Lori: Yesterday did Fitnessita’s wintershape up workout #1.
Michelle: I did #wintershapeup as well. Gina always has great workout ideas! We did not do the HIIT part as we are still trying to keep our workouts on the light side (though hope to start increasing our intensity soon).
Lori’s Tuesday recap:
After workout and getting Gary’s breakfast and lunch ready, and take care of Jax it was time for me to take my morning pills and gather my juice ingredients.
Juice made about 15-16oz. I did half cucumber, one whole beet and tops, 4 carrots, 2 swiss chard leaves, one fennel stalk and 1//4 fennel bulb. This juice turned out to be rather filling for me yesterday.
Next up was a favorite meal of mine lately, mainly from the flavor from the ghee. Saute mixed greens with 2 eggs and ghee. Mixed in some turmeric as well which is something I try to always to do at this meal. Since turmeric is great for inflammation.
I had some morning errands to do, so making a Starbucks stop was essential I got myself a nice black coffee to sip on. Love. Also love coffee because usually 9 of 10 times it helps perk a nice bowl movement. And yesterday my coffee did just that! One reason why Michelle and I still enjoy our coffee in the morning.
Lunch was a little over a cup of bone broth with coconut oil served with buffalo burger, little bit of leftover salmon from the night before, some steamed turnips and brussel sprouts all topped with more coconut oil. Also took a digestive enzyme before eating this meal.
Made some stevia based marshmallows! And yes I used a bread pan to mold my marshmallows, hehe it works!
Late afternoon I enjoyed a perfect fit protein egg cake topped with coconut oil. I did 1 scoop perfect fit protein powder mixed with one egg and 1 tbsp chia seeds. Topped with coconut oil. *cooked in microwave
Great personal training study food. Also enjoyed 1 1/2 cups peppermint tea.
Before dinner I took all my usual pre-dinner pills and some gelatin mixed with water for extra gelatin.
Dinner was sautéed kale, steamed carrots with some canned salmon and sardines. Topped with dulse flakes and coconut oil. Just realized that serving this in a pink bowl was not the smartest idea, as it makes my dinner look not so appealing. But nevertheless it was delicious. Really love sardines!
Lori’s day recap:
Overall it was a decent day. I did have a nice bowel movement in the morning, thanks to my coffee. I have been getting a little nausea feeling during the day, it kinda comes and goes (and no I am not pregnant). I have gotten it for a few days. Still trying to figure out why this is happening. Besides that I have no major other issues. My skin is just about blemish free, and my back is improving! I got 8 cups water (not including juice or broth).
I did take a probiotic and put magnesium oil before going to bed.
Michelle Tuesday eats:
Started my day with morning supplements and sugar-free marshmallows.
Juice (with coconut oil) and eggs with cooked greens (with ghee) for breakfast.
Lunch was fish and carrot parsnip fries topped with coconut oil and I had a cup of bone broth.
I made mom some coffee cocoa marshmallows (which she just loves) and then practiced the sugar-free marshmallows one more time!
Snack I made a protein egg cake (1 scoop perfect fit, 1 egg, 1 tbsp chia seeds) topped with coconut oil.
Dinner was cooked kale and cauliflower with pulled pork (from wholefoods). I did take my pre-dinner supplements and probiotic and magnesium before bed.
Michelle’s overall thoughts: Yesterday was an alright day for me. I started the day off feeling great but then around 8 pm and the rest of the day I was feeling off. Stomach a little upset, but I tried not to stress about it. Just was aware and tried to focus on doing work, but did not go so well. I did get my water in for the day and had two small bowl movements. Not sure why the upset in stomach but just taking note of it and moving on.
Mom and I went shopping as I needed some more fish and meat. I do not normally buy much from Wholefoods because I always leave there broke. And this time it was no different. I spent way too much! Going to try to stretch my food out. I also picked up two new supplements!
Lori and I have mentioned before we like variety in our supplements so I am trying out this Digestive Enzyme from Garden of Life (a good brand) and keeping up with my magnesium intake too.
For anyone interested in reading more about magnesium and why I (and Lori) take it almost regularly check these post out:
7 ways to improve digestion
Are you low on magnesium
Ways to help Constipation
Magnesium and hormones
We have mentioned magnesium a lot here on our blog – we do use magnesium oil and then take supplements too. We are trying out magnesium glycinate as Chris mentioned it is good to take with acne and healing gut. We both normally take different forms of magnesium as we read that the body needs variety (forgot where we read that), so we are still finding what one our bodies like as we know magnesium is so important for many things to help the body function! Plus we think we are deficient in magnesium and hoping by taking these different forms of it will help with overall health.
Twins Question: What supplements do you take? Do you take magnesium? Do you notice any benefits from taking certain supplements? Does having coffee help you have a bowel movement (c’mon don’t be shy)?
till next time,
Also check out a grapefruit based juice that we enjoyed (before taking out grapefruit from our diet) over at our dear friend Janetha’s blog.
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