So yesterday I went to Katie's Fit Life Boot camp and HOLY MOTHER OF PANCAKES! She did her Yoga & Pilates night which I guess she does once a month but hasn't done in like 3 and MAN it was so hard! Within 5 minutes my calves, thighs, knees and butt were all burning. BURNING. I'm not talking a little tiny bit of prickly pain. I mean they were on FIRE. By the time we got to the ab portion, I was so spent. My abs, I have discovered, have been sorely ignored, and I found this section the most challenging as I was having trouble remembering to breathe because my abs hurt so bad!
But I just have to remember:
It will all be worth it. I checked the scale this morning, tho, and so far I haven't lost any weight. I was at 194 and now I'm back up to 196. I know weight fluctuates every single day and I'm not freaking out about it. I need to do more cardio, is what I need to do. I've been ignoring it, which isn't cool. I think one of my November Goals will be to run at least once a week and hike at least once a week.
So I mentioned this whole Paleo thing, I think, right? Well, I've been slowly starting to switch over this week, incorporating more proteins and veggie's and less dairy and processed carbs and grains. I love cheese, so this will be tough, but not THAT tough. Not impossible. I've joined a few Paleo message boards and it turns out Coconut milk is a good substitute for cream in your coffee, and I LOVE coconut milk so that won't be a problem. I pretty much love coconut period. Even coconut oil
Have you ever purchased coconut oil? It looks like this (in case you're wondering):It's AMAZING! The serving size is 1 Tablespoon but HOLY CRAP, that's a lot. I thought to myself, "self, 1 T is way too much. Just use 1 teaspoon, that's probably not going to be enough but you can just try it and see." So I put 1 teaspoon on the pan and it didn't seem like much, but then it melted. 1 tsp is WAY too much. Next time I'll use half or a quarter of a teaspoon! It was really good, though. It had a nice, mild flavor and didn't feel greasy like EVOO does when I cook with it. Plus it doesn't need to be refrigerated after opening. BONUS.
Also, I purchased a juicer from Amazong. THIS ONE. ITS AMAZING! I know, I'm using a lot of caps and exclamation marks today, but I'm excited! I juiced a few oranges and a grapefruit last night and it's so much fun! It's a great juicer! I love it!
Anyway, tonight I'm going to run a few errands and go for a walk, tomorrow I'll pick up my basket very early and hit the grocery stores and gas station. I'll finish cleaning out my fridge and cook a bunch of stuff. Sunday I'm going for a killer hike with my BF and making Crock Pot Pork Loin!