Whole45@45 – Day 30


Well my first thirty days are complete. For most people, this is where the super-strict Paleo might finish but I’ll be waking up tomorrow and continuing on. I think it was important for me to commit to the longer timeframe from the beginning. I don’t feel like I’ve experienced all of the changes and benefits that are in store for me. I feel like there’s more work to be done. This is aside from additional weight loss that I’m hoping for. It’s more about feeling firmly committed to my health and wellness and how significantly food affects that.

I definitely feel better, my skin is brighter, my clothes fit better, and I feel far more stable in my energy and moods, but I want more. I don’t feel like I’ve fully dialed in to what makes my body feel great. I still have some bloating issues from time to time, I don’t feel like I understand the relationship of carbs to my workouts (intellectually, yes, I’m talking personally, what I specifically need to feel  my best), and I know that I still would like an evening cocktail or two. Every night. A little more abstention might go a long way here. And more water.

I plan to share a few more concrete things tomorrow but for now I’ll just celebrate that I’ve successfully completed another Whole30. I don’t feel quite as excited as I thought I would, perhaps because it’s such an interim step, but I’m very grateful that I stepped up and committed to it. I’ve navigated a concert, socializing with friends, emotional days, and eating out. It’s gone by fast so I wonder what the next two weeks will hold.

So what did I eat today?

Breakfast – 2 eggs / Slaw / Sauerkraut / 1/4 avocado

Snack – Turkey roll-up with avocado and bell pepper

Late lunch – Tropical salad with grilled pork chop / 1/2 a peach / 2 fresh figs

Early dinner – Moroccan lamb and cabbage

Snack – 2 more figs. Totally unnecessary but their season is so extremely short and this is the first time I’ve found them here. I love them so I’m taking advantage.

Overall, I ate a ton of fruit this afternoon but it was soooo good. My son and I stopped by the store on the way home for a few things and everything smelled and looked so good that I just had to get a bunch of stuff. Way more fruit than we probably need, but it’s that time of year when I absolutely love everything that’s available and for the rest of the year it just isn’t the same. So I’m indulging. I’ll probably notice it, but hopefully it won’t wake up any major sugar cravings. At least not any cravings that can’t be satisfied by another bite of peach.

How did I move today?

Ran a couple miles at the track while my son practiced football. In between the miles I threw in a few rounds of squats/pulse-squats/squat jumps/burpees. It felt fantastic to be outside running in the evening air!


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