I am not detoxing for the weight loss benefit (although, it will be nice to see it on the scale), I am doing it to:
- see if it helps my food allergies
- get off of sugar
- see if I can balance out my mood (I have a case of the crazies lately)
Speaking of mood, I have hit my winter depression. Winter sucks as it does every year. I am really trying not let it get the best of me. Since we are stuck inside most of the time I entertain myself by duct taping the kids together and timing how fast they can chew their way out. Only kidding of course, although we do have a bit of cabin fever and the thought has crossed my mind when we start bouncing off the walls.
I do have to say that exercising is helping a little bit with the funk. Currently, I am doing the Shred and walking a couple of times a week. I have put running on hold until the detox is complete. Level one Shred is starting to get "do-able" but I am no where near moving up to level two. There is a lot of lunging and squats in this video and my knees are starting to hurt. At this point I can't tell if it is the "good" sore or the "I shouldn't be doing these" sore. I am doing the modified version and making sure I have proper form so I don't do any damage.
Last night at work (holiday job), they offered me a "normal" position with the store. I decided to take it because I enjoy it. I like it because the job is easy and I get out of the house and do something with low stress. It is relaxing too. Plus, I get to keep my discount and the extra money is kind of nice too.
That is all I have for catch up. I am off to chug a gallon of water!