Entry for Wednesday, February 6th, 2013:
Sleep: I slept a whopping 11 full, uninterrupted hours! I must have needed it. It felt so good, and I woke up in an excellent mood, refreshed and ready for anything!
Supplements: I am taking GNC brand Women's Energy & Metabolism vitamin pack. I checked the ingredient list on my Acai Berry Extract supplement from VitaminWorld. WHY do they have to put soybean oil in my pills?! Guess. That's $40 down the drain. I also have magnesium and zinc that I should be taking, but did not take it today. In the evenings, I take aloe Vera, Miralax, and fiber supplements for my IBS. Hopefully, I won't have to take these one day and can just be all natural! Also, before each meal, I take 1-2 Digest Gold digestive enzymes, depending on how big my meal is.
Breakfast: 2 organic eggs, 3 slices center-cut bacon, a grilled portobello mushroom, and several grilled cherry tomatoes with a cup of coffee + 1 cup almond coconut milk and some liquid stevia.
Lunch: still pretty full from breakfast, so I just had 1/2 avocado and some blueberries.
Post-workout: a smoothie made of coconut milk, Isopure Zero Carb chocolate protein powder, a frozen banana, some peanut butter (I know, bad!) a few cherries, and some almonds. Unfortunately, I figured out that the Isopure does NOT agreee with my stomach, and I guess I'll have to give it away...
Dinner: Homemade Beef and Broccoli made with sesame oil, organic beef, rice vinegar, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, butter, and vegetable broth. Had about 2oz beef and 1 head of broccoli, plus half a head of cauliflower "rice" fried in butter and onions. Garnished with sesame seeds... Delicious!
WOD: I ran a 6 minute mile, yay! Also, I did 2 sets of each exercise, with 10 reps and then 8: shoulder press (15lbs), calf raises (70lbs), glutes (60lbs), back extension (100lbs), leg extension (60lbs), tricep pull (50lbs), hip abduction (100lbs).
Felt really good about myself, strong and motivated. Proud of my strong body.
Today wasn't too shabby, health-wise. I know I have to work on not trying to be perfect, because that will just add stress to my life.
newborn – we are tender and weak
in death – we are rigid and stiff
living plants are supple and yielding
dead branches are dry and brittle
so the hard and unyielding belong to death
and the soft and pliant belong to life
an inflexible army does not triumph
an unbending tree breaks in the wind
thus the rigid and inflexible will surely fail
while the soft and flowing will prevail