With a Baked Sweet Potato under my belt, I grabbed my beach cruiser/tank and pedaled down to Urban Yoga for a Nia class. Admittedly, I had no idea what to expect as this was my first Nia class, but I felt sure it wouldn’t wipe me out like my run on Saturday. Boy was I wrong. The combination dance/Tae Bo/yoga class was an intense cardio workout that left me sweating and fatigued. That sweet potato didn’t last long.
For lunch I decided to treat myself to Blue Sushi. Because week 2 of the cleanse has a lot of fish dishes, I thought sushi was a safe bet for lunch, and I wasn’t wrong. I ordered water, caffeine-free orange rooibus tea, a house salad (mixed greens, pickled carrots, Japanese cucumbers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, scallions, daikon sprouts and a wasabi-soy dressing), kampachi crudo and an order of salmon sashimi. None of these dishes had rice, yet I left feeling full. I’m also madly in love with that salad. I could’ve ordered 5 of those salads. That’s a pretty great salad to distract me from sushi, and Blue Sushi is very good.
Then I headed over to Kevin’s parents’ house for my second day of mudding and painting. After about 3 hours of work, I felt as if someone had unplugged me. It was work lifting the paint brush, and I think I might have nodded off a few times while painting the kitchen cupboard (sorry guys!). I tried to get an energy boost from an apple, but it didn’t take.
For dinner I made the Grilled Salmon With Bok Choy for the entire family. It was so delicious, and everyone, even Kevin, seemed to enjoy it. The avocado salsa was amazing. I will definitely make this meal a staple. Yet, that salmon did nothing to boost my energy. So what’s the problem?
Well, I went on a Google search to see what all of this protein is actually doing for me. According to a LiveStrong article, it’s not giving me energy. I think I might focus this week on light jogging (ie, less than 2 miles) and weight training because protein does help repair muscle. I guess I started out too strong this week. Maybe I should read the exercise portion of that cleanse how-to a little more carefully.
Today I had another sweet potato for breakfast. Sweet potatoes topped with cinnamon, walnuts and nutmeg make for such a delicious breakfast, but I never would’ve thought to have it in the morning. The cleanse is opening my eyes to new possibilities for this all-important meal. For lunch, I had another sardine salad, this time with grapefruit. What an improvement! And it’s more roasted veggies for dinner.