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I just took a couple rest days--my butt/legs were sore!

Yesterday was my 30th bday. I was being really strict dietwise recently. Last night I ate 3-4 pieces of a coconut flour cake (sweetened w/ maple syrup and stevia) and drank a bottle of wine. I felt soooooo sick, and I honestly don't think it was the wine! I feel all achey this am and had a terrible night's sleep! Crazy stuff. Makes me wanna be more strict today! But seriously? Cococnut flour cake? Really? It's not like I ate gluten!!!

Sheesh!

Hoping to walk today. I don't feel up for anything else at the moment. Feel quite crappy. (I also took my bentonite clay last night--which I usually do after drinking to prevent having a hangover in the am. But I've got a slight headache right now. Maybe a bottle was a little excessive. It wasn't huge though, I swear! )

Oh, and just to share, b/c they were so good, I made burgers topped with bacon and guac for brunch yesterday, served on lettuce wraps. I figured it was my b-day, so I made what I really wanted. They were SOOOOOO good...Mmmmmm...and totally primal!

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I did the bringing home the kill WOW from MDA. We went to the zoo and I carried ds half the way (at least a mile) in my ergo. He is exactly 1/4 of my weight so just right for this one. Woo hoo!

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Happy Birthday to you!!!

That workout sounds good, my dd1 would be just the right size and that would be easy enough. Often I end up carrying her when we go on walks. We took a bit of a walk Mon and played around yesterday some at the playground. Today I hope to do a b-weight workout and nature walk.

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OT, sorry!

So, I 'had' to know if it was the wine or the sugar that had me feeling so ill, sooooo...

Last night I had 2 pieces if (starchy ) chebe bread, a couple hours after dinner. Sick as a dog in my tummy! Always a glutton, I thought "maybe its b/c that was kind of a non-primal starch...maybe the fructose is worse than starch stuff is all BS if you're talking a/b fruit." So yeah, as soon as my tummy felt better, I ate an apple. Sick again! I'm certain it was b/c I was eating larger amountgs of carbs w/out protein and fat to soften the sugary blow. (I do green smoothies w/ 15-30 g carbs, but w/ lots of fat and typically protein on the side all the time w/out problems.) But seriously? I snacked on fruit alone for almost the whole first year of primal! Stopped that ftmp a month or 2 ago, and now I can't handle it? Weird stuff! (I'm betting if I was a bit more moderate it wouldn't impact me so harshly...but still--crazy!)

Will update this post w/ my workout later to get it back on topic.

ETA: My workout

Warm up: 1 minute auroch stalk
(seriously, I planned to do it as the workout for 5 min, but stopped after only 1!)

3 rounds of:
15 (chair assisted) pullups/chinups (alternating half way through)
15 walking lunges (walked from pull up bar in kitchen to floor in liv room)
30 sit ups using homemade abmat (youch!)
15 walking lunges (back to pull up bar)

Ended it w/ 50 squats, b/c I still had a little energy in my legs.

I needed this like crazy!!

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Sprints yesterday, then 100 squats for time today. (That's all I felt like doing.)

Maybe a bit of yoga later--I feel like I _need_ it... (mentally! )

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You know I cannot handle large amounts of carbs either, although I haven't been as sensitive lately. It is weird on the fruit I used to eat tons when I was grain-free before and a lot more carbs but I feel better now lower.

I am trying to go back to 100%(had been trying the 80-90% thing for maybe a month I think). It doesn't work for me- I need more like 99%. However, we were out and about yesterday and come 3 o'clock and I hadn't had anything since b'fast as was ready to chew my arm off- so I ate some popcorn and way too much of it. I am paying tonight as I cannot sleep.

Your workouts sound good, I haven't done any yoga in a bit and I miss how great my back felt afterward.

I have walked this week but that is about it. Busy with hs'ing and this weekend I am in a big tizzy as I am redoing the kids room, I will not have time for anything. I hope to mostly finish that today though and get back on track next week.

Oh, on the food I made a really good meal last night. It was a chicken hash, onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms sauteed w/ sage, thyme, marjoram and pountry seasoning- add in a bit of broth and some cooked chicken- then some grated cauliflower, salt and pepper to taste. Looked horrid but tasted almost exactly like chicken and dressing- YUM!

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Good luck w/ their rooms! And thanks for sharing the meal idea--sounds delish!!

I did yard work at my parents house yesterday--raking LOTS of leaves and then dragging them on a tarp to a hill and dumping them down. I do this every year with them, and my parents are strong. This year I could not believe my endurance. I ended up doing part of it by myself b/c my mom needed a break (dad was leaf blowing.) I could have done more when ewe were done, and this is a task that typically would have left me 100% wiped out and ready for a nap.

