One day down, 29 more to go!
While Austin and I both intended to start our 30-day challenges together on Monday, we didn’t actually get around to starting them until yesterday. We both had Monday off, so we figured starting on the first day of our work week was more appropriate. We also just REALLY wanted to go out for breakfast one last time. 😉
And now, with only ONE full day under our belts, both of us are already feeling a little detox-y. I’ve been feeling a little tired, with a slight headache, and he’s had a headache as well. Hopefully those symptoms will pass quickly as our bodies adapt!
Other than the slight adjustment symptoms, my first day of the Rose Cleanse went really well! I was afraid I was going to be hungry all day, after coming off a week of stimulating holiday food, but I told myself that I could drink AS MUCH juice as I needed to get through the day. After all, it’s just waiting for me in the fridge! I ended up drinking two 16 oz. juices before noon, but oddly, I didn’t feel the need for anymore juice in the afternoon, and didn’t eat again until dinner. Funny how that works, huh?
For dinner, the pressure was on–> I needed to please not only myself, but also Austin!! While Austin’s doing the Paleo-thing, we both don’t want it to turn into some sort of Atkins-esque diet, with too many meat-centered meals. He’ll be enjoying more of my vegetable-centric recipes instead!
Which also means I’m buying WAY more groceries than I’m used to.
Our grocery bills are going to hurt this month. Grains are so cheap! (<–Austin’s previous dinner staple)
For dinner, we both started off with leafy green salads, then shared a HUGE pot of my favorite Vegetable Fried “Rice.”
Last night’s batch included broccoli, yellow onion, carrots, mushrooms, and green onion. I also added extra eggs to “bulk it up” for Austin, and I think it worked! He asked me if we were eating quinoa, and was surprised to hear that the “rice” was simply raw cauliflower!
We both went back for second helpings <–always a good sign. 😉
For dessert, Austin enjoyed a couple Grain-free Peanut Butter Blondies (chocolate-free this time), and I enjoyed a warm mug of homemade Brazil Nut milk, flavored with vanilla and stevia.
This was my first time making milk from Brazil nuts, and I didn’t care for the flavor on its own. However, adding vanilla and stevia makes EVERYTHING taste better!
I might try a chocolate version tonight!
All in all, I think we’re off to a great start. I’m excited to see how the next 30 days go!
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