Whole 30

As you know (because I keep talking about it), I will be the big 4-0 in a little over 2 months!!!

I will be heading out to Vegas to celebrate, which has me psyched.  Planning a trip is the way to go for birthdays, I swear.  This trip has taken all of the “dread” about turning 40 away!

With this being said, I still want to look my absolute best!

Which brings me to my next point.

I  think I work out pretty often (for me) and because I do, I don’t always make the best food choices! I eat dessert pretty much every night and takeout happens quite often.

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As a result of this, I have gained a few pounds.

In an effort to reset and, hopefully, lose those pounds, I am doing Whole 30.

Rather than go on and on, I will just give you the quick rundown on Whole 30.  You eat mostly proteins, vegetables (except corn) and fruits.  No sugar or artificial sweetener, no milk products and no bread or grains of any kind.

I started Whole 30 on Wednesday and thought I would talk a little about how it has been going.

Day one- I woke up today feeling both apprehensive (mostly about my coffee) and optimistic (Give me a plan, I can stick to it).  I put 2 equal and sugar-free French vanilla in my coffee. It really was a source of anxiety for me!

I put coconut milk (no sugar) in my coffee and it was ok. After that, I thought, “Ok, I can do this.”

Since then I would say the weekdays are quite manageable.  It’s the weekends that are hard.

I went to the Lotus Festival yesterday and much of the fare was burgers and fries.  We went out to eat after and I had a grilled chicken salad w/ oil and vinegar.  Bill had dessert which I was dying to eat but didn’t.

Most difficult- drinking coffee black and no diet coke! No carbs, which has affected my running performance.  More on that later.  Meal prepping is a bear.  Finding foods without sugar can be so challenging.

Easiest-starting Whole 30 in the summer.  I have been eating so much watermelon!!! Thankfully I love fruits and vegetables and they are so fresh this time of year.

That is all for now.  I will be back to talk about how Whole 30 has affected my running.

 

 

 

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