A week or so ago, a facebook friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) proposed the idea of doing a 21 day no junk food challenge and like an idiot, I said, sure why not…well, fast forward 6 days and the challenge starts today (Friday, April 10th). The challenge is pretty simple when you look at it on paper. No Junk Food – for the purpose of this challenge that means – no donuts, no chips (ok, well, I can deal with those two)…no ice cream (now things are starting to get a bit iffy)…no soda (err…oh crap) and no chocolate (holy shit, I may be screwed!). Thankfully, you will notice, that alcohol isn’t on that list, although it is pretty much empty carbs when I drink it – so while i’m not going to give it up, I am going to try and limit myself to one drink a week.
I realized with triathlon training in full swing and race season about to start (less than a month until my first race), that I really need to kick it into gear and attempt to do something about the 10lbs that I gained post Ironman when I did my own personal sloth impression and didn’t work out for three months/kept eating like I was burning 2000 calories a day working out…
So, I’m going to go ahead and apologize to everyone in advance for anything I may say or do – either written (here/facebook/twitter/goodreads) or say for the next 3 weeks…but please help me and leave me some words of encouragement or if you have a cool healthy recipe you think I should try (because I love cooking).
**For the purpose of this challenge (as directed by the challenge head honcho) – chocolate is defined as candy bars/easter eggs/stuff like that – chocolate milk post workout has been deemed acceptable because it has recovery benefits and dark chocolate (greater than 75%) is also allowed.