21 Day Solution with Fibro – Week 2
Week two of The 21 Day Fix is in the books. Like I have previously mentioned, with fibro, I often had to take a week to recover after a workout. The fact that I was able to participate in this program for two weeks is amazing. The key that I find is taking it slower and easier if I need to. Don’t stop moving and keep moving.
… And nutrition. Feeding my body with nutritious food has really helped me. On the days when I wasted my diet, I could feel the difference.
The workouts are getting a little easier and I don’t feel like I have to change the movements as much.
This week has been quite eventful.
Day 8 – Cardio Fix
Pain – Not bad.
Nutrition – It was my husband’s birthday, so I had cake. I had saved my “yolks” but I know I wasted it. The rest of my day was reds and greens.
It was a special occasion.
Workout – Seemed to fly. I am still in the process of modifying.
I overestimated my ability to enjoy eggs.
For convenience, I added them to each breakfast for the week.
I don’t think I will eat them again for very long.
Day 9 – Dirty 30 + 10 Minute Abs Bonus
Pain – My lower back was hurting a bit, but I think it came from difficult accommodation with my children.
Nutrition – Better than the day before, but I was so unprepared that my husband stopped at a fast food restaurant while we were shopping. I had a veggie burger, simple because I’m weird and fries because I wanted to.
Workout – loved it.
I have made progress and do even more bonus abs.
I didn’t do a great job with planning my meals for this week and spent quite a bit of time looking up to remind myself if rice should be measured cooked or uncooked as well as some meats.
I saw that my trainer was eating sausages for breakfast…
I bought some.
Then realized I should have bought some turkey sausage.
I miss the microwave Jimmy Dean turkey sausage crumbles that I used to buy in the United States.
Day 10 –
Yeah… I messed it up today.
Excuse the time!
I had to take my husband to the doctor today because his foot hurt. Turns out it’s just plantar fasciitis, but it was a thing all day. We had done a few errands after the doctor’s visit, like getting his meds and trying to get our “non-essential” items before everything was locked down for almost four weeks starting tomorrow, Christmas Eve. People’s added stress and general anxiety started and I ran out of spoons very quickly. I hadn’t planned a day trip so didn’t bring any food. I had protein bars and almonds but dropped my blood sugar and felt sick.
Tried to change yoga today but only got there in 10 minutes as my kids were very needy. Aren’t they always when you’re not feeling your best.
But I finally received my containers by post!
I blame COVID and the holidays for the delay. I was trying to estimate using random containers I had on hand and measuring cups.
Pain – Abs are a bit sore.
Nutrition – A joke. Processed foods, tried to make the best choices in a hurry.
I could tell that I was not giving my body the best nutrition.
Workout – I plan to do Upper Fix tomorrow morning, then yoga in the afternoon before the Christmas Eve shenanigans start.
I have Christmas Eve food already planned and booked.
Day 11 – Yoga Fix [+ Upper Fix]
As it is Christmas Eve, we left at noon. There were plans with my mom later that night, but I was able to work in both practices.
Pain – The pain seems to be getting less and less. Nutrition helps me because I am feeding my body better foods than I have ever been before.
Nutrition – I made pizza part of my daily schedule. It was a bit shitty when my five year old kept stuffing chocolate covered marshmallow reindeer in my mouth, but it was Christmas Eve and I did two workouts so I didn’t am not allowed to disturb.
Training – I feel like I’m becoming more flexible and can go for longer.
Day 12 – Lower Fix + 10 -Minute Abs
Pain – Abdominal training seemed to really hurt my back today. No pain left by previous training.
Nutrition – Shit. We ordered fast food for a late lunch but kept it as healthy as possible with chicken and forgoing the sauces and dips. I also had some of the cookies we were sent home with.
Workout – I love the lower difficulty days… but like I mentioned, the abdominal workout seemed to really hit my back this time around. I was able to finish more than last time. Progress!!
Day 13 –
Total cardio body correction
I spent 8 hours deep cleaning my house.
I was exhausted.
I ended up playing Just Dance for a few hours before going to bed with the family. My heart rate went up, I sweated a lot… So I kind of cheated and called it a workout.
Pain – I was in so much pain from cleaning the house.
Nutrition – Getting back on track. I have used the fruit to help overcome the sugar cravings of the last few days of holiday candy.
Workout – I ended up playing Just Dance. It was fun, the whole family was moving. I had to change to lighter clothes because of the sweat. My heart rate was definitely on the rise and I was out of breath by the end of our “dance competition,” as my five-year-old put it.
Day 14 –
Pilates correction Total cardio body correction
Pain – A little stiff. Maybe it was the lack of stretch.
Nutrition – I feel like I’m getting back on track. I wasn’t hungry, but I didn’t eat all the containers either. Whole foods will really help you feel full.
Training – I was able to jog instead of walking very fast. Progress.
I had a little trouble with the crunch / fold / roll up combo at the end.
Looking to the third week
Now that the holidays are over, I need to get on with my diet.
I have my containers now, so it should be easier.
I have one week left, wow!
It also means that I have to think about what to do after 21 days of correction.
Since I’m still using the modifiers, I’m leaning into another round of 21-day fixes and really working on my ‘diet’. I use a diet in the sense of a daily diet, not a restrictive plan.
I have the most motivating beach body coach. She is my cousin’s friend whom I hope to meet in person after the pandemic. Discover Cindya on Instagram if you have any questions or want to start.