Health Stuff

Week 2 couch to 5k is DONE πŸ™‚ and you know what teacup9 it was way easy. Like a breeze to complete week 2 last night, like 90 seconds of runnning was over and I was like oh ok then. I just kept zonening out during the run, thinking about stuff on my mind and the time flew by like nobody’s business. Next I will begin week 3 on Wednesday but won’t be able to fully complete it until next week as my mom is comming Friday so I won’t get to the gym this weekend. Monday will be week 3 day 2 and then Wednesday. The more stamina I build the more excited I get. Yeay, fitness. I know it will be hard in the begining, like week 2 was, but I also know it’s about gradually building stamina and that it will get easier if I just keep at it. I also have to remember it’s about tolerance and stamina not speed. Slow and steady is how you win the race. I have been keeping my heart rate right between the fat burning and cardio zones for the entire 30 minutes on the treadmill. The point for me is that even during walking intervals I want to still stay above the fat burning zone.

Now for the less pleasent stuff. I have to make some dietary adjustments. Sadly for me, the dietary adjustments that need altering are so hard to alter which is how I fell off the bandagon in the first place. I have a sensitive stomach and many food’s irritate it.
I was tested for allergies in Toronto whilst working with a Naturopath and found out I was highly reactive to wheat and coffee, two of my favoritest things. When I cut them out I felt like a million bucks though, plus it was fun learning gluten free cooking.
I have to cut these foods out again. I have to. My stomach has been bloated and gassy, but worse still is that everyday for a couple of weeks I have had highly acidic loose stool, like it burns, and some bleeding from the irritation. I know this is 100% diet, and that it’s the wheat and coffee. So back to the drawing board for my poor stomach’s sake. I had been completely gluten free for 6 months when I got pregnant, then I craved wheat like it was going out of style,, ironically, in pregnancy the wheat did not make me ill, it’s like I was magically cured, but now I am back to old painful wheat days. Sigh! We live in a country  that is so difficult to grab a bite on the run that is gluten free except boring salads, so I am going to have go back to planning ahead and prepare my lunches and snacks.
That being said-I had english muffin, cottage cheese and a big black coffee for breakfast and I feel like crap right now. At least my lunch is baby carrots, chicken breast and veggies on rice and a yogurt so no more wheat.

Tonight at 5pm-Spa, Thanks to my loving husband who bought me the spa day before we were poor. I actually had a spa day set for the day after he cut off his fingers that I cancelled from his hospital bedside and have not had an opportunity to use it until now. So here I come for my facial, mani, pedi and 30 minute massage πŸ™‚ weeee.

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 10, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So many good things happening for your happening bod, mama! Way to go on completing Week 2 – remember they say it takes 30 days to establish a habit, so you’re halfway there πŸ˜€ Also so glad you’re taking the spa day – you deserve some relaxing pampering.
    As far as the food allergies, all I can say is: UGH. I have a hard enough time craving milk and ice cream during pregnancy, thank goodness my sensitivity seems to dissipate in the 3rd trimester. Hopefully the cravings will end post-partum, cos I know lactose is my enemy otherwise.
    Hope you feel better and the transition to gluten-free (or gluten-less, lol) goes smoothly ❀

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