I don’t know about you, but we made it through day 2! And it was a lot easier than yesterday. Dustyn and I both woke up feeling really good. Usually I am groggy when I wake up and don’t feel totally alert until a few hours after I’ve had Folgers in my cup, but today I was ready for the world. Dustyn felt the same; when he gets home from work he’s usually dead to the world, but today he worked out and then did some chores around the house. I say that’s pretty impressive. The only weird thing I have noticed is that the Spark makes your pee a really bright color, but I think that happens with other energy supplements, too.
Finding good meals to eat during the challenge isn’t very difficult since we cook healthy meals most of the time anyway. I honestly think scrambled eggs are a pretty good go to for someone staring at the fridge trying to figure out what to eat. We get farm-fresh eggs (cage-free, no hormones, etc) from one of our really good friends, but if you don’t have friends like ours then the farmer’s market is a great place to go as well. Also, the crock-pot is your friend. Prepping and planning is such an important part of your success in any diet. Failing to plan is planning to fail. The other day I put 4 chicken breasts, a diced onion and 2 green peppers, water, and fajita seasoning on low for 5 hours and the two of us got 6 meals out of that. It was the simplest meal and it was so good. It’s nice to have things pre-made in the fridge because when you’re on the verge of starvation you usually tend to eat processed things with higher calories and less nutritional value. When you have something super healthy you can heat up real quick then you can avoid that.
My tips for planning meals would be to create a board on Pinterest where you can pin all the healthy meals you find that are appetizing to you. You would be surprised how good healthy meals actually taste sometimes! Go through and pick out your favorites for the week and from those create a grocery list. That day wash and prep all your meats and veggies that way when you do go to cook a meal it doesn’t take so long. Some people like to cook all their meals for the week, but I feel when I do that my food goes to waste because it has been in the fridge for too long and goes bad.
Another bonus in this challenge in addition to planning out healthy meals for the week is having somebody to do it with. You know when teachers would ask you, “if you were driving alone in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and absolutely no one was around, would you run a stop sign”? Yes, I probably would. We probably all would, and that is why we need to have someone holding us accountable. The same goes for this challenge. I think that this could also give some people even more motivation to stick with it because they see it as a competition.
So those are our experiences and tips for the day! We hope y’all took something from it and we’ll see ya tomorrow!