Whole45@45 – Day 28

Day 28? Are you kidding? Each day that I get a little bit closer I’m just awed by how quickly the time has gone. I’ve done several Whole30s over the years and this is the first time that I’ve had that experience. Usually there’s a point where it’s dragging and I can’t wait for it to be finished, but this time, even with times of cravings, I haven’t once felt it was long. Then again, it’s not over yet…

Today I went for a run out at the reservoir near where I live. We’ve had a lot of rain lately so there were tons of flowers and greenery. It was absolutely gorgeous! I went in a pair of shorts and my sports bra, no tank top over it. This is one of those things that I love to do because it feels great, totally freeing. But at the same time, I have to overcome some internal dialog about whether or not I “should” be in “just” a sports bra, what if other people don’t think I should be in a sports bra, maybe I should wait or not ever or be ashamed or embarrassed. And so on.

Here’s the thing though. When I’m running and I’m in only a sports bra and shorts, I feel kind of amazing – ultra feminine, crazy strong, totally free, and 100% embodying…me.

It’s really a liberating experience that I did for the first time last year and then covered up again because I felt like I didn’t deserve to be out there. Because guess what? When I run, things move and shake a little. But it occurred to me as I was running today that that is how my body is and it doesn’t take away from the strength inside and out that I have or the fact that it just feels great. And that is totally reason enough to do it. I encountered two people out there. One guy had his shirt on, the other didn’t. Both were enjoying their own experience of being physical and immersing themselves in nature. And so was I.

We really just have this one life and I certainly don’t want to waste it. Why wouldn’t you express yourself fully? That’s not to say that everyone needs to be out in their sports bra. It’s just that if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do or wear or say, maybe it’s time to just do the darn thing!

Shine bright. xo

What did I eat today?

Breakfast – 2 hard-boiled eggs, a couple slices of bacon, zoodles

Post-run/Pre-yoga snack/lunch – A small bowl of Moroccan cabbage and lamb / Melon

Mid-day snack/lunch – A handful of macadamia nuts / Turkey, tomato, avocado roll-up / Carrots / Blueberries

Dinner – Sausage / Sweet potato / Garlic and dill green beans / Cherries

Food was sort of random. I ate every meal except dinner standing at the counter, slightly rushed to leave. That isn’t ideal but I also didn’t let it get to me. Sometimes when you eat without taking the time to sit down and savor it, your mind barely registers that you’ve eaten and you can find yourself hungry again in no time. I had things I wanted to do today and, funnily, eating wasn’t high up. Super strange for me.

My son starts middle school tomorrow and wanted me to mention that he had sausages, waffle fries, and peas for dinner. He wanted to make the blog. 🙂 These sausages are pretty cool because they are 100% grass-fed beef with super clean ingredients: Grass-fed beef, salt, celery powder, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, white pepper, coriander, marjoram, ginger. And that’s it. They’re from Teton Waters Ranch and are delicious!

How did I move today?

I ran for about an hour out at the reservoir. It was beautiful and I’m looking forward to doing it again soon. The hardest part is that on the way out it was mostly downhill but you have to get back too.

And a little bit of yoga.



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