It's been 12 days since the Crossfit Oahu Nutrition challenge ended. I am feeling pretty darn good. I think I wrote earlier that my new challenge is to allow for three treats a week, so I don't have to be so strict. Funny thing is, I haven't really wanted anything. It was nice to be able to have a taste of Nathan's cheese cake last weekend, but I didn't go overboard, wanting the whole thing. On Thursday I had a square of super dark chocolate that I have been saving for myself for after the challenge. I was concerned about being able to only have some, although, if I had eaten it all I wouldn't have beaten myself up about it. But I didn't want more. I am enjoying feeling healthy, and feeling thin and strong at the same time. I am enjoying seeing the muscles that have always been in there. But that's not why I haven't been snacking on junk. I just don't want it. We've got tons of stuff in our house. Nathan has stores of chips and granola bars and pudding and cookies and juice and bread. I just don't feel like it. I stopped for a second there, while I was writing, to double check if this is still true. I envisioned myself eating bread with butter. Not interested. I've got a roasted chicken that sounds way more appetizing. I also hit up the Whole Foods dried fruit section the other day and got tons of good stuff. I know that many websites say don't eat too much fruit. I say, do what works for you. It has lots of sugar in it, yes. I usually eat fruit with nuts, and then I don't feel like eating for a while. I eat a well rounded range of food.
Today, I'm sewing workout gear. I'm pretty excited about how easy it is. Turns out once you have a pretty decent pattern for a tank top or shirt, you can whip out a whole bunch of stuff with the right material. Jersey's great because you don't have to finish the edges, it won't fray. The shirt I'm wearing in the picture is one of the tanks I just made. It was the first version, so very unfinished edges. But I don't care, I'm wearing it to sew. The more recent ones are pretty great.