Hey guys! Hope you are all doing well in your own world! It’s gone really cold here in Manchester and it was so foggy yesterday. It’s a sign that ‘Winter is Coming!’. So here’s my day 3 of my Bootea Teatox Challenge (Monday 3rd November). Hope you enjoy reading!
HOW I FELT THIS MORNING
I woke up quite late this morning, about 09:30. I am still off work with my anxiety so I have been getting up between 8am and 9am, so this was abnormally late for me considering I went to bed early the night before. I felt full of energy when I awoke though and because I had a fair bit to do today it was good that I had the energy when I awoke!
- Beans on toast – 2 slices of brown bread with butter
- Daytime Tea
- Fruit smoothie – Mango, pineapple, orange juice and ice
I have gotten so used to drinking this tea in the morning and it is so delicious with a warm breakfast! I still like to have my fruit in the morning as it makes me feel fresh so a smoothie in the morning after my tea is the perfect solution when I don’t have fruit in my main breakfast.
- Leftover risotto (See DAY 2 for ingredients) – minus cheese
- Activia yogurt vanilla
- fruit salad with walnuts – red and white grapes, strawberries and blueberries
My five-a-day gets completed by around lunchtime with the amount of fruit I eat. The risotto was a small portion as it what was left in the pan when I plated up so it wasn’t filling, hence why a fruit salad came into the mix! I have walnuts every day now as they are a good source of protein (And I don’t eat red meat or eggs) so a handful of walnut halves every day helps me beat my ongoing iron deficiency, plus they are great for your hair!
- KFC (Naughty alert!) – boneless banquet for one with diet pepsi…large!
- Bedtime tea (Long after)
I felt really guilty after eating this, but it was a late dinner option as yet more painting was done in the evening, and a search for a bed was in practise too. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it though, as I haven’t had a KFC in a long time! It will definitely be a healthier meal for day 4!
SNACKS AND DRINKS
- Chocolate muffin
- packet of crisps
- chocolate bar
I’m not making any excuses for my snacks, I am pregnant and have a sweet tooth! It can’t be helped that I want to indulge in a bit of chocolatey goodness every now and then. As long as I have my fruits and veg there’s nothing wrong with a bit of sugar!
No hard exercise again, just more painting and shopping. I can’t do too much in one day and that’s not me being lazy that’s me listening to my midwife! I’ve had problems with the ligaments under my bump that make walking a painful procedure so I have been told to take it easy, but keeping active even around the house is getting my muscles working and keeping my metabolism going.
HOW I FELT THIS EVENING
Getting in bed I felt relaxed and calm. Drinking my bedtime tea while watching a film, feeling the kicks and jerks from my little boy, I felt totally refreshed from head to toe. Knowing I would sleep well was a bonus to my mood, and as imagined I did drift off easily. I still don’t know if it’s the tea or my attitude to healthy food, but it’s great knowing I’m sleeping like a dream and waking up feeling fresh and ready.
A fellow blogger has also told me she is trialling the Bootea Teatox as well, and we are hopefully going to collaborate on our overall progress at the end of our personal challenges! Have a look at Glamorously Jade here!
Stay sweet x