Its amazing what these short workouts combined with eating primal foods is doing for me!

Not sure what I'll do today, but will update later if anything.

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Total of 100 push ups (all but 10 on knees)
100 squats
60 sit ups w/ a (homemade) abmat

Did them in rounds, but random numbers each round to get up to the totals.

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How do you do the abmat? I am way paranoid about sit-ups due to diastsis- I have just skipped them and figure that all those pushups(which I was doing should do the trick). I LOVE doing outside work, haven't been lately though. Sounds like a great but tiring day. Today we took a small walk and I was still busy around the house cleaning, that has got to count for something! Tomorrow is park day for me, I hope to get there early and play around on the jungle gym w/ the kids.

Tonight I made some 'bread' w/ egg yolks, beaten egg whites and pureed cauliflower. Really doesn't taste like anything but made a good sandwich vehicle- we had sloppy joes.

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Hiya mamas!  I'm going to join you and try to give my input/experience.  I haven't been on this forum forever!  SO busy with homeschooling and trying to keep up with life in general. I think I am going to start swimming for fitness.  We joined a gym as a family, and the gym is basic but good.  It's never crowded, probably because it's so pricey, but the kids and DH really love the pool. 

 

I'm not totally primal but I lean that way.  Fitness,  probably over the top primal, but with diet I'd say most the way.  I DO eat some grains, mostly buckwheat and I do eat a lot of lentils.  I am very sensitive to eating much meat, ANY meat fat makes me really sick, and I cannot have dairy so it limits me a little. I feel fabulous though so that's all that matters to me. 

 

Lately I've been doing small bursts of bodyweight exercises at home. I'd say 10 minutes at a time.   I have 35 and 50 pound kettlebells, a pullup bar and a couple other weight stacks that I don't use so much. I literally did not lift any weights beyond once a week or do purposeful cardio for literally 2 months over the summer and I never felt better.  All I had were the shoes on my feet, and yard tools for yardwork lol. I have kept my shape well.  I'm back to lifting twice a week, for about 30minutes then I go in to the basketball court and do lunges with a barbell for about 15 minutes (with short rest periods.)  I was always at the gym 3 days a week, but I really needed to prove to myself I can be truly old school and get by without a gym. I quit my regular gym and that's when we joined as a family.  DH and kids swim while I work out then I can hop in the pool or sauna in the same room. Usually I just keep it for my "self" time and don't swim with them,but they are asking me to so probably next week I'll try to do a quick workout, then 20 minutes of pool time or something. 

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hiya, lisamarie!  I think it is easy especially in summer time to keep busy w/ strength exercises around the house, at least for me.  I like doing exactly what you say doing little bits here and there.  It seems to me, especially now w/ 3 kids, one who is a baby(well now almost 1-ack).  My time is so precious and I especially don't want to spend long periods away from the kids or working out. 

 

We were doing swimming as a family as well but haven't went lately, Sunday was bike park night but that hasn't happened in a few weeks either, seems like something keeps coming up or the weather is bad.  We are still at least walking plenty, which we all really, really enjoy and I value it more and more. 

 

How about goals for next week, I know I could use them-

Straight from MDA Primal Fitness Plan-

 

2-5 hrs- moderate intensity cardio- ie walking/swimming/biking without the heartrate too high

2- strength training exercises - bodyweight or weights(I will be using bodyweight 1x and maybe shovel glove the other)

1- sprint session (about 10 minutes or so)


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CM, sorry I've been MIA!  Since the switch to the new format I've been unable to post from my (old and crappy) home comp.  I will probably only be able to pop in occasionally to post at MDC, when I'm visiting my mom or someone else w/ a sweet newer comp.  :(  I'll be reading though!

 

Abmat--it is kind of freaky.  I googled it--it looks like something that goes under your back and slopes from a slight hump to a lower hump (bad description--sorry!)  I roll a pillow or yoga mat to make it.  Since your comment about diastsis recti I've not done it--I already do have a slight space there anyway (had it PRE baby...sooooo...). Google homemade abmat for much better descriptions.  ;)

 

We got financial aid to the YMCA, which is AWESOME!  I'm SOOOOO excited!  I've been going to yoga classes, running/walking on the track w/ ds (so family friendly there!), doing lots of play, and just being active, inside, even when its cold/rainy.  YAY!

 

I'm hear, just not posting much!  Looking forward to continuing working out in this manner--I love it!

 

Todays workout:

 

2 rounds of

 

20 pushups (some on knees)

50 squats

15 pull ups (feet on a chair modification)

10 overhead press (from PBF)

20 bicycle style sit up things (ok I don't know the lingo!)

