Whole45@45 – Day 9

dreamI totally dreamt about eating crackers last night. According to the Whole30 Timeline, I’m a bit early but often around Days 12-15, people dream about eating things that are out of scope and sometimes those cravings follow into the waking hours. It seems the head is working overtime to continue with old habits and revert back to the way things were. I don’t remember ever really passing through this phase before, maybe I did but just wasn’t focused on it, but last night my dream was incredibly vivid. I was also in Paris, which helped.

So far I still haven’t had any desire to eat things that aren’t good for my body and mind. I really just feel completely engaged in fresh, whole foods. It feels so much better. I’ll keep you posted, though, if it happens.

I also want to touch briefly on eliminating toxins from the body. The skin is our largest organ and it is where many toxins come to the surface to be eliminated. I have pretty dry skin so all my life I’ve never really had to deal with pimples very much. Right now I have three little spots on my face that I’m sure are my body clearing things out. The more time I spend eating right and drinking a ton (really) of water, the more my skin will thank me. It’s one of the things that I look forward to with this challenge. Clear, glowing skin tends to come along with all the micronutrients and antioxidants in the veggies and lots of water.

Speaking of veggies and water, one of my zucchini plants is turning out zukes like crazy so I’ll be cooking with them a lot. Hopefully have a recipe coming in the next couple of days if you’re looking for something to do with your bounty!

So what did I eat today?

Breakfast – More of the same because it works for me… 2 Eggs, spinach, tomatoes, basil, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 plantain

Lunch – Spinach salad with chicken, peach, onion, avocado / 1/2 plantain

Snack – Cherries

Dinner – Grilled chicken thighs / Zoodle sauté / Blackberries

And for movement?

HIIT + Abs/Glutes and an evening dog walk.

I taught class today and got my workout done with the group. Normally I would have eaten a small, half-lunch as a pre-workout meal, but I wasn’t really hungry and decided to listen to that. It worked out great! I felt a tiny blood sugar dip around 11:45 but I almost feel as if it were my brain saying I should eat when really I didn’t need to.





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