Well hello there, beautiful people! I didn’t mean to fall off the face of the blogging world for quite some time, but I’m back!
Ever since I got home from Orlando, I have been go, go, go. I am now back in Gainesville after a nice winter break, and today was the first day of class. Oh joy. I can already tell that this semester is going to be very time consuming. Blogging will most likely be even more sporadic throughout the next few months.
I already miss Bentley.
Doesn’t he have the cutest hiney ever? I realize I have issues, you don’t have to remind me.
Anyway, I’m currently sipping on some tea while I wait for my next class and I thought I would pop in and say hello.
I am loving these tea’s lately. Sugar cookie sleigh ride is one of my favorites, but I am currently sipping on the Bengal Spice. A splash of almond milk and a few drops of vanilla liquid stevia – yum.
I realize that this post is already super random, so lets just go with it.
After trying out the FODMAP elimination diet for a couple of weeks and having no such luck, I never truly got to re-introduce the foods that I was staying away from.
Well, recently I re-introduced a few things that I haven’t had in a while and had good outcomes.
First, I haven’t really had wheat ever since trying the FODMAP elimination, so I started to eat Ezekiel bread again last week. Honestly, I feel completely fine. I haven’t had ANY issues with my stomach ever since then and it is awesome.
I love Ezekiel, and I know it is easier to digest than other breads because it is sprouted. Either way, I’m fine with eating it, so I will continue to do so.
*Fun Fact: Did you know that Ezekiel bread is actually a complete protein? How cool is that?* Sorry, I’m a nerd.
Second, I first tried dairy after my elimination phase in the form of whey protein. I was having a terrible week stomach-wise, but I tried it anyway. Well, obviously things didn’t turn out so great after that. I swore off dairy and didn’t touch the stuff.
This weekend, I really got the urge for some yogurt. I used to be obsessed with yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. I don’t do cow’s milk, mostly because I don’t like the taste, but I looove yogurt. Anyway, I decided to try some Chobani yesterday and guess what? I was FINE. No issues at all. Not yesterday, not today. Weird? I’ve also had goat cheese this past weekend and was okay, too.
I don’t think I’m going to overdose on the stuff, but I’m definitely going to try to eat it a few more times to see how I react. Not really sure what to think about that one, but I am surprised that I was actually okay after it.
I don’t think I will ever understand IBS, and I’m sure everyone with the same issue can agree. I’ve heard no garlic or onion, but I’ve also heard that garlic heals the gut. I’ve heard so many contradictory stories that I don’t really know what to do or believe except to figure it out myself.
On the fitness front, I am MORE than ready to get back into a routine. As you all know, I took a week off from weight lifting after finishing James Wilson’s Body Earned program. It was much needed and I’m so glad I did it. I actually want to do a separate post on that in the near future.
During that week off, I still ate clean and did some low-intensity exercises such as walking, biking, and yoga. However, I did consume a bit too many glasses of wine, pita chips, and other things here and there. It was nice to enjoy the holidays, as I believe everyone should, but I’m looking forward to my routine again.
I am re-doing the Body Earned program tomorrow and couldn’t be more excited! I may do the first twelve weeks over again, or purchase his second twelve weeks. My roommate and I did some food prepping already to stay on track which is always my life savor. I can’t wait to get back into it. Also, don’t forget he is hosting the competition! If you need something to motivate you, then this is perfect. Who doesn’t want to win prizes? I know I do. You won’t regret getting James’ program, it’s worth every penny.
Do you deal with stomach issues? What foods do you have to stay away from?
What is your favorite type of tea?
Do you like following a structured program or routine?
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