|The kitchen ready to get it's veggie on|
|Collection of dry goods in glass jars I've been saving|
|My green shelf- sprouts, cilantro and green onions|
I'm pretty impressed with how much we've accomplished so far, including sprouting our own greens, making our own rice milk and huge batches of rice and beans for freezing, but it has been a rather busy week! We've been enjoying vast quantities of Hummus, have re-dedicated ourselves in our love of Bragg Liquid Aminos and discovered that a little applesauce makes a very good sweetener for whole grain cereal.
I think this is the sensible next step for me, I've taken the first six months to get used to regular riding again, now it's time to add some healthy eating into the mix and hopefully take my challenge to the next level. I also feel like I still have a long way to go in regards to cycling- I just don't feel like I get out enough and part of it is that I haven't been feeling very well for a while now, but also part of it is that I need to re-commit myself to blog-accountability...if I state it here, it has to happen, I love how that magically works for me! As the end of the month is just around the corner, and a fresh one is approaching, it seems only fitting that I state my goals here and now for July.
July's goals are going to be pretty simple. I'm going to commit to riding or walking daily, mainly riding, but I do like to add the "walk" option, so Jack can get some exercise in too (always nice to wear the little guy out with a long walk!) Then the other part of my challenge is the lifestyle challenge- I'm going to go 30 days with no meat, no sugar, and no dairy. Instead I'm going to eat lots of unprocessed veggies and fruits, whole grains (rice, lentils and beans), up my water intake and stop eating late night snacks.
Yikes- I'm kinda nervous about July! Especially now I see the words in print and know that the accountability is there. It's going to be a big challenge for someone who previously chowed down on burgers and fries a few times a week, but I'm positive I can manage it. I will most likely be blogging daily check-ins and progress reports and as always, I will enjoy the support of my community here- thank you, wish me luck!