Day Five ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 5
Eat Drink
Wake Up 8 oz of water
Breakfast Oatmeal with a variety of toppings OR 2 pieces of whole wheat toast topped with a nut butter of your choosing and a side of fruit (apple orange or banana) 8 oz of water
Morning 8 oz of water before lunch (I always keep a water bottle handy)
Lunch Leftover Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with an avocado or ketchup and a side of fresh veggies with 2 TBsp hummus 8 oz of water
Afternoon For a snack make a fruit smoothie 8 oz of water before dinner
Dinner Spinach Salad with slices of cucumber; yellow squash; diced Roma tomatoes; black olives and balsamic vinaigrette 8 oz of water
Exercise At least 16 oz of water after exercise to rehydrate

I chose oatmeal for my breakfast and topped it with cinnamon, strawberries, and pecans. Oatmeal never gets old for me. And it’s so filling!

I had another sweet potato veggie burger for lunch today. This time with 1/2 Tbsp ketchup. I actually liked that more than the avocado. Must be the corn syrup 😛

For dinner I went with a simple classic: salad. Admittedly, having no feta just seemed wrong, but it was still full of flavor. Plus, I needed an easy way to use up more of my tomatoes.

I continued my workout trend with the next segment of the Five Day Workout Plan.

Day Four Five Day Workout Plan

I used those 10 lb weights again except for the Reverse Fly. The link above has descriptions for some of the exercises. I didn’t do the reverse pushup because I was too lazy to get under the table to do it, which is really the only place in my apartment that it will work. If you’re at the gym, the bar that goes over benches is the easiest for reverse pushups, or just simply do pull-ups (if you can!).

After my workout, I indulged in a smoothie for my snack. I blended up a banana, 5 strawberries, a handful of fresh spinach, half a cup of almond milk and half a cup of orange juice.

fruit smoothie

Day Four ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 4
Eat Drink
Wake Up 8 oz of water
Breakfast Oatmeal with a variety of toppings OR 2 pieces of whole wheat toast topped with a nut butter of your choosing and a side of fruit (apple orange or banana) 8 oz of water
Morning 8 oz of water before lunch (I always keep a water bottle handy)
Lunch Leftover Easy Stir Fry 8 oz of water
Afternoon If you're hungry any time throughout the day have a handful of raw almonds with an apple 8 oz of water before dinner
Dinner Sweet Potato Veggie Burger from My Whole Food Life. It makes several patties so you'll be able to save some for lunch tomorrow 8 oz of water
Exercise At least 16 oz of water after exercise to rehydrate

Per suggestion from the recipe for the veggie burgers, I topped mine with avocado. You can save the leftovers for your lunch tomorrow.

sweet potato veggie burger

By now I was going crazy for some dessert so I made the One-Ingredient Ice Cream. So good!

For exercise I did the third day of the Five Day Plan.

day 3 of five day workout plan

I used my 10 lb weights again instead of five. I felt the burn! I did an extra long stretch session afterwards because I was feeling a little tight. Day four was another success!