Today was one of my favourite days of the year. Melbourne Cup Day! For all those that live outside of Australia (which is more than half of you) Melbourne Cup is “the race that stops the nation” A horse race that is.
Melbourne folks get the day off work and those in Sydney pretty much stop working in the afternoon. It is fabulous! We get dressed up, we drink, eat, more drink (the Aussie’s can sure drink!) and we cheer on our favourite horse! I love the vibe of Melbourne Cup. It’s a lot a whole lot of fun!
My Melbourne Cup Dress – Most girls wear hats or fascinators but I am not much of a hat girl! (I cut my friend out cos I wasn’t sure he wanted to be on my blog!)
On days like this it is almost impossible to stick to clean eating and I sure broke my clean eating ways. My work provided a lunch for us and I had a terribly greasy and disgusting sausage, a bread roll which I am sure was full of preservatives, half a can of coke and 3 glasses of wine! Eyck!
Sure I should have grabbed a salad before the work lunch but sometimes you just have to indulge and be part of the fun. I will never tell you to eat clean 100% of the time because it’s just not sustainable.
When I staggered home (I am giggling after 1 wine, so 3 is lethal for a girl like me!) my body craved greens! When you have been eating clean for a while you will love your vegetables and your body will tell you when you need a hit. I ended the day with plenty of vegetables and a double shot of Spirulina.
My point is you don’t need to feel guilty if you have a day like I have had. Enjoy it but make sure you also squeeze in a lot of nutrients before and afterwards. to alkaline your body balance out all that acidic food. You’re body will thankful!
I am off to sweat this junk out of me with a HIIT workout.