Monday, January 6, 2014

Food Is Not Our God

A quick update before we get to the subject of this post. . . . my workout was GREAT yesterday. Last Friday's “bonking” was definitely because I did not have enough fuel in my body. The Protein Waffles recipe I got off Heidi Powell's blog was good. I am a texture girl and they were definitely not light and fluffy waffles. Once I got past that (and put a tiny bit of maple syrup on them) they were good. I will definitely make them again, especially before a workout. You can find the link to the recipe on yesterday's blog. 

I read a blog post today that I really liked and thought I would share with you. I feel, some days, as if I am losing my mind because of all the information coming at me about diet, exercise, and healthy eating. I would say 90% of the food in my house is organic, but sometimes I just cannot do it. We eat fast food too. *Gasp* I know how horrible it is for you. . . . however, sometimes you just want to be bad. :) The point is I am trying to do the best I can for this Earthly body of mine and to make my days here on Earth the best they can be, but food is not my savior, Jesus Christ is. Here is the link to the post I read today:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bonking, Again. . . Really?!

After 3 ½ years of walking this journey called health and fitness I still do not have a handle on the science of correctly fueling my body for exercise while keeping my calorie count down. Lately, I have been focusing on higher protein. So I go workout yesterday after taking a 2-week break during the holidays. I knew it would feel hard but it has only been 2 weeks right?? 20 minutes into the workout, I was done. . . . dizziness, nausea, headache. What!?!?! I mean we are talking me lying down on the cold floor trying not to throw up. . . . only 20 minutes in. I looked pathetic! Turns out, I did not properly fuel. I ate enough calories, I thought, and I concentrated on protein. I guess I did not have enough carbohydrates for the workout. I was done. . . . for the whole day! Tomorrow morning I have another workout session. This time I am going to try a recipe I found on Heidi Powell’s Blog. I will let you know how it works. I WILL get this down and soon because I cannot take anymore lying on the floor. It is mortifying and cold. ;)