Day One: Felt pretty good! However, I was pretty emotional about all the wonderful things God is doing in our lives right now. I went for a three mile jog at a six mile pace and felt a little weak.
Day Two: I began to feel the fatigue and weakness mentioned in the Whole30 timeline. Wanted to go to bed early, after doing some stretching and Christ-centered yoga.
Day Three: I was tired AND irritable. It wasn’t “kill all the things” irritable, but I was noticeable more irritated by minor things (and some not so minor). I also had a headache, which I ended up taking ibuprofen for. Yes, it helped. I ended up going for a forty minute walk over my lunch hour and felt much better.
Day Four: I slept like a baby and woke up feeling so good. I began thinking I am getting out of the woods on the symptoms, tiger blood just around the corner.
Day Five: The bloat, oh the bloat! It was extremely intense in the morning. However, as I moved throughout the day, it got much better. I was feeling clearer minded, and noticing I was not having cravings. Irritability gone. Feeling SO GOOD. Once Friday night came, it was time for the family to have their “snacks” and feel good food. We opted to buy potatoes in avocado oil seasoned with sea salt and vinegar. They loved them, and I had one as well – not bad.
Day Six: I slept in. I wanted to keep sleeping. But when I woke up, I was ready to go! It felt so nice to have a day with NOTHING to do. The family and I took a nice walk in nature, enjoyed some photo taking and shopped for some Whole30 ingredients. Feeling REALLY good and like that my body is becoming much attuned to its rest cycle. I sleep eight hours and then I am wide awake.
Day Seven: Here I am day seven. My body woke up on its own after a solid eight hours of sleep and I’m getting ready for a morning with basketball, afternoon of writing and food prep, and evening of football with the fam. I have a confession. I weighed myself this morning. Yes, it is a rule to not weigh yourself on the Whole30, but I already knew I would continue my weekly weigh in (I have a healthy relationship with the scale). I am DOWN 3.6 pounds, since last Sunday.
My primary goal for the Whole30 portion of this challenge is to reset my body and feel better, this has definitely been happening. The secondary goal is experience that “tiger blood” I keep reading about. The tertiary goal is to continue to reduce body fat, and according to the scale, I may be doing that (although most the weight loss is probably from water weight). I am looking forward to moving into week two’s devotions, dinner meal plan and hopefully add in a couple more work out sessions.
Are you following along? Please feel free to let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you :)
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