So I’ve been pretty out of control with my sugar intake lately so I decided to try another round of Whole30 next month. It’s very similar to the Ketogenic diet so I know I can be successful. My last attempt was back in January 2016 and that one ended on January 15th after my disastrous Carlsbad half marathon. I don’t have any races scheduled for June so I don’t have to worry about having enough fuel for the race 😃. I have recruited some friends to do this with me as well as my sister-in-law. I want to be successful but I know it will be tough. Either way, something needs to be done because I’ve gained back the weight I previously lost! Haha, I frustrate myself.
Anyway, just wanted to type up this quick post. Happy hump day!
I’ve completed my first week of the program and I feel good. The first couple days were tough because I wanted all.the.carbs but after that it wasn’t too bad.
Towards the end of the week, I could definitely tell there was a change in my energy levels. I went to the gym on Sunday morning and had a great workout. Normally I take pre-workout before I go to the gym to help with my energy levels. Obviously pre-workout powder isn’t Whole30 approved but I didn’t even need it. Running wasn’t a problem at all and I still had some energy left after I finished my workout.
The most surprising thing about all of this is I don’t really miss sugar or dairy. Out of everything that I haven’t been able to have, I think I miss plain bagels the most, lol. That was what I would normally have in the morning once I got to work.
Even though I originally set out on this journey alone, I was able to get some friends to do it with me. The support has been great, especially during those early days. We are also blogging on a private blog, sharing meals, and updates on how everything is going.
I should have spent today prepping for the week but you know what I did instead? Colored, watched NCIS, and finished reading Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls (more on that later). Prep will happen tomorrow after I get home from the gym.
Hopefully everyone had a nice, relaxing Labor Day!