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A new routine

So this whole 30 day experiment has got me thinking.

What could I achieve if I changed my routine? Those habits and behaviors that are just a part of my daily life. What if I gave up some of the food behaviors that just “have” to be a part of my life: the evening Dove dark chocolate “night cap”, the agave nectar in my oatmeal, the 2-3 cheat meals a week. Could I be fitter, faster and stronger?

So, for the rest of the Challenge I’m going to change my routine and establish some new habits.

The first change? I’m giving up my daily 1-2 Dove Dark Chocolate squares. This my daily “treat” to myself. An innocuous indulgence. A pat on the back for not clearing out the contents of my refrigerator. I’m not a chocoholic by any means, but the dark chocolate has become a fixture in my diet.

We’ll see how I do with this one.

Here’s an update of my progress over the past few days (pre-Dove chocolate moratorium):

12/4

Nutrition:

Oatmeal w/ 1 tsp peanut butter

Nectar protein powder w/ water

Greek yogurt w/ 8 blackberries and 1 tsp honey. 1 tbsp peanut butter

Salad w/ salmon, and avocado

Dinner at Country Squire Diner – salad w/ dressing on the side, pecan crusted tilapia (scraped off breading), broccoli

1 Dove chocolate square

Workout:

2 meetings that ran over resulted in unintentional rest day 🙁

12/5

Oatmeal w/ 1 tsp peanut butter

Greek yogurt w/ 8 blackberries and 1 tsp honey. 1 tbsp peanut butter

Nectar protein powder w/ water

Tuna w/ light mayo, avocado, field greens

Friday night cheat meal: cheese, crackers, macaroni salad, collard greens, sweet potato pie

Workout:

CrossFit DV

12/6

Oatmeal w/ 1 tsp peanut butter

Nectar protein powder w/ water

Greek yogurt w/ 8 blackberries and 1 tsp honey. 1 tbsp peanut butter

Sweet potato soup (not a part of the daily clean eating plan, but it was good), Edamame

Saturday night cheat meal: BBQ “ribs”, spinach, French fries, 2 white fudge Oreos, wassail

Workout:

CrossFit Lumberjack 20

12/6

Greek yogurt w/ 8 blackberries and 1 tsp honey. 1 tbsp peanut butter

Brunch at the White Dog Cafe: salad w/ oil and vinegar, smoked salmon, eggs, spinach, tea w/ Stevia and milk

Edamame

Seitan w/ mustard sauce (1 tsp agave nectar, olive oil, mustard), baby spinach

1 White fudge Oreo

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