I have one successful Whole 30 behind me. I have two more attempts, but could never get beyond the fifth day. I have no idea why…other than I lacked the willpower, or mental drive to stay with it.
Today is Day 8, and I am doing great. P.S. Totally just rhymed, and didn’t even mean to. #poet
Where was I?
So, Day 8! I feel goooood. There is this timeline on the Whole 3o website of what can be expected during the 30 day journey. I recall feeling like this was spot on last time I successfully completed a round. This time, I haven’t had as many symptoms, which I consider a good thing, personally. I have had a few headaches, but nothing I couldn’t deal with.
I did eat pretty poorly a few days leading up to this round – breakfast at Nicki’s Omelette Grille, dinners over the weekend at Ulele, and the Columbia. But, for two weeks before that I lived off of soup, crackers, and Natalie’s OJ as bronchitis took over my life. So maybe that had something to do with it? Regardless, I will totes take it. I know, I know. I said, “totes.” I hate myself.
Life has been busy (surprise, surprise) so I made very simple meals for my first week. I also didn’t exercise at all. I wanted to give my body time to re-adjust to one thing at a time. Tonight, I plan to go to the gym and ease myself back into it.
I’ve been posting a lot on my instagram and snapchat (both @casadecrews) with Whole 30 compliant meals we have been eating (minus the Cilantro Lime Chicken photo – this CAN be compliant with a different broth, however. And it’s really so flavorful!)
Whole 30 meals eaten during Round 2, Week 1:
Over the weekend, we had my family over for dinner. Jason grilled steaks and smoked chicken wings. In my family, we love to eat. Food is love, and it was difficult not to want a cocktail, dessert, or sour cream on my potato. But I did it. My family was supportive, and no one said anything, so that was good.
I also had a hard time Sunday night, not wanting to snack. If you’re a forever dieter, you know Sunday is like the last night before the new week starts and you’re starting over so you snack, or go out, or wayyy over indulge because, “OMG, I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO EAT AGAIN!!” <— that’s not true at all, but it’s how you feel when you have food issues to work through. The thing is I don’t feel deprived at all. I feel like I am indulging.
Again, so much of this is mental. Anyone can do the Whole 30, if they want. It’s actually breaking old habits that is the challenge.
[bctt tweet=”My first week on the #whole30 diet, and how I’m doing “]