Tomorrow I will start the 21 Day Fix, or Beachbody program. I was brought to it by another heart mom and she has done great on it for the last four months. It was obvious from her posts how much better she was feeling and how much energy she has, so I decided to take the plunge. I looked into the program quite a bit and there are many things I like about it – first, the shakes are only a supplement, not a meal replacement. Second, it focuses on real food, which I like. It makes it more difficult, but it seems much more healthy than eating store bought bars and such. Finally, it includes the exercise regimen (via DVDs), which makes it easy to do. I love the containers for portioning. I love that you get to eat three meals and three snacks a day. I don’t love the low carb aspect because I love, love, love my carbs, but I do know that it is better for my body not to have all those carbs.
I am sure the first few days to a week will be quite difficult. My diet has been horrendous lately. Processed foods and fast food all. the. time. Skipped meals. Barely any water drank. It will be quite the change for me. But, I think it will be good. I don’t even care about losing weight in all honesty. For me, it is about having more energy, feeling better and getting more fit so I can do more with Bean. I do a lot, and therefore I need a lot of energy. Lately, I’ve felt not just sluggish, but downright exhausted. Even when I sleep a decent amount. I have lots of aches and pains. I have no desire to go out and do fun things because I have no energy. So, that is what I’m looking for – a boost in my energy level and feeling more healthy and fit.
Other than that, my dog is sick and the vet can’t figure out what is going on with her. After $660 they have diagnosed her with a slow-functioning duodenum that is causing bile build up and regurgitation. She was given a subcutaneous treatment for dehydration and a shot for nausea tonight. She seems to feel quite bad. I have multiple meds to give to her tomorrow to try to treat all the different things it could be – an antibiotic in case it is an infection, a dewormer in case that is causing the issue and an anti-inflammatory in case it is inflammation. I also am giving her something to coat her esophagus and stomach to keep acid from eating away at it and I have to give her pepcid to stop any acid reflux.
So, with my daughter’s meds and the dog’s meds, I feel like I’m running some kind of infirmary around here. Seriously. But, I do hope this works to make the dog feel better. I love Bella and I don’t want her to feel miserable. It does make me realize what a bad dog owner I am, so part of what I would like to do during this 21 Day Fix is start walking her everyday for 15-20 minutes. But, not if she is feeling poorly. So, hopefully all these meds work and she will back to her old self and ready to walk, walk, walk!
Well, I’m off. Hoping to get some more done tonight before heading to bed, but thinking maybe I should just get up in the morning and do the things…or tomorrow afternoon. It is so hard to get anything done it seems. I had a grand plan for my weekend “off” and then spent numerous hours at the vet over the course of yesterday and today. Sigh…
Dog and DD two years ago…hoping they will have many more days of fun together in puddles and sun!