I’m down to the home stretch of the 24-day challenge!* I’ve had my highs and lows through this process, and I’ll share more on that below.
First, here are today’s stats.
Breakfast: Meal replacement shake
Lunch: Kale salad; Mac and cheese (Yep, you read that right. I cheated a little bit today. I’m okay with a treat every once in a while…The main thing is that I don’t over-indulge. In this case, I ate 2 cups of salad and only 1/4 cup of Mac and cheese. It gave me just a little taste without making me feel sick.) 🙂
Supper: Leftover turkey chili; Asian cashew slaw
Snacks: Banana; Spoonful of crunchy peanut butter; Cherries
Tea of Choice: Candy cane green tea
Exercise: Rest day
As I’ve experienced in past challenges, a complete change in my approach to food can bring its highs and lows. Some recipes I’ve tried have been big hits and others have been flops.
I’ll be honest…The flops can really threaten to knock down my motivation (especially when I’m extra-hungry). Those are the moments I have to dig deep and tell myself it’s just one meal. Whether I’m eating healthy or not, some recipes work better than others, and it’s a learning process. So I revisit my goals, focus on the successes, and pick a “sure hit” for the next meal so I can reenergize my efforts.
All right, that’s it for Day 21! See you tomorrow.
*My completion of Advocare’s 24-day challenge is not a personal endorsement of Advocare or any of its products. Advocare’s products may cause adverse health effects in some people and shouldn’t be entered without full understanding and consultation with a physician.
*photos by Ivory Mix/CreativeMarket.com