Hello, everyone! Week 2 is complete and I’m still rolling with my plant-based diet. Thankfully, the momentum of last week carried straight through this week and I’m still feeling motivated.
My eating was on track this week. I prepped most of my meals for work and the weekend and spent more time trying plant-based foods that I thought I would enjoy eating. For breakfast, I had oatmeal and some sort of fruit. Breakfast is by far the easiest meal of the day for me since I love oatmeal so much. For lunch, I had quinoa, veggies, and tofu. I did notice towards the end of the week that I was getting hungrier later in the day. I did stick to my meal plans throughout the work week, but I tried to add in a few more plant-based foods that would be more filling.
The weekend brought temptation since I ate out for the first time in two weeks on Friday. It was my friend’s birthday so we went to a local sushi restaurant. I was really nervous that I would be tempted to buckle and order something that would knock me off my diet, but I was strong and stuck to plant-based options. I got just water to drink, a side salad, and two veggie rolls with avocado, cucumber, and carrots on brown rice. I surprised myself by how easy it was to get something that did not contain meat. I am so used to getting a meal with meat being the main course, so this was a big deal for me to show restraint.
CrossFit and Exercise
I did CrossFit on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. I am still getting into the swing of things after being away from regular exercise for so long, but I felt strong and was happy to stay consistent with it. On Saturday I went to the local high school and ran a ½ mile, then walked 1 lap; I repeated that for 3 miles. I then did 5 rounds of stairs with a set of 10 squats, 10 pushups, and 10 sit-ups in between each stair. The weather in California this weekend was absolutely beautiful–I’m sorry if you were covered in snow wherever you live. It was great to get outside. Sunday are days I usually like to rest. I sleep in, go to church, run errands, shop for groceries, clean, and just relax.
That was my week. Next week I am going to Walnut Creek to visit friends on Saturday. The temptation of eating out will much higher. I’m hoping I can stick to it and have another successful week. Stay tuned to find out how things went.
- January 1st weight: 200 pounds. Current weight as of 1/21/2018: 193 pounds.
- I only lost 1 pound this week. The key here is to stick with it and stay persistent. I know this a journey and it will take longer than a week or two.
Favorite WOD of the week
- 4 Rounds: 14 Front Squats (55 pounds), 16 Box Jump Overs, 400 m Run
- It took me 19:10 minutes. I am still working on running faster.
- I started listening to Plant Yourself Podcast. It talks mainly about the nutritional and health aspects of eating a plant-based lifestyle.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. Let Week 3 begin!