Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 3 Month Health & Wellness Plan: Day #18

It's been a week since I've written a recent post about what's been going on with my body. Well all I can say is that it's been quite the challenge and quite the worry. When Chris Stephenson (Akaline Guru) and I called me this week, I was partially worried that I wasn't sticking to the plan nicely. We had the phone conversation and it turns out I'm on the right track.

I first brought to his attention that I've experienced two body crashes throughout the past few days. My body has never been used to so much healthy balance, it made the decision to reject the food completely. But sadly, it can't reject it completely. After all, I'm the one that's putting the food in my mouth.

Chris told me that what I'm going through is a normal state. My body is currently going through the process of ridding itself of all that junk, and accepting the fact that I'm trying to balance it. I took a deep breath as a sign of relief, for I thought I was doing the wrong thing. I just partially wish it didn't have to be painful. I think I'm partially experiencing Chris's detoxing experience.

The one thing Chris constantly tells me is that I can eat in moderation, but have to keep it balanced. If I don't, I'll pass out in my office again. That's what I'm working on right now. I stopped drinking a lot of juices and sodas, and been sticking to Fiji water. I'm eating more carbs like Mac and Cheese for example. I'm going back in the gym in order to balance the carbs. The list goes on and on, but this is just a few.

Before the end of our conversation, I did bring to Chris's attention that I've been losing memory lately. Every time someone tells me something, I would forget it in five seconds. People would always have to repeat what they've told me for the second time in order to let that stay in my head. So I asked him what's good food for memory.

His recommendations:

1. Continue drinking water.

2. Oregano. Sprinkle it on top of pasta, my favorite food in the world. 

That's exactly what I did. Knowing I was eating lasagna that very night, I put Oregano on top of it. 

Once again, I completed another chapter down my road to health & wellness. I can't wait to see what's next. I can't wait to try out these new recipes Chris is going to send to me soon. All I know is this plan is really doing my body well.

Until next time everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The 3-Month Health & Wellness Plan: Day #11

All I can say is this. Wow.

For the past two days, I've already gone through the imbalance of what I eat along with keeping my body in shape. But I had no idea my body was going to respond the way it did.

I've still been eating the same amount of food I normally eat, which are colossal dishes. I don't eat small things. I eat huge things. I was still eating the recipes by my nutritionist, but I was eating more junk food than the healthy ones. I'm sorry to admit it. I got tempted by french fries and I ran to go get some.

Not only that, but I began drinking Fiji instead of my traditional Vitamin Water. Artesian water is best for those who are looking to be in shape. So I've been consuming that religiously. Before I arrive at work, I am at the corner store buying some Fiji water. If I'm going to go through this plan for three months, then I need to go all the way.

In the midst of everything, my body responded differently than I thought. While sitting down at my desk, I crashed on the inside and fell asleep for four hours. It was like my body unexpectedly fell off the building and I felt the crash when it hit the ground.

I did a little self reflection on what happened. It turns out it was a sign of rejection. My body wasn't used to me making all these healthy decisions. It's been used to eating in moderation. that is forcefully rejected all these healthy choices that were entering my body. From the chicken to the alkaline water, my body couldn't take it and decided to crash.

In my opinion, that's a good thing. I'm not advocating that everybody's body is meant to crash. What I mean is if your body shows a physical sign of resistance because of the changes it's going through, that means you're on the track. That's how I feel.

I'm on the right track. Now it's time to take a tiny break. It's Thanksgiving. That means I'm stuffing my face. Until the next update, Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The 3-Month Health & Wellness Plan: Day #9

Last week, my friend Chris Stephenson (Alkaline Guru), introduced me to this three month health plan. Within an hour of the conversation, I was on board. I loved this whole idea of getting myself back into shape, eating well balanced meals, and still obtaining the slim toned body that I want. Right now, I'm getting out of a slim figure. I've been working out in the gym and gained at least ten pounds worth of weight. Looks like I'm on a role.

The past eight days of this plan hasn't been easy. I will admit that. I thought this plan would be simple, but it ended up being quite the challenge for me. 

I first began creating a balance in the meals that I eat while managing my sleeping habits. I'm stuffing my face and not getting enough sleep, which thereby causes me to crash at the most unexpected times. So my nutritionist has given the first of few recipes that he recommended that I should try out. They're well balanced and still taste good.

For breakfast, I'm eating Scrambled Eggs and Green. For lunch, I'm eating Salmon Cakes. For dinner, I'm having Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Prunes. 

I don't eat these every day. I'm still allowed to eat everything that I won't. This is just a high recommendation for someone like me who's trying to achieve my goal. It's been a crazy nine days, but I'm still on the plan. I'm loving the experience and I can't wait for the results.

This is the first of many future postings. I'll be writing about my journey through this plan. I hope it inspires all of you. I can't wait.

P.S. I need to go back to the gym. I am so out of shape.