Why are the first days of most things always SO hard???
Do you know the feeling of that first intense workout after you have not been working out for awhile?
Your body says no, no, no! It’s miserable, you can’t breathe! All you keep thinking is ” I am never going to get thru this workout, I am going to die”. For those who really push themselves you most likely feel like throwing up or feeling like your going to pass out or a combination of the two. The first workout after a long hiatus is always the toughest to conquer & yet we do. Not only that, the feeling of completing that first workout is inspiring! We did it! It gives us inspiration to do it again, and again and again.
The first day of my diet was almost as brutal as the first day of working out. My body now craves carbs because I have been eating so many. My body is now addicted to the carbs that come from eating gluten. The NoOodle diet is low glycemic & it is also gluten free. The first day of removing any kind of addiction, in this case complex carbs, is almost impossible, but not quite. I did it & completing day #1 has inspired me to go to day #2.
This is what I consumed yesterday:
64 ounces of water
16 ounces of coffee
3 tablespoons low fat milk ( for my coffee)
16 ounces purple cabbage soup
2 boxes of chicken infused NoOodle
6 ounces of grilled salmon
2 pieces of trident gum
2 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter
It was a holiday yesterday and a great day for me to prep some of the food I will be eating in the days to come. I know everyone says, “Preparation is the Key”. I think it is true. It is definitely true for cooking, especially when you are cooking for many people. It is certainly true if you are going to attempt any diet. To prep for my diet I went thru the refrigerator/freezer and cabinets and I removed everything I couldn’t eat and gave it away. I always have lots of veggies on hand so I started cooking up some healthy foods that I could pair with the NoOodle. I don’t ever use recipes in my cooking. I understand that some people love to use recipes. For you guys that love to follow recipes I will create recipes for the NoOodle dishes I create. I love soup, especially in January in Chicago. It’s fast, fun & healthier & it makes people happy (-:
NoOodle & Purple Cabbage Soup
1 box of chicken NoOodle meal starter
8 ounces of purple cabbage soup (see recipe below)
Mix together in a small pot until hot. This yummy 16 ounce bowl of soup filled me up & tasted great, try it out!
Purple Cabbage Soup (pictured raw above)
One whole purple cabbage sliced
one small yellow onion sliced
15 cherry tomatoes halved
a bunch of fresh dill
4 chicken bullion cubes
water to cover all veggies
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
salt & pepper to taste
Method is SOOOOO easy!
Put all veggies into a the pot, add water to reach the top of veggies and add bouillon and caraway seeds. Bring to a boil then reduce heat on low and cover. Ready in 30 minutes to an hour depending on the texture of the veggies you desire.
In addition to doing some cooking yesterday I was able to get my cardio workout in. I have been told by Aaron, my trainer, to do the following to burn the most calories during a workout. One minute you go to a speed over ten and then the next minute you go back to a speed of six or seven and then you go to ten again for the next minute and so on and so on until you reach 20 minutes. The precor machine said I went 2.80 miles and burned a total of 180 calories in 20 minutes. I finished with some push-ups, sit-ups and stretching for 15 minutes.
We have had some requests about the timing of when you can send it your picture to enter into the contest. To give you a chance to take the photo we are extending the time you can enter to January 10th. We also are extending the time period to February 28th to give us all more time to see measurable results. On February 28th all second pictures of your improved physique should be taken and submitted to me by March 2nd. On March fourth, my birthday, I will announce our three winners of our first NoOodle Diet Contest. I am so excited for our improved health & wellness that is in our future, thanks!
“It’s your life, use your NoOodle”.