Besides swimming in sweet potatoes, I've been keeping up with my plan. Since my internship is over and the new semester began, I've been trying to walk two times a day (before and after class). I've also been doing cardio and a little bit of yoga. I feel great. My jeans are starting to get super loose and I feel stronger and more flexible when I stretch. What a difference a month makes!
I don't feel like listing an entire week's worth of food so I'll just tell you about this awesome black bean soup I made.
I don't have a recipe but it was a pound of dried black beans soaked over night. I added onion and garlic when I cooked the beans. Once they were tender, I added ancho and chipotle chili powders, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, orange zest, chunks of carrot and celery, and frozen corn. Once all the veggies were tender I added the juice from an orange. So smoky and good. I served it with polenta just because.
Exercise For 1-23 to 1-29
Sat: 20 min walking
Mon: 40 min walking
Tues: 40 min walking
Wed: 1+ hour cardio kickboxing and dancing
Thurs: 20 min walking
Fri: 40 min walking
I've surpassed my monthly goal of 8 lbs and am almost to my first goal, which means gluten is in my future. When I start eating gluten again, I'm aiming for no more than twice a week at first.
Anyway, I hope all of you had a splendid January. The month just flew on by! More to come soon.