Friday, August 17, 2012

Day Four Detox, A Walk and Some Pilates

Good morning!  I hope you are all having a good day so far...because...it's Friday!  I am so excited because tonight we are going to see Bare Naked Ladies and Blues Traveler in concert at the Sands Casino.  BNL is such a fun band and I can't wait to see them live and hopefully I can get some good pictures.  

Yesterday I completed day four of this little detox I am doing.  If you are new to my blog, you can catch up here:

Day One of Detox 

Day One Down, Onward to Day Two 

Mini Track Session and Day Two Detox Recap 

Day Three Detox Review 

I have to say, compared to day three, day four was better.  However, I did not run.  It was my typical day off...I usually run three days, take a day off, run three days, take a day off, etc, so the zero mileage day fit nicely into the schedule, especially after Wednesday night's run.  I have been wanting to try the Pilates class at my yoga studio for a while now, so I took advantage of the time I had to myself and headed on over.  

The verdict?  I really liked the extensive core work at Pilates, especially since I often tend to neglect that part of my body.  But overall, I didn't really feel like I got a great workout.  In my opinion, nothing compares to running in terms of an overall "good workout" feeling.  The thing I love about yoga, however, is the feeling I get after I am finished.  My body feels refreshed and limber and ready to tackle more runs. 

After Pilates, Willsey and I took a short walk around the neighborhood because he loves to go out and see the world.  

As for day four detox eats, here's what I did:

7:30 AM - water with lemon
9:00 AM - Whey protein smoothie with strawberries, blueberries and spinach
11:30 AM - Lunch: leftover rice, some berries and some of last night's salad while working in my classroom

1:30 PM - handful of raw almonds
3:00 PM - peach
7:00 PM - Veggie "chili" and some brown rice

All I did for this dish was saute a ton of veggies in a tablespoon of olive oil, including two hot peppers.  Next, I chopped up five tomatoes and added them into the pot and they rendered down and created a juice, like chili.  A tablespoon each of chili powder and cumin made this dish complete.  I topped some brown rice with the veggies and it was a hit with my husband since he has been a victim of my detox over the past few days.  

The veggies, pre-chili...

Right now I am about to head out for a run.  I'm not sure how far yet, but I'm thinking at least five.  Enjoy your day!


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