Day 1 of the two day shred started with good intentions. The quinoa porridge was filling so I wasn’t particularly hungry by lunch time. I cheated on the pea soup and bought some from Tesco, although I’m certain homemade would have tasted better! And forgot about the lettuce/houmous wraps.
By mid-afternoon I began feeling unwell with mild tummy pains and a headache, I put it down to having eaten a bigger volume of food than normal but it didn’t really get better as the afternoon went on. Possibly related is that I’d felt unwell the previous afternoon/evening following my race, which I’d thought was from over exerting myself.
Anyway, with not feeling great I decided that I wouldn’t be eating the ratatouille that I’d prepared earlier, however when I took the lid off the pan it smelt so good that I had to have some and it was as good as it smelt. I served it with some leftover nut loaf from a previous meal which wasn’t on the plan but neither was the vanilla dessert or the chocolate! It seems I’m beyond help!
After only a 60% (or less) success rate in following day one I began day 2 with a plan.
1 – I’d decided that turmeric ‘tea’ just wasn’t my thing so I’d skip that.
2 – I’d have a late (9.30am) breakfast of reheated quinoa porridge* after doing some strength work at the gym
3 – Houmous with celery and cucumber mid-morning
4 – Protein shake, two glasses of water 10 minutes later, pea soup and lettuce wraps for lunch before 1pm
And then try harder to follow the actual plan for the rest of the day!
* reheated quinoa porridge tasted just fine, actually sweeter due to the pears being cooked again and releasing more juice
Looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow.