July 13, 2010
- brown rice, parma, earth balance
- Vega protein shake (chocolate) with unsweetened almond milk and peppermint extract (here on out called the Thin Mint Vega Shake)
- Quinoa with chick peas and grilled zucchini (also green onions, parsley, watercress, lemon juice, veggie stock, garlic, cumin, tumeric, paprika, salt, pepper)
Woke up uncomfortable. It is “that time” so that was part of it. I was on hormones for years to help with “that time” and now that I am trying to be RX-free I know there will be some challenges. I definately feel the difference right now but I still am thrilled to be off drugs so no complaining.
I downed my LIME WATER (I ran out of lemons, oops) and got up and realized that I had over done the workout and could barely walk. So… off to an Epsom Salt Bath. That helped. I was FAMISHED but I felt puffy, bloated, and gross. I weighed myself and I am up two pounds. Maybe water weight. I will focus on that a little today. No headaches or lethargy, but I kicked a lot of this stuff back in April, so I am not expecting to be slammed with detox as I was back then. By the time I got really moving I felt better. I ate about 7:30.
Breakfast was filling but at 10:30 I was hungry so I made my first Vega shake. It was great. Not as thick as the maca/greens/protein powder I was using. I think I should add some greens tomorrow and see how that is. I like the minty chocolate flavor and the maca will nutty that up so I have to find another way to mix that in. Maybe my cereal. I wasn’t full when the shake was gone so at 12:30 I ate a little quinoa. I didn’t eat a full portion, though, because I felt full rather quickly.
I did notice I was stressed more easily and had a shorter temper this morning. I tried to focus on my breath and remind myself not to sweat the small things. That seemed to help. I ran out and got my lemons so I am ready for tomorrow, too, which gave me a settled feeling. I was stressing about lemons, so that has to be a detox symptom!
At about 3 PM I was hungry again. I wanted to get fruit in so I ate my pear.
By 5 PM, I was really hungry so I hurried and ate dinner so that I could get my workout in. I RESTARTED P90X tonight, since last week I had trouble with completing Week One. I am back on track and tonight was Chest/Back/ARX. I also got my 25 min run/walk in. I am time challenged right now so I have to really work to stay on top of things and get these workouts in. I know this is best for my health.
I am still having trouble with the push ups. Oh, Tony, when will that end? I am still on my knees and long to be able to do them in plank. I am getting better on my knees, though, so I know I will get there. My arms and back were sore from last night’s class, so I wasn’t as strong tonight, but the sore means I am working so I will accept it gladly.
I do have to tell you how fun it is to be in a group that Tony Horton is in and get emails from him. I listed to him an hour a night or more, so it’s fun to have interaction with him other than watching a DVD. Makes it seem more real. He has been doing this cleanse for 20 days now, (he started early) so he has already been through a lot of what we will all be experiencing the next week or so. He’s in the high energy stretch. Cannot WAIT to get there!