Tillie's Back!  #8

  • By Leslie Friedman
  • 16 Jan, 2017

Happy Monday, friends! This past week I had food on my mind a lot. Today starts my seventh official round of Whole30 and I’ve been trying to figure out how to really get the most bang for my buck. With two of my New Year’s resolutions on my mind, I decided to make an attempt at an RP cut while following the Whole30 rules. I did a full 12-week round of RP back in the spring so I am familiar with what I need to do, I’ll just need to get creative with how I hit my numbers. When I did RP the first time I wasn’t the biggest fan of it, and I’m still not completely convinced it’s the healthiest way to go about things, but you definitely get out what you put in. I chose not to go with a full commitment to RP this time around because it doesn’t really make sense for me right now. I am absolutely more focused on healing and relearning how to properly move and use my body over training for any sort of competition or stepping up my athletic game. Sure, maybe one day I will be completely ready and make it to my cut 3 templates, but in the meantime I prefer to piece together what makes sense for me and make my own plan. Taking the inflammatory foods out of my diet while also keeping an eye on how much I am eating will not only help me feel better and give me guidelines with which to be consistent, but also jump start my resolution to finally make it to see a “1” as the first number of my weight on the scale.

Speaking of, and also addressing my resolution to practice vulnerability, I weighed myself today. Here I sit, right at 230#. A little higher than I thought, but still completely within the wheelhouse to get rid of over the next 12 months.

Workout wise I still plan to stick to my goal of three times a week at DeCO and twice a week doing Bikram yoga. I have really started to love stretching and moving around in that insanely hot room, and I think it’s helping not only my physical health but my mental health as well. It may even be helping my brain out more than my body, and I absolutely love it. I’m starting to feel like I’m coming back to myself again. Finally. It feels good to be back, and doing great things. 

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