So, been a bit too busy at work to remember to write on this, and since I have about 0 views, it’s really more for me than anyone else so I’ll allow it🙂
Since last week, I’ve had one 1 technical foul on the Whole 30 and 2 close-calls. According to the “rules,” I should be restarting, or I can’t call myself someone who has completed the Whole30. I think I’m ok with that and I’ll just say it’s a good 30 day lesson that I’m learning🙂
How I cheated? We were showing my future parents-in-law a place that we want to have our rehearsal dinner/welcome reception. It happens to be a wine bar, and I had a taster of a glass of wine. It got me drunk (1 glass! Crazy!) and now I know what will happen with alcohol again.
One other thing I learned in this past week is that the “I just want a nap” phase is real, and it’s horrible. Right after I posted my last post, I tried to go for a 3-4 mile run in my neighborhood. I barely made it 2 miles before I had to throw in the towel. I was beyond sluggish and super slow. I got back home and had to eat a Larabar immediately (my fiancee said that I looked pale). Luckily, I’m not training for anything (at all), so my mediocre athletic performance isn’t hurting anything. Lesson I am learning — if I’m to switch to a lot of this beyond 30 days, I’m going to have to up the amount that I eat and add in some sort of additional protein bar before or after a workout.
Since that point, on Sunday (Day 14) we did a really big ride and I ate 3 larabars within the ride and felt good and we rode really hard. Did track on Day 16 and also did fine. Today (day 19), I am starving post OTF but trying to not succumb to a snack.
I’m not getting that bored with the cooking, but I am getting angry that I can’t just “have a taste” of some of the goodies that sometime come into the office. I get that I don’t want to cheat, but I think that post 30 days, I should be allowed to ‘try’ something, but know that everything is ok in moderation, right?
Anyway, to my other questions to check-in:
What did I eat? Too many days to write everything, but I’m still doing a lot of sausage/sweet potato/egg/avocado breakfasts and still loving those and not missing bread (too much). Lunches, I’ve actually had 2 salads from local places that were compliant which was nice to mix-up. Also did a little turkey roll-ups and some tuna that weren’t bad. Dinners, we’ve done the sausage dinner again, as well as some salmon, etc. We seem to have protein rotation that is keeping it quasi-interesting. We did make the recipe to the left and it was really good! Will definitely make again post 30 days!
Did I workout? Yep, discussed above. Still glad I’m not that intense right now… definitely don’t have my fueling sorted out for the future.
How do I feel? Generally, still really good. I am great continuing, but I see how this can’t be sustainable. I also got a great compliment by some people at track on Tuesday about how good/skinny I look, so that was nice to hear!
What am I looking forward to? Well, we are doing a lot of painting and enjoying this weekend, so I’m looking forward to figuring out how to make that all work with this Whole 30 thing…