Friday, January 9, 2015

Sluggish - Trying a Cleanse


1.  indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent:
     a sluggish disposition.

That word totally describes me today.  Completely lacking energy and wanting to be LAZY.  I did not make it the gym this morning and it was the first time in a long time that I felt guilty about it.  Kyle was ready to go but I was just completely exhausted and chose not to get up.  Kyle went without me and I feel right back to sleep.  It was even difficult to get up for work.

I don't know why I felt like this, Kyle thinks I am getting too much sleep but I only got 6 hours the night before and last night if I had gotten up at 4:30 it would have only been 6 hours again.  Maybe my body is still reacting to me not eating the best over the holidays, maybe it is the freezing cold weather that makes me feel like doing nothing who knows.  I do know though that I have to kick my butt and get out of this funk.

I started a cleanse on Sunday, nothing crazy.  I am not one to do the juice detox or the vegan detox I wanted something simple.  So I am trying the Whole Body Cleanse from Complete Nutrition.  I know weight loss that I experience will be mostly water weight, I am anxious to see how I feel afterwards as I've never done a cleanse before.  Kyle thought it would be a good idea and help me feel more energized again.

My Florida vacation can not come soon enough.  I am looking forward to warm weather, being able to go for runs outside each day I am there, hiking, spending each moment with my bestie who will help me recharge.

Until then though I really am looking forward to leg day tomorrow when I don't have to get up at 4:30.  I hope to feel energized and ready to go.

I have to share my yummy dinner last night, my nutrition has been on point and I love the macro split Kyle has me on.  I had extra room for fats last night AND carbs woo hoo!!!  So I made protein pancakes, I have quite a few different recipes but this is the one I used last night:

1 cup oats
1 1/2 scoops V-Core Vantage Vanilla Bean Protein
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of vanilla
1/4 cup skim milk
Macros per pancake (this made 5 pancakes) 12.1g Protein; 3.5g Carbs; 3.3g Fat
154 calories per pancake

Blend it all up together and make your pancakes, you can add less or more milk depending on the thickness of pancakes you would like.  You can also use almond milk, soy milk, water, whatever you want we just happened to be out of almond milk.

I put some sugar free raspberry jam on my pancake, I only had one and some Walden Farms syrup.  Then I had one piece of whole wheat toast with two eggs cooked over easy.  It was one super yummy dinner!

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