Day 5. Today could have gone better and could have gone worse. It started with not running the 4 miles that I was supposed to run this morning because I convinced myself that I didn’t need to run. Than about 20 minutes later I was already regretting my decision not to run. Good news, I didn’t have a headache again, 2 straight days. Bad news, my allergies started bothering me (not my autoimmune hives) and by the afternoon they were really irritating me. I already take 2 X 150 mg of Allegra and 4 X 50 mg of hydroxizine (prescription antihistamine) so I don’t know what else I could take to relieve my symptoms. The other bad news, I slipped up a little on my detox. I stopped for an iced latte at Coffee Bean and had some trail mix that included raisins and sweetened banana chips. I promise tomorrow I will do better.
Today I had gone back and forth as to whether I should even continue finishing this detox. The allergies really threw me off my routine for some reason. I was questioning why I was even doing this detox to begin with and who would care if I finished or not. I then talked myself into continuing the detox, that today’s slip ups wouldn’t discourage me from continuing on and finishing my 21-day sugar detox. I feel like doing this detox is similar to running. You are consistently reminding yourself why you are doing this in the first place; so much mental strength needed.
Enough with my complaining for the day. Here is my food/exercise for the day:
Pre-breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/ paleo creamer
Breakfast: 1 egg w/ 1/2 cup baby spinach sautéed in bacon fat; 1/2 avocado; 1 hard-boiled egg; 1/2 cup roasted veggies (beets/sweet potatoes)
1 hour cardio/interval training
Pre-lunch snack: Grande Iced Americano w/ my homemade paleo creamer (at home)
Lunch: leftover frittata; 1/3 cup roasted veggies; 10 black olives; 2 dill pickles; 8 ozs kombucha; 4 FCLO
After lunch: peppermint tea w/lemon/fresh ginger/honey (just a little)
Afternoon snack: Iced latte; 1 whole frozen banana treat; 1 single serving of Justin’s almond butter
**sorry, no picture of the latte and banana was on the road.
Dinner: leftover fajita chicken salad w/ lime cilantro vinaigrette
**again sorry no picture for this either, will try better with the pics tomorrow.
Bedtime snack: bedtime tea w/lemon/ginger/honey; trail mix (banana chips. raisins, sunflower seeds)
I’m hoping I wake up tomorrow and my allergies are better. This weather has been crazy this week, too much wind!
Are there certain times of the year where you get allergies? If so, what do you take to help relieve the symptoms?