I’m not sure, if it is the supplements, the diet, the gratitude journal, or what, but today I’m feeling pretty good. My sleep is still a little off, but I’m noticing that I’m losing some swelling, and my cravings are low. I’ve tried several of the recipes from the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, and for the most part, they are all good (though you have to go into the dessert recipes knowing that they won’t be sweet). Yesterday, Sylvia came over and we batch prepped and cooked all of this week’s meals, which will take a lot of the stress off.
I want to try to narrow my eating window this week to between 9AM and 6PM, so I will see if that boosts my results. I’ve noticed in the past that if I eat poorly and then skip dinner, I wake up with significantly less swelling and gut pain. I think allowing my gut to heal is going to be key going forward.
Now that I’m more fat-burning adapted, I’m not nearly as hungry first thing in the morning. I think that will help significantly with my more narrow eating window. It may prove to be difficult, but I hope that it helps my healing!
Thanks for reading, and I will keep you posted next week! Stay healthy friends!
Greetings! Have you ever forgotten to eat dinner the night before and woken up hungry? Well, I ate dinner, and I ate it really early, completely forgetting to eat a banana a couple of hours after dinner to tide me over. This morning, I woke up with my stomach feeling like there were rocks in it or something – definitely not your typical hunger pang! I hate it when you get to the point where you’re so hungry that your stomach begins to ache; then it seems like nothing will satisfy your hunger for the rest of the day! However, I’m proud to say that I ate a sensible breakfast (even if it was slightly larger than usual, by about 100 cal or so) and I’m feeling slightly more in control!
Another thing of note today actually began last night. Yesterday’s workout was Lower Focus, and at one point, we do a move called the ‘Calf Hop’ in which you bounce up and down on one leg to work your calf intensely. I think during this move, I tweaked my right ankle a bit because it was a little sore last night and is still a little sore today. It’s very frustrating because my left ankle has been giving me problems with sprains for about the last year, and my right ankle has always been fine. But I don’t think that my ankle is sprained because the pain is in a different place than it is on my left ankle, the pain is much milder, and my ankle doesn’t hurt when I stretch my quadriceps. I’m going to take it easy and use some heating packs and hopefully it will clear up in a few days!
I’m looking forward to today’s workout: Alpha Cardio! This one is one of my favorites, and I love improving in the workout each time! Also, I’m stoked that my workout buddy, Sylvia, figured out what was wrong with her feet and found that KT tape completely eliminated the pain! I hate the feeling that my workout buddy is in pain the whole workout, so I’m glad she’s found relief!
This wraps it up for today! Stay healthy my friends!