For the month of January I have had such HORRIBLE eating habits. Not my norm AT ALL!! I’ve had Mac-n-cheese (couldn’t resist my moms goodness this time), pizza, ice cream and even a Wendy’s crispy chicken sandwich (my first time eating meat since 2002 and it was not what I thought it would be). And my body has been feeling the changes!
I’ve been a vegetarian since 2002 and became a vegan when i got pregnant with Littleone. Going from vegan (for about a year) and gluten free (strong for about 5 months) to eating all of these “goodies”, I have been feeling the load. Don’t know why I just HAD to have these things but I gave in and allowed myself to “binge” for the month.
Oh I’ve seen the difference in my son as well. He only had what he could get from me, since he still nurses as much as possible aside from the pizza crust here and there. But in the last week I’ve realized he’s been loaded with mucus and even developed this horrible cough (thank goodness for elderberry syrup). Not a good mommy move I tell ya😒.
Physically, I went from training for a marathon to no activity at all since October. Well I did go for a 1mile run TWICE and did yoga for about 15 mins, ha! That should count for something, right? LOL
Well my little siesta has come to an end!! It’s February 1 and I’ve had enough of these uncomfortable days of constipation, tightness in my body, loads of mucus and a few winded moments. So I’m getting it back together!!
We are going to try the meal plan thing AGAIN! And I’m going to set a few realistic fitness goals. Especially since running outside just isn’t an option for me in the cold (I just can’t take it), and I’m going to feel GREAT again.
Food is so amazing and so are our bodies. I am still amazed by the changes from just a few weeks of an adjustment. But actually that’s what lead me to keep up the vegan lifestyle. Now I have to admit the gluten free part continues to be a challenge. I absolutely LOVE bread. The vegan gluten free bread just isn’t doing it for me. I have even been contemplating if being vegan AND gluten free is just too much for my family. What do you think?
Blood work results showed that I’m very healthy and I’m scheduled to see a nutritionist at the end of the month so I’ll have to get more advice from her. I guess this is all a part of finding what works for your family. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!
Lets go February I’m ready to get it together!!
Until next time…
Still a work in progress😊