Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 4 of detox

Lets just say ITS HORRIBLE.....

My head feels like it is going to explode!

Its funny as I thought I hadn't really done alot of damage to my diet because I only allowed a little bit of junk food into my diet, but in reality I have no idea how much I really allowed in because I wasn't tracking it and as much as I would like to think I have good judgment we all know that's a load of ummmm dodo hehe

So lets talk the ugly truth, I allowed foods such as salt and vinegar chips, natural confectionery lollies, McDonald's and pizza OMG they tasted so good at the time but oh boy did they mentally f#$ck with me after, I would feel guilty because I knew that these foods weren't going to get me to where I wanted and that I was having them too often to class them as a flexible meal. Some people might think I am being to hard on myself or too rigid but the truth of the matter is that what you put into your body shapes your body and no amount of exercise or supplementation will change that, yes the occasional cheat meal is fine and yes you should allow yourself that time to enjoy it but if your having them too often then in the end all you are doing is cheating yourself!

Today has been a right shit day but out of it I have learnt that the way I have been eating is detrimental to my health and not only has it affected my waistline but also my energy levels and my level of tolerance to stress. But out of the negative comes the positive, with only 3 days left of this detoxing faze I realise just how important a healthy nutrient dense diet is and how its a life long endeavor not just a 12 week program!

So the next 3 days I am going to spend in my kitchen cooking up a storm, stocking up the cupboard and freezer with Metabolically Precise meals and snacks and making sure that there are no hidden nasties. I am so lucky that my kiddies also love MP so they have MP filled lunch boxes which makes me feel like a super mummy hehe although I do allow them carbs throughout the day where as I am limited to high carb foods in my metabolic window.

Anyway I best get my butt moving, a good sweat session and hot shower will help me to get rid of these headache making toxins :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Monday, January 28, 2013

The end is insight...

For school holidays that is :)

I have really loved having my kiddies all to myself for the holidays but I am really looking forward to getting back into my usual routine! I don't know why but for some reason school holidays just throw my routine totally out, no excuses either because my kiddies have been pretty well behaved and we have been kept busy even went camping to finish off the holidays on a high note :)
With Easter holidays fast approaching (I know I know they only go back on Friday and already I am thinking about the next holidays, please don't hate me hehe) I thought I better plan ahead so that I don't undo all my hard work leading up to the holidays. So I will be planning meals and baking up a storm, no more convenience foods or junk in the school holidays and I will make sure to time activities around eating, this holidays I allowed myself to get to the point of starving which is not healthy at all and that then lead me to find 'quick' meal options which of course where not clean at all so I will be coming up with ways to combat this for the next round of holidays so that I can come out on fine form instead of feeling tired and sluggish like I have been this holidays.

Yesterday (Monday) I started a detox program, now before you go thinking that I am leaving myself hungry or depriving myself  listen up..... My detox program (my little creation) is very simple, I have cut out sugar (except for fruit), fatty foods, fast foods and all processed foods. I am eating loads of veggies the more colourful the better, a few pieces of a fruit, lean cuts of meat and fish, for the first week I am also cutting out dairy, I am also enjoying a veggie juice that I make with ginger and lemon to help the cleansing process.
I class this as a detox because in my opinion my body has been dragged down with dirty eating so take those dirty foods away and replace them with vitamin pack nutrient dense foods and my body will expel all those nasties. I have to admit its fast working too, boy I am farty hehe.... Oh and also I am drinking loads of water and herbal teas so therefore I am peeing ALOT but the upside is my skin is more moist, I also woke up this morning early and feeling totally revived and ready to get going even with my DOMS.

So along with my detox I have also taken up yoga and soon swimming on top of my workout routine of Crossfit.... Yep I couldnt stay away :) I am back at Perfit Crossfit Ballarat, they have been really wonderful and help scale back the workouts to fit me, so I go twice to three times a week along with still walking my hound (and kiddies lol)

At the end of the week I will take my weight and measurements and start tracking my progress more closely as I have been very slack at recording my journey, so pic's and measurements along with keeping a food diary will start as of next Monday. I also have to come up with some goals because right now I have no aim, which also hasn't helped when it comes to eating and training no excuse but I feel I am lacking direction so that too will be changed :)

So stay tuned, I will be posting daily reports on meals and training as on Monday.

Time for me to get dinner started....

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Sunday, January 6, 2013

School holiday mayhem....

I have seriously been trying to write a post for the past week but I have found it almost impossible while my kiddies are home on holidays, makes me really appreciate the time I have when they are at school!

SO the new year is here, almost one week into and how are you feeling?

I started my year off with a doctors appointment, I am now under strict orders not train like I normally would and as you can imagine it sent me into a tail spin, just the thought of not being able to do crossfit made me want to cry..... I have been given the all clear to jog, walk, swim and do yoga. So not quite the start I was looking for but in saying that Josie my stag hound is loving mummies new exercise routine :) So too are my kiddies because they join me on their scooters.

To begin with I was mortified and terrified by the prospects of 'getting fat' but now that I have had time for it to sink in I am thinking this is a great way to start my new year, I can focus on getting back into a proper routine where I exercise in the morning and while my kiddies are on holidays they too can join me, which is helping them in so many ways, they used to be so lolly orientated but now they are more for fruit and water they also seem less restless when we are home in the hot afternoons. I sometimes forget how hard it is to juggle everything and how I am always having to make adjustments and tweak things to fit in with family life, I have let alot slip which I am not proud of and I endeavor to fix these slip ups this year :)

I found that having a routine for exercise, where I actually wrote it into my schedule helped me to stay on target, I am now going to do the exact same thing with family time and also the boring day to day chores so that I can stay on task and stop wasting time.

Life gets in the way and we forget the important people in our lives whether they be family or friends and we also put ourselves last, I know that I would always put off important things for myself just so I could squeeze in another job etc. We are all guilty of neglecting ourselves, 2013 is the year to change all that.... Get out a writing pad and list all the things that are important to you and then rank them in order of priority, then give them a date in which you would like to have those things completed by.

Next get out your shiney new diary and schedule in those things from your list, schedule in exercise and family/friend time, make one night a week date night with your partner, plan out family trips and plan out time for just you where you can get you hair done or go shopping. Don't make excuses just do it! Give it a go, the only thing stopping you is you!

YAY... I finally finished a post hehe

And on that note I must be off, I have been getting 'the' look from my hound, its walkies time :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X