Lori: Since I had some fun at my super bowl party the night before I took it easy for my morning workout yesterday and did just a plain 5 minute plank hold, followed by 2 minute bridge hold. Simple and effective!
Michelle: I was on the same page as Lori 😉 Hey, we are twins. I stayed up late watching a movie (yes I confess I did not watch the whole Superbowl) and just felt like I needed more sleep. I eventually rolled out of bed around 7am and held plank for 5 minutes.
Took my morning pills and fermented cod liver oil.
A fresh juice was definitely on my mind after doing my plank.
Juice made about 14-15oz . Juice was 2 celery sticks, a bunch of kale, half cucumber, 2 large carrots and one beet. I stirred in coconut oil which gets a little clumpy as the juice is cold, but I still enjoy it.
Shortly after my juice it was time for my next meal.
I enjoyed 2 whole eggs (with one raw egg yolk), handful of kale cooked in ghee, 2 broccoli breadsticks, and all topped with coconut oil. About all I had left in the house before I headed to the grocery store.
Snacks of yesterday were marshmallows, bone broth with coconut oil before my lunch, dandy blend tea and perfect fit protein I enjoyed late afternoon.
Enjoyed a late lunch of sautéed power greens with a grass-fed burger topped with coconut oil. I know it does not look like much but it really satisfies me. I love having dark leafy greens with a protein source. This meal (mainly the burger and fats) keeps me full for a few hours. I remembered to take my digestive enzyme before eating this lunch.
Before I made dinner I started to prep some veggies for me to enjoy the next few days. Love my steamer. I steamed up some carrots and turnips, along with some brussel sprouts. I usually do most of my veggies steamed but every once in awhile I will roast them.
Dinner was some baked salmon, with steamed turnips and petitie brussel sprouts, sautéed lamb’s lettuce, topped with black sea salt and olive oil. Before dinner I did take my pre-dinner pills and had 1 tbsp gelatin with water.
My day thoughts: I got about 9 cups water (not including juice) which is about what I am trying to get. Majority of the day I felt great till after dinner. I felt extremely full after this dinner. I did have a good morning bowel movement and no extra gas throughout the day. I still am feeling strong physically and mentally. I tried having perfect fit protein plain again as a mid-afternoon snack to see how my body did, and I think I felt fine. I did not notice anything major after eating it. So I plan to enjoy it in my diet and of course if I notice anything I will re-evaluate. As I would do that with anything new or even maybe things I already ate in my diet . Being more self-aware is a personal goal of mine that I plan to continue but still enjoy life 😉
I feel after these 30 days I learned a lot about myself and what I can do. My will power in a way. I still have a lot to learn about foods and how they react with my body. But after doing those 30 days of really watching what I ate I feel more confident now that I will figure it out.
Michelle Monday eats:
Started my morning with taking my morning supplements (fish oil, probiotic, l-glutamine and marshmallows)
First meal of the day was a vegetable juice with some coconut oil. As much as I love juices, they are starting to get really boring to me. Not sure what else to juice since I am still trying to avoid certain foods for a little bit longer.
Next meal (breakfast) was eggs, greens, turmeric, ghee and broccoli breadsticks.
Lunch was more broccoli breadsticks, mixed greens and buffalo burger all topped with lots of coconut oil.
Afternoon snack was Perfect Fit protein mixed with water. Day 2 experiment.
Enjoyed a lovely cup of peppermint tea with the perfect date!
Made some parsnips and carrot fries to go with dinner!! LOVE these things!
Dinner was baked talapia with cooked kale and parsnip and carrot fries and topped my dinner plate off with olive oil and coconut oil.
Michelle’s recap – Did good on water. Felt pretty good all day. My appetite was a little off yesterday, not sure why. I did have a bowel movement in the morning! I look forward to my gut healing (gaining stronger digestion) each day so I can start to eat more variety again! Finding balance sure is hard when you know your body does not like something, yet you love all foods.
Twins Question: For those of you who have been on a healing journey (whatever it may have been) how did you deal with lack of variety in your diet? How did your body deal with other foods once you brought them back in? Who else loves to steam up their veggies? Any other carrot or parsnip fries fans out there?
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Til next time,
be back with our pink marshmallow recipe!