 


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That's ok FR I know I have had some issues w/ the new layout as well.  Sounds like you are doing well and staying busy.  I used an abmat at the CF gym I went to for a bit.  It seemed to help, but I worry still that it is too much strain on those muscles.  I had a blah week, the weather has been horrid almost all week.  The temp isn't real terrible, but it has been really windy, cloudy, and misty to boot.  Not really conducive to being outside.  I did get some strengthtraining done on one day and I think we got to walk a couple, but that is it.  So, could be worse could be better.  I hope the weather clears next week as I have outside work to do, but we will see!


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Hi Ladies!  It has been months since I have posted.  And months since I have even worked out.  At all.  redface.gif

 

But I am still a member of a CrossFit gym and so I decided to put my pride aside and head back last night.  I think I was more intimidated last night than my first time because I didn't have the luxury of saying that I am new - I had gone for 6 weeks straight back in the summer.  Oh well.

 

Our workout:

Back squats work (10-3-3-3 reps)  then AMRAP 10 kettlebell swings and 10 pushups then 50 abmat situps.  And WOW - I am way out of shape.  I squatted 53-73-83-73 then got AMRAP 7 reps plus 7 and could only do 25 abmats .  I had to do my pushups on my knees.  I went to the grocery store after the workout and struggled to carry my bags! 


Anyway - I need some motivation to stick with it.  I need to put my negative thoughts about my fitness level aside and just go with it.

 

I hope you don't mind that I join you again in this chat!



 

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Hey Jend!  I say don't be ashamed of where you are at!  I have lots some strength and fitness from this summer as well as I haven't kept it up nearly as hard core.  I think I am ok with that though.  I have great functional fitness and am enjoying being active with the kids.  I do need to do more strength workouts but am happy w/ doing bodyweight activities for now.  I will be glad to chat with you hopefully we can motivate each other!


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Hi mamas! :) I'm new.

 

I've been grain-free for only seven days, but was otherwise eating a primal and traditional (for my ancestry) diet and was grain-free for seven years ending eight years ago. Anyway, the changes in me and my family are startling. My children SLEEP now!!! Everyone is calm, I'm completely off my dessicated thyroid, stopped taking Mg supplements and have had no hart palps at all, which is how I knew that I needed Mg just a week ago and before. My dp has stopped needing his mood supps- SJW and GABA and we are both sleeping solidly now. We've also both dropped water-weight significantly as well. My children had some skin issues that are nearly vanished and their muscles are even more apparent than before. They've all discovered that they have suddenly more strength, and physical challenges they found difficult before, are now easy.

 

So, two weeks ago, when dp encouraged me to try a push-up, I couldn't lift my body off the ground- even once. I have had a massive separation in my abdominal muscles since this last pg, so it felt like any more strain and my insides would just out and fall all over the floor. :( I didn't try again until two days after going grain-free, and I could do three knee-push-ups! Earlier today, I did seven! THEN, just now, I did NINE! joy.gif

 

My dp who has not yet been able to do an unassisted pull-up even while doing P90X, was shocked at the difference for me and said, "hey, I wonder if I could do a pull-up unassisted." And he did THREE!!! He actually completely underestimated his own strength and smacked his head on the ceiling, lol.

 

To express that I am thrilled is a gross understatement. I used to be an athlete before having our first child, and have been supremely dismayed at the poor condition of my body since (eight years, also coinciding with when I reintroduced grain because my dp really wanted it, and I relented first by eating some whole grain rice, then sprouted grains, etc...). I am not over-weight and have never been, but I have been weak- very, very weak. I am shocked that the difference is in eliminating the grains. Otherwise, our diet is the same, but obviously we are eating more veggies, meat, and fat where we would have had some grain. I had been eating a maximum of two slices of bread/day for seven years. I also ate oats for breakfast, but when I did that, I had no bread, so I was by no means a huge grain-eater to begin with, but obviously that amount was enough to completely wreck my body.

 

So, now I'm going to try to lift some heavy things today too. We haul water, so we have heavy things available all the time. :) Oh, and my posture is radically changed. I stand straight now rather than hunched. Amazing. I'm super excited about this!!!


Well, I've been absent for 8 months, and during that time, it turns out that I have completely transformed. You are all precious. Thank you for being here and sharing your lives. You are truly a gift. namaste.gif Jan. 23, 2012

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Happy New Year!  I resolve to get back to the CrossFit gym twice per week and run once per week.  There - now I typed it, so it will happen.  thumb.gif

 

Today, we rowed as many meters as possible in 10 minutes then did as many double unders as possible in 10 minutes.  I rowed 2120 and did singles instead of the elusive double unders - I lost count and either did 632 or 532. 


Diet is something that I have yet to address!  How are you all doing?
 

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