Jade's Life has folllowed my transformation from a Melbourne model and party girl to a health and fitness ambassador and writer living in Sydney. Life is full of different paths, embrace new opportunities and never give up on your dreams.
Monday, 4 May 2015
Live Below the Line: My $2 a Day Challenge- The Beginning
challenge is to raise awareness for those in the world who live below
the poverty line. They get by on as little as $2 worth of food a day. I
love to fuel my body and put the right things in it, I'll reach for a
$12 jar of coconut oil or $7 bottle of almond milk at an organic
grocer without much thought or spend $10 on a protein smoothie after a
workout. I'm taking this challenge to help raise money
for the cause but also enhance my own awareness of what I am consuming.
Could I get by on just $2 a day? We're about to find out! You can show your support with a donation here.
Rice thins $1
the shopping was eye opening- I had to make the ethical decision to opt
for 6 free range eggs for $3.40 when cage eggs were $2.80 for 12! And
to pick carrots or rice? I don't use rice that much in my usual diet
anyway so was happy to have oats to fill me up and carrots as a tasty
eggs on corn thins
carrots as a snack
and carrot fritters for dinner.
of optimism and positive thoughts for my challenge. I’m all stocked up
with my groceries and have a rough idea of what I can create with my
ingredients. My mind is on inventing nutritious meals rather than
rationing the portions
at this stage.
a 5k run in the morning, but am going to be careful to limit my exercise this
week so I don’t feel too lethargic.
for breakfast was kind of standard, however I did miss the banana slices, honey
and chia seeds that I usually add!
I had a few queries from people at work who’d
heard about the challenge and I made fun of my dismal looking lunch, but it was
pretty good actually. As a vegetarian I often have eggs for protein and the
corn thins aren’t something I’d usually buy so it didn’t seem too boring. I’m
sure by the end of the week I’ll think quite differently!
The afternoon slump was difficult at about 2 or 3pm when I’d usually reach
for some fruit. But I had my carrot sticks so at least I didn’t feel
hungry, even if I didn't get the sweet hit from fruit.
snacked on a rice cake when I got home, then realised that doing that every day
will soon see me running out of food!
Monday is girls night
so I was heading to a girlfriends for dinner. I made sure to eat before I left instead, so I wouldn’t
be too tempted by what they were having!
The kale and carrot
fritters I made were a complete success, with some kale chips on the side. I just luurve kale.
I have supportive girlfriends or tonight could have been very
awkward. Shantelle has done fitness modelling competitions before and she
remembered the feeling of bland meals and having to take your own food when
visiting friends.We were all so busy
talking and catching up that I could almost completely ignore the delicious
smells of her cooking. Almost. But I stuck to sipping my bottle of water.
slept fine and didn’t feel hungry at all. First day down.
If you'd like to show your support then please check out my profile and spare some change. Even just $1 makes a difference, thats a whoel bag on corn thins!