I completed the 42 mile 5 boro bike tour and it felt great. Training definitely helped in the endurance arena and also with the hills we did. I was so pumped by the time I got to the Varrazano Bridge and realized the incline wasn’t that bad and I felt great. I was blowing by people on a mountain bike which is harder than a road bike. I am really looking forward to doing more of these events…maybe a triathlon. At least I will start to train for one.
Anyone know of a good site or book to read on training for a tri??
The water weight is back somewhat. My stomach isn’t concave like when I was just on the LA, and my body isn’t as cut…but that’s what diuretics do. I am eating egg whites for breakfast w/ 1 piece of turkey sausage. Lunch is a salad w/ chicken, or fish w/ all sorts of veggies and a vinagrette, no cheese. I have a snack of 1 Ryvita cracker and tuna salad. Before I workout I have an apple. When I got home last night I had some crackers and mixed nuts while I cooked my dinner of 3 prawns, shirataki noodles and mixed veggies. It felt like a lot of food considering how little has been in my system…but it felt clean and not heavy like beef, pasta, fried or oily food. I am trying to eat more veggies, fruit and clean foods to prevent cravings. If I go for a long time w/o food I crave junk and I tend to overeat. I still crave sweet every now and then, but I have some reduced fat wheat thins and hummus or some mixed nuts and the craving passes. I don’t feel like I am denying myself, and I have had great workouts while on the cleanse and I hope they continue. My trainer said she likes how my body is shaping up. The cleanse reset my body back to a healthy way of living. I still have not had any alcohol in almost 1 month and that also feels good. I will try my best to stay off cheese and red meat and fried foods. I have more energy when I eat clean, and I feel better b/c my clothes fit better. I hope everyone has as positive experience as I have had.
I look forward to my next cleanse as I am wiser as to how my body reacts. It is a mind set, and anyone can do it.
I am done, I’m dying to eat. I ran 5 miles yesterday and felt great. I biked 20 on Sunday and felt awesome…b/c I started to step down off the cleanse by having soup and veggies. So officially I made it 14 days. I have been doing the LA on days 15 and 16 for 2 meals, and a small vegetarian meal of hummus, crackers, and soup. I think I will ease back into chicken by thr weekend, but no red meat for a long while. I am just so hungry and don’t want to blow the benefits of the cleanse by waiting so long to eat that I go overboard. Tonight I will have organic lentil soup after the gym. I am wondering if I should go back to 3 meals a day or 5-6 small ones. Should I go back to oatmeal for breakfast or do the LA? What about egg whites?
I guess after my 1st cleanse I am wondering what I should go back to eating.
Happy Cleanse! Next time I will try for longer when my schedule permits.