bad fibro pain =(, clean eating, and i haven't had a piece of chocolate in 2 days.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
for over a week my fibro pains (back- neck- knees- headaches) have been really bad..i got treated at chiropractor 3+ times and I am going for my 2nd massage within 10 days tonight to try and make myself feel better...it hasn't been this unbearable in a while- to the point i can't even sit comfortable and concentrate in my classes...even though i had pains i would work out anyway to find the release of endorphins temporarily numbs me (although it would come back a few hours later) but today is the 1st day where i hurt SO bad i'm looking at my elliptical & weights and my mind is like "go, go, go" but my painful muscles are saying "please di, not today. rest. we beg u."..it's just almost spring/summertime and i can't bring myself to justify fibro pain as an excuse to skip a workout...it drives me nuts my motivation/physical capability today aren't seeing eye to eye because my heart and head much rather be sweating then on the comp blogging..i just hope i feel better quick
so i realized i am a chocolate addict a long time ago but i read this article on sugar in women's health magazine and realized sugar is an actual addiction....i always said i needed a piece of chocolate after dinner so i don't go insane but with summer almost here and me trying to be healthy as possible, i wanted to prove to myself i can go without the chocolate- it's been over 48 hours since i had any chocolate (except for chocolate flavored protein powder in the morning but that doesn't even taste too good so i don't count it)...not even so much as a hershey kiss after dinner..i won't lie- this isn't easy and i feel physical effects from not having the sugar!!...come an hour or so after dinner i felt lightheaded, weak and a little dizzy (aside from f ibro pain) so i'm hoping after another few days these "withdrawal" side effects go away..for the record, i plan on allowing myself a small chocolate indulgence in chocolate once a week in any form i want (ice cream probably)..that way it truly is a once in a while treat and not something my body depends on daily....
i've been eating cleaner and cleaner and i am proud..i'm trying to eliminate as much processed foods as possible like in the clean eating book and oxygen magazine to be healthier...i keep seeing over and over to get the body u want it's 80% nutrition, 10% exercise and 10% genes and even though i work out hard and always ate right, my diet wasn't fully optimum so i am trying to get it there...i've been eating just about every vegetable and fruit, mostly raw, as snacks as well as with meals, as well as my usual egg whites, my protein from chicken, turkey or certain fishes and then the kashi golean cereal or golean waffles...i even cut back significantly on cheeses...but like i said with chocolate- i have one day i'll cheat and enjoy it not to lose my mind
spring is here, it's finally starting to feel like it so i'm making sure by the time i hit the beach in summer I feel 100% confident wearing a bikini
thoughts always appritiated =)