I finally have some positive news to share! I think my new medicine is working because I am FINALLY feeling much better! After still feeling bad Monday, I was really concerned about teaching spin on Tuesday. It was my first day of the class that is now my very own (aka I teach every week now!). My entire day was scheduled around trying to feel good. I went to AM Crossfit because strangely enough that settles my stomach…
We did 2 rounds, with a 5 minute rest in between, of:
15 kb swings (heavier than normal)
15 kb swings
I refueled from that with hard boiled eggs and mango. I felt good all morning, but the thing about my mystery illness is it can go from 0 to 60 pretty fast. I was wrapped up working on a homework problem, and suddenly I realized I was shaking and needed food IMMEDIATELY. So basically I always keep snacks on me now. The good news is I think I found a fairly safe lunch:
Butter lettuce (less intense than romaine)+grilled chicken a la Trader Joe’s+ vinaigrette+ a fruit bar with chia and flax seeds. And sometimes with some edamame crackers.
I left for spin pretty early to beat traffic and did some work in the car. After 1.5 luna bars, I was fueled up and ready to teach. I’m not kidding when I say Luna bars make up a significant part of my diet right now. Like 2 a day. But hey, if my body cooperates and they don’t fit my 5000 food restrictions, I’ll go for it!
Spin went really well! It was a small class, but a fun one. I took it a little easy on the bike, but for the most part my body cooperated and I was so, so grateful.
I really wanted sushi, so I popped in at Trader Joe’s for some quinoa and mushroom teriyaki sushi. It had a tiny bit of wheat, but technically I should be adding things back in slowly so I went for it.
At Trader Joe’s one of the only desserts I could find that fit my current eating style was brown rice crispy treats. Hey-I’ll take it! Dried persimmons are another favorite-YUM!
I think this illness has really been a wake up call that I need to start taking better care of myself. At this point, I think it’s really likely it was caused by overconsumption of Advil damaging my stomach. Hopefully the medicine continues to help, but in the meantime all I can do is continue to put quality foods in my body and hope it heals! But MAN I feel much better than this past weekend (knock on wood!)