Hi Guys!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! I AM SO HAPPY IT’S SUNDAY and it’s the last day of our 4 week cleanse. Which was a huge success. My mind is BLOWN.
Just to give you an idea of my “workout history” if you will, V and I consistently work out 4-6 days a week depending on what is going on. We always eat healthy, but we occasionally have cheat weekends to balance out. (yes, weekends :p)
What a normal week before would look like as far as meals go:
6:00 -Vegan Protein Shake
8:00-Avocado Toast Rice Cake
11:00- Lunch- (Varies but mostly some kind of protein, greens, fat, and carbs)
2:00-Protein Bar or Apple & Almond Butter
4:00-Workout & Protein Shake After
6:30- Dinner (some kind of casserole/tacos/creation)
Which is very healthy but on the weekends enjoy ice cream, pizza, brunch, chips and salsa, and some adult beverages. 🙂
But because our vacation was a month out we decided to try something different. 🙂 A 30 day no processed food and no added sugar.
Our last month of foods update:
6:00 AM – Tofu w/Avocado
8:00 AM- Vegan Yogurt (sugar free/unsweetened ) with Stevia and Pumpkin Spices. (YUM) and a Kombucha Tea.
11:00 AM- Lunch – Veggie Soup or Healthy Budha Bowls (greens, grains, protein and a tahini sauce)
2:00 PM- Snack- Celery or Carrots with 2 tbsp Hummus. (oil free for me) or An Apple with homemade Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter
4:00 PM-Workout & Raw Protein Shake
6:30 PM- Dinner (Raw Tacos, Buddha Bowls, Protein Pasta, Zucchini Boats, Sweet Potato Boats and a ton of other plant based foods).
The major differences we had over the weekend was that instead of a cheat weekend, we would workout and eat really clean on the weekends too. We also had only a few cheat meals throughout the week and still did not have a lot of sugar.
This diet above was completely unprocessed (only the cheat meals had little processing).
At the 2 week mark, I was feeling incredible but then got sick. 😦 I remained eating clean and I truly believe because of how healthy we were eating my sickness only lasted a couple of days which was amazing!
One major difference from the change was that we both have also had an increase in energy! It’s CRAZY how pumped and ready for work and the gym I am. (without coffee) I don’t get that 2:00 lag in the day, and I am focusing so well at work.
This no processed, low sugar diet, has been a blessing. So much so, that we’re continuing it on as long as we can. Still allowing cheat meals, but will not longer have cheat weekends unless it’s a holiday or a vacation (which we’re going on in 4 days).
The photos don’t lie!! The proof is in the photos you’ll see below. Day one starts with the Blue Pants, Black Bra and Blue Shoes. Week 2 was the pink bra and black shorts. Week 3 is with the grey top and black pants. And then the last week is the photo of me in blue pants and black shoes. That is from today- 4 weeks later!!!! I have never been more fit in my life. My abs are insanely defined. I am shocked myself to see them like this!
The work outs I have been doing haven’t changed all that much, but I have been doing a lot more HIIT training because of my increase in energy. As for cardio I’ve been using only the row machine and it is a GAME CHANGER. I cannot stress how much I love that machine now.
I also started a burpee challenge staring out with only being able to do 3 sets of 10 on week one. As of right now I have worked up to 3 sets of 50 with ease during each work out. 🙂
I was a huge skeptic starting this, it was for experimental reasons, but now we’re forever changed! I wish I took my husband’s before and afters because he is also in insane shape as well!
We both feel so confident heading to Cabo now and feel like it was completely worth it. If you have any questions on this please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Yes, vegans are STRONG, NOT PROTEIN DEFICIENT, and can build abs like these: