I’ve never eaten as few fruits and vegetables in my entire life as I have this past week. I’ve realized that most of the fruits and veggies that I normally eat are consumed raw and since I can’t eat anything raw right now, my options are limited. Therefore, I’ve been consuming a lot of easy-to-digest foods which includes pretty much anything BUT produce.
To give you an idea of what my past week’s meals have been…
Breakfast has been mostly (Allie friendly) baked goods:
Lunches/afternoon snacks have been either leftover rice/pasta-type dishes, or some variation of a yogurt or cottage cheese bowl:
Here’s what I can tell you: while my diet hasn’t exactly been healthy or balanced, my stomach feels ok. Even on really bad days, during the time I spend not in the bathroom, I haven’t been nearly as bloated, overly gassy, or crampy; three feelings that I’m used to dealing with daily, and I think I can attribute it to eating more bland foods.
I think the acupuncturist was right when she told me I had very weak digestion and shouldn’t give my system too much to process. I know I can’t continue to eat banana bread, rice pasta and cheese all day for the rest of my life, but for now, while my colon settles and *hopefully* heals, I’m going to enjoy this way of eating because lets be honest, it’s not that bad. :)
Saturday: five-mile run
Monday: 90-minute yoga in living room
Yesterday I attended a level II vinyasa-style yoga class at a studio in Montpelier called Yoga Mountain Center. The class was a lot of fun because we spent the second half of class practicing forearm stand, L at the wall, and handstand, but it wasn’t quite the workout that I prefer to get out of a yoga class.
When I got home I was still full of energy and craving something more, so I set up the living room for yoga via BVyoga.com. I chose one of Kiersten’s classes and it Kicked. My. Butt!! Plus, yesterday was warm and humid so I actually built up a decent sweat which was fabulous!!!
Today I woke up feeling very stiff and tight after two full hours of challenging yoga yesterday. I needed to move my body and get some blood flowing so I headed out for a quick walk/run.
Today I set my interval timer for 30 seconds of running alternating with 20 seconds of walking. I was pleasantly surprised with a GREAT workout. A little slow to start but once I got moving it felt awesome. And again, today was warmer so when I got back I actually looked and felt like I just worked out. Always appreciated.
Back soon with a review of my second acupuncture appointment!