I had my first start on December 28. I am on break from school, so things went pretty well with the cooking, but then New Year’s Eve hit. I went to a birthday party with my boyfriend and did pretty well, sipping black coffee and eating a banana while he drank beer.
Afterwards we went to his house… and his kids had made all sorts of treats. I think the moment I decided to cheat was when he showed me a chunk of blue cheese he was going to put on the steaks. Two of his friends and two of my friends were coming over, and I knew refusing junk food on NYE would not be cool to them (I am not overweight, so….).
I ended up having: 2 beers, chips with taco dip, blue cheese and bananas foster crepes. Needless to say, I felt SICK (this is not new, I always feel sick when I eat junk food). It was not really worth it for the food experience, but probably for the social experience. I justified it by reminding myself that initially I had planned on starting January 1.
But then I re-started on January 1. And things have been going well since then. The first go around I felt achy and foggy on Day 4, but this time I haven’t had much of that. So I think the first four days were not a complete waste. I have been eating a lot, and don’t really feel that I have lost any weight, but I realize that may not happen. Over Christmas I re-started kickboxing and strength training through Farrell’s, a gym that is mainly in the Midwest. Some days the kickboxing is harder than others, although I have found that if I have just eaten prior to going, I don’t get stomach aches like I do with regular food.
I am going to do a goals check-in every few days, just to be mindful of how I am progressing.
- Have more energy: On Sunday, especially (2 days ago), I almost felt manic. I had tons of energy and was in a great mood. Yesterday I felt kind of slow, but still in a great mood. So far, so good.
- Sleep better: I have had two nights so far where I slept like a rock. That usually only happens when I am very tired, and seeing as I have been on break since October, it has not been happening much.
- Get rid of flab: Hard to tell since I have not been wearing work-out clothes very often.
- Decrease itching/sensitivity to certain fabrics: Has improved somewhat. Not completely gone.
Recipe of the day:
How many of you are just starting the Whole 30? What have some of your greatest struggles been so far?