Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Running In The Sunshine

Sunshine, Oh how I miss you!  Does anyone out there feel the same way? I thought so!

I'm sorry I haven't been around or posted anything this last week...no excuses except I am...tired!  

The vegan-ish (Vee-gan) way of eating is going great, no horrible headaches any longer and no cravings to speak of.  I am actually enjoying this way of eating, and am quite surprised that I haven't craved anything...usually when someone goes on a restrictive diet they crave, at least I do, but for some reason I have had no cravings...at all.

The story of my life, ha ha ha!  I actually exercised most of last week except Monday and Friday. Here is how my week looked in the exercise department.

Saturday 1/12/13... 
Arc trainer 30 minutes approximately 301 calories...Rowing machine 10 minutes approximately 121 calories...Bike trainer 29 minutes approximately 245 calories for a total of 69 minutes and 646 calories burned.

Sunday 1/13/13...
AMT 30 minutes approx. 375 calories...Rowing machine 10 minutes approx. 121 calories...Bike trainer 20 minutes approx. 188 calories for a total of 60 minutes and approx. 684 calories.

Monday 1/14/13...
Rest day.

Tuesday 1/15/13...
AMT 17 minutes approx. 200 calories...Rowing machine 11 minutes approx. 121 calories for a total of 28 minutes and 321 calories burned.

Wednesday 1/16/13...
Running 40 minutes approx. 402 calories...Brisk walking 20 minutes approx. 95 calories for a total of 60 minutes and approx 497 calories burned.

Thursday 1/17/13...
Arc trainer 45 minutes approx. 508 calories burned total.

Friday 1/18/13...
Rest day

Saturday 1/19/13...
Very brisk walking 49 minutes approx. 308 calories burned total.

Sunday 1/20/13...
Running 22 minutes approx. 221 calories...Walking brisk 8 minutes approx. 38 calories for a total of 30 minutes and approx. 259 calories burned.

Monday 1/21/13...
Rest day. 

Tuesday 1/22/13...
Rest day.

I hope y'all enjoyed your weekend...blessings and hugs.         

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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Friday, January 11, 2013

I've Gone Vegan-ish

I've been reading a lot lately about a plant based diet and have decided it just makes sense to go that route.  This means I am no longer eating any animal protein..this includes all meat and dairy! 

Now before y'all go...WHAT THE KALE HAS GOTTEN INTO SHANNON, let me just say I'm not joining a commune or discontinuing shaving or even wearing patchouli oil...I'm just eating a plant based diet, and I'm doing that for my health.  

All that I have read regarding heart disease and cancer has pointed me in this new and exciting direction.  It has long been proven that animal proteins cause cancer...meaning they make the body sick...it's like putting toxins into our temples and expecting them to be okay with it. I just thought that maybe if I go at my health issues through food I can heal my sick body.  

The book I have been reading is called The Ultimate Prescription What the medical profession isn't telling you by Dr. James L. Marcum.  He comes at healing the body through food, mind and soul.  He is a Christian Cardiologist who got tired of just patching his patients up and seeing them sick and dying anyway. So he went to the Bible to see what it had to see about our diets, he then went on to write this book. Even if your not a Christian this book is a must read, if only for his unique insight into the heart and how processed foods make it sick.

I loved every page and the fact that he gave name after name of his patients that he has helped...to show us more proof that eating the right foods can heal you...just made it all better. (Of course, he includes more than just food...like exercise, meditating, and prayer) 

It just makes sense to me that if I eat a plant based diet (including grains,pasta etc) that I will feel better, my body will look better and God will be pleased with how I am treating His temple.  I figure eating this way certainly cannot harm me and I truly believe that it can heal me and keep me healthy like God wants me to be. I am also back to meditating and it is helping my stress level.

Since I am off caffeine and milk and processed foods I have had a slight migraine for 4 days...but I have gone through this before...withdrawal is no fun! That being said, other than the headache, I feel better and even a bit lighter and it's only been a little less than a week. I have also added a new badge to my right sidebar to The China Study Community and I have also found a few awesome blogs out there for those going vegan...like Vegan As I Want To Be.

Here is also a great list of 100 Vegetarian foods to try and I found this great recipe for no fail brown rice, so yummy, try it!  Okay that's all I got for now...not much exercise this week due to the migraine and snow, ice etc...have a Fabulous weekend y'all!


Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Friday, January 4, 2013

This Weeks Running, Workouts and Rowing, Oh My!

Monday I ran 45 minutes and walked 24 minutes...for a total of 69 minutes and about 623 calories burned.

Tuesday I went for a short run for 24 minutes for a total of 271 calories burned...this was just a short run to my sons new casa...I had to check it out!

Wednesday I rested, kind of.  I took down all the Christmas decorations and then later that night did a little workout at home with my girlie.

Thursday I ran 30 min...Walked 30 min...Rowed 10 min...and Biked 13 min..for a total of 1 hour and 23 minutes and about 644 calories burned.  Not a bad day!

Friday...I have done nothing...I am taking today off completely...Who knew that rowing could make you sore, even after just 10 measly minutes...Well, now I do.  

Saturday I will run or work out at the gym with my friend, either way I will get some kind of movement in.

I have been pretty good this week with my eating, more veggies, fruit and water...and I feel better too! I haven't been perfect but I'll take it! Next week will be even better and I will try to start planning my daily meals so that I won't just be eating willy nilly and whatnot.
 
Hope y'all are having a great week so far...blessings and hugs!    

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

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