Miserable. That’s a common misconception about giving up dairy. That you can’t eat anything you like. And because you can’t eat anything you like, you’re miserable and this happens …
It’s really not that bad. After a few weeks, you’ll notice that not eating that garbage becomes a habit. Everybody has cravings. But there’s a difference between cheating and treating.
Cheating is when you drive to Taco Bell, order everything on the menu and indulge in a preservative-powered coma (and, no, I have not tried that) …
Treating is rewarding yourself, within reason, for kicking ass in a lifestyle change. After running nearly 100 miles, lifting weights for 20 hours and racking up 10,000 situps a month, I’m sure as hell going to reward myself.
No, it’s not going to be dairy. That’s a waste of at least one workout. Here are a few things I treat myself to …
Yes, the occasional soda. And by occasional, I mean once every week or two. And, no, bitch, you can’t have any of my cherry limeade.
Bomb pops. Mmmm. Actually, we get the Always Save brand blast-off pops. Same thing. And they’re only got 40 calories and eight grams of sugar per bomb pop.
INTAKE AND OUTPUT
7:30 a.m.: Banana, bottle of water; 10 a.m.: Banana and tortilla chips; 2:15 p.m.: Chicken enchilada, tortilla chips, water; 10 p.m.: Organic fake “chicken” patty sandwich, water.
Three-mile run, 30 minutes weights
6:30 a.m.: Sausage (two links), toast, water; 10 a.m.: Banana; 11:15 a.m.: Chicken enchilada, tortilla chips; 7 p.m.: Salad (Greens, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, eggs, fake chicken), tater tots, fizzle drink, water, tofutti cutie.
2.5-mile run (fastest mile splits since 2001), 450 situps
6:30 a.m.: Sausage (two links), toast, tea; 1 p.m.: Banana, water; 4 p.m.: Tea; 8 p.m.: Chipotle 14-pound burrito (about 3/4 of one of their huge-ass burritos with barbacoa, rice, black beans, veggies, salsa, corn and guac), tea.
2.5-mile run (fastest splits since Tuesday!), 30 minutes lifting weights, 250 situps (speed workout)