It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Chicago. Low humidity, temps in the low 80s, nice breeze...just perfect! What is there to do on a perfect day in this great city, you ask? Well, run errands, of course!
Seriously, I had to run errands. I left my bike over at my friend's house last week so I set out on foot...which was fine by me because it gave me more sun time. If you watched my video, you know that I need as much sun time as I can get! While I was walking to the Whole Foods (an almost 2 mile trek) I was deep in thought about something and suddenly snapped out of it and realized I had walked several blocks that I didn't recall and even had turned at the right block that I needed to, but without remembering any of it. Have you ever done that before? I remember doing that while driving sometimes...suddenly you realize that you don't remember the last few miles! At least I was "there" enough to stay on the right track!
After the store, I detoured to say hi to a friend and ended up staying WAY longer than I had intended, thus totally messing up the cleanse eating plan. Don't worry, I didn't eat anything bad...I just didn't eat at all! :( Here's how the day went down:
Woke up at 7am, did a few things around the house, laid back down for a "few minutes"...woke up at 10am :)
So, Shake numero uno was at 10am...and I mixed it with the mocha again. So shoot me! It was soooooo good!!
By 11am, I had set out on my errand trip. Around 3pm (still at my friend's house) I was hungry and ate some of the strawberries and blueberries I'd gotten at Whole Foods. I'm allowed a fruit snack so it fit right in.
I finally got home (after a stop at the PetSmart) around 5:30pm. Well, by that time, I didn't think I could still fit in 2 shakes AND dinner. So, I opted to skip the 2nd shake and go right to dinner.
Yeah, that's right...I had a SALAD! I should let you in on a little secret: I'm really not a salad person. When I first became a vegetarian, everyone would always say, "well, you can at least eat the salad, right?"...used to drive me crazy! So, I sorta decided to boycott salad. I truly, rarely eat one. But, since it is part of the Cleanse, I gave in. It was just a salad mix with tomato, cucumber & topped with Gardein chicken nuggets that I chopped up. I used Annie's Lite Honey Mustard Vinaigrette for the dressing. It was okay. Doable for a day :)
After my workout a blended up the Greenberry Shake with a banana and orange extract. Still getting used to the taste of that one...here is a beautiful shot of the lovely green sludge:
Eerily similar to last night's photo, no? Even bunny is sitting in the same spot eating. Creepy.
Okay, kiddies, I hope you enjoyed your weekend and have a lovely night's rest before a new week begins! Tomorrow I'll update the last day of the cleanse and then I have some recipes I want to try later in the week! See ya tomorrow!