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.
Thank you!!!! Seriously you guys really know how to make a girl feel so special!! I appreciate all the comments and emails about my acne-face update. I love you guys sooooo much!!!
Michelle: Yesterday (after a good nights sleep) I got up to do some planking and push-ups. Some of Lori’s and my favorite fitness moves. I did 5 minute #plankworkout followed by 25 push-ups. Simple moves yet very effective!
Lori: I felt like doing some yoga. I felt like my body really needed to be moved and stretched differently. I turned to my favorite yoga dvds from the amazing Tara Stiles. I did her Energizing Strong Flow about 60 minutes long (I only did about 45 minutes as I was short on time). I loved it…I am already excited to do this flow again! I love how Tara just moves you through the flow with ease and makes you feel like you can do anything.
Michelle’s day 13 of healing recap:
Well, after going to bed early my day yesterday was better than day 12. My body still seems to be adjusting to the time change, but I am taking it one day at a time, listening to my body and doing better.
Upon waking I was hungry. So I grabbed a grapefruit.
Love my grapefruits! Anyone else?
Little bit later, I started to slowly feel awake. I enjoyed some black coffee and a banana in the hotel room as I got ready for a busy day with Raw Threads. I also took my morning probiotic, fish oil pill, and l-glutamine and had some gelatin.
So happy that my coconut oil survived the trip!
A few of you asked for what I brought with me to CA while I travel. I really did not bring much besides coconut oil, my pills, my peppermint tea and a few cans of wild planet salmon and tuna. When we landed in CA we stopped by Trader Joes and I stocked up on more canned salmon, avocados, sardines, and fruit.
I forgot to bring my Contigo Water bottels 🙁 so I have been using this water bottle and just refilling. I did very well with my water yesterday! Go me!
Just snacked all day long on celery and guacamole.
Enjoyed some peppermint tea, as we planned on having an early dinner. Plus my tummy still not feeling the best from traveling, so I kept things simple. Trying to listen to the body and take it easy when I can.
I did remember to take my pre-dinner pills: fish oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme.
Dinner I did not get to take pictures of my meal as the restaurant was really dark. We ate at the Disneyland Hotel restaurant for a nice dinner before our long week really starts! I enjoyed some sauteed spinach with with a big piece of broiled salmon and enjoyed some wine.
Michelle Day 13 recap –
Bathroom: success, stool was about a stool 2
Energy: ok, nothing great (still getting used to time change and getting used to all the traveling)
Gas: no major complaints, a little bloating
Skin: no major improvements
Water intake – 8 cups
Lori’s day 13 of healing recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp cod liver oil/butter blend, and l-glutamine and gelatin.
I mentioned on Facebook the other day how I was excited for breakfast. Anyone else get excited at night for the breakfast the next day?
The main reason why I was so excited besides loving Japanese sweet potatoes, I love acorn squash! I finally bought some and roasted it up. It was delicious (abou 4 oz of acorn squash) along with my usual breakfast eats like sauteed kale, 2 whole eggs, and some broccoli/carrot slow. Topped with turmeric, cinnamon and 1 tbsp coconut oil. SOOOOO good! Even though I adore sweet potatoes it is nice to change things up some.
Little bit later I was starting to get a little hungry but did not feel like my juice just yet. I felt like eating something. Banana and frozen blueberries with cinnamon spiked my taste buds.
After my afternoon walk with Jax I was ready for my juice. My juice was swiss chard base – it was HUGE leaf of swiss chard.
The swiss chard was so beautiful too! Juice was 2 huge stalks of swiss chard, 5 carrots, lemon, ginger, 4 radishes, 1/2 cucumber, fresh parsley and fresh basil. Another very green juice.
Juice was just under 16oz. Love the foam on top.
Late afternoon snack was some steamed cauliflower with a litte bit of sweet potatoes. I was craving some carbs and this bowl hit the spot. Topped it with some nutmeg and 1 tbsp coconut oil. Also enjoyed some veggie pulp crackers.
Little bit later I enjoyed some peppermint tea before going on my nightly walk with Jax.
The weather here lately has been really dreary. It’s been cold and rainy, but I still layer up to exercise Jax as rain or shine he needs his exercise.
I am in the hunt to find a cute outer layer for Jax. Any recommendations?
As I got dinner going, Jax is never far away, and he always lets me know that by pawing me.
Enjoyed some red wine last night to celebrate good news with Gary’s work.
I took my pre-dinner pills: fish oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme.
Dinner was grass-fed burgers (I enjoyed 1 1/2 burger as I was hungry and craving it), handful of greens, steamed brussel sprouts, steamed zucchini, half avocado, sauerkraut and mustard. Topped my dinner plate off with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Before bed I did my magnesium oil on my body and cleaned my back with the witch hazel – thyme toner.
Lori: Day 13 recap –
Bathroom: yes! stool was between stool 3 and 4
Gas: no major complaints, no extra bloating
Skin: about the same
Water intake – 10 cups (does not include juice)
Overall day 13 was a good day. I was productive with work related things and did some personal training studying. I feel each day I am getting better.
Remember the Healthy Hot Energized program we mentioned a few days ago. The program is going very well and today they have more great information that is worth checking out.
This is a must see video from Philip and Casey McCluskey. They share some incredibly interesting and inspiring distinctions. The secret, Philip says, is to create and embrace the IDENTITY of whoever you want to be. That’s what he did, and in fact, that’s what everyone who’s successful long term does. In the video, Philip shows you how, guiding you through the process, step by step. Pretty interesting things!
More fun stuff:
This yoga sequence from Fit Sugar looks like a great one to try.
Shout out love:
Some #plankworkout and cookbook love! Thanks ladies!!!
Lots of Instagram love from more cookbook love, plank love, juicing and sardine love and fudge love!! We love you all so much!!! Thank you ladies!!!
til next time,