Sweat it Out:
50 Minute Hilly Walk
20 Minute Strength Training
650 calories burned, according to Bodybugg
I miss when I use to start every post with what my workout was for the day, so let it be said “sweat it out” is back on the books! This is the first time I have worked out in about 4 days and in all honesty it is because I have been having some stomach issues lately.
Ya, it’s going to be one of those post’s again! If you are a new reader I will warn you that through the years I have become increasingly obsessed with BM’s. I have had an inconsistency of them my entire life which has left me asking everyone and their dog about how frequently they use the bathroom to try to get some idea of what the norm is.
The thing is, for me at least, not going to the bathroom on a regular basis is a weight loss killer. My weight can fluctuate up to 3 pounds if I have not been going as often as I should. The food goes in, and nothing comes out. Sometimes even for days at a time.
Odd thing is that when I was doing a plant-based diet I went everyday, and I felt that lightness and emptiness that I should feel on a daily basis. I don’t know if it was because I was drinking Kombucha almost everyday (which has a TON of probiotics in it for healthy digestion) or it was all the fruits and vegetables I was eating. I’m sure it was a combination of the two.
Three weeks ago I started eating dairy and meat again and there are a few things that I have noticed:
- Inconsistent bowel movements (obviously)
- Horrible sleep patterns (waking up more frequently, feeling hot, waking up several times a night
- Low energy
- Skin breakouts, like GINORMOUS zits all over my chin, so gross!
So here I am again, trying to make some changes to my diet…..again. I want to do what is going to work best for my body and my weight loss, and I am tired of having a bloated stomach, and having inconsistent patterns in my digestion. The hub’s has agreed that I should go back to plant-based, and with his blessing it’s ON.
On a lighter note, I will be happy to see my grocery bill go down (yes, I said DOWN). Whenever we are eating vegan my grocery bill is almost non-existent. Fruits, veggies, and beans etc., are cheap my friends!
The one thing I will be doing this go around is counting and measuring. If I can keep my calories to 1400 and get some kind of workout in everyday, I think the scale will show it.
Wish me luck, and for some smooooth results (sorry, I couldn’t resist)!
Anyone else out there obsessed with people’s pooping schedules?
Ever seen the series Downton Abbey? The hub’s and I cannot stop watching it! Every evening after we put the babe’s to bed we watch an episode, and I am LOVING it!