So my day yesterday didn’t quite go as I had planned. Meaning, I didn’t stick to my guns. I ended up not working out like I had planned. I had zero motivation and I started reading a book. It took until almost midnight to finish (yes, I am a book freak and I have to finish them as soon as possible). Even though I didn’t get it done, I still stuck to eating gluten free. I had a pretty big snack and some gluten free pizza at lunch. More than I needed. So I had a green smoothie for dinner. I had the leftovers for breakfast this morning, of the smoothie that is. After doing the Whole30, I have realized the importance of getting enough vegetables in my diet. I am finding it a bit more difficult to go back to my eggs for breakfast and I am really enjoying my green smoothies. They contain about 2 servings of fruit and at least 4 servings of veggies. I am working on getting new ideas for healthy, veggie heavy smoothies. I would love to juice, but as I don’t own a juicer, smoothies are my way to getting back on track. I am striving to get 1 meal of Whole30 standards and then 2 smoothies to supplement the other meals. I am using coconut milk to get good fats in there, or I may try blending in olive oil. We’ll see. I am still playing around with it. I like trying out new ideas. I know that paleo is the right way for me to eat, I feel so much better this way. Using smoothies for a bit is just getting me in the right place. It’s definitely the small things that get me where I need to go.
I delayed my workout again today, but I did manage to get it in this evening. I definitely made the right decision to redo Week 2. I did workout 1 tonight and could do the whole thing, but it was tough. I am definitely looking forward to moving on to the next half of the first phase next week. I know it’s going to be hard, but I need to get past my 14 day slump. That’s about how long I am able to stick out a workout routine. I need to get over it and just move. I am a day “off” of how I originally had scheduled my workouts, but as long as I stick to a schedule, it doesn’t have to start on Monday. I can have Monday be a rest day instead of Sunday. I’m still not sure how I get it stuck in my head that things can only start on Monday’s…
So 2 days of gluten free under my belt again. Today was tough emotionally for me. I hate what gluten does to me. It makes me angry. Literally. And going through the withdrawal has the same effect. I wish it was easier to do without it, because I hate what it does to me. Oh, but on a huge positive note, I convinced the hubby (finally!!!) that we need to try a gluten free diet with the kids!! So this week I am going to start meal planning and making sure the preschool only gives my kids the foods we send instead of their sugary snacks that they provide. I am so excited to try this out! I know it negatively effects at least one of my kids. I look forward to seeing what differences we may see. I will try and update on that as well, if anyone is interested. I am curious to see how E reacts to having no sugar and no gluten. I am pretty sure she will be a different child. I plan to get the kids started on gluten free by the weekend. I know that the first few days are rough, so keeping them home with us is a better idea!
My goals for tomorrow are to do Workout 2, supplement 2 meals with green smoothies, no gluten, no sugar (i.e. chocolate!), and to get some work done with my 31 business. I have been procrastinating in all areas of my life since getting sick. It’s time to pick myself up and move forward. Literally.