Gut Repair Week 7


2014/05/26 by nikkiledford

Week 7 has come and gone which means I’m about to round out 2 months of the Repairvite Gut Healing Protocol.

meat and kombucha. Winning combo

meat and kombucha. winning combo


Let’s just say, I’ve been eating too much insoluble fiber (in the form of fruit and raw veggies). Never a good idea for me.


I don’t know what it is… maybe the monotony, maybe the real lack of “progress”, maybe laziness… but I am terrible at remembering to take my supplements sometimes. There’s just so many. I think psrt of the problem lies in that I don’t have regular “meal times”. For example, I didn’t eat until 1:30 pm today. Then I had a small smoothie at 5 pm. And I’ll probably have dinner around 7:30 pm. Some days I eat breakfast at 7 am. Lunch at 11 am. Dinner at 7 pm. There’s no real food “routine” which makes it hard to remember when i should be popping more pills (or fish oil). The most difficult is (still) the twice daily GI Synergy and the Vitamin D oil.

WorkoutsIMG_1314I’m back under the bar! Wooo!

The above picture was from a back squat day.

Today I had a DOOZY of a workout. Check it out!

Run 1 mile to the gym as a warm up.


4 x 5 OHS (work to a heavy weight)


20 mins (AsManyRoundsAsPossible)

5 Toes to Bar
10 Pushups
15 Squats
20 Double Unders
100m Sprint

I was pretty cooked afterwards.


I’m adding a stress category to these updates. Stress is a HUGE contributor to my digestive issues. So I am committed to managing my stress and anxiety. I’m hoping that by attending to this portion of my life and giving less attention to the food aspect, I will make a bit more progress. It’s true that you can’t make any lasting change or have any really meaningful progress without addressing the ROOT causes of your problems.


Since I’ve begun a more focused and rigorous training schedule, I’ve also given myself more room for REST. Meaning I’ve had a couple of days this past week where I’ve done nothing but walk or some light yoga at home. I have a tendency to attach my self-worth to my productivity level and that gets me in major trouble with my stress levels. I’m learning that it’s okay to be quiet, slow, unproductive, restful… you get the picture.



2 thoughts on “Gut Repair Week 7

  1. Tyler says:

    I am currently on a program to address icv and sibo. My body has intolerances to many foods. My digestion is always messy, stools fluctuate, alwAys inflamed, poor sleep, etc. its comforting to read ur blog and ur week by week progression. Thank u for sharing!

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