Alright, I know it’s Monday which means this past weekend is already been there, done that…but I really wanted to write about my first weekend on the 21 Day Sugar Detox.
You see for me the weekend is usually my time to let go and indulge a bit. This can look like having some sweet potato fries at my favorite barbecue restaurant with a few craft beers and even having a bite of the corn bread. Or going to my favorite tapas restaurant and enjoying a
glass bottle of wine and devouring a whole cheese board.
So when Friday rolled around and my stressful day at work came to an end I was really, really looking forward to a nice dinner and some wine. But then I remembered…21 Day Sugar Detox Kelsey! No wine, no cheese, no ketchup, no fries! I got a little anxious as I drove to Andy’s and wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to hold out. I even thought about……cheating.
BUT I am very proud to say that I did good the entire weekend! Even being around lots of alcohol and bad food and I stayed on track! We can do this people! Here is how my weekend went:
We went to whole foods and picked up dinner. Shrimp as an appetizer. I forgot I couldn’t have cocktail sauce so decided to try it with lemon. To my surprise I loved it!
For dinner we had short rib steaks with some roasted broccoli. Thank goodness we had a great rub for the steak so I didn’t miss the ketchup too much.
I started my morning with a nice sweaty vinyasa class. It was so foggy on my drive home I had to snap a picture. This weather was making me feel a little down in the dumps all day.
I cheered up a little bit when I got back to Andy’s and we made some yummy omelets. I love this sign I got Andy for Christmas. I told him I know it was his favorite gift!
Then we headed out to do some shopping. This is when things got REALLY good. I figured out that I could use my $200 Athleta gift card at Old Navy. What this means is that instead of getting one pair of yoga pants and two tank tops at Athleta I got FIFTEEN pieces of clothing from Old Navy!! While I love Athleta, Old Navy has great yoga / workout clothes, so how could I go wrong?
I bought 4 pairs of pants, 6 tank tops, 3 sports bras, and one long sleeve zip up. Yoga Teacher Training here I come!
After my shopping spree it was football time….boo. I’m not a huge football fan, and Andy….well he is. Since he dealt with my moodiness up until Saturday I thought I should probably be nice and go watch the games with him and some friends.
Eating and drinking at a sports bar while on the 21 Day Sugar Detox.
I wish I took pictures because it was pretty funny. Over the course of about 5 hours I had the following:
- 3 or 4 club sodas with lime
- 3 buffalo wings (no blue cheese)
- celery sticks dipped in guacamole
- burger with bacon, mushrooms, and onions (no bun or ketchup)
Sunday was a pretty lazy day but we did do something super exciting. We made homemade beef jerky! I followed the recipe from the 21 Day Sugar Detox book and they came out awesome! It made for a great snack at work today.
I also tried Kombucha for the first time this weekend. I had no idea what it was before this detox. To my surprise, I really liked it. Actually, that’s a lie. I like pretty much everything. This was ginger flavored. I wasn’t expecting it to be fizzy but loved it!
We left the house for a few hours to go see Lone Survivor. It was a great movie, but of course a tear jerker. I’ve been SO emotional at movies lately…to the point that I am crying for 5 minutes after we leave the theatre. Is that normal?
We ended our weekend with an awesome dinner. Introducing Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaves. This is a really simple recipe.
- 1.5 – 2 lbs grass fed beef
- 1 egg
- spice to your liking
Mix your beef together and form meatballs. Take a muffin pan and line each muffin with a half slice of bacon. Place the meatballs in the muffin pans and bake on 375 for 25 – 30 minutes.
All in all it was a great weekend and I feel great! I think I’m starting to get the hang of this 21 Day Sugar Detox thing. How do you handle going out and not drinking or eating bad?