As some of you might know I decided to try the Whole30 again for this month as I felt my eating habits had become out of control and I just had no discipline anymore. I have finished 7 days now and… I’m still alive! 😛 It’s not been easy but I am already starting to see some benefits which encourage me to continue to the end.
I have to admit I have been VERY tired for most of this first week. I have been trying very hard to go to bed earlier and to drink lots of water – which for the most part I have been doing well. I think it’s the only reason I’ve been able to push through the fatigue.
Julius and I have been going for walks for the last 4 mornings. We wake up at 5:50am (I know, it’s crazy!) and walk from about 6-6:30 or 6:40am. This is so I can still get home in time to get myself and Ezra ready so I can drop him at school for 7:40 am and then head into the office. While I still HATE getting up that early and it’s a struggle, I do feel better after making myself do it. There’s something about being outside, getting fresh air that early in the morning, before things get too busy. I also like getting it out of the way. I’m hoping to add in some more exercise a few evenings a week, but I’ve been too tired so far and have just been focusing on getting enough sleep. I’ve been getting to bed before 10pm so I can wake up to walk in the mornings.
While I will admit there are times I just feel like snacking or eating something sweet or salty – I am not really very hungry. I’m eating 3 full meals and maybe one snack a day and I find them quite filling. It is difficult preparing dinner for my family and then at least part of it separately for myself, but we’re managing.
My favourite Whole30 foods so far are avocado (which I already loved, but now love even more), sweet potato (which I never ate much of before, but really like now), ghee (I cook everything in it and quite like it), and coconut milk (which I am finding so many ways to use). I fear food boredom will set in eventually, but I am trying to do my best to eat a variety of foods, to try new recipes and just to pace myself. Even if I ate the same thing for next 23 days — the truth is I would survive. 😉 So that’s what I keep telling myself. I can do anything for 30 days.
I also found a way to drink my coffee on Whole30 which I actually quite like. (I tried to do no coffee, but the fatigue won…then I tried to do coffee black and while I can drink it – more like down it like medicine- I don’t enjoy it black). So this morning I blended black coffee, coconut milk and two table spoons of my all natural protein mix vanilla with ice, then drank it over ice as well as an iced coffee. 🙂
All in all I am heading into week 2 still enthusiastic and excited to see more of the benefits that Whole30 has to offer.