Well, I'm still chugging along on the vegan train. Eating mostly raw, feeling fabulous, and have made it through month 1 of my 12 month vegan challenge without any hassles. I made it through Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day without meat, dairy, wheat/gluten, refined sugars (I do eat agave), or animal products.
Today I started a 30 day 100% raw challenge with a new friend who is looking to make some lifestyle changes. I am going to be her support buddy and I know I will also make gains in this process. I've been eating high raw but a few fun, yummy vegan foods have been creeping into my diet. My sacrifices in this 30 day challenge are going include putting down peanut butter in exchange for raw almond butter and not eating 600 bags of tortilla chips a day. Shouldn't be too rough, but God only knows what is going to happen when PMS shit comes up. I'm also going to make an effort to drink more green juice and have more green smoothies.
There are very few raw, vegan Crossfitters out there, so I only have myself to measure against. I have been feeling really well for the past month and have been making some performance gains. I am really proud of the work I have been doing. I have been taking more active rest and sometimes in blocks of two days. I am balancing my workouts with more running and yoga. It's a little sad because I miss my homies at the box, but I feel completely recovered and ready to rock and roll again when I take more time away. The alone time on the trail and the spiritual element of yoga have done me some good, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Here's what I'm eating today:
Breakfast- Green smoothie (1 grapefruit, 2 clementines, 1 lime, 1
piece of ginger, 2 c. dandelion greens, water, a little squirt of
Snack- banana, 1 cup of mixed brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, and flax seeds
Lunch- protein smoothie- 1 young coconut, 2 scoops sun warrior, 2 tsp raw cacao, 1 tsp maca, 2 tbsp cacao nibs
Dinner- 2 apples, 2 tbsp raw almond butter
I eat the bulk of my food before noon. That's just what I do. I'm not sure why, but I think after my morning work outs, I just want to eat the hell out of everything. I spend most of the afternoon drinking water mixed with greens powder.
Work out- a.m. Crossfit WOD; rebounding 15 min 2-3x per day (usually when I'm watching t.v.) I don't sit still well.
Have a great day loves!