There really is nothing like home, especially once you move away from it. This weekend I slept in my own bed, I enjoyed a shower that has the best water pressure ever (cannot beat Mom & Dad’s water pressure…seriously perfect!!), I attended mass at the church I grew up in, I ran on the hilly back road route I always used to enjoy in high school / my college summers, I enjoyed a solid strength session in one of my favorite local gyms, and best of all…spent quality time with my family — all in 1.25 days. Home…it just doesn’t get any better than home. ❤
Sunday RUNday – Enjoyed the Hilly Back Roads of Southern Indiana
I weighed myself on Friday morning and made it my goal to weigh in today (Monday morning), after a weekend at home, at the same weight. I wasn’t aiming to lose any, but instead strived to simply maintain. This morning I was surprised to see I was 1 pound under my Friday weigh-in…whoop, whoop!
Since purchasing the Withings scale and beginning to track my weight again daily (starting last Monday), I’ve lost 3.8 pounds! At the same time I started tracking my weight, I also incorporated these two products into my daily healthy living regimen:
Probiotic + Digestive Enzymes
Probiotics are living microorganisms that are very similar to those found in your gut. Not to be confused with Prebiotics, which are dietary fibers that help feed the friendly bacteria already present in your gut (called your gut flora”). There are dozens of different probiotic bacteria, and they have several important functions to aid your health. When you ingest probiotics, you are providing your gut with more the healthy bacteria it needs for top notch digestion and synthesis of various vitamins & short-chain fats.
(You can read more into probiotics on Healthline – the source of the above info)
Digestive Enzymes are substances produced by our bodies that help us digest the foods we eat. They are secreted by various parts of our digestive system to help break down food components such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Adequate breakdown allows the nutrients to be fully absorbed into our bloodstream in order to support all the cellular functions of our bodies.
(You can read more on digestive enzymes on verywell health – the source of the above info)
I take 1 probiotic capsule every morning on an empty stomach and 1 digestive enzyme capsule with my dinner each evening. Since incorporating them into my health regimen over the past week, I have noticed less bloating in my belly, more regularity due to better digestion, an increase in energy, and weight loss (not sure if the weight loss is completely attributed to the probiotics/digestive enzymes, but I am not ruling it out!).
If you would like more info on either or both products, please reach out to me on Facebook or email me at KTfitness23@gmail.com. I would love to share more information with you and help you get your “gut flora” under control. It truly is so important for balance in your body! I honestly can’t believe I waited this long to incorporate them into my daily regimen.
Monday means two things: It was a CLEANSE day (so I am hungry, but yet very energetic!), and it was a GYM day (because you never miss a Monday)! Did you get your workout in today?
More to come, but until next time: