Congratulations! You completed 7 days of what has hopefully been a positive change.
- We could stop.
- We could do the first week’s challenges again.
- Or we could continue for a 7 more days with new challenges.
Why continue? Changing eating habits…
Dr. Neal Barnard, MD of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has found that it takes many people three weeks to drop bad eating habits and replace them with good ones.
…and experiencing the benefits of a plant-based diet.
- reduce body fat and maintain lean muscle,
- increase energy without coffee or caffeine,
- increase strength,
- increase endurance,
- improve sleep quality,
- improve mental clarity,
- reduce sleep requirements,
- improve resistance to infection,
- quicken recovery from exercise,
- reduce or eliminate sugar cravings,
- increase desire to excel.
Source: Thrive. The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier
How this works:
- Meatless for 7 days.
- Follow the daily challenges listed below.
- Enter to win!Take pictures throughout the week including your daily challenges. Using the hashtag #vegchallenge share them on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for one entry each day. There will be a Vegetarian Challenge tab in the menu bar above that will include a link-up (open all week) to link your photos and blog posts or you can leave a comment including the link to your challenge photos.
If you didn’t join the first 7 days of the challenge go to Vegetarian Challenge to sign up!
4/29 – Day 8: Plan a meal using the vegetarian food pyramid as a guide.
Note: There are almost as many food guide pyramids out there as there are diet books. I chose this guide as the one that most reflects my diet. To be used as a general guideline.
Days 11-14 challenges will be posted on Wednesday.
Over the past few weeks my mileage has been higher than ever before and my body felt it. That means it’s time to make some changes to my weekly training plan. More rest, fewer days of strength training and only 1 day of double workouts.
Monday: Core 1
Tuesday: Run 4; Core 2
Wednesday: Cathe Legs; Cathe Burn Sets Bi’s & Tri’s, Core 1
Thursday: Run 4; Core 2
Friday: Cathe Chest, Back & Shoulders, Core 1
Saturday: Core 2
Sunday: Flying Pig Half Marathon
Linking up with Marathon Mom.
Are you joining the challenge? Have you reached a point in your marathon training that your body feels noticeably more tired?