100 Days of Healthy: Day 57

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.

The supplements and running have been going well.run

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.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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

#100DaysOfHealthy
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
5. Breastfeed
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

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