What is the challenge? It's a 14 day long program that promotes amazing health and amazing energy. It guides you in the right direction for two weeks so by that third week you are on the right path. You purchase a tub of the Amazing Meal and have one serving a day plus focus on eating whole organic foods. Each day Amazing Grass sends you a link to an article that pertains to healthy living.
Today I started day one. Today's topics were:
- Transforming your belief system as it relates to food
- Replacing old habits with new practices
- It takes 21 days to create a new habit
So what I took out of all of that for me is focus. Decide what you want and focus. The article also mentioned something about always being prepared. That's my number one advice for anyone trying to eat healthy. Do I follow it all the time? No... Sometimes I'm unprepared but normally I'm on top of things. Have snacks and meals planned and prepped ahead of time. Easy and it really works to keep you on track!
I started the morning off with a smoothie made with Amazing Meal. Not sure if I'll share with you every green drink but I'll at least share the key points of the day.
The gym spells it "smoothee"... Should I correct them?
Amazing Meal has 10g of protein plus you get all of the nutrients from the fruits and veggies.
In to the blender went my favorite green
3c spinach (all I had)
1 mushy banana
1 scoop of Amazing Meal
1T almond butter
And a couple ice cubes.
Looking at it now I forgot the chia seeds this morning. Dang.
I took it to go because I had to take the kids to the doctor.
I had an interesting weekend with sick kids and a sick husband which is why there wasn't a post from yesterday. Turns out both kids have ear infections.
I forgot a snack (see I'm not always prepared!) so we had lunch a little early.
Lunch was a mishmosh of all sorts. My favorite kind of thing! We are runnin' low in the fridge. Seriously.
Sweet potatoes cooked low and slow- Cut thick (1/2in), 30 mins at 350 and 20 mins at 425.
With left over pasta salad, greens...
a small chunk of leftover cornbread, and a sneaky cinnamon stuffed date (my new favorite thing in the entire world).
I just finished walking outside for an hour. Sick kids=no gym. I probably walked slower than I do on the treadmill but I got a lot accomplished. I got a bunch of meal planning done and thought up some new recipes.
Do you like a mishmosh on your plate? I think my lunch would drive my husband crazy. He's pretty particular with his food.