It’s been 72 hours, 72 loooong hours into this 30-Day Detox. Let me just tell you, this is not easy. From eating the right foods to exercising my body in a way it hasn’t seen in years. Every muscle hurts – it hurts to stand up, to sit down, and even to roll over in my sleep. I’m in pain. A lot of pain.
What Does Eating Right Look Like for Me Right Now?
For this first week, absolutely no food made outside of my kitchen. If Trevor or I didn’t make it, it doesn’t go in my mouth. Luckily, my cousin loves to cook as much as I do. I am eating high protein, low carb – which I’ve been doing for a month or so now. I’m not on a diet. I fail at diets, like most people do. I’m working on completely changing my eating habits, I don’t want a quick fix, but a lifetime change.
That starts with telling soy to suck it. I’m just now coming out of the soy brain fog I’ve been under. That damn fog makes it so I can’t think straight, it makes me irritable and moody, and generally, makes me a pain in the ass to be around. Oh, one note – everything I buy is now organic or at 98% of it is. Indiana stores don’t carry everything organic, but my eggs, meat, and produce are organic. Animals fed an organic diet are typically not fed soybeans. So here’s to hoping I stop reacting to meat! Long live wild caught seafood and game! I’m also limiting gluten and corn. The reason on corn is that soybeans and corn are often rotated in the same field so I want to make sure that I’m not being cross-contaminated there. (Thanks Dee for thinking of this!) The reason I am low gluten is because gluten is hard for the body to process and I’m trying to give my liver a break. That is the same reason why I’m going 30 days No Alcohol. I already have a compromised liver because of the severe food allergy. It is too tough on my liver to process alcohol AND get rid of soy. I don’t want to end up with cirrhosis of the liver, so I am making changes now to prevent that.
I have spent close to $175 on two weeks of organic food. Look’s like I might need to start couponing again!
Eating soy-free means eating organic. Prepping for Day 1 of Detox tomorrow. Not cheap at all… any guesses as to how much this Costco haul was? #soyfree #organic #costco A photo posted by Kristi Trimmer (@kristitrimmer) on
Here is what we have made in the 4 days I have been here…
3 Bean Chili with Turkey Meat
Mediterranean Shrimp with Tomatoes and Onions
Beef Shank with Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage and Onions
Juevos Rancheros with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Sausage
Salads with Spinach, Mixed Greens, Kale, Hard Boiled Eggs, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Blueberries, Dried Cranberries and Bleu Cheese
Smoothies with Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas, Spinach, Kale, Parsley, Carrots, Oats, Peanut Butter, Flaxseed, and Almond Milk
Juicing with Blueberries, Oranges, Lemons, Spinach, Kale, Parsley, Carrots, Cabbage, and Cucumbers
I haven’t taken photos of any of this really. Should I? Would you be interested in the recipes?
Exercise Can Be a 4-Letter Word
Running is hard, yoga can be hard, but CrossFit can be downright brutal. I have now gone 3 days in a row and will be going 6 days a week and resting on Thursdays. I cannot wait for Thursday! I’m used to working out and training, but when you are in as sad of physical shape as I am right now, it is just not fun at all. I know my body will adjust and it won’t be so pissed off in a week or two. But right now, my body is SO damn pissed off. It is not only pissed off by what I am making it do, but because I let it get back to this point of being so damn unhealthy.
Shit just got real. 1st Cross fit workout in 2 years kicked my ass. Did it in 33:17. Day 2 Detox underway… A photo posted by Kristi Trimmer (@kristitrimmer) on
Day 4 Detox. Tough. These Crossfit workouts are really, really tough. 3 min Jump rope 7 rounds: 6 Air Squat 6 Step ups 6 Kettle bell Swings 3 Burpees 20 Overhead Squats 45lbs 27 Burpees 27 Wall Balls A photo posted by Kristi Trimmer (@kristitrimmer) on
I’m mixing Lavender Essential Oil into Traumeel and massaging that onto my tired, sore muscles. Advil is now a best friend of mine as well. Every hour I slowly get up and go through a few yoga poses and sun salutations. I need to get the lactic acid out of my muscles so I don’t tighten completely up. Thankfully, my cousin has a hot tub that has seen me in it a few times already. I’m also having acupuncture done on my legs as well as other therapies. I am taping up my knee and ankles with KT Tape daily to help limit injury and to improve mobility. What do you do? Please, I can use some more tips to get through this phase!
How I’m Doing Mentally
Honestly, I’m struggling. Some moments I feel that I am ok and others I am just really depressed. I was sad that I wasn’t in Napa this weekend celebrating Robert Scoble’s birthday. I didn’t get to hang out with my friends and go on vineyard tours – two of my favorite things. Seeing the pictures online was kinda like torture. But I got through it. Thankfully, I had opened up to my cousin about it and he helped to keep my mind off of what was happening 2000 miles away.
Out at his house there is no Internet. None. Zilch. Nada. I flirt between 3G and 4G on my phone. Ahhh… makes me feel like I am back in Alaska! This weekend gave me what I needed – a chance to unplug and let my mind unwind. I’m currently sitting in his clinic to upload this post. When I leave here I am forced to unplug. I find I can be more productive this way with writing as there are no distractions – just me and a blank page to type on.
Oh, I met somebody. He is black, cuddly, and runs out to greet me when I get home. He loves long walks and belly rubs. His name is Chandler Bing, and I love him so!
Chandler Bing, my cuddle buddy