Happy Wednesday check-in everyone… on a Thursday! To be honest I did write most of this yesterday, so I think I still get some credit. Right? Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Truly, I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have a lot crazier weeks than I really think I should. However, I do have a reason for that this time. I hosted my very first event. My son, who has autism, requested to do a race for kids with autism to help them feel special and strong. That race was just this last Saturday. I feel like it went pretty well, and I am mostly happy with it. Definitely learned a lot and know what I will change for next year. I’ll have to write more on that in another subject.
However, to touch base on one of my most recent escapades, the carnivore diet. I will have to go more into detail on this one later as well. But for now, I will sum up what has been going on. I started this off really strong and I actually really like the carnivore diet. However, the foundation I had built for myself started to crumble. I think the biggest reason for this was that my diet was so restricted that nearly everything was cheating. I mentally struggled with the idea of, “well, I cheated anyway today, so why not more”. I know, very sad. I thought I had built a stronger foundation than that. However, I am not discouraged but resolved to build a stronger foundation. I can go back to square one and focus on the simplest stuff. Choosing good foods and staying in a healthy calorie range.
I also have been looking into what physical gains that I want to make and work towards. I don’t want to get too complicated with this. Focusing on the basics and all I am going to keep it pretty simple. Most of this is going to be Calisthenics based. Anyway, I’m ready to get into more specifics.
Calisthenics – let’s start off with this new goal. I am planning on doing some body weight training every other day. This includes things like push-ups, pull-ups, dips, etc. On the off days I will do stretching, yoga, and mobility training. The nice thing about this plan, is that the days that I don’t have a lot of time away from the kids, that I can still do all my exercises in my home. Less excuse to just let it all get put on the back burner.
Back to Basics – As mentioned earlier, being overly extreme with my diet has led to more stumbles than I am comfortable with. So, back to using My Fitness Pal to keep a journal of what I’m eating and how much. The more aware I am of the mistakes that I’m making and how often, the better I can work towards rectifying the situation. I’m still going to work towards getting at least 100 grams of protein, but I’m not going to specifically limit myself to certain foods. As much as I can I want to keep a lot of carnivore foods in the diet but not to the point that it is cheating to eat anything else.
Pull-ups – I have really liked my progress with this goal. However, I realized I wasn’t fully extending. The door pull-up bar is low enough that my arms are slightly bent when I do them. So, I have worked on keeping my legs bent to allow myself to fully extend and build the muscles fully. It’s nice to see that I’m feeling and looking stronger doing them.
Adventures – I definitely feel that we have been adventurous with our activities lately. Not quite in the typical way though. This whole autism run was quite the adventure that took a lot of time and effort. My son worked really hard to help with everything and make sure it was a success. I am such a proud mama. We have some camping plans, paddleboarding plans, and rockhounding plans coming up over the next couple months. I also have a girl’s trip to St George planned as well. We will be seeing the Tuacahn shows while we are there.
I will keep you all updated on the adventures as they come. We are hoping to have some fun fourth of July plans and even a car show this weekend. Let me know how you are doing on your current goals and what new goals that you are making.