I’m reading Dean Karnazes 50/50 book and came across this part where he said if something has more than 10g of sugar in it, to avoid it. Then I checked some of the things that I eat – bars that I practically live on during the work day (balance bars, clif bars, etc), granola bars for snacks, and they have more than that! I’m going to look for some less sugar items, but let me know if you have any suggestions on that.
I’m a vegetarian and in my head just like logging a workout, I try to make sure I get enough veggies and fruits for the day and the past couple of months I have been somewhat slacking off but I’m bored of their incorporation! I know soup is a good way and I try to be creative. One thing veggies do to me is totally gas out my stomach. So if I have them for dinner, the rest of the night is nasty! If I do them for lunch then running after work can be difficult stomach wise. Maybe I’ll have to avoid the beans and broccoli and move on to less gaseous items.
On a completely different note, I’ve been looking into getting a doula mainly for help with childbirth. I have been reading up and it seems like there may be a faster recovery if you don’t get an epidural, and a doula gives you a better chance at going natural, less chance of c-section. Since we have no idea what to expect, I was mostly thinking to have someone there to advocate for us, and to give a better chance of going drug free, and to know what is going on incase an emergency C-section might come up? The part that is iffy to me is that I’d only know this person for about a month and how comfortable will I feel with another person in the room, and will it take away from just the 2 of us working through it. Also they are pricey, like 700-900 bucks! I guess I want the best chance of going natural only to have more control and less injury so that I can get up and run as soon as possible and start preparing for Boston. Any mamas out there who have any experience or advice please pass it along!
It is back to work tomorrow for most people who have had a nice long vacation. Have a happy Monday!