Yesterday was a travel day for Michelle, my travel day is coming up here soon. The twins will be together soon!!!!! 🙂 Yes, we are very excited. So the end of the week shall be a little interesting with our eats due to working an expo, but we are sure to keep things interesting.
Yesterday I felt like working the legs.
We did the Tone it Up girls Love your Legs workout and did this 5 minute plank was as our warm-up.
Remember strive for progress not perfection. You can do it! You can do anything – just believe!
Just wanting to remind you to be proud of yourself! I know Lori and I are grateful for being able to get up every morning and workout!
My morning started like usual but had to hurry in the morning as I had a dentist appointment to get to. BTW I have great teeth, no problems, must be from all the oil pulling.
After my morning supplements it was time to enjoy some marshmallows. Look forward to these every morning.
Lost some of my juice as I had a spillage issue. I did get about 10 oz saved, thank goodness as it was a delicious juice.
After sipping on my juice it was egg time. I enjoyed a plate full of arugula and chopped romaine served with coconut oil and two eggs.
Enjoyed some bone broth which Jax wanted some too before I cooked up my lunch.
Lunch was again a plate full of greens, steamed rutabaga from the night before and liver beef meatballs. All topped with – yep, coconut oil.
Mid-afternoon snack was something vary random. I just cooked one egg with one tablespoon carob powder. Pretty much carob flavored egg puff. I enjoyed it. Also snacked on a few pulp crackers while I sipped on peppermint tea.
Dinner was a little late as we had our first dog training group class last night. Jax I feel did really well for his first group lesson. Not perfect but did great 🙂 So proud of him.
I did remember to take my pre-dinner pills. Dinner was sautéed salmon, sautéed kale, half avocado and some steamed broccoli. Topped with sea salt and olive oil. Simple, yet delicious.
Lori’s final thoughts:
Great day…well in terms of going poo. I had another really great success in the bathroom. I have a feeling it is from the variety of magnesium pills I am taking that are starting to get things moving, if you know what I mean (which I think you do). Energy was ok, not great but ok. I was pretty focused and productive. Had a good bill of health in terms of my teeth and mouth, so that is good. Besides that not much new to add, everything else is the same, back is the same and a few very small pimples on the face that I am treating. Which I knew I might still breakout from time to time as I am still figuring things out, so trying not worry about them. Very hard to do.
Although by getting a few pimples, and I know Michelle got a few small ones too, just makes us question everything again.
We still believe in the power of dark leafy greens!
We are trying to increase our intake of greens. Trying not to overdo it or worry about if we eat them or not, just making a mental effort to have them more when we can. And we are doing a little bit more raw foods (raw greens) into our diet. Still plan on either juicing or cooking up the hearty greens like kale and swiss chard as right now we do feel for digestion it is easier in those forms.
Years ago we fell in love with the power of greens (from smoothies to juices to salads) and now we are hoping the power of them can help heal us. Plus, we really do love our greens, raw and cooked! Do you love greens? Do you believe they can heal?
Michelle’s Tuesday recap:
As Lori mentioned I traveled yesterday, so my schedule is changing due to working long days at the expo.
Meal 1 – juice and my morning supplements
Meal 2 – eggs with lettuce and coconut oil
Meal 3 – broccoli slaw, coconut oil and beef liver meatballs
Meal 4 – romaine, swiss chard, salmon, avocado, coconut oil and supplements
Meal 5 – well not really a meal but it was my gelatin mixed with water, probiotic, magnesium and one chocolate truffle.
Overall my day – had a small bowel movement, drank 10 cups water, had some bone broth, and was feeling fine all day. As Lori mentioned I am breaking out all over on my face, and my face seems more red. I am trying not to stress over it but being aware. The only things I can think of that could be causing them is chocolate (which some of the truffles I had did have coconut nectar in it), stress, eating too much meat, eating too much fat, and/or not eating enough carbs. Just some thoughts going through my mind lately since my skin is not happy. My eczema is fine, no itching of my legs. And I still have red bumps on my arms that I know someone asked me if I still had. Just crazy how the body works.
A lot of our posts lately have been about staying positive and not giving up. Well, this is how we stay focused. We have to be constantly reminding ourselves. As you can see we struggle with staying positive sometimes. We feel bad for saying we are doing great and then the next day we are questioning everything we are doing. Our diet lately has helped in some areas just not everything. Maybe we just need to give it more time. Maybe we are rushing things. Or maybe it is the opposite. We need more things.
Anyways more things still to learn…like to be patient. And smile when facing tough times.
Twins Question: Do you question your decisions? What are your thoughts on trying something, then run into a slump, how do you keep going? Are you crazy like us and have these types of thoughts going through your mind?