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Day 15 of the 30 Day Challenge

Day 15  of the 30 Day Holiday Challenge and I haven’t had a meltdown, although I did have pumpkin cake on Sunday night.

In spite of the pumpkin cake and my Friday night cheat meal  I’ve had 2 big achievements in the past 15 days:

  1. Lost 3 total inches
  2. Increased my max rep push-ups by 10

I also ate clean and skipped dessert at the two holiday parties I attended over the weekend (of course there was the pumpkin cake at dinner on Sunday).

The New Normal:

I’ve decided to give up the agave nectar I use to sweeten my oatmeal as the habit that I’ll change this week. I think this will be more challenging than giving up the Dove chocolate squares. The agave nectar gives the oatmeal just the hint of flavor it needs and it’s a nice contrast to the natural peanut butter.

Here are my meals and workouts from the weekend through today:

12/12/09:

Steel cut oats, 1 tsp agave nectar, 1 tsp peanut butter

Greek yogurt w/ blackberries and 1 tsp honey

2 scoops Nectar protein powder

eggs

Holiday party: 4 pieces of sushi, asparagus, salad w/ light dressing, salmon, cantaloupe and watermelon

Workout: (from CFDV courtesy of CrossFit West Chester):

150 Kettlebell swings (w/ 44 lb. kettlebell) for time. Run 400 meters for each rest period.

12/13:

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 scoop Nectar protein powder

2 scrambled eggs w/ Soy Chorizo and low fat cheese, 1 slice light oatmeal toast w/ butter, 1 orange

Holiday party: 2 tbsp crab and artichoke dip, Ahi tuna w/ bok choy and 1/2 cup sticky rice

Dinner w/ friends: salad, snow peas, 3 oz. salmon, pumpkin cake

12/14:

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

2 scoops Nectar protein powder

Salad, scrambled eggs w/ Soy Chorizo and low fat cheese

Seitan from the Nourishing Well, broccoli, zuccchini

1/4 cup trail mix

12/15 (so far):

Steel cut oats, 1 tsp agave nectar, 1 tsp peanut butter

2 scoops Nectar protein powder, 1 tbsp almond butter

Blackberries, hard boiled egg

Salad greens w/ tuna (made w/ light mayo and mustard)

Workout:

20 minute circuit

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