So my cold, aka super duper bad sinus infection FINALLY seems to be working it’s way to gone. For a week my head felt like it was going to implode.
BREAKFAST: I had a yummy Arbonne chocolate shake w/1 scoop of daily fiber boost, something I KNOW I do not get enough of!
MID MORNING SNACK: Celery w/ hummus
LUNCH: Coconut yogurt again (yeah kinda my daily) + sunflower seeds + a few almonds + flax seeds + sesame seeds and a couple bean chips on the side. Followed by; Arbonne Digestion Plus mixed with and Arbonne Fizz Stick.
SNACK: Strawberries w/Arbonne dip 🍫🍓 https://runningtozen.org/2017/10/17/quick-treat/
EXERCISE: 30 minutes elliptical
DINNER: Southwest Quinoa & Bean Salad w/Sweet Potato (Basically a meatless. corn free, gluten free taco salad). This was delicious beyond my expectations (and my hubby’s). I basically threw a bunch of stuff together and it worked! When I’m sick cooking usually isn’t happening in my house. But because I was committed to the Healthy Living Challenge, I was determined.
- Brown Rice
- Black Beans
- Chili Peppers
- Corn (omitted from our recipe)
- Iceberg & romaine lettuce
- Red Cabbage
- Bean chips
- Tomato (optional)
- Avocado (optional – we forgot to buy avocado 😭)
- Red Pepper Dressing (not shown)
- Sweet Red Bell Pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lime
- dash of cumin
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- To make the dressing, combine bell pepper, yogurt, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add olive oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
- To assemble the salad, place all in a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Stir in avocado.
- Serve immediately, garnished with bean chips if desired
BEFORE BED: Arbonne Herbal Detox Tea – this is sooooooo good! I usually drink hot tea once autumn hits, but add to it this nasty sinus thing I have and a cup of herbal tea before bed helps knock me right out 😴💤
And this 30 Days To Healthy Living is easy and kinda effortless. I will admit the digestion plus is not the tastiest thing you will ever drink. But you can mix it with the fizz sticks and it’s only 4oz of water you have to drink. That’s ONLY a half a cup! It’s very doable! This program is a great for detoxing off unhealthy eating habits and getting me focused on proper nutrition and nourishing my body.
After 2 days, so far what I can say is that I haven’t bloated at all. Which is one of the things gluten does to our bodies, even when we aren’t full blown allergic or have celiacs. I won’t lie, I know I will occasionally eat products with gluten after this program is completed, because I’m not super sensitive to it. But what I’m learning is that, YES I can eat well without it and YES I feel better without it. And I have a hunch that I will be shown I will lose this stubborn weight easier without it.
This is also drawing me and Keith back away from those sugar fixes we are ALL sucked into. It seems no matter how good our nutrition gets we allow sugar to creep back into our diets because it’s EVERYWHERE! Taking a focused time like this really puts it into perspective again.