I ate my first meal with a good amount of protein and healthy fat this morning. I have pretty much been eating things like white rice, yogurt, oatmeal, nuts and soup broths the past week, and it was still not bland enough to help my tummy. So far I am doing alright with breakfast. And I'm hopeful.
Hopeful I can get back into my routine this week and hopeful I will be able to function normally again. I'm pretty sure I either had a very aggressive stomach bug, or came into contact with some food poisoning. At any rate, here's to hoping it is behind me and moving on!
This week should look like this, and I am going to take it a bit easier with MORE restorative sessions:
My goals for this week are the following:
So far, I am on track to meet these goals. Sunday was LISS. Monday upper body strength. Tuesday LISS, HIIT thrown in the middle, and legs strength later in the day. Wednesday was a good day of active rest.
I worked out twice Tuesday, which was a first for me. I wanted to test my body’s ability and response to doing so. I made sure to adequately provide nutrition to support it and feel pretty good today. This is awesome, because it means my body is pretty strong right now. Plus, muscle soreness is lasting the normal amount of time, so I feel I am lifting the proper amount of weight. Sleeping like a rock last night also helped and hopefully my muscles are recovering and growing!
Today will be upper body strength, Friday lower body strength followed by HIIT, and Saturday LISS and a good stretch session. Update Saturday if it all came together.
Midweek update! I am two for two workouts this week so far. Today is a rest day, and I am doing well with that ;) I have been going for walk breaks during work, to keep the blood flowing, and I’m finding my mood seems better. Which is good, since I am getting back into the Whole30 groove (technically I need to start over, I had popcorn yesterday). A big thing for me this week has been getting my sleep back in order. Too many nights of staying up late over Christmas Break has me in a bad routine. Last night was my first 8+ hours of sleep (I’ve been averaging 6 the past few nights), so hopefully I will be returning to a good sleep pattern, soon.
I am also dabbling with intermittent fasting. Not only for the health benefits, but also for the spiritual benefits. I am surprised at how well I feel all morning long. Monday and Tuesday, I consumed my first meal sixty minutes prior to my workout, and did really well. Since today is a rest day, I am keeping everything “low” carbs (for me that is about 50g), and then will consume more tomorrow and Friday to support my workouts.
Supplements are good, as well as stress levels. Looks like I will finish the week on a good note, update to come, Saturday.
hoped to begin working out in the mornings, but I'm not. I am going to leave my prayer and devotion time a lone and continue to workout over lunch. It is so important to start my day right and I have learned working out over lunch really works for me.
I kept track of all the weight I lifted this week, and the plan is to use the same weight this upcoming week or maybe even bump it up five pounds or so. Boom! I'm excited to get back into a good routine. The countdown to spring break has already begun in our home ;)
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