Someone tweeted about foam rolling Thursday. Since daily rolling is one of my Best Body Bootcamp goals for the week, I clicked the link and discovered Live, Love, & Run’s Foam Rolling and Why It Works.
The post was extremely informative in more ways than one. I not only got to read up on the reasons why you should do it, I also discovered there’s an app that details a ton more techniques than are on the sheet that came with my roller.
I tried so many of the exercises featured that it took me twice as long to foam roll. (That’s why I’m still writing my blog post at 2 a.m.)
For the most part, it still feels like the roller won. How soon does foam rolling get easier?
Other than the excitement of discovering a new app, not much happened. I hopped on the scale on a lark — at noon, after eating — and was none too pleased with the number I saw.
Yeah, I reminded myself that it’s only a number. That I’m better than a number. That I’m making (at least most of the time) healthy choices … eating for energy and satisfaction.
Still, the darn reading taunted me. 228. Ugh. That’s up from the 213.2 I recorded in my sidebar in late September. Nearly 15 pounds in the wrong direction — mainly because I’ve gotten lazy.
As likely to grab a low-carb Frappuccino for “lunch” as to sit down to a real meal. Relying on too many nuts/nut butters/sweet potatoes/fruits and skimping on the veggies that are supposed to be a paleo staple. Robb Wolf’s “low-carb paleo” strikes fear into my little ol’ heart.
The thing is, I know paleo eats will work for me. The 10+ pounds I lost while doing the Whole30 are proof enough of that. I love looking for new recipes, and spend more time than I should pinning them for future reference. And every time I try one, it’s, like, the best thing I’ve ever tasted.
Take this Pumpkin Cream Chicken Casserole from PaleOMG. It was a bit of a pain to make, but was swoon-worthy enough that I forgave it a few extra dishes.
It was flavorful, creamy (thanks to the use of canned coconut milk) and jam-packed with veggies (pumpkin, cauliflowers and spaghetti squash).
That’s not the only fantastic recipe I’ve tried recently. Mashed Cauliflower from The Clothes Make the Girl. Nom Nom Paleo’s Brussels Sprouts Chips. Savory Breakfast Casserole from PaleOMG. These yummy coconut squares.
Every one’s a winner.
Yet I’m finding it difficult to commit fully to paleo — and more specifically, low-carb paleo. I whine that I don’t want to give up my heavy cream, sweet potatoes and winter squash. (Butternut squash has long been one of my faves.)
That, my friends, is precisely why I have to buckle down, channel my inner Nike commercial and “just do it.”
A wise man once said something along the lines of “You must do that of which you are most afraid.” In other words, if you’re afraid of something/balking at it, that’s exactly what you need to do.
You heard it here first: I’m off the low-carb Frappuccinos and any other drinks made with dairy for at least two weeks (until I earn another free drink).
First thing this morning, I’m going to take measurements … and I’m creating a weight chart like the one Roni just blogged about. Such a great idea.Why didn’t someone figure it out sooner?