Good evening! Operation “Five Weeks, Three Inches” is going okay. I give myself a “C” so far. I’ve done a few of the circuit workouts from my personal trainer, and they are Teh Awesome. My problem is actually doing them. If I don’t work out first thing in the morning, I feel like something always comes up. I just need to really try to get up first thing to exercise, and if that doesn’t happen, to make it happen during my lunch break. But the real kicker is that I slipped on the stairs yesterday and landed on my tail bone, and it HURTS like the dickens. It hurts to bend over and pick something up, and I can’t even imagine trying to do crunches or planks right now. So instead of circuits tomorrow, I will probably just go for a walk. I’m not messing around with my back, you know?
In other news, I am beginning to suspect that my expanded waistline may be due to something other than (or rather, something in addition to) fat. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this little gem:
Seriously, people. Out. Of. Control. Bloating. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know all about bloating. Bloating is why women sometimes blissfully (or sorrowfully) declare “I was showing in my seventh week!” No, honey, your baby is the size of a poppy seed. You are bloated. Having been pregnant twice, I know all about bloating. I think we all experience it from time to time, especially after eating too much. But I’ve been experiencing it 24×7 for about a month now, and it’s getting miserable. I need to figure out what’s causing this and put an end to it!
Anyway, it looks like I need to do some food elimination and reintroduction to try to identify the culprit(s). I’m thinking dairy, wheat, and/or alcohol. Any advice for me? Should I try to cut out all three at once, or is one the most likely cause? I was thinking of cutting out dairy and alcohol and seeing if there’s any noticeable improvement. I can envision a life without dairy. I can hardly fathom a life without wheat.
Tons of other things I want to write about (um, Osama Bin Laden?) but they will have to wait. It’s 11 PM, and it’s time for me to say goodnight. In the morning, I’ll try to catch up on my Google Reader a bit before work and see what you’re all up to!
If you have experience identifying a food sensitivity,
I’d very much appreciate your advice!