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January Challenge update! Day 19!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hello again world! or at least those of you who read my stuff!

Update on my January Challenge. I have been pretty good with my workouts. We had a lot of snow fall last thursday night, Friday... all day! and even a bit yesterday. Saturday, my husband and I went out for a nice walk in the snow! I took a lot of pictures! emoticon

I am on day 19 of the bootcamp video and week 3 day 5 on the January challenge. I like day 5 because it is the pilates lower body workout I found a few months ago that I like to do for strengthening my lower back and glutes. I am improving on my bootcamp videos, as I am starting to be able to do the intermediate level on some of the exercises. I really am trying but I have been a bit slack. Friday and sunday i was totally lazy. Part of the reason was I was feeling exhausted and just flat out tired; unsure why i was feeling that way. The other was, i exercise in the garage and the snow was coming down pretty good and it has been uber freezing outside... thus the garage is FREEZING! So as I sit in the garage now, I do have the space heater on, but its taken at least an hour to get the room sorta not too cold... the chill is still in the air. I did catch up today, so I did 52 minutes of bootcamp videos and two of my challenge videos! So i'm caught up! emoticon

I have been pretty tired this week. I suspect it is my sleeping quality or melatonin dosage. I have been trying to cut back my dosage but I took my usual dosage last night and don't feel as tired today. So maybe that was the problem! I will try to keep my usual dose and see if that maintains my energy in the day and helps me keep a good sleep quality.

I did find a new doctor, a naturopath. I met him last week and hopefully will get things straightened out! So I feel hopeful. He did think i was taking too much on my supplements. So i'm down to my basics of calcium/magnesium, vitamin D, L-Tyrosine, DHEA, and Cranberry! and of course echenacea and L-Lysine and vitamin C when i'm sick or have a cold sore! He is very much on the no processed foods and no sugar as much as I can do. And definitely no soda. He also thinks the Gluten-free and wheat-free will help me a lot.

I have been pretty good on that front, with a few slips but it was situational. I do have some gluten free english muffins and gluten free pitas for my lunch. I probably should back off on the bread but I do really like my sandwiches. So definitely on a more "whole foods" track and trying to follow my guide from the nutritionist a lot better lately! So overall, I have been doing better. I did make cookies today but I haven't eaten any yet! the cookie craving has been quite strong lately! But i've been non-cookied for over 10 days now I think! at least 9 days... So i'm being good! We have also tried at least 3 new recipes since the new year! I altered them to be more gluten friendly and even tried some chinese noodles made from rice and some from sweet potatoes. Those are gross btw! I am making some new recipes this week. And one is a veggie option! I am planning on a "fried steak" and cheesy enchiladas this week I Can't wait!! emoticon they are from recipe books for belly and gluten friendly stuff. SO should be good for me and hopefully just as delicious!

ANyways. that's my update! And I think I've gotten a couple pounds off to show some effects! I've got some progress going so far this month. emoticon Let us hope i can maintain my progress.
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PAULAAUTUMN 1/22/2013 3:41AM

    Sounds like you are enjoying your exercise emoticon emoticon

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NEWANNC 1/21/2013 2:56PM

    Sounds like you're getting the exercise bug. Good for you!

Do you find the melatonin helpful? I really struggle with sleeping patterns and am willing to give anything a try.

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