For those who haven’t seen my original post on #100DaysOfHealthy, I have a list containing 11 items, and I plan to start each item on a new week and report back the changes I see throughout that week. Once I start an item on the list, I will continue it until the 100 days is over. Hopefully each item will become a lifestyle change if I think it’s worthy.
I’ve taken one day a week (out of almost 2 now) off and have gone from 1 mile to 1.5 miles. I hope to be running 2 miles by Monday. My time and pace is a roller coaster so far. I’m not attempting to push myself hard or run fast just yet, but even so, somedays I run over a mile in 12 minutes and others it seems I feel the need to walk half of it and barely finish 1 mile in 15 min. It’s frustrating, but only being a few weeks out of being okayed to workout from having a baby, I think it’s normal to feel sluggish and out of my element at first.
Changes I’ve noticed from taking my supplements:
- Clearer thinking and memory in general.
- I also think (from past experience) I’d be more energetic had I not added running into the mix too.
Changes I’ve noticed solely from running:
- Slight soreness but surprisingly not too bad. I’m not pushing myself too hard yet though so that may be why.
- Somedays I feel like I have more energy from running and others I feel more drained–(the more drained days may also be contributed to back-and-forth healthy diet which I’ll cover next)
I’ve also noticed I’ve been sleeping better at night. Within just a few minutes of getting into bed, I pass out, which is a major positive considering as long as I can remember back into high school or before, it’s taken me 30 min–1 hour+ to fall asleep. However, I’m not really sure which element of the list to contribute this to or if it’s because of having two little ones or a combination of both.
Like I’ve mentioned before, my biggest downfall has been cutting ALL added-sugar foods out. It’s in so many things most people, including myself, are used to mindlessly eating day in and day out. I’ve noticed on days I do poorly I feel drained and unmotivated to do anything. I also think going back and forth is really messing with my ability to get the full effect and positive results from this experience, so I thought having each meal planned may help with veering away from the correct foods.
Below is next week’s meals and most of the meals are linked to their recipes online. A couple aren’t anything that really needs a recipe or has a link, and one (the salmon patties) will be modified by replacing bread crumbs with coconut flour/shredded coconut and replacing mayo with plain yogurt.
|Monday||Avocado, black olive omelet||Grilled lime chicken salad||Quinoa and rutabaga patties|
|Tuesday||Coconut granola||Zucchini noodle salad with grilled steak||Grilled chicken with bok choy|
|Wednesday||Vegetable omelet||Asparagus and anchovies with soba noodles||Steak with ginger sauce and quinoa tabbouleh|
|Thursday||Gluten-free waffles||Chicken zucchini burgers||Salmon patties|
|Friday||Buckwheat porridge||Cabbage rolls||Beef roast|
|Saturday||Scrambled eggs and avocado slices||Grilled asparagus beef rolls||Roasted chicken with vegetables|
|Sunday||Buckwheat and eggs||Salmon and soba noodles||Quinoa fritters with garlic aioli|
1. Drink the correct amount of water daily
2. Cut out sugar
3. Eat 5 servings of vegetables a day
4. Go to the chiropractor bi-weekly
6. Take supplements
7. Oil pulling
8. Bye-bye caffeine
9. Eat only lean meats
10. Light exercise at least 20 minutes a day
11. Make and drink healthy smoothies/juices