I feel like it certainly takes me awhile to play “catch-up” even after such a short trip. Last week’s #BestBodyBootcamp was a little mixed up due to travelling and convenience. But that’s what I love about the plan. You can make it your own. Since I had to hit the road early Thursday morning and was still sore, I pushed my workouts back a day.
Monday: Treadmill HIIT, Pull Circuit
Tuesday: 40 minute bike interval, core
Wednesday: Treadmill HIIt, Push Circuit
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: 20 min elliptical interval, 20 min treadmill interval, core work
Saturday: Treadmill HIIT, Endurance Circuit
Sunday: Vinyasa Yoga
Whoah baby I was sore! First my upper body was killing me after Monday’s workout then my thighs were SCREAMING after Wednesday’s workout. I guess that means it’s working right?! I was beginning to feel as though my leg muscles weren’t getting enough attention with these exercises. I tend to favor working my arms over my legs so this is something I’m constantly trying to improve. Especially since I would like to run a half-marathon this year I need to build up my leg muscles before I start endurance training.
- Okay that whole, documenting my eats on My Fitness Pal is slowly slipping away from me. I think it’s because I was pretty busy last week so I need to keep that in mind or figure out a different idea. Any suggestions?!
- Travel eats were fairly healthy! WIN. I had power-packed breakfasts that kept me fueled all day and chose “healthier” options for snacks/meals out. Of course there were a few indulgences that I normally don’t have that often. Pizza and beer? Sometimes you have to treat yourself!
- I picked up some of that organic brown rice protein powder I sampled awhile ago. I decided to stick with the brown rice protein and not go with whey because I didn’t want my stomach to have any reactions. Even though the few whey samples I’ve tried have seemed to settle fine I don’t want to risk it. I need a healthy protein to refuel more after my workouts!
Water & Sleep have been solid. No reports back on that.
However.. still working on balancing my IBS.
I’ve been reading a lot in my “You Are What You Eat Book” (cannot recommend it enough). The book is written by Dr. Gillian McKeith. The title of the book sums it up very well, you are what you eat. She talks about healing health issues nutritionally and the importance of eating REAL, CLEAN food to fuel your body. She also has a great day and/or week detox guide as well as juicing recipes.
After being diagnosed with IBS, (if you’ve read the blog for awhile you already know), that’s when I started making LIFESTYLE changes to a healthier me. It’s never a quick fix to a healthy life. It’s a constant balance. I limit my wheat, cheese, dairy, processed foods, sugars, sweeteners, red meat, alcohol and coffee. That doesn’t mean I have to eliminate these completely from my diet. I just consume them in moderation to save my tummy stress.
I already take Biotin to help with my irregular digestive contractions. Back when I was first diagnosed with IBS I had to be on prescription medication to help with my digestion but with changing my nutrition lifestyle and taking biotin that’s seemed to help. However, I still suffer from bloating and irregular digestion every once in awhile. Dr. McKeith has a list of supplements and herbs to take to help with IBS. One thing she suggests is to take a B complex to help you break down your foods as well as acting as a digestive enzyme supplement with meals. I picked up some of that at the store so I’m hoping that will help a little better in this journey!