Someone commented in my last post that they'd like to hear more of what I'm doing to get healthy. I think it will be good for an accountability perspective for me, and can also help me recognize good things I've done for myself along with things I can improve. My biggest concern with posting this is that I don't want people to follow what I do without getting proper clearance and instruction from medical professionals…
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Now that's out of the way, onto the weekly recap. Each item will be ranked 1-10 with 1 being completely off the rails and 10 being picture perfect.
- Food: 8/10. This week I stuck to what makes me feel best, which is no wheat, corn, or gluten, limited dairy, high protein, and no sugar. After the first 3 days (as always) my cravings started to go away. Getting the wheat and sugar out of my system does wonders. Smooth sailing ever since. Favorite meal this week: sweet potato/bacon/onion hash. Oddest food this week: an E3Live blue-green algae shot.
- Exercise: 8/10. Three strength and conditioning workouts plus one 3 mile walk. Overall need to add more walking into my days as I'm super sedentary and just sit on my bum. But the workouts felt progressively better as the week went on. It's been fun working out at my gym's new facilities! For next week, I may switch to 10am workouts from my current 5pm workouts to see if it helps with energy through the day. Favorite exercise this week: a medicine ball slam/wall sit tabata set. Least favorite exercise: Walk-ups.
- Mental: 6/10. The week started out rocky as you read in my last post. Saw my therapist and we worked more on internal messages versus the actual truth. Feeling much better now: clear and focused.
- Overall: 8/10. Despite the mental starting at a 6 this week, I feel really good and think a solid 8 is appropriate for the week. There's not much I would have changed about this week.
Plan for next week:
- Look into switching my workout times to earlier in the day
- Have 2 solid walking or other lite cardio days between conditioning days
- Keep eating how I did this week, except reduce the sweet potatoes and increase the greens
How did your week go?