Truthful Thursday. It’s time. It’s needed. Here’s what’s going on in my life.
1} This is the worst I’ve ever felt, body-wise.
I have no idea what’s up, but I do know that my endurance is completely gone. Kaput. Runs are a struggle. I’m talking 1-2 miles are so hard in the morning. I’ve tried to incorporate more runs than CrossFit WODs into my daily schedule, but it’s not helping. My clothes are super tight, the scale is going up, and my mind is going insane. Runs have been happening now on my lunch hour, or after work. They are much better at these times than in the morning.
2} I’m walking more.
To make myself feel better and less of a blob, which I’ve been feeling like for the past week and a half, I’m trying to use my lunch hour to walk. Tuesday I split my lunch into 40 minutes and 20 minutes in the afternoon, and walked 2 miles and 1 mile during those breaks. In the snow. It made me so happy!
I tried and it just wasn’t working. I need structure. I struggled with making sure I was having the correct balance of fat/protein/carbs, and in the process, felt sluggish and gross just eating Paleo foods. Weird, right? I’m back to counting my macros, but I’m still eating real foods, with the exception of Paleo treats. I toyed with my macros on IIFYM.com for my goals, and am following a plan that aligns better with fat loss on the Paleo lifestyle, which means less carbs and more protein/fat. It’s more carbs than the fat loss Paleo guide recommends, but it’s less than what my coach assigned me. I’m attempting to find what works best for me with the advice of several point of views.
4} I’m searching for my running mojo.
My coworker, who is an avid runner and is aiming to log 1,500 running miles in 2013, is helping me get back in my running groove. She offered to motivate me and join me at the gym on our lunch hour, and she even went as far as to ask if I was single or married.. Uhhhhh…. she then told me her motivation is the gorgeous men at the gym. She said she’ll spot a guy and if he’s near her, especially on a treadmill, it will make her run longer. Ha, love this girl!
5} I’m 89% positive I am allergic to whey protein powder.
The past few days, after taking my shake, I have intense stomach pains. Not, “shit my pants” pain, but almost like period cramps. The pains typically last for 5 hours or so, but come back when I eat again. I have no idea what it is, but I asked several ladies who work with my coach Ashley, and they all said it could be an allergic reaction, as they had similar issues.
It’s quite annoying, as I have almost zero appetite and have to force myself to eat my meals, which results in more pain. Ugh!
So that’s my update for you guys. It’s not a fun update, but it will be interesting to see how things pan out and I can narrow down the cause of all of this pain.
Have you ever felt similar pain after eating foods or drinking a protein shake?