runningknitwitmom

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  1. runningknitwitmom

    I just started my period 8 days early!

    I have had mine for 2 years now. And my periods had been so much lighter until recently. Now it just won't stop.
  2. runningknitwitmom

    I just started my period 8 days early!

    I am into my second Whole30 (only took one day in between) and my periods are all over the place. I have been fairly regular all my life (26 day cycle). But since January 1st I have had 4 periods. This current one is 8 days today, and still going. Previously my periods were around 3 days, 4 at the most. I am frustrated that it seems to be non-stop. And it's not spotting, it's a full-on period. I have the Mirena, and things had gotten a bit off schedule when I got that, so at first I thought it was from that. But then I found this forum and see that I am not the only one. I guess my question here is, does it get better??? Or am I going to have a constant period? I like to think that as my body heals and adjust things will settle down. I am just afraid that I am going to be bleeding forever at this point :/
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    Whole 30 and not enough calories

    I am terrified that if I stop counting I am going to gain weight. I am down about 40 lbs and have another 50 or 60 to go. I think my biggest fear is stepping on the scale and being back over 200 lbs. I need to let go of that and listen to my body. So this morning I had breakfast and didn't track it. I had coconut milk in my coffee (um, YUM! Can't believe I hadn't tried this sooner!) and next on the agenda is a cardio workout. We will see how it goes, but I do look forward to being able to have my time back from having to fill out MFP after every single meal. I want the freedom that comes with Whole30, I'm just terrified it won't work for me...which is just plain silly, but there it is.
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    Whole 30 and not enough calories

    Resurrected post or not, I am REALLY glad I found this one today! I have really been struggling with feeling like I'm not eating enough. I was doing the same thing the original poster was doing. I wanted to make sure I was eating enough calories because in the beginning I wasn't eating enough fat. I have finished a Whole30 and am now on my second one (2 days in) and today I barely hit 1100 calories. It's funny because I never used to count calories, but now I'm afraid to not do it. I am definitely someone that needs to lose some weight, and not counting makes me nervous. So I guess tomorrow I am going to commit to not tracking the whole week and just listening to my body and following the template. Normally I do, but I know that sometimes I omit the edible fat (extra fat on top of the cooking fat). I'm not always sure how to get that in there. I have half an avocado at breakfast, I always cook my protein and veggies in either coconut oil or ghee. How else do you add fat to a meal? I am terrified to not count! Hopefully I can do it :/
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    PWO Meal Mandatory?

    I don't feel like I am doing too much. I actually feel stronger now than I ever have. The workouts in the morning are 6 days a week and one day of rest. The first day works muscles on the front of the body, second day works muscles on the back, third day is cardio and then it repeats. I run in the evenings of the cardio days at this point, which is twice a week. I am not feeling as though I am causing more issues by working out. I just want to make sure I am fueling properly for them and after them. As for the HIIT on the treadmill, I have done interval training before and need to it again. I always feel a huge difference in my running when I do that. I will definitely be looking into doing some more intervals next time. When I run for a distance I always get so focused on beating my last time that I forget to really enjoy it. And for eating after my workouts, I am just really listening to what my body tells me it needs. My workouts in the morning really aren't all that intense (yet) so I'm not too worried about those. It's the ones in the evening. And I think I have figured out the best way to handle it. I just need to make sure that if the workout is significant to have lean protein ready to eat. I have just been making extra food at dinner so that there is extra protein left over. I haven't had an evening run since I posted this originally, but next time I will be prepared.
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    PWO Meal Mandatory?

    I was only working out once a day, in the evenings, because it fit my schedule best. It was when I had the most energy. I just started a 90 day challenge that I do in the morning. It's a 30 minute routine, so I can get it done before the kids get up. Then on 3 nights a week I try to get a run in. I am still *new* to running and the most I usually do at a time is about 4 miles, but I am trying to increase my mileage. I don't want to forgo my running in order to do these other workouts in the morning. But I can't do them back to back because then I don't have enough energy to get a good run in. Sometimes I will do a shorter run right after my 30 minute workout, but I like to do my longer running around 7 pm. If I can get it done in the afternoon, I do it then. But that's not usually an option for me. As for the food, it looks like I am just going to need to always have some sort of lean protein ready to go for right after a workout. I don't think I need much after my workouts, but just something to recover is seeming to be necessary.
  7. runningknitwitmom

    PWO Meal Mandatory?

    Thanks! I ended up not eating last night and regretted it. For me a 3 mile run is still a pretty big workout. I am getting more in shape and I can feel that this was easier than when I first started running. But it's still a major burn for me. When I workout in the evening I typically try for 7 so that I am done by 8. I prefer to work out in the evenings, as it is when I feel my strongest. However I am learning to workout in the mornings. I just don't have the time to do it all in the morning. Maybe I can move my evening workout to an afternoon one, but I don't always have the time. It's tricky to get it all in!
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    PWO Meal Mandatory?

    I recently finished my first Whole30, but have decided to continue on to make it at least a Whole45. I am currently on Day 33. My question is whether or not I HAVE to eat a PWO meal? I workout twice a day. Once in the morning, I get up and eat a couple of hard boiled eggs and half an avocado. Then I eat a PWO after to get my morning started. My second workout is usually around 8 pm, and finishing it up at around 9 or 10. I am never hungry immediately following a workout. Typically I am a bit nauseated for the first 30 minutes after. I am never sure if I am supposed to force myself to eat or if it's better to listen to my body and wait it out until I am hungry. In the evenings, this would mean eating right before going to bed, which I hate to do also. I am just unsure of how to proceed. For example I ran 3 miles tonight and finished about an hour ago. I am still not hungry but need to go to bed so I can get up for my workout in the morning. What should I be doing? Thanks in advance for any advice!!