Ok- Since sugar isn’t allowed on the Whole30 I’m not going to sugar coat this… This week was tough. My thoughts on the First 3 weeks of the whole30:
Week 1 – It’s new and exciting – we can do this!
Week 2- The newness wears off and it is hard. The end seems so far away.
Week 3- Longest. Week. Ever. End is near.
I expected it to get easier, but it has just been dragging on. I’m still making good eating decisions, but almost begrudgingly. The week wasn’t too bad. I prepped some food to have on hand like hard boiled eggs and an egg bake for breakfast. Sadly, the egg bake doesn’t taste good, but I don’t want to waste food so I keep eating it.
Friday we went out to a brazilian steak house to celebrate our CrossFit opening. It’s one of those places they bring out all different kinds of meat on swords. I had a lot of meat. It was good. Some of the meat had sauces on it, that most likely had added sugar, but it wasn’t a lot so I let it slide. I also had a bite of a fried banana and immediately felt guilty about it.
Saturday was the hardest day by far. I was just stressed out. I’m struggling to find a new “normal” with the changes in our schedule. We had a busy day of training new clients, school started up again this week, Payton had a birthday party (where I didn’t eat the cake… but ate dates I had in my purse), and I was lacking in patience (mostly due to a certain time of the month… TMI I Know…) and all I wanted was wine and ice cream. I refrained from both. But I found myself increasingly irritated, tired, and just wanting to be done.
Sunday I had a long run on the schedule for my training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. After going through the GO! STL Half Marathon a few weeks ago I knew I needed some fuel during the run. I had some Clif Shots and Nuun, not whole30… but I didn’t want to try to do it without since I’ll be using them for the race. I felt good during the run. I could definitely tell I was feeling lighter on my feet!
(ignore that nasty cold sore. apparently the stress of this week decides to make itself known in the most irritating way possible)
I have seen amazing progress so I will press on another week!
I have no plans of going crazy on day 31 and beyond… but I will for sure add in some things that I’ve been missing. Like dessert. and Paleo Pancakes.
How Did Your Week Go? Link up if you’re doing Whole30!