Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Starting Over

I woke up today feeling terrible! I have terrible back pain reminiscent of how it used to feel often in the past year. I used to blame the mattress but now I’m not so sure. I didn’t have any back pain when I was eating raw. None and now it’s back. It could be partly because I feel asleep in a sugar-induced coma on the floor last night after writing my blog post and transferred to my bed in the middle of the night sometime but it could also be due to the food. But let’s be real: Falling asleep in a massive sugar-induced heap on the floor isn’t a good look!

So let’s recap. Last night for dinner I had bread with olive oil and spices and I ate one of my friend’s grilled shrimp. Then I ate my salad which was Romaine, cherry tomatoes, croutons, cucumber and dressing. For dinner I ordered grilled salmon with a Creole mustard sauce and broccoli. The broccoli was boiled to death and was mushy and had no flavor. What a travesty to ruin a delightfully, vibrant vegetable like that! I couldn’t even force my daughter to eat that it was so bad. I had 1.5 glasses of Sauvignon Blanc with it and then a double scoop of ice-cream: cookies and cream and chocolate chip.

Could it have been any worse?! Dairy. Gluten. Alcohol. Sugar!!! Who knows what the culprit was but I am paying the price. I feel bloated and gross this morning and it’s been ten hours. Back pain, bloating, grogginess, achy joints, feeling tired–not well rested at all. Sure I enjoyed just eating whatever I wanted in the moment but this feeling is so not worth it. Really. I’m going to hit the Farmer’s Market today and load up on healing, delicious raw foods and I am going to swing by Bed, Bath and Beyond and get a citrus juicer.

And here’s one more thing that makes me so mad I ate like that last night: I had planned on taking my daughter on a hike this morning. It isn’t hot or raining and we  have the time. It’s a perfect Saturday to do this but I have no energy! I feel sick! I just want to lie here and do nothing. This is no way to live! What kind of role model am I to my daughter if I eat junk and lie like a slug on the floor on a Saturday morning? I want to be the active family who eats fresh foods and bounces out the door on the weekends to do active things. If that is to happen it is up to me.

Please send some good vibes out there to the Universe for me to get back in focus. I really really do want this.


Day 3

It’s Day 3 of the challenge and sorry for not doing daily updates but I have so many things to do! I have been looking at furniture and shopping for food and all kinds of other errands. I went to Trader Joe’s and spent $135 on (mostly) food. That was kind of steep but as they say, pay now or pay later. Ha!

I haven’t been following the meals on the program at all. I don’t have time. (By the way, if you are interested, the website to join the next challenge is 28 Days of Raw. Click here if you want to check it out). So what have I been doing instead? Well I am eating some processed things which state they are raw on the label like Almond Butter Cacao Truffles and some kale chips which claimed to be gently heated. I don’t think those are technically allowed but I still don’t have my kitchen set up so what can I do? I tried to wash my dishes and my new blender early this morning but the water started pouring out of the dishwasher! Last thing I needed was 4 gallons of water on my kitchen floor at 6 in the morning.. so excuse me if I am doing my own version.

I have been working out and drinking lots of water but I have been really, really tired. But check this out! I weighed myself and I’m down 4.4 pounds! I started out at 155 and this morning I opened my new scale and it said 150.6. Okay, I did use my friend’s scale for the first weigh-in but I’m going with it! It was a morale booster even if I didn’t really lose all that weight in three days. 🙂

I finally got my kitchen stuff together (except for my Vitamix which is in my delayed shipment) so I am good to go for smoothies and juices starting tomorrow. Yay!



28 Days of Raw Food

Well, I signed up for a 28-day raw food transition into raw foods challenge. Yesterday was Day 1 but I couldn’t follow the program because as I mentioned, I just moved into a new apartment. I don’t have all the equipment needed (blender, juicer, Vitamix, knives, plates!! hahaha) but I did the best I could. Here is what I ate:

Breakfast: banana

Lunch:  I went to vegetarian cafe that always has raw food options. For $16 I bought a raw food platter which consisted of kale, broccoli and some sort of “avocado/plantain pie” which had avocados and tomatoes and greens and plantain but they were resting on a bed of I don’t know what. It had the color and consistency of hummus but it might have been cashews, not sure. In any event it was extremely filling so I ate half for lunch and half for dinner. Here’s a picture of my lunch busting with vitamins and enzymes and vibrant, glorious color. It was tasty. Not amazing, but

Dinner: the other half of raw foods platter

Snack at 10pm: organic purple grapes

I didn’t exercise or drink much water. I also didn’t meditate or journal or nap. Busy all day trying to get set up for my apartment. Let’s see how today goes..