First off, I have a confession. After I posted last night, my headache got to be too much for me and I had a Coke. I've been getting exercise induced headaches for a while now and good old Coca-Cola is the only thing I've found that makes them go away. Well, Challenge Day One- no gold star for me.
So, on to Day 2! I knew another exercise-induced headache shouldn't be a problem since I only had an easy swim planned for the day. Today, I was going to succeed.
Breakfast: Same as yesterday, but I added vanilla extract to my oatmeal also- homemade so just vanilla bean and vodka, no corn syrup. Did you know most vanilla extracts contain a sweetener, usually HFCS? I discovered this a couple years ago. Blech!
Oatmeal with pecan milk, chopped pecans, cinnamon and vanilla.
Coffee with whole milk
I get ungodly hungry after I swim. Much more so even than after I run. So I try to bring something with me to snack on while driving home (a 40 minute drive). I usually bring a homemade energy bar but that has honey and dried sweetened cranberries so those were out. So I ended up with just plain almonds. I would have liked to bring some fruit but it wouldn't have kept well in the car or in my gym bag. I also stopped and got some coconut water to drink. Holy cow is that stuff expensive!
I've been craving a pita with hummus & veggies all week so that's what I had. I made the hummus last night and the pita this morning. Ah, homemade bread... It took all the willpower I had not to eat the entire batch.
Whole wheat pita x 2
Red bell pepper
Whole wheat pita
Dinner: Nothing fancy- just leftovers.
Peppers, onion & garlic sauteed with coconut oil
Spiced up kidney beans with sour cream and cheddar cheese
I did it! I made it the whole day avoiding added sugars! It actually was pretty easy today. Since I had some leftovers from yesterday's lunch, I knew I had one meal that was good to go. And luckily, the recipe I followed for the pita bread told me I could omit the sugar and still have great results (and delicious results they were!)
Tomorrow- long run. I'm experimenting with supplementing my electrolytes on a daily basis instead of just during long workouts (that's why I bought the coconut water). I hope to avoid the dreaded headache and not have to drink another Coke!