Monday, November 30, 2015

Eating and Workout Plan For the next 25 Days

Well I made it through Thanksgiving. I am back up to 179.5, which wasn't caused by Thanksgiving it was caused by lack of energy!! Plus when you don't have a lot of money you really have to eat a lot of carbs!

So I have 25 days to lose and get healthy prior to Christmas. My plan is to have protein shakes for breakfast and lunch with fruit or carrots and celery as snacks. I will have healthy dinner each night.

I plan on beginning the P90X workout again. I will do the DVDs and walk on the treadclimber on days I am not skiing. Beginning Mid-December I will be skiing 3 days a week for at least an hour to 2 hours. Once we get a gym membership I will hit the gym twice a week, but until then I will be doing the P90X DVDs.

So today is day 1 and on the docket is the Core Synergenics workout DVD. I am sure I will not be able to do the complete circuit because I am so out of shape.

It is crazy how one month of not working out 4-5 times a week can make you lose all the muscle you once had. I am so weak right now it is just pathetic.

So my workout plan will be as follows:

Week of Nov 30th - Dec 5th
P90X DVDs

Week of Dec 6th - Dec 12th
P90X DVDs

Week of Dec 13th - Dec 19th
Sunday - ski day
Monday - P90X DVD
Tuesday - Ski Day
Wednesday - Ski Day
Thursday - P90X DVD
Friday - Ski Day
Saturday - P90X DVD
 ***This will be a tough week but I think by this time I will have built up my endurance

Week of Dec 20th - Dec 26th - Vacation week
Sunday - ski or rest
Monday - P90X DVD
Tuesday - ski or P90X DVD - won't need to drop off car to Keith
Wednesday - ski or P90X DVD - won't need to drop off car to Keith
Thursday - ski or P90X DVD - might snowshoe if weather is good enough
Friday - ski, snowshoe or P90X DVD
Saturday - ski, snowshoe or P90X DVD

Hopefully I can stick to this plan and regain my energy and strength.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mid-November Update

I tried the detox diet and could stick to it for only 5 days!! I'm just horrible at eliminating items from my diet.

I haven't weighed myself in a week now. I did lose 5 pounds from the detox diet. I might have gained back a couple of those pounds.

I'm tired a lot right now. My knee hurts constantly. I know a lot of my lack of energy is from the change of time and seasons. It gets dark so darn early now!! The weather is so odd that you just cannot rely on outdoor activities right now.

I want my energy back so bad but just don't know what to do!!

I turn 45 on Monday!! I am not at the weight I want to be for my 45th birthday!! I just want to lose weight and feel healthy again!!!!!!!! I am so frustrated but I am not throwing in the towel just yet!

I think it is time to dust off the P90X DVDs again. They seem to really work on building me strength. I have to start doing something that will push me out of my comfort zone.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Candida Detox

It has been well over a month since my last post. I was really good at exercising last month but it didn't seem to make a bit of difference. I read about having an over abundance of yeast in your cut and instestines and I think this could be my problem.

When I had knee surgery I did get a yeast infection. I have not had one up until then since my hysterectomy in 2001. I think it was from the anesthesia and antibiotics plus not eating well balanced food the first 2 weeks after surgery.

The Candida Detox is a 3 phase detox.

Phase 1 is for 2 days only and the only thing I have is water, green tea, and vegetable broth.
As of today, November 2nd I have begun this phase.

Phase 2 is for 3 - 5 days. Only thing I can eat is certain vegetables along with eggs in the morning. I can have one salad a day with only lemon juice as my dressing. Again only water and green tea as my beverages. I can also only use stevia as a sweetner.

Phase 3 is for 14 days. I can only have steamed or roasted vegetables. I can add back in root vegetables during this phase. Once a day I can have cold raw vegetables such as a salad and quinoa as a grain. Towards end of this phase I can slowly add in protein from meat.

So for 21 days I will have NO dairy, cheese, alcohol, bread, and sugar. It will not be easy but I hope that I can stick with this detox so I can feel better. I don't think I will lose much weight during this but if I do that will be great. Even if I do lose weight I doubt it will stay off once I begin adding back in these eliminated items.

My goal is to cut down bread and gluten to just once a week. Eliminate sugar to only special occasions. Alcohol to once a month. Dairy I can really do without but will have to supplement my calcium. Cheese I can really do without but will add it in once a month. This is going to be very difficult but hopefully with the help from the other women on my SparkPeople team I will survive. Just these first 2 days will be very tough. I think the second day will be the hardest because I am not really hungry today at all.

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Exercising will not be easy with such small amounts of food, but I will do some strength training with light cardio. I think if I burn at least 250 calories in working out a day this will help, plus it will put me back into a routine.