To give myself a short break, I'm going to take 5 days off from working out, but during that time I'm going to eat completely raw. Rather surprisingly, Ethan has agreed to do it with me. I've done raw diets before and I must say that I really love how I feel when I eat that way. I have certainly struggled with self-discipline in the past but feel I have really gained resolve over these last 30 days. This will be a trade-off for me. 30 days straight working out, eating how I wish (within reason, of course), 5 days break from working out but feeding my body only whole, raw foods during that time. Here's my loot from the grocery store today.
Mango, papaya, kiwis, limes, organic Fuji apples, and golden delicious apples.
Blueberries and strawberries.
Crisp red grapes.
Organic carrots, purple cabbage, and red & green bell peppers.
Fresh basil (the best smell in the whole world, by the way!)
This is my first time storing it this way- I read tips on keeping it fresh the longest and found out storing it cut stems down in shallow water at room temperature with a loose baggie over the leaves will keep the moisture in and keep it from wilting. So far, so good.
And lastly, an assortment of dried goodies: pitted dates, sun dried tomatoes, dried apricots, and mixed jumbo raisins.
This food all looks so appealing to me right now so I feel like it's what my body needs more of, along with lots of fresh lettuce, avocado, bananas, raw almonds, almond milk, and tons of water. Will report back. <3