The first day of my CLEAN 28 Cleanse was pretty anticlimactic. I started the morning off with a green juice made with cucumber, celery, kale and swiss chard. This filled me up since I usually don’t have food until noon anyway.
For lunch, I had roast chicken, cucumber & chickpea salad (tossed in red wine vinegar) and some roasted balsamic mushrooms with shallots. This is all on top of a bed of lettuce, dressed with lemon and a bit of olive oil. This was a great lunch, and I especially enjoyed the mushrooms. Didn’t even really notice that I was on a cleanse.
CLEAN Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms, Shallots & Rosemary
Roast a variety of mushrooms (osyter, cremini, white button, shimeji mushrooms, etc.) tossed in olive oil, rosemary, salt, a dash of tamari, and chili flakes in oven for 30 minutes in 375°F. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar after roasting, and leave in fridge. Top with thinly sliced shallows. Put on top of salads or eat by itself!
After work, I went to spin class which is a regular routine for me. I usually go on Monday, Thursday and Fridays because that’s when my favorite instructor is there. No matter how much of a routine it is for me, there are always days when I’m thinking about not going. It’s silly because it’s almost not even a choice not to go anymore, yet I’m still thinking about skipping.
Whenever I get these thoughts, I try to tell myself that I’ll feel so much better afterwards. I have to admit that during the first half of the class, I felt pretty unmotivated. However, my spin instructor keeps me accountable and never fails to help push me to do better. I also wear a heart rate monitor that he actually looks at and checks up on me. He knows if I’m cheating, but most of the time my personal guilt pushes me to try to meet his expectations anyway.
I have to say at the end of this, I felt so pumped and ready to continue and do Chest Day from Week 14 of BiteSizedArmy.