Well I managed to resist the beer and pizza after tennis opting for a banana and coconut water as planned! It was no where near as good 😦
But, I managed to stick to the plan and felt pretty pleased with myself.
During tennis I was curious to see if my energy levels would be down. It wasn’t a huge night but a reasonable time out on the court and I didn’t feel fatigued at any point. My tennis was rubbish, but I could hardly blame that on my diet!
Sleep came relatively easy after a night playing tennis in the cold.
The morning came and I woke up feeling a little hungry, but again not famished. On the down side, I was feeling a little flat with a bit of a headache and generally irritable. Jumping on the scales I had dropped half a kg so a total of 1.5kgs in 2 days – not too bad.
Being almost halfway though my program, I figured I could ride out any ill effects as my body adjusted to the reduced nutrition. Maybe breakfast would make me feel better?
- Cup of Early Grey Tea ( no milk or sugar)
- 500ml Water
- Morning Juice
- I hadn’t finished the juice from the night before so started with that as the base of my juice – around 200ml worth – and added extra.
- 1 x Carrot
- 1/4 Cucumber
- 1 x stick Celery sliced
- 1 x small handful frozen organic Blueberries
- 1 x Orange peeled
- 1 x small handful baby Spinach
- 1 x slice Pineapple
- filtered water
- Espresso coffee
After breakfast I got ready for work and well…. I just didn’t feel like I was firing on all cylinders. My headache wasn’t as bad and I didn’t feel hungry, so I just blamed the blues on residual effects of the cold I have just had and moved on. But I suspected that my body was rebelling a little at the strictness of the diet. Tomorrow could be interesting….
With a few meetings planned for the day I grabbed a coffee and reminded myself to try and drink more water.
- Espresso coffee
- 500 ml water
I cheated again for lunch and brought a pre-packaged vegetable soup that I could heat up where I was working.
- 400g Pumpkin and Lentil soup
Getting back home I had some of my trusty soup ready to heat up. Feeling some hunger pangs I allowed myself a snack as a treat before dinner.
- 50 gm combination of peanuts, cashews & wasabi peas
- 250g Vegetable Soup for dinner
- 500ml filtered water
Dinner satisfied my hunger and with my headache all but gone, I was feeling good about my diet again. Post dinner while watching the State of Origin game I settled down to a cup of tea and some fruit.
- Cup Earl Grey Tea (no milk or sugar)
- 2 x Imperial Mandarins
The plan for the morning is a gym session and maybe a light run later in the day. I’m expecting the gym session to be tough – but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised 😉
Wondering what the morning’s weigh in will present..