So I started the third diet rotation on Sunday; and by coincidence it is a three-day rotation plan. I have to say though, my stomache has been bothering me since Friday night. I don't know if the seitan (gluten) is finally getting to me, or the stevia is adding up with all of the shakes, or what. Maybe it was something I ate Friday that just won't go away? Yuck.
¼ cup oatbran, soy protein shake
5 oz. Seitan ; 1 cup vegetables
1 large grapefruit (or 1 cup fruit) 1 T. omega butter
¼ block tofu with 1 cup peppers, cucumbers or tomatoes, balsamic as dressing
salad with ½ cup beans, whey or hemp protein shakeBrown rice protein shake with 2/3 cup mixed berries.
Day 2¼ block tofu with mushrooms, peppers, onion ; ½ cup oats
whey protein shake with 3 large strawberries or ¼ cup blueberries 1 T. omega butter
5 oz. Seitan 1 cup vegetables
Apple with 1 T. omega butter
brown rice protein shake, salad, tahini dressing, 2 rice cakes
hemp or soy shake ; 1 cup green veggies (can add spinach to shake)
soy shake with spinach; ½ cup oats
4 oz. Seitan with 1 cup veggies
whey shake with 1 T. omega butter
double brown rice shake ; 1 cup beans
salad with ¼ block tofu, hemp shake
Apple with 1 T. omega butter
I think this is doable once again for bodybuilding, but I don't feel like I'm really giving it a fair shot like i did the diets last summer. I'm not as motivated not to cheat maybe? When I thought I was doing the show it was a great motivator: someone was going to be seeing all of these cheat days in a couple of months on my thighs! I think I need a new goal. Anyone want to do a show with me this fall?
In other news, I'm learning how to swim (again)! I had swim as part of P.E. in High School (I grew up in San Diego), but I swear I forgot how to freestyle. I can still dog paddle.... Anyway, Jeff and I went to the Cayman Islands a few years ago, and if you're a snokeler or scuba-er, it's the place to go. Yum. Plus, on the diving side of the island we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. We decided to swim out to the reef one afternoon. On the Grand Cayman Island, a reef surrounds the island all of the way around making for a beautiful, sheltered place for viewing fish and coral. We thought though, that there must be a ton of stuff out ON the reef so started making our way out. When we got a ways out, I realized I was being PULLED out. There was a huge hole they had blown in the reef to allow ships to pass out and in, and we didn't know it was there. I found I couldn't make any headway against the current and panicked. I told Jeff to bring me in. I tried to keep my mask in the water and kick, and not look up to see our lack of progress. About 200 yards back, we hit a sort of boulder/sandbar we could stand on a nd rest. Jeff later confessed he didn't know if he could have brought us in if it hadn't been for that boulder. We literally could have not come back home to our kids if that boulder hadn't been there. We would have been swept out to sea. Ever since then I've been terrified of waves, and how weak I feel in the ocean. In Hawaii, I was fine scuba-ing because it was under the water and didn't feel the same, but snorkeling I kept having panic attacks, and couldn't go out past where I could touch the bottom. Does that even make sense? Fear doesn't always make sense (but it sure helps me be more compassionate with my kids when they're afraid). Anyway, my friend Pam is a swimming teacher, and started last night to teach me technique. I'm going to go Mondays and Thursdays to learn, and Wednesday mornings to practice on my own. Yay me! I already feel more secure in the water. Thank you Pam already for your patience with my flailing arms....