So today AGAIN, for the 4th time this week, which is like my record, I got up and was off to the gym for my cardio session. I did 15 minutes on the tread climber and then 30 minutes on the treadmill, most of which was walking at 14% incline. I burned over 400 calories this week. Woo!

As soon as I got home, I instantly made a Classic GM and started running a bath with Epsom salts, I could feel my muscles were crying out for it. So I hopped in the bath for awhile, and also been sipping on some Strawberry Lemonade flavoured PowerAde for that extra electrolyte boost.


I am taking 2 rests days now, give my body a break from the intense cardio. But I already can’t wait for Monday to come around and hit that treadmill and see how long I can run for at a time. Previous time was 4 minutes straight, maybe I can make 5?


I know I haven’t talked much about IBS, so today I will talk about it a little bit. I don’t want to give too many details, because those aren’t very pretty. IBS is just so unpredictable, I can be feeling great in the morning, but by supper time I want to crawl in a hole and die. And vice versa. It interferes with a lot of things in my life, which often leads to stress and just plain being unhappy. I haven’t really figured out my triggers foods, but I think I have found a few things I need to avoid, such as fats, I basically cut out meats, except for chicken and fish on occasion. I have been exercising a lot more lately, so I am hoping that will also aid in making me feel better. I drink WAY more water than I have ever before, at least 32oz a day. I used to drink like zero and drink diet pops. I have completely cut out my diet pop, and I have definitely limited the amount of sweeteners I put into my body. Too much sugar gives me headaches, so the alternative is sweeteners, I am trying to not use either as much as possible. My eating habits are definitely improving as I go on this journey, and I think that eating more whole foods is a definite benefit to all aspects. I keep a journal of what I am eating on a daily basis and the way I am feeling, and recording my attacks. That way I am able to look back and maybe see what might have caused that specific attack.  But still whenever I go out, I am still worried that I will have an “attack”, even if I have been eating carefully. IBS really has a mind of its own, and its definitely hard to handle some days. I am looking for alternative medicines or anything that may relieve my symptoms. I have been going through this for over 10 years, and I have my ways of dealing with it, but sometimes I can’t even go out. And still through all of my experiences, I stay strong. I am still depressed deep down and still have “bad thoughts” but I try to keep them from surfacing, I am trying to cope and forget about all that bad stuff and try and be happy with the way that I am. And believe me, its extremely hard. But I am strong.  If you know of any medicines or alternatives for healing IBS , please let me know!


Ok I feel like I am writing a novel here, that will be it for today!


Let’s end on a happy note:


Daisy cuddling with my hot water bottle (I keep it in a Powerpuff Girl pillow case, got a problem with that?)



Lily on Halloween nibbling on some pumpkin.




Aren’t my kids just the cutest?






Today’s Playlist:

Spice Girls – Move Over

Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are


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