It’s Saturday! Weee!!! It should be Flatterday around here, but I dropped the ball yet again. Oopsies. Maybe we’ll take Flat Kitty out and about with us today to make up for it.
Right now I’ve got this going on over here.
Ha ha. Yeah, not only did I wear my Pro Compression sleeves for date night last night, but I slept in them too. Not only are they great for recovery, but just one more excuse to not have to shave my legs.
That drink there is a little pumpkin pie latte protein drink I whipped up with my second to last Chike protein iced coffee packet.
Oh yes, delicious.
(I already finished it.)
Okay so I feel like I need to touch on the diastasis issue really quickly after my last post and that pregnancy comment thing.
I found a quick little video from my man Dr. Oz that explains it a bit. You can see it here.
Yes, I totally have it. It’s more noticeable on me because I’m a small person. You don’t see it much here because not only do I wear my Spanx and suck in my stomach when I take pictures, but I also purposely don’t put pictures that really show it. Someday I will. The truth is, I’m very insecure about it. On certain days it’s not that bad and on others it looks like I’m about 5 months pregnant.
I’ve been told my doctors that the only way to fix it is through surgery. We don’t have the money for that. I’m not sure if I would do it anyway either before trying to really see if I can fix the problem through corrective exercises first. I almost think it’s good for me to have this little diastasis issue. It’s a reminder to not be vain and to focus on other more important things in life.
Sure, on a normal day my tummy and belly button stick out more than my chest, but that’s what Spanx and Handful bra pads are for.
Sure, Joaquin may have called my outie belly button a penis more than just a few times.
Sure, my belly button may chafe a little when I go on long runs.
Sure, I may love wearing my fuel belt hiked up high because it hides my tummy and keeps it tucked in.
The whole issue is just a daily reminder that everyone has their things they are insecure about.
Most importantly for me it represents the two MOST AMAZING MIRACLES I carried for nine months.
I will take my protruding belly any day.
Okay. Enough about that. Hopefully more to come soon when I put a little plan of action together with some corrective exercises to see if I can fix it a little on my own.
I’m running out of time. I wanted to recap my long run from yesterday, but I’ve got to get ready for boot camp.
Instead I’ll give you a couple things I learned while listening to my usual Jillian Michaels podcast.
- Use the 80/20 rule. It’s important to give yourself a little wiggle room when it comes to the way you eat. If you don’t let yourself indulge every once in awhile you set yourself up for a binge. It’s all about balance. I totally agree with this and try my best to follow this rule. Check out this post, Let’s Chat Donuts- The 80/20 Rule, for more talk on the subject.
- You can burn 50 more calories an hour standing rather than sitting.
- It’s best to train (or workout) at the same time every day. Your body gets conditioned to work better if you can train like this. For example, if you’re training for an early morning race, ideally you should be doing your workouts early in the morning. (There’s no way I could ever pull this off. I run whenever I get the chance.)
- Saying you’re going to “try” something just sets you up for the possibility of failure. Don’t tell yourself you’ll “try”, tell yourself you “will”. You will succeed!
- Stay away from processed foods. Among the many reasons to stay away there are some really gross hidden things in them. She listed a ton, but the one that grossed me out the most was castorium which comes from beaver behind. yeah, disgusting. Here’s a link with some more information and other hidden things in your food.
It makes me want to clean out my pantry.
Okay, gotta run. Off to teach boot camp I go!
Have a wonderful day!!!!!