Well today I had a doctor’s appointment. I’ve had Hashimoto’s disease for about five years now. Well, about two years ago I started to cut down on gluten. I’m about 80-90% gluten free with the occasional harmless bites of my kid’s mac n’ cheese, bite of bread or pizza here and there. Well, come to find out, with my condition, you can’t just ‘cut’ down gluten but you must be completely off of it. My body reacts to gluten and causes inflammation for up to 60 to 90 days! That explains why I’ve been having trouble shedding the last few pounds! I’m working my butt off and eating pretty clean but it just won’t budge. Anyway, I am kind of sad. I have to go through a grieving period. I will say good-bye to pasta, bagels, pizza, mac n’ cheese, croissants, biscuits, pastries, cupcakes, etc….LOL! Not that I eat those foods anyway, but the thought of not being able to eat it if I want to kind of sucks. *sigh*
1) Friday- Core Day!!! Everyone wants defined abs. We are obsessed with the six pack! Well, it takes a lot of work! Cardio, weight training and super clean eating. Some people are blessed with genetics and can get definition quickly. Others have to work really hard. Wherever you fall in the spectrum, don’t focus on it too much. Focus on strength and how you feel. It will happen. Keep persevering. One way to make sure you’re utilizing all your core muscles is to open up your hip flexors. Stretch them often. It also loosens up your lower back. Here are some great hip flexor stretches.
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Check out these hip flexor stretches
My abs inspiration! I love that she still has her curves:)
2.) Food- Here are some gluten free ideas!!! Looking forward to trying out these alternatives. For recipes, follow me on Pinterest. These are all on my board titled, “Food I can Eat!” Follow me on Pinterest:) Can you believe these are gluten free??? Must.Try.
3.) Mantra for the Day!!! -Focus on Abundance not Scarcity!!!
It’s easy for me to look at all the food I can’t have right now. Sure it makes me sad but the more I focus on all the things I can’t have, the more depressed I’m going to be. If I focus on all the new foods I get to taste and discover, the more excited I get! This goes for clean eating too. This is the best time to choose healthy eating. There are so many great tasting recipes out there that won’t make you feel deprived at all. Our taste buds will adjust. Focus on the abundance today!!! Keep an eye out for a cook book that my sister Karen and I are working on. She is a genius and we’ve been working on amazing, healthy recipes that taste sinfully delicious! So excited:) Stay tuned!
Love you guys! I’m rooting for you:)))
***Don’t forget…ONLY Two days left for the SPECIAL Discount!!! Studies show that people who work out with others are more likely to keep the weight off. Grab a friend and join us! You can do this from anywhere in the world. We would love to have you!
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PS- As a bonus, we are going to add a clutter free challenge in the next round! Let’s clean out our pantries and our health together:)))