Food. Better when it stays down.
I really loathe viruses. It makes my ppa worse. My anxiety takes over and as much as I want to clean my body tells me otherwise. So I compromise and will clean a little bit at least until I feel too woozy to stand.
So I battle the bug. My arsenal: Elder Berry Extract-government proven to be as effective as Tamiflu. Eating a clove of garlic. Vita C 500mg every hour not to exceed 1g in a day. Netti pot. Lots of water. And my night cap...Nyquil. And my inner voice looping this is just a bug and it will pass soon.
Day 2- of feeling sick after a work out...sucks. I checked workout intensity settings; um medium. blah. So I turned it down to a hopefully comfortable low. I get sometimes as shown on those weight loss shows contestants may puke but trainer or no trainer I'm not puking for anyone. Bad enough my bowels are going b-a-n-a-n-a-s (in the singing voice of the The Fresh Beat Band song now stuck on my head). One end enough. Moving on.
And by Day 2 I mean work out number two. I won't be exercising daily for the 30 days although my 30 days of wtf means thirty days. My resting days are not real resting days as I have a 17mos old that I chase plenty around the house while cooking and cleaning.
Monday-day after workout #2...word of the day-ow. Ohmyshit my legs are killing me. Using the lo to pick up stuff because I can't bend over!
Fast forward to one week later and I didn't feel like a weigh in or even a work out. I like the ps3 Active 2 schedule because I can trade days and not be penalized. Even though "I" started my program on a Thursday they start on Sundays. Meh. I will say since I turned down the intensity my wanting to puke was eliminated. I still hate working out. But it's fun when I get to box or skate board doing tricks-it does get my mind off the fact that I'm working out.
I figure since my 9lb loss from where's the food without exercise (yaaay) I should for the next 30 day wtf project incorporate exercise back into my life (yay.) I loathe starting stuff on Mondays-this day gets such a bad rap for being the first day after a weekend! So I chose...Thursday!
My other wtf project began on a Thursday and did well so I will begin the next on the same day of the week. I was a gym rat before my lo (little one) trying to get fit before pregnancy (didn't happen as I thought I had plenty of time) so I'm not foreign to exercise. However, gym membership cancelled as one of my happy tradeoffs so I may stay at home, my discipline for exercising at home, well lacks. Therefore I thought adding this as a wtf project I will be more motivated to exercise. The blogging makes me feel more accountable.
So today was day 1 of a 9 week program, however I'm just posting the 30 days as I'm sure I will stick with it...although the previous sentence makes believe I should revisit aforementioned statement. I've used this before pregnancy but let me tell you the twenty minutes on easy setting really made me want to throw up. It was tough. So tough, tomorrow will be rest day switching it with Saturday's rest day. I told dh (dear husband) we should w-a-l-k (have to spell it in my house because the dog knows that word and will go crazy thinking she gets to go) tomorrow.
I can appreciate those weight loss bloggers that will actually take a pic of the scale or disclose their weight. I won't. Marilu Henner was on Dr. Oz once and while he was introducing her with spectacular accolades he even included, the horror...that she once weighed 174lbs! *major face palm I needed to borrow an extra palm* 174lbs! Really now. I would've been more impressed if he had chosen to say she was 30lbs overweight. There are a lot of women weighing 174lbs some overweight and some that's their normal weight. Ugh such a negative stigma with numbers on the scale and jean size.
Yes I can see the worth of women touting their numbers maybe to suppress this adverse reaction to just numbers, however at the same time I think maybe just leaving it out all together may also help. Instead focus on the 'journey' and the success. My only numbers will be of loss or gain. For those women that will even take before pics- wow such bravery, right now I'm working on discipline...courage may be next!
After my final week and it being Mother's Day I treated myself to sugar free York Peppermint Patties, courtesy of my husband and daughter. A whole bag later I wasn't feeling so well. Dug the bag out of the trash thinking maybe it had wheat in it, wrong. Instead I found a warning label!
Well let me say, I had no remaining guilt for eating the whole bag...not much of anything remained. meh
What 1lb looks like; cheese-I didn't eat.
Final week woohoo! 2 days left, so much easier than I thought. When I started this clean eating I was feeling just gross, tired and depressed. My energy level has increased, depression is less and don't feel so 'gross'.
Been forgetting my tea and my water intake has decreased-will focus hard core on those for the next few days...
Yeah forgot the tea...again. Increased my water but not by much. But...the 30 days are OVER!
Stats...6lbs gone! Didn't exercise either. Man I missed my cheese. Didn't miss the wheat/gluten.
Prior to this I did a cleanse and lost 3 lbs; so total 9lbs gone! Maybe next 30 days I will exercise.
If you read "Blogosphere Bounce" this post would then make more sense; the chuckle conondrum. My homage to homemade recipes...the redundancy of adding "homemade" to recipe!
Store bought salsa-n-chips recipe:
*select ingredients (purchase from local grocery or warehouse store)
*pour selected ingredients
*serve and enjoy
Doing my due diligence to get the word out there and look for interesting blogs to follow, I learn a few things along the way. I also gain a chuckle or two either intentional or unintentional from the blogger. Came across another mom-likes-to- cook blog, from a linky party-can't remember why I clicked it maybe cute pic or catchy title. I digress. Scrolling through said site, found a salsa recipe. "Fresh homemade" touted in the title and the first ingredient listed is canned tomatoes! Fresh, in my mind doesn't equate to can. Another chuckle conundrum about the cooking blogs which I'm guilty of also- but isn't it implied that using a recipe automatically makes it 'homemade'? eh. my 2cents.
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