Monthly Archives: April 2012

30 Days come and gone

Recapping on my bicycling goal.  I failed.  It wasn’t a complete failure, but pretty bad.  I am now biking on average 3.5 days a week.  I am definitely better off than I would have been had I not taken on the challenge.

On to my new challenge for myself:  Eating one raw meal a day.

It seems simple enough, but it means I have to actually buy groceries on a consistent basis.  As I start this blog, I am at this moment eating an apple and will soon have some red leaf lettuce and a tiny bit of organic dressing.  Although I must admit I had a pecan cinnamon roll and sugary coffee for breakfast.

I can’t wait to see how eating just one raw meal a day makes me feel.  It’s a sure way to get more veggies and fruits into my diet.

Reasons behind my decision are as follows:

Health

Planet – a raw diet is much more sustainable

Reducing sugar cravings

Energy

My sweetest meal is always breakfast, so logically this will be my raw meal time.

The morning after starting this blog I ate a valencia orange and some organic strawberries.  I love eating fruit, the challenge is eating raw veggies.  My bike ride to work today felt great!  It might be due to the fruit for breakfast, but I think it’s a bit to early to feel the effect.  I definitely did not eat enough fruit.  I was hungry within an hour after breakfast.

One thing I know for sure is this was a better way to start out my day than with coffee and a giant muffin.

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