A heads up — my blogging is about to become prolific, starting this week for two completely different reasons.
Reason #1 It’s a food thing
As some of you know, I am gluten-free. I have to be. For over 4.5 years, I have successfully managed my intolerance by watching what I ate. I was also sugar-free. Over the past few months and most especially through the holidays, I seemed to have slipped… big time. While my eating habits haven’t gone totally off the charts, let’s just say I took a good, long detour. I have been seriously suffering from that detour. For some reason, when my eating “changed,” I also stopped working out. Big mistake.
With that in mind, I had planned on going Paleo, like I was supposed to almost 2 years ago. At the time I was “told” to do this (by my ND/MD), I balked at the amount of protein I was going to eat – it just looked too complicated. I’m not a big protein person – it’s a problem I’ve had my entire life. I don’t eat enough. Don’t get me wrong, I eat chicken, fish, and pork, just not a lot of it, and not very often. I’m a fruit/veggies/legume/nuts kind of person. Unfortunately, that also makes me a very malnourished person. Go figure.
In talking with other folks that are eating Paleo, it was suggested that I do a 21-day detox program to “prepare” me. Oh joy. This detox will get me off of the crap I’ve been eating the past few months, get rid of the sugar, and will help me transition to Paleo. Sooooo, that’s what I’m doing. I’ve never done a detox (never had a need to). In an effort to track my progress and how I feel, I thought I would blog about it. I’m hoping this detox will make me feel better and kickstart my weight loss. I want to be healthy and strong again. I will be resuming my workout’s as well, so this will be interesting. Wish me luck, I start Monday, the 23rd.
Reason #2 – I’m a PC…learning a Mac
This endeavor will be considerably more entertaining than Reason #1. Seriously, I feel for the trainer(s) at the Apple Store. I’ve used/worked on PC’s since dinosaurs roamed the earth. I don’t understand Mac’s, I can use a PC in my sleep. I have signed up for One to One training classes (purchased for the Mr when I bought his MacBook Pro in 2010 and never used), starting with the absolute basics working my way up to various programs. My experience with Apple is via my iPod Classic and now my iPod Touch. That’s it. Wish the trainer luck, I start Tuesday, the 24th.