I didn't write yesterday because I simply didn't have time. So here's what went down. On my walk to the gym, I realised I was almost limping. I have issues with my knees and I think five days of training/cardio in a row were a bit too much. I made a decision not to train legs and to skip cardio and give my poor knees a break. I know I made the right decision but I feel horribly guilty.
I went to see my naturopath yesterday and we had a look at some recent blood work. I'm seriously anemic. My iron stores are so low. That explains LOTS! I find it so frustrating that I'm eating well, exercising, getting at least 8 hours of sleep and I'm still deliriously tired. I've ordered a vegan supplement that she suggested and I'll pick it up tomorrow. It could be 3 months before I notice a difference. Ugh!
So I didn't train legs or do cardio yesterday. I found out my iron sucks. Then there was lots of drama in my personal life and I felt totally incompetent at work. I somehow made it through my work day and while I was walking to the Market... I saw the most beautiful red winged black bird. It snapped me out of my mood and it really brought me back to a place of gratitude.
The rest of my night was good.
I must confess. I am not eating as clean this week as I did last. I've been eating out way too much. It's still vegan, balanced and relatively healthy but there's no way it's as good for me as what I make myself. I'm just so bagged right now. I hardly have the energy for anything.
Today was my day off from the gym. I desperately need it because my period is right around the corner and I feel like crap. I stepped on the scale this morning and I was almost half a kg more than I was Monday. I know I put on "water weight" at this time but it's so discouraging.
So enough about beating myself up....
What did I do right today?
1. I ate healthy
2. I did not go out for dinner despite riding past my favorite veggie restaurant when I was on the bus
3. I helped out quite a few people and was supportive to those who needed it.
I have to remember, it doesn't always have to be about me.
So what did I eat today....
1 cup adzuki beans
1/2 cup brown rice
1/3 cup corn
1 cup green kale
1 sheet of toasted nori
6 dried apricots
Tofu avocado salad
3 pieces of whole wheat olive bread
1 cup soba noodles
1 cup white beans (I couldn't eat them all)
1/3 cup corn
1 cup collards
1/3 cup rice dream chocolate ice cream (not worth the calories) meh
I'm leaving town tomorrow night and I have to get everything ready tonight. I don't know how I'm going to find the energy to clean my place, prepare food for tomorrow and get ready for the gym. I have to be at work early on top of that so I'll have to hit the gym around 6am. I need a miracle.... or to get off the couch and get started.
Wish me luck!