Well, it was sure to be a good day since it started off with YU's "popped amaranth crunch," and a good day it was. I think I was so jazzed to reel in my diet and get "clean" that I managed to wake up less lethargic than I have been recently...Ahhh, the power of intention!
The only thing I wasn't able to do today that I wanted to was go for a bike ride, that's alright, I had a killer ride yesterday at Heil Ranch http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/heil-valley-ranch.html.
So, here I sit at approximately 10pm feeling pretty good about the day: ) Here I also sit with another serving of my precious popped amaranth. I threw a twist on it and added carob chips which have melted oh so nicely; )
I had no temptations to eat anything not vegan or with gluten...Oops, that is soooo not true! When I was at Whole Foods, I almost went for a couple little chocolate graham cracker bunnies that were being sampled! Fret not though, I stayed my vegan course and got what I was after at the store, which was some edamame dip and some nut thin crackers.
Below you will find a little food and activity log for the day.
Also, I want to note my energy level so I will gauge it on a 1-10 scale. "1" being I couldn't get out of bed, "5" I was able to get through the day fine and maybe some low impact exercise, "10" I had so much energy Obama me to replace solar; )
Finally, I wanted to record my quality of sleep. Again a 1-10 deal. "1" I couldn't go to sleep or stay asleep, "5" I may have woken up a little but not too restless, "10" I never remember waking and I was totally ready to get up to start the day!
Popped Amaranth Crunch http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/09/28/popped-amaranth-crunch/
Decaf coffee with Hazelnut coconut creamer http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/coconut_milk_creamer.html (There you go Chantel: )
Edamame Dip http://www.soyzenzay.com/product.html
Soy "Jerky"(I just had to see....and was glad I did) http://www.tastyeats.com/
Water (only 1.5 nalgene's worth, need too bump that up)
No formal workout today, but I did give massage for 5 hours
I think that wraps it up for today! I'm sure tomorrow will be another awesome day! I will definitely shoot for a new recipe...I'm thinking Salty Sweet Kale Chips http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/03/05/raw-salty-sweet-kale-chips/ !!
Thanks for reading,
Beth McVay, CMT
American Massage Therapy Association