Wednesday August 14th
DAY 4: VEGETABLES & POTATO:
I’m really happy with the difference in definition that I can see after just three days of cleansing. Whilst I don’t believe in rapid fat-loss, I do think these detoxes can really help with cleaning out the system which will shift a lot of the bloat that we build up and carry around with us. Everything just looks that little bit firmer and tighter. That’s why I think that when done properly and healthily (eating plenty of good, clean food rather than trying to slash calories) these detoxes can have their place as a ‘kickstart’ to healthier eating.
Having said that, today is vegetable day which has got to be my least favourite day of all… time to suck it up.
I started off the day with a big plate of chopped tomatoes.
– Tomatoes sprinkled with sea salt, parsley and balsamic vinegar (160 cals)
After a long walk (about 90mins) in the sunshine I had a lunch of roasted veg with balsamic vinegar and mustard. Later in the afternoon I had another plate of the same veggies.
– 2 portions of vegetables roasted in low-cal cooking spray and served with balsamic vinegar and mustard:
- 1 potato
- 1 zucchini
- 1 large red pepper
- 4 carrots
- 1/2 aubergine
(= 600 cals in total)
In the afternoon I felt like I wanted to get a workout in but I was still feeling very sore from yesterday’s P90X Plyo session and just generally a little low on energy. SO in the interest of building back up to the Insanity workouts but also taking a break from any crazy cardio or leg work, I did the Insanity Abs Dvd. It’s very short (and sharp!) with a super-quick but intense warm-up and then mat work. It’s the perfect workout for days like these as it’s achievable even when you aren’t feeling 100% but is still very tough on the abs so you don’t feel like you’re wasting your time or just going through the motions.
- WALK, Including steep uphill sections (90 mins)
- INSANITY CARDIO ABS (15 mins)
For dinner, I had more tomatoes with balsamic vinegar for a starter and then another plate of roasted veg as as a main. God I’ll be glad when this day is over and done with 😉
– Tomatoes and balsamic vinegar (160 cals)
– Vegetables roasted in lowcal cooking spray and dressed in balsamic vinegar and mustard:
- 1/4 aubergine
- 3 carrots
- 1 zucchini
I knew today wasn’t going to be fun… veg only days are rough. Having counted up, I think I only hit about 1100 calories overall which I don’t really feel is enough but I genuinely cannot face another vegetable today. I have felt it though… it’s the first time that I feel tired and lacking in energy. Luckily, tomorrow is protein day (I’m having to switch up some of the days to fit in with what I have in the fridge and when the shops are open this week as it is a long bank holiday in Italy. Thus, fruit and veg combo will be switched to friday!) which should be a whooole lot nicer and should be a good way to get my energy back up 😀 . I have plenty of cottage cheese, yogurt, milk, eggs, cheese and sliced chicken to carry me through the day.
Time for an early night I think x x