NYNY Tanya – Day 10

Day 10,

Have you ever really wondered what your body actually does when you sleep? Its just amazing to me that I can go to sleep not feeling anything at all and as soon as I wake up, my body feels like I was hit by a train. lol. I did yoga so why am I so sore? Well I stretched as much as I could without hurting myself. My boss told me it was not good to stretch when your body is cold. I never knew that. He said you could injure your muscles.

I went to work and all through the day I kept getting these little brain farts like I was not really there. My focus was a little off today. I could really remember my tasks at hand. I guess I’m in the in between clarity state. I made sure I ate before I went to my trainer today. I made guacamole in the kitchen and ate it with celery sticks. Twenty minutes later I had a large organic yellow bell pepper that was so sweet I didnt need dressing on it at all.

When I got to the trainer, we talked about our last workout session and what I felt was the problem with my breathing. It is hard to explain to people who don’t have breathing problems what exactly it feels like when you are struggling to catch your breath. I seem to only struggle when exerting a lot of energy and then I can feel my throat and chest tightening up hindering me from getting enough air in. We had a hard workout mainly weights and Plyometrics and called it a day. I wasn’t lightheaded or dizzy and I pushed through each exercise better than the first week. I got home and crashed. Right after a workout it seems like I dont have any energy but after a nap I’m good to go for like 2-3 more hours lol.

I get remeasured in 2 days and I hope they are good. I’m nervous about this whole situation.

Breakfast:
Grapefruit
Cococpts organic dark cocoa, cordyceps and reishi drink
(its a mushroom and raw cocoa drink mix that gives you natural energy and helps with the immune system and heart. Use instead of coffee)

Snack:
Yellow Bell Pepper w/ raw dressing

Lunch:
Guacamole with Celery Sticks

Dinner:
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Exercise:
Personal Training Session with Drew

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Here is a few things I found about asthma when I did my research…

For long term control and prevention:

  • Decrease protein to 10 percent of daily caloric intake. Replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein
  • Eliminate milk and milk products, substituting other calcium sources.
  • Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
  • Eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils that might contain trans-fatty acids, all foods that might contain trans-fatty acids (such as deep-fried foods).
  • Use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat.
  • Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Always drink plenty of water to keep your respiratory tract secretions more fluid.
  • Experiment with eliminating (one at a time) wheat, corn, soy and sugar for six to eight weeks to see if the condition improves.
  • Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Have some manipulative work done on the chest to break up restrictive patterns in nerves and muscles that develop in chronic asthma. The best systems I know for this are osteopathic manipulation, especially from a practitioner of cranial therapy, and Rolfing, a form of deep-tissue massage.
  • Minimize contact with respiratory irritants, such as smoke, dust, molds, and volatile chemicals. Remove sources of offending materials from your home, install a good air filtration system, or consider moving if the air is generally bad where you live. Experiment with living in other locations: in high mountains, the desert, or near the seacoast. Asthma may improve greatly with a change of climate.
  • In adults, GERD (acid reflux disease) may be an underlying cause of asthma. In such cases, successful treatment of the digestive problem will often clear up the asthma.
  • Experiment with traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine (the traditional healing system of India). These systems are sometimes able to offer significant help through more specific dietary adjustments and herbal treatments.

Here are some specific recommendations for exercise-induced asthma:

  1. Warm up very slowly to the point where you almost feel the “tightness” associated with exercise-induced asthma. Then stop and stretch or, if you’re exercising vigorously, slow down. By taking this break, you often can block the development of asthmatic symptoms. You can then go back to your normal pace. This may take some getting used to, but can sometimes eliminate the need for medication.
  2. Try breath work. The most effective approaches are pranayama techniques (breath control exercises taught in some yoga classes). You can do these after the initial warm-up when symptoms are almost felt. For beginners, start with “The Relaxing Breath,” a technique I describe in my books and on this Web site.
  3. Find a form of physical activity that minimizes your exercise-induced symptoms. Sports or activities that have intermittent rest periods (such as tennis, softball, and golf) can allow you to regain control of your breathing. Swimming may be better than running outdoors in cold weather, but no type of exercise is off-limits with proper treatment. In fact, some of the world’s top athletes have exercise-induced asthma, and they’re still able to compete successfully in Olympic-level events.

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