Monday, September 18, 2017

Gym, Sugar Alcohols and All Sorts of Stuff...


So, as you guys may have noticed after reading my blog for a while...I sort of change my mind... a lot. Personally, I don't see much wrong with that :/

Anyway, the last two days I've spent hours upon hours finally working on the dog portrait I've been working on on and off for quiet a while now and it's going really well and should hopefully be done by the end of the weekend.

Between this and being on my third pain day in a row (I'm getting too that and, yes, it's improving) I suddenly realized I really want to go back to the gym, not just to do cardio but to actually do a whole workout. So that's what I'm going to do. I had seriously planned on working out at home for a while but, hey, I have a membership and I love working out there so why not go. I just need to work out (no pun intended) a schedule where I can fit in life, art, work, appointments and errands and the gym into one day.

I have a good idea of how to do that - two days would be really early in the morning, two day would be in the afternoon (the days I work) and the other days would be worked around whatever else I need to get done.

Then again, I may wake up tomorrow morning and decide to do strength training at home, who knows, but I have a plan if that happens as well. And that plan is to do fasted cardio first thing in the morning at the gym, then come home, have breakfast and then do my regular workout at home. That's the order suggested by my trainer when I asked about the fasted cardio. I think it'll depend on the day, how I feel and how much time I have!

I also want to start a short, daily yoga routine and I've gotten a ton of great advice, links, videos and other things from my yoga "peeps" so I have a good plan for that as well! I already do about 20 yoga movements during my daily stretch but I want a little more than that.

So back to the pain days and sugar alcohols. Like I said, I'm on my third pain day in a row and when it first kicked in on Sunday morning I was like, WTF... there's no reason for this because the weather was good, I'd gotten enough rest, I hadn't gone anywhere or done anything major, I hadn't even been working out and then I thought about it and it hit me... this is the week I reintroduced sugar alcohols back into my diet thinking that they weren't harming me!

So now I know that sugar alcohols ARE affecting me and not in a good way and they need to go. Sadly, my beloved Enlightened low carb ice cream bars, Lily's chocolate and all sorts of low carb and keto snack and desserts all have sugar alcohols so they all have to go. I've gotten some good ideas on what to do in their place and did find a low carb chocolate that does not have them (ordered it on Amazon) so it'll be fine and I'd rather be without pain than eat yummy, low carb treats. It's just not worth it.

I think that covers it for today but tomorrow I plan to hit the gym right after breakfast and then, when I'm done (starting my new, freshly made workout A-D plan), I'll probably do lunch and then a couple of hours on the dog portrait.

I know that I can make everything fit, I just need to take it day by day and it'll eventually come together!

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