My whole body is revolting against me. I carry a 31 pound kid around for hours and hours during the day. He can't walk or crawl and when I put him down he gets frustrated with his immobility and screams at me. The result is that my body is horribly misaligned and it feels like my hips and shoulders are becoming unhinged.
Today I went to boot camp. The first class of the month is always a physical assessment, which involves running a mile for time. With my body in a state of rebellion, I was sure that running was going to do me in. At first I was in a lot of pain - my joints and ligaments were all out of tune. But after the first few minutes, they began to loosen and even glide. By the half mile mark I was in a rhythm and the pain dissipated. Tonight my jangled bits of body are aching again, but my hour at boot camp afforded me a little break.
A reader (Amber) recently asked me about my game plan for yanking my tired butt out of the "doldrums". She wanted to know how I was going to "kick it up a notch". Great question, Amber, and THANK YOU for keeping my on track. I've got a few ideas and here they are:
1) Reread some of the health literature that got me started on the raw foods in the first place. This includes "The Raw Detox Diet" by Ms. Rose.
2) Get back in a 3 day a week boot camp rhythm. The key is to just show up.
3) I've joined a "Biggest Loser" competition through my local mom's group. A group of us have pitched in 5 bucks each and the woman who loses the largest percentage of body weight (Sept. 11 - Dec. 4) wins the pool. I did it in the Spring (and won) and it was a huge motivator.
4) Start every day with green juice again - not just 3 or 4 days a week. Every. Day. Of. The. Week. Green juice always makes me feel amazing! And it curbs my appetite all morning long.
5) I'd also like to plan a 10-day juice fast again - possibly in October.
6) And finally, this is the first time in a year that I have not been signed up for a 5K. I think I need to find a race and register. I tend to better adhere to my running schedule when I've got a race coming up.
So, there are my thoughts.
Now let's hear yours!