Thursday, October 03, 2013
Hey there SparkPeople!
I know its been a while since my last entry, but I am still here!
I have been having difficulties getting back onto the Paleo track. I had been experiencing a bit of nausea and upset stomach my first week on, and my second week that didn't abate. So I have added some foods back into my diet that aren't strictly "Paleo", but I am feeling much stronger with them than I felt without them. To me, training for my half marathon is more important than being successful at this challenge. So the foods I have added back into my diet that aren't Paleo are legumes and a little bit of dairy. This just gives me a bit more freedom in my diet, and a few more healthy carbohydrates, which I think I really needed for my runs. Since adding these things back in my diet, my upset stomach has abated and my nausea has definitely decreased, so I think I did the right thing.
Today's breakfast was an egg white omelette with spinach and feta, and an iced latte (and in case your wondering, yes I did just order the Starbucks spinach feta wrap and remove the wrap, haha!) Lunch has yet to be determined, but will probably be a bowl of chili, and dinner will probably be grilled chicken and veggies.
I have taken alcohol out of my diet, mostly. Not to say that I will keep it out forever, but I am interested to see how I perform without it.
And speaking of performance, my performance on my half marathon training is going quite well! I have consistently gotten faster on my run time - today, I ran four miles in 38 minutes. Tuesday, I ran the same in about 37. I have been aiming for consistency, and I think I am reaching that.
So I guess 30 days of eating strictly Paleo didn't work for me, yet, but I'm thinking maybe I just need to wean into it.