Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Supplements + Started Whole30

Hey Loves! Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday! Sunday was good day. Allie came and picked me up for Open Gym - I went and worked on pull ups (after taking 5 days off then my CF Knoxville day then crutching/wheelchair at airport Friday then my mini WOD Saturday -- arms were FRIED haha).  Allie wanted to try 13.5 again and then do a metcon from the week. After we were done - we decided we wanted to grab a drink on a porch somewhere because it was BEAUTIFUL out. Tricia, LizW and Nick joined us at PJs in Cherry Hill.  It was a good time - we were only outside about an hour and my nose and top of forehead got burnt -- I'm stupid pale haha. After PJs - Tricia and Allie came over to the apartment and hung out.  They took a little cat nap on my little porch while I graded some papers that I had to finish. After they left, I proceeded to lay upside down and try and get my ankle to stop throbbing. T came and picked me up and took me to dinner and drove my car so it could get some attention. I have to say I am beyond blessed with awesome people in my life.  I've said it before, but if you really want to know who is true in your life -- get an injury in which you are dependent on everyone for pretty much everything. SO thankful for my CrossFit Aspire crew and T for all their help!!! Can I also say that I think it's funny people say I'm an inspiration to them? I thought it was funny when people said that to me when I was healthy -- but not with my ankle it really makes me laugh.  I am glad that I can help inspire people to work out more.  I don't plan on sitting out the next three months while my ankle heels --
I have worked TOO hard and more importantly, I LOVE going to the box still. I get set up in a little corner and just hang out there.  For example, last night I went and did bench (sets of 6 - worked up to 95# - got 100#x2), seated shoulder press (sets of 5 - up to 75#) and pull-ups (O&R band - 6x6).  I need help - with weights, spot, etc. - but thankfully everyone at the box doesn't seem to mind.  Last night Erik helped me out on the bar but I made him nervous on pull-ups so LizW came and helped me - I have to get helped being pushed back onto the box in between sets. My arms are tired this morning - I think today I will just work on pull-ups and DB work - aka "meathead" style - my awesome meathead (aka DA) is helping me figure out what to do -- love that man.
Now let me ask you something -- do you take any supplements? And if so - can you PLEASE tell me what? I am trying to figure out what I should be taking and what I could be taking to help.  Currently I was just taking a multivitamin - One A Day Womens.  I started taking the Omega+ from Progenex and thought I was doing well.  DA wanted me to take a calcium too - especially with my ankle, so I picked up these gummy bites to the left to try. They are actually better tasting then I thought they would be. The chiropractor gave me something to take for my ankle to help with ligament repair -- I don't remember what it is off the top of my head.  I need to take it. I feel like this part is the hardest -- figuring out what to take to help your body perform at it's best and recover at it's best too!

BIG news too -- I started a Whole30 challenge yesterday! Day 1 is in the books and today looks like it will have the same set up as Day 1. I already feel better, but I think that's just mental because I know I need this!! Breakfast - 2 hard boiled eggs and bacon.  Lunch - Chicken fingers and creamy spaghetti squash. Dinner - meatballs and creamy kale.  Only difference for today is I packed fresh applesauce and an apple for today since I'll be staying at school later then normal for after school program.

That's all for today -- have to finish getting ready!

Do you take supplements?
If so, what do you take and when?

Are you doing Whole30? Link up with Kristen at Change of Pace.  She is a week in but you can totally still join - I did :)

~xoxo
M

PS - my push up challenge is going great - love having stuff to do and stay up with while I heal and recover :)

10 comments:

  1. You really only need to take multivitamin unless your doctor recommends you otherwise. Look who's talking...I don't take any, lol!

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    1. haha I do take that so that's a plus! :)

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  2. Good for you on the Whole 30! How are you making the creamy spaghetti squash? That sounds yummy!

    I don't take a multivitamin because I get a lot of nutrients from EnergyBits, but I do take a calcium supplement because my mom has osteoporosis, so I like to be sure I'm getting my fill every day. I take Adora Disks. They're SO GOOD. And they're chocolate. Amaaaazing! It's like a treat.

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    1. I'll have to add it to a post -- everyone keeps asking. I actually didn't make it - my friend did so I'll have to get it from her. She's been helping me prep my food since I still can't stand! I haven't taken the EnergyBits. I'll have to check out those Adora Disks -- they sound good!! :)

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  3. Welcome to the whole30 fun! your meals look great! I had spaghetti squash last night. SO good!

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    1. Thanks! I LOVE spaghetti squash! So easy and SO good :)

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  4. Ummm.... I take enough gummi vitamins I once called a friend to see if I could OD from my gummi calcium, multi vitamin, omega 3, etc. I don't think I am a good one to give supplement advice.

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    1. haha that's kind of funny. I think supplements are the hardest part to figure out -- so many different opinions and thoughts on them ya know?

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  5. I don't take any vitamins... I do take the fermented cod liver oil from Green Pastures. That's it! If you eat well enough you don't need it... Right? Can't wait to see more of your Whole30 journey :)

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    1. In reality yes, I think that is right :) BUT I get nervous I am missing stuff to help with recovery or healing/inflamation, etc. So far I am loving it - just had todays breakfast - 2 chicken fingers (which are quickly becoming a fav - just onion and almond floud), a hard boil egg and banana. :)

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