Today marks my official return to all things resolved. I did not make my fitness or eating goals last week because of sickness/busy-ness/stress. This week I am 100% back on the lo-carb diet. This is the plan I am following (from Johnny Bowden's book):
- Eat as much meat, poultry, and fish as you like.
- Eat unlimited vegetables.
- Eat as much of the healthful fats - butter, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil - as you like.
- Eliminate all potatoes, rice, pasta, breads, cereals, and other starches.
- Eliminate grains.
- Eliminate sugar.
- Eliminate alcohol.
Two weeks from now is February 3rd, which is the perfect time to reintroduce alcohol into my life. Boyfriend and I are going to Charleston on the 1st of February because I'm giving a paper at an academic conference. My paper is on Saturday, so I'll defo have some wine on Saturday night to celebrate. I'll be going 13 days instead of 14 (though I haven't had any booze for the past week and a half-ish, so I'm calling that "day 14").
When I get done with informative Chapter 2, I'll give you guys a summary of Bowden's book so far. The studies on the healthful benefits of a low carbohydrate diet are really convincing, though I'm sure the studies in any book about a particular diet are going to be persuasive.
On the exercise front, I'm going to schedule 4 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training and a walk or yoga on the days when there is no cardio planned. I'm not assigning mandatory yoga this week because my teacher is going out of town and I don't know if we'll be able to meet.
And one final note - I'm sorry but I have to turn on the word verification thing again for posts. I'm getting upwards of 30 spam comments a day and they are driving me crazy!
Here's to the start of a great week!
This week is going to be as awesome as this pic of Ginny the Dog. Follow Ginny on Instagram: @ginny_jrt She is SO CUTE.