward to the rest of the challenge and of course I fully expect the low carb flu to hit any day now. But I’ll take it one day at a time.
Hopefully new recipes will be coming soon. Great to be back!