Remember this our plan to heal our gut. Consult your doctor before beginning any program. Adjust to your own body and needs. We have done our own research and have come to these steps to help us in our journey to heal our stomach issues. Please do your own research before starting anything new. We are not really sure how long we plan to do this program. And over time we might be changing things depending on how our bodies are doing. We plan to share just about everything as we heal, so we apologize now if some things are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.
We would like to mention again that we are using our blog as a journal so we can look back at it and see what we said. So when we give a summary at the end it does not mean we are giving up when we see no improvement. We are just documenting what is going on as accurately as possible 😉
Time to share what we did yesterday.
Tuesday morning workout was from the Beach Babe dvd from the Tone it Up girls. We did the Bikini Sculpt routine. This workout is great for fine toning especially the arms. We used 3lb weights for the routine and still felt the burn.
After doing our bikini sculpt routine, we did a mini ab circuit of lying down leg raises (5 sets of 20 reps), holding bridge for 2 minutes, and holding low plank 2 minutes with 1 minute hold for side planks. Did a little stretching.
Both felt great during this workout.
Recap of what we did Tuesday:
Michelle: *remember I am traveling these next few days so my workouts and eats will be a little odd, but I am making the most out of it.
morning supplements – probiotic, l-glutamine mixed in water and this new fish oil pills for me to take while traveling
After pills I started to make my first meal of the day.
Pretty standard meal for me first thing in the morning. My body seems to be liking it. This time I added in some chopped celery. I have here sautéed kale (probably over a cup), 2 whole eggs, 1 tbsp coconut oil, spices, handful of chopped celery and one whole sweet potato. Instead of having some fruit I decided to eat a whole sweet potato for something a little different, plus I was driving to Orlando and decided to save my banana for the road trip snack.
Road trip snacks. Starbucks bold black coffee and a banana.
Once arriving at my older sisters place she made me some coffee as I steamed up my bag of brussel sprouts. Love these little bags for a quick snack and great to travel with. Plus, I added my coconut oil to this 8oz of brussel sprouts that I enjoyed.
I was lazy and did not melt my coconut oil like usual when I top my meals. I just scooped it solid from the jar and let the steam of the brussels sprouts melt it. Sprinkled some cinnamon on top. Delicious.
After my snack it was time to work. My sister let me use her big monitor. Loved it. Putting this on my wish list 😉
I was pretty busy all afternoon and ended up having my juice late afternoon.
It was a smaller juice compared to these past few days. I did not have many veggies on hand so I made due with what I had.
After this juice break it was back to work.
Dinner was half bag of fresh spinach that I sauteed, half avocado, lots of scallops (about 10 scallops), some sauerkraut and a huge serving of my cauliflower leek mash (thinking it was about 1 1/3 cup worth) topped with cinnamon and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
It was nice to have this mash already made up as I did not have a lot of time to cook dinner. I worked all night. I am here in Orlando for the Disney Marathon weekend and expo working with Raw Threads. If you are in the area make sure to stop by the Raw Threads booth to say hi and browse the clothing! 🙂
Before bed I did rub magnesium oil on my legs and took some magnesium pills.
Michelle: Day five recap –
Bathroom: no success (I know it is from traveling, as my body seems to shut down. I am hoping with this journey of healing my gut this will be resolved)
Energy: decent, not great but I managed to get things done and work late
Gas: was a little bloated first thing in morning and then again at night
Skin: getting two pimples on my chin (think they are from stress)
Water intake – about 9 cups (does not include juice)
morning supplements – probiotic, l-glutamine mixed in water, 1/2 tsp fermented cod live oil/butter blend
Snacked on blueberries (about 3oz, finished off the container) as I made Gary his food for the day and prepped my first meal of the day.
Similar to yesterdays first meal. I did 2 whole eggs, 4oz sweet potato, and about 2 cups fresh spinach (that gets wilted down, like our warm salads). Topped with turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
My dehydrated pulp crackers were done. So excited to enjoy these and make more.
Got ready for the day and enjoyed my coffee in my contigo coffee mug. Love the lid to keep my coffee warm as I get dressed. I am loving my new raw threads jacket that was a Christmas present.
Tuesday’s juice was perfect. Hit the spot I was craving. As you can see Michelle and I are going juice crazy lately, really ever since getting our new Breville juicer we can’t stop juicing. It takes no time now to whip up a healthy juice. My juice was over 16oz worth. Juice was: 4 carrots, 2 apples (show just one but added in another one), fresh mint, 4-5 stalks kale, 6 radishes, 1/2 cup cucumber and 1 inch fresh ginger.
After my juice Jax was ready for this mid-afternoon walk. It was cold so I layered up!
After the walk I came back and enjoyed about 1 1/2oz of my veggie pulp crackers with about 2 cups of steamed broccoli and 1 tbsp coconut oil all topped with cinnamon. Loving cinnamon lately! Warms up the body.
Worked all afternoon until I got a little hungry. I grabbed a banana and made myself 2 cups of peppermint tea sweetened with stevia while Jax played.
Before dinner I took all my pills, cod liver oil and l-gluamine in water. Learn more about our supplements.
My dinner plate full of yummy goodness. I enjoyed leftover shrimp from the night before, half an avocado, a mix of sautéed spinach and arugula, some sauerkraut, about 1/2 cup brussel sprouts, handful of sautéed fennel and two scoops of a broccoli/carrot slaw. Topped with dulse flakes, cumin, cinnamon and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Before going to bed – I cleaned my back and put coconut oil on it. Also, did put magnesium oil on body.
Lori: Day five recap –
Bathroom: good bowel movement in morning
Energy: good and steady throughout the day
Gas: a little but nothing too bad, did get a little more gassy as the day went on
Skin: still dealing with one large pimple on chin, and a few very small blemishes, and my back is still the same
Water intake – 9 cups water (does not include juice)
After completing day 5 both of us our doing well. Michelle is traveling so her eats and schedule are going to be different. But I am very proud of her as she is doing the best she can to keep up with our journey to heal our guts even while being out of her normal schedule! Way to go sis!
We hope to share progress pictures here soon. Thanks again for the continued support and love!
Until next time,