Day 1–Interesting, insightful, exciting
First off, I decided to start right after vacation to ensure my system would be fully cleaned out. On vacation, I tried to eat well, but sometimes the options were not so good. It is truly mind boggling how a continental breakfast includes nothing but carbs. I was lucky enough to be able to have salad items and hard boiled eggs and made the best of that. Although I feel the Whole30 is a journey, I truly do enjoy eating healthy. I, of course, truly enjoyed the fresh cut coconut and fresh pineapple every single morning. YUM!
Sunday night I didn’t sleep well because of Clubber’s first night back home. He actually decided to sleep in bed with me…… so I knew my first day would be more difficult than normal. When I listen to my body, I know that lack of sleep for me means sugar cravings and bad cravings. Those came on around lunch time. I tried to find tea at Fresh Market to no avail because I wanted one minus the caffeine. I’m so sensitive to it, I knew I wouldn’t sleep. I’ve learned that sometimes I can truly analyze a “craving” and determine that if I just drink water and wait it will truly determine if i’m actually hungry or my brain is just being silly.
Food items were great on Day 1.
Dinner was similar to lunch but I ate a small apple on my salad which could have caused my possible cortisol spike that woke me up at 1:36AM. Sigh. I went back to sleep though not long after so I was ready to roll with my advanced kettlebell class at 5:45AM.
Day 2: Vibrant and energetic in the morning, crashed real hard in evening and didn’t do so well at training with Joe, my awesome trainer!
Here’s an issue that I do have with the Whole30 guidelines: I can’t eat breakfast at home. I have to eat at work, which means that I needed to put something in my body prior to going to the gym, even though I wasn’t working out. So, this morning I made my coffee still and had a piece of chicken with 4 raw hazelnuts.
I’m probably not going to bore everyone each and every day since I cook a lot of the same food and eat it on a number of days. I know, boring, but I like it and I enjoy left overs. TONIGHT, however, I was literally driving and craving curry and coconut. Then, I had a bright idea to stop and get some shrimp! YAY! So, I had coconut oil with LOTS of curry and shrimp and broccoli for dinner. It was yummerfic. So much so, that I didn’t even take a picture.
One thing I learned tonight–FREAKING STUPID stuff has sugar in it. I pulled out my Jamaican spices from earlier this year (I didn’t get any in Tahiti because it was only vanilla that was local…) and sprinkled it a bit then something told me to look at the ingredients and sure enough SUGAR!
Happy Trails to you…. until we meet again…..