…and all I got was this lousy headache. And I gained another pound. Up almost 5 pounds since I started Insanity, yet my pants still fit. I am really perplexed about what is going on with my body right now. I’m praying it’s muscle mass, but I have no clue.
Sorry I’ve been remiss in posting the last few days. I was lost in a sea of nerd-dom at San Diego Comicon. I go every year for work. As much as I KNOW I need to appreciate the fact that my work pays for me to go to crazy comic book conventions, this was my 7th Comicon in a row, and as someone who does not generally freak over Game of Thrones or Buffy, walking around with a bunch of sweaty people (100,000+ of them) who do appreciate a Ned Stark sighting is really intense. Really. Intense.
But I’m back now, and ready to get back to blogging. Woot!
Along with Jenn at Future Fords pulling together a kick ass workout challenge, Belle at Scrambled Eggs has put together a 7 Day Detox Plan which I intend to join in on as well. I’m a sucker for these challenges, Ladies! I have slid pretty far off the wagon in terms of my Elimination Diet, and want to get back on track. I just had a great chat on the phone this afternoon with Her Royal Fabulousness about a plan of attack before I see my PCOS specialist in October (who I’m dubbing Dr. Fresh Eggs) and she suggested that I try the elimination diet again, and this time attempt temping as well to see how my body responds to the dietary changes (HRF is a wise woman.). Last time I went on the diet, I got my one and only period in 9 months, but I’m not sure if I ovulated or not. This plan might give me some more ammo to bring to Dr. Fresh Eggs in October.
Aside from the 5 pound weight gain on Insanity, my workout program is going amazingly well (can’t wait to post before and after pics!). I seriously have never felt stronger in my life. My body is feeling like a well oiled machine, and I am drenched in sweat after every workout. Hubs and I are flexing a lot in front of each other which is amusing.
Tomorrow begins my new Elimination Diet (slightly modified to include some eggs every now and then and a few drinks here and there, as my birthday is coming up next week and we have a wedding to go to in August. I attempted my Elimination Diet during a wedding and ended up bored, sober, and eating a pack of trail mix the entire time, so I’m refusing to put myself through that again.)
Elimination Diet Basics:
No processed sugar (agave, molasses, and brown rice sugar is ok, honey, maple syrup, and cane juice is not)
No wheat products of any kind, including barley, rye, bran.
2 liters of water/ day
No oranges or orange juice
No eggs (I may fudge this a bit)
It’s not going to be fun, but I’m up for the challenge.