Here we are - Monday. Weekends are never long enough. They go WAY too fast. And before you know it, it's back to the grind of the work week. I can't complain about our weekend - it was busy but also pretty low-key for us. We enjoyed a late dinner date night at one of our favorite restaurants Friday night. I went to a baby shower for most of the day Saturday. We rented the movie Lone Survivor Saturday night (I can't remember the last time we watched a movie!) We hiked around a local park. We ran errands. We splurged on eggless chocolate chip cookie dough and pizza and breadsticks. We talked about the future. And now here we are - Monday morning.
But this isn't just your regular old Monday morning. Nope, today is day 1 of our second clean eating challenge (I say ours but really the challenge is through Matt's crossfit box and I just pretend to be part of it all!) I am so looking forward to these next weeks of clean eating again. I loved the first challenge. Were the first couple weeks tough? Absolutely. But once you get into it all and start feeling better and getting into a routine it's amazing. You feel better. You sleep better. You're more energized. I'm looking forward to getting back to eating clean, whole foods (except this Saturday - splurge day since it's my baby shower!) Yes, I'll miss chocolate chips, and bagels, and candy, and cereal. But having these challenges is the perfect way to refresh your body, get rid of all the junk in it, and just focus on eating healthy!! Good for the body! Good for the soul! And good for the baby!
As we embark on this journey again, I hope to start sharing some recipes along the way. Some might be recipes that we found when we did the first challenge. But I am also hoping to find some new ones that we can incorporate into our weekly dinners. So, if you have any great recipes send 'em my way! :)
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!