Exercise Challenge: 31 Day Flat Abs Challenge
1)Yellow: 1 Pineapple (small), 1 lemon, 5 celery stalks
Rating 8/10 : Servings 1
2)Green: 2 packs spinach, 2 cucumbers, 1 lemon, spirulina, ginger, watercress
Rating 5/10 : Servings 1.75
2.75 total servings + 1 shot (serving = 500ml)
Workout x 1, Epsom Salt Bath, dry body brush, magnesium oil I, Plant Fusion protein shake, coconut water, acv spritz, willow bark, probiotic, iron & B complex, dandelion tea, oregano oil, milk thistle, ACV
HOW I FEEL
I'm seriously hormonal, my lower body just aches and I hate to admit it but I totally phoned it in in my workout today, it just hurt and I had zero energy. I did what I could and at least moved today, counting the small victories as I was SO tempted to just switch the darn thing off and take a rest day.
Today my mum said I am like my dad personality wise.... coming from her it wasn't a compliment lol. I'm not offended though, I'd rather be that than the alternative * shrug *
Anyway, given that I am having my hormonal pain (I have to admit it isn't as bad as usual and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that I see an improvement in TOM this month) I decided to try out my new natural painkiller. I read about this a while ago and ordered it soon as. It didn't come in time for last month though so I had to wait to give it a whirl and now I finally can. It's called white willow bark and basically is the natural substance that aspirin is derived from, so it has all the properties of aspirin without the overprocessed bulking agent chemicalisation of pharmaceuticals. I mean yeah this has been processed too..... I mean you can't chew on a piece of bark....I don't think...** contemplates going to the park to lick a willow tree **... hmm...lol
mmmmmm lick me!!
It supposedly doesn't tear up the gut the same way as some pain relievers do (did you know ibuprofen and other anti inflammatory pain relievers can cause the lining of your gut to bleed and make ulcers
I sure as heck didn't) However I am only able to try this out because I currently take NO pharmaceuticals, even though this is natural it DOES interact with other drugs and has the same contraindications as normal aspirin (eg you can't take this if you take warfarin or methotrexate).
This is the one I got.
I will let you know if it is successful and worth it. I just took some now to ease my lower back pain, it sure does taste medicinal ** yak ** lol and there's nothing white about it....it looks like iodine..
*10 minutes later*........WEIRD!!!!!! The pain has gone and I've had a major boost in my mood... hmm it said nothing about that on the bottle. I can't stop smiling... lol gosh does this stuff make you high, is it addictive?? eeek if it does!
I just watched Philadelphia Story, never seen it before. I loved what she said at the end when she finally did what her heart told her to do
Tracey: “and do you know how I feel, like a human being, I feel like a human being!”
Gosh isn't that what we all want to be able to say, I feel alive, I'm living, loving, and feeling every bit a human being and not what I was, or what I thought I should be. THAT's what I want to say with all sincerity at some point in this journey. I already feel like I'm regaining my body and refinding myself but as soon as I can say that from the bottom of my heart I'll be sure to say it to you all my awesome friends first!