I just passed 72 miles of jogging this year so far. That is officially double what I did all of last year.
I'm feeling good.
I've also been limiting my diet in a few ways. I've cut out pasta, which is a complex maze of confusion for my digestion system. I've limited bread, which would weigh me down and drain me of energy. I've given my stomach a bit of a break.
I've limited my meat intake significantly. I haven't had beef since last month.
I've cut out a bunch of sugar. Even though I'm still drinking 2 cups of coffee a day, my headaches are few and far between. Maybe I can get that down to one cup. Maybe no cups? I don't know.
I feel light after meals. I feel full quicker, almost shockingly quicker. I couldn't finish a 9 inch Quiznos sub the other day.
What have I been eating? Lots of veggies. I eat them raw, I blend them with fruit. I've been eating spinach and kale, peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers. I've been throwing some of the amazingly magical chia seeds into the blender along with everything else. Super good stuff.
Barbara made strawberry jam with just strawberries and chia seeds. Amazing.
I've been eating almonds, and beans, and chickpeas. Barbara made humus the other day and it was tasty, filling and energizing.
I feel good. My jogging has been easier to tackle each time. I've been pushing myself more, not in speed, but in endurance. The other day I jogged for well over an hour. That's a big deal for me.
I am usually not the most energetic person. These changes have helped me big time. I even have more patience with my kids. It's been a nice thing. I want to continue to feel good and I want to continue to run and play with my boys.
I will continue to write here so that I am challenged to continue on with this thing.
Until next time!