I’ve been feeling less energetic for a couple of weeks now, and I haven’t really wanted to workout. I know that it is because my food choices haven’t been 100% on point. Last summer I had a food allergy/sensitivity test done, and I have several foods that my body doesn’t react well too. Gluten, dairy, most non-gluten grains (rice, corn, millet), chicken, eggs, and mushrooms. There are 4 levels of sensitivity, 0-3 with 0 being none and 3 being the highest. Gluten, egg whites, and millet were a level 3. Level 2 was dairy and egg yolks. And level 1 was the other grains, mushrooms, and chicken. I am supposed to avoid level 2 and 3 completely and only have level 1 once every 4-5 days. Last week I had my buffalo chicken every day for lunch, so I had a level 1 and 2/3 every day in the chicken, and the egg wash. And while I was on vacation, those rules kind of went out the window, and it spilled out past vacation. So, my sluggishness is completely on me, but I’m getting back on track this week!
My menu this week is consisting of Pumpkin Cheerios (hey, they are gluten free!), my Beef Fajita Stir-Fry, my daily shake of superfoods (Shakeology), and dinners are roast, fish, chicken, and chili beans (2 days). My shake is sometimes breakfast and sometimes afternoon snack. Because it is chocolate, it keeps me out of the candy jar when I start getting restless and tired around 2-3 pm. Other snacks are raw vegetables, jello, and applesauce. And I bought celery at the store. I’ve never been a fan, but hopefully with peanut butter it will work!
When it comes to workouts, I’m trying something new this week. Beachbody released “Clean Week” recently. It is meant for people who want to begin with committing to a week, and then going from there. If you are new to Beachbody, you also get a 7-day supply of Shakeology to try, as well. I also have committed to working on relaxing and stress relief tactics, so I am adding in evening yoga to my plan. I enjoy yoga, even though I’m barely flexible and it is hard for me, but I do enjoy it! So my plan is to add in workouts from Beachbody’s 3-Week Yoga Retreat.
|Monday||Clean Week: Core Function||3WYR: Core|
|Tuesday||Clean Week: Cardio||3WYR: Stretch|
|Wednesday||Clean Week: Strength||3WYR: Balance|
|Thursday||Clean Week: Active Flex||3WYR: Flow|
|Friday||Clean Week: Core Function||3WYR: Flow On-The-Go|
|Saturday||Clean Week: Cardio||3WYR: Relax|
|Sunday||Clean Week: Strength||3WYR: Take 10|
I think one of the reasons I hadn’t really gotten back to my plan since vacation was that I didn’t sit down to purposely come up with a plan. I’m very type A and I need a plan. I’m not the best at winging it! So, I’m making sure I have a plan in place this week!
Do you plan out your meals and workouts for the week or do you just wing it?