As I mentioned before, every Sunday I try to prepare for the week by planning my meals, grocery shopping and prepping some of the meals. Since I’ve decided to follow the Paleo Diet I’ve committed to preparing most of my meals and snacks. There are always those exceptions, but typically I follow the same routine of eating what I cook and try to avoid going out to eat. Overall, I’m feeling much better… my energy is up and my aches and pains are much less.
That said, I want to share with you one of the recipes I prepared over the weekend. This meal is a new favorite – Slow-cooked Beef Brisket – AMAZING! I made this along with oven baked sweet potatoes (red potatoes for my husband) and Brussels sprouts sauteed with onion and garlic.
Some days are harder than others… Today is one of them. With my fibro I’ve found that I’ve gotta KEEP MOVING! If I give in to the pain and fatigue then it’s ten times worse, and it remains that way. Working through the pain/fatigue always seems to be the key to feeling better .. But man, some days I just want to lay down!!
I’ll keep on moving though.. Even a nice walk will help… I noticed a pattern over the last year… I would feel like crap, lay in bed resting, take it super easy, didn’t challenge myself and guess what?! I felt WORSE overall AND for longer periods of time. I finally picked myself up and pushed through it. I started off slowly – walking. I then added light weights and worked up to doing some of the Tracy Anderson workouts (which I love!) Everything I did was low impact but it was getting my body moving. I slowly started feeling better and have worked my way up to HIT circuit workouts! I can say that I feel better over all from keeping my workouts consistent. I’ve noticed that if i take a few days off, I feel like I do today, crappy, tired, head achy. No fun!
If you’re in the same boat as me, challenge yourself to push through the pain and fatigue, even if it’s something small, like a walk. It’s worth trying out… I did when I was at my worst and on an average day I’m doing and feeling so much better than I was a year ago! Plus, my body is shaping up and of course who doesn’t love feeling strong and healthy!