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    Small Steps - Gina's Journey

    Hi all, I have decided to keep this journal to help keep me on track on my Primal journey. I am 30yr old female and weight 144.6 lbs as of this morning. I have dabbled with primal eating in the past, but I have decided that now is the time to take the leap and take the 30 day challange, 1 day at a time.

    My goal is to reach 133lbs by the 21st October, when I fly out on holiday to Jamaica. Fingers crossed!!


    My Monday didnt get off to the best start, considering I didnt get to bed til late (Sunday night) and then my alarm didnt go off this morning, hence no breakfast. Didnt feel that hungry anyway.

    Day 1:
    B: none
    S: 1 pink lady apple, 1 tsp almond butter
    L: Pesto Chicken (home-made) with veg in a home-made tomato sauce, 1 Orange
    S: 30g mixed nuts, 10g pumpkin seeds, about 30g chilli & lime Chicken
    D: Bowl of home-made butternut squash soup.

    Planned exercise for tonight is a bootcamp class in the local gym.
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    When I got home from work I ended up falling asleep. So didnt end up having dinner.....well apart from a small segment of grapefruit. Woke up in time to get ready for my bootcamp class.

    Bootcamp.......was more like interval training on steroids! I ended up having to go out for air as I thought I might be sick (I wasn't thankfully!!) but the class was good & I will def go back for more (punishment)!! It showed me how lacking in cardio I am. On a side note I also booked in for a weights session with gym instructors which is booked for Sunday.

    Day 1 Primal - Complete!

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    The body is a little......not sore but def feels tender - especially the quads and bum!! but as the saying goes - no pain no gain! Had a sneak peak of the scales this morning (yeah I know I shouldnt have) but I'm down 2lbs!!

    Anyways,
    Day 2:
    B: Mint Tea
    S: 1/2 ruby grapefruit, Green Tea
    S: (1 hr later) 1 pink lady apple, 1 tsp almond butter, Green Tea
    L: 3 Chicken mini fillets with veg in a home-made tomato sauce,
    S: 30g mixed nuts, 10g pine nuts, about 30g chilli & lime Chicken
    D: Bowl of home-made butternut squash soup.

    Planned exercise for this evening is swimming.
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    Just finished my swim. Only did about 30 mins as lately I seem to have a bad problem of cramping in my left foot after a while. Its a real pain!! I had planned to do some sprinting, but I got caught up in cleaning the kitchen that it was too late by the time I got to the gym.

    Day 2 Primal - Complete

    Exercise: Intervals done (with more on Saturday)
    Moving Slowly / Play 30mins / 180-300mins

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    Question: Has anyone else experienced spasams in the lower abdomen? Is this part of the detox??

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    Thankfully my spasams have passed!!

    Today has been good so far food wise....I was even hungry this morning after my swim last night!

    Day 3:
    B: 2 large eggs scrambled, 1/2 grapefruit, Mint Tea
    S: 1/2 ruby grapefruit, Green Tea
    L: Chicken breast with stirfry veg (bean sprouts are ok rights?), 1 pink lady apple, Green Tea
    S: 30g mixed nuts, 10g pine nuts, about 30g chilli & lime Chicken
    D: Bowl of home-made butternut squash soup.
    S: Large banana

    Have a pilates class tonight. Hopefully that will help sort out the tenderness in the body with some good stretches!! And it will count towards my play / slow moving too!!
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    Had pilates class this evening for an hour but again had the cramping in my left foot in certain positions grrr.

    Also had grocery shopping with my friend. I would be lieing if I said I was not tempted by my chocolate god, but I am happy to say that I wasnt tempted - even when my friend offered me an ice pop!! Bananas will be on the menu tomorrow - bring up my potassium & stop the stupid cramping!

    Day 3 Primal - Complete

    Exercise: 1 hour Pilates Class
    Moving Slowly / Play 90mins / 180-300mins

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    I got my first pair of vibrams today!! I ordered them yesterday & cant believed they arrived in work today (yes I had them sent to my workplace - way handier). Cant wait to take them home & try them out!!!

    Food today has been good so far, but to be honest I am slightly worried as the weekend looms closer and even more worried about my follow through for next week. Like I said earlier - take each day as it comes.

    Day 4:
    B: 2 large eggs scrambled, banana, Mint Tea
    S: 1/2 ruby grapefruit, Green Tea
    L: Chicken breast with stirfry veg (with the last bean sprouts) 1 orange
    S: 30g mixed nuts, 10g pumpkin seeds, about 30g Chicken
    S: 1 Squares of tesco 85% dark chocolate
    D: Small bowl of butternut squash soup


    Hope to go swimming this evening, but also might try get my sprints in before my swim.


    ***Update***
    At 4pm all I could think about was chocolate. But instead of going to the biscuit press, I was thinking about my tesco 85% dark chocolate in the press!! So when I got home I had 1 square & was totally satisfied!! Been thinking about a recipe I saw here of roughly chopped nuts and dark chocolate so think im gonna make some at the weekend - mmmmmm.

    Tried on my vibrams - love them. Have a slight prob in that the back is slightly uncomfortable but I'm sure its just a matter of wearing them in!

    Finally got my sprints done - 2 rounds of tabata sprints at 11kph. Happy with that & I know I will be able to improve on that too! Also went swimming for 45 mins.


    Day 4 Primal - Complete

    Exercise: 8 mins Tabata Sprints & 45 mins swimming.
    Moving Slowly / Play 135mins / 180-300mins
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    Woke up thirsty this morning, but not really hungry. I cant believe, but I actually feel slimmer!!! That prob sounds mad! Did go off track a little for lunch today, but I'm gonna put that down as part of the 20% in the 80/20 rule.

    Day 5:
    B: banana, Mint Tea
    S: 1/2 ruby grapefruit, Green Tea, 1 tsp almond butter
    L: bowl of veg soup from cafe (Dunnes Stores) and 1/2 portion of chips (fries) with salt, tomato sauce and vinegar
    S: 1/2 ruby grapefruit, Green Tea
    S: 30g mixed nuts, 10g pine nuts, 1 Squares of tesco 85% dark chocolate
    D: bowl of butternut squash soup (cant believe my soup has lasted this long!)
    S: 1 sq 85% dark chocolate (well it is Friday!)



    No plans for excercise this evening. Just a give the house a good ol' scrub. Bootcamp tomorrow morning at 10am!!
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    Admittedly today has been bad. Hopefully I haven't screwed up too badly!!


    Day:6
    B: banana
    Brunch: 2 rashers, 2 eggs, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes & spring onion
    S: none
    L: none
    S: chocolate with hazel nuts
    D: none

    Today was my first time time eating rashers in about 20yrs, they were fairly thick and I didn't feel great afterwards, but at least I didn't get sick (thinking of the last time I tried mince turkey breast)

    Think I will leave it a little while til I try them again, so back to the chicken and egg recipes for now.

    Exercise consisted of a bootcamp class this morning. Was good but was pretty wrecked after it. Maybe the class will be enough to stave off the calories from all the chocolate I ate (300g) in total
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