Not only did i fall off the wagon, but i rolled down the hill too. Which wagon you ask? The clean eating wagon. Sometimes it happen, and i always feel beat up when it does. Now is the time to shrug it off, remind myself that sometimes life gets in the way of your best plans and you do the best you can.
Last week my mom fell and not only broke her hip, but fractured her shoulder and foot. She had hip surgery and appeared to be doing well. Then her heart became irregular and her blood pressure dropped. Her heart had went into Atrial-fibrillation. She had never done this before so my sister and I were freaking a bit. Ok, a lot. The doctors thought it was blood loss related and gave her 2 units, which did appear to fix the problem. 24 hours later it started again – cue freaking again. And to top it off, i live 5 hours away – so it’s not like I can just hop in the car and be there. But the scare made me re-arrange my schedule and leave a few days earlier than planned. Which is how i fell off the wagon.
I had planned to leave Thursday morning and drive up to see my mom and relieve my sister from some duties. The plan included shopping and packing clean eats to take with me so I wouldn’t have to worry about cooking or shopping after I arrived. Sometimes the best plans get sidelined. Because of the complications, I doubled my workload on Monday, packed Monday night and left on my trip Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon, they transferred by to a rehabilitation center for therapy. The first night was a little nerve wrecking for both mom and me so I spent the night; a.k.a. very-little-sleep.
For the past 5 days my meals have consisted of oatmeal (breakfast every morning, i get points!), sandwiches, chips, a snack size Twix bar, hamburgers, pizza or nothing at all. One day I realized I had went 7 hours without eating. But I had plenty of coffee on hand – they kept it fresh at the nurses station!
Needless to say, I now feel like a soft, mushy marshmallow! So it’s time to detox and get back on track. I just heard someone gasp – Lori is going to do a detox? Yes. But not the no food, liquid only type of detox. Maybe the word i need to use it reset. I will be resetting my system with a clean, whole foods program. Lots of lean protein and lots of veggies, berries, and apples. And lots of sweat inducing workouts!
The plan is simple, just clean whole foods. Nothing processed. Not even Ezekiel bread. The only grains I will be eating are oatmeal and quinoa, and only before 2:00pm.
To hold myself accountable, I will be posting my meals and workouts each day of the reset. It will last 7 days. Would you like to join me?