The spring 6 week transformation started last week. We were asked to set our week 1 goals. I kept my simple and achievable (with a bit of a stretch). Drink 60 – 80 ozs of water a day and 3 sessions. The week started off great. I had my 3 workouts in by Wednesday – I was looking forward to my two other planned workouts to have a super first week.
Well you know how the saying goes – ‘the best laid plans’! Early Thursday morning, my plans went to hell and a hand basket. Woke up with what would turn into the worst stomach virus I’ve had since salmonella poisoning! I won’ bore you with the gory details – I hope none of you have to deal with it this year (or ever for that matter).
I felt pretty good day – best day since last week (still not 100%). I decided it was ok to have some coffee this morning. I hadn’t had any since the few sips I had on Saturday morning. My coffee is accompanied by light cream. I was really looking forward to it, but it didn’t taste that great. I drank one cup – I normally drink up to 4 (and sometimes have one in the afternoon). In addition, yesterday and today I indulged in some comfort food – Cozy Shack’s Rice Pudding. It is bland enough but tastes good (I was sick of rice, chicken broth and saltines). I think I ‘ODed’ on it today though! It is the first time I’ve noticed how dairy has a negative effect on how I feel. It was eye opening. I had gone 21 days without it when I did the Clean program, but I think because I had more than normal today – I really noticed the difference even though I had only been off of it for 4 days.
I had already planned on experimenting with going Dairy Free during the 6 week transformation based on a post from a fellow transformation member, but this really sealed the deal. I’ve already ordered my chef service food for next week – dairy free. And I’m going to gradually eliminate the remainder of the week.
I’m really curious to see how I feel over the next week and a half as well as how I will feel when I gradually add the dairy back. It will be an interesting decision point for me – so it is interesting what you discover when you least expect it. I’ll keep you posted.