In summary, #whole30November was not life-changing. Am I better for doing it? Meh. I will say that I’m happy it’s done but I am most happy with learning that I had the willpower to get through hard things. I am pretty good at setting personal challenges but I’m also pretty good at eating what I want when I want so this was a bit of an eye-opener. My friend once said I run so I can eat what I want which is how I often feel so this was a great introduction to adding a better diet to good fitness. I’ve been told it’s all about balance.
Good luck if you dare to try – I have the cookbook if you want to borrow it!
Obviously, I miss sugar and the mountain of Halloween candy in the kitchen is very tempting butwhat I miss most is convenience. Everything I eat is an effort. Prep, prep, prep.
And almost everything tastes bland, watery… unexciting.
I feel like it’d be more enjoyable if I ate meat. I suck at cooking fish.
According to the Whole30 website, Paleo baking is “like having sex with your pants on” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!? It means it’s cheating.
Dates + eggs 🙌
My body feels the same. Not better. Not less bloated. I can’t say if I lost weight (because I don’t own a scale).
My mental state is worse but I also blame November and the time change for this.
Cauliflower rice and homemade mayo are gross. Spiralizing a sweet potato is hard. And despite what the website says, I am going to drink (and survive on) kale smoothies.
I have a good support team. Sophie and Theresa are way more optimistic.
I was able to go to the movie theatre without popcorn and a group breakfast without a breakfast sandwich.
Although it’s yet to be amazing, there are some good things I’ve already gained from this experience like, I am now excited to snack on clementines and veggies. La Croix fills the wine void, my spiralizer and blender are back in the rotation and I am stronger than I imagined at avoiding temptation. I am also stronger in the arms thanks to the spiralizer.
One final thought… I think this Whole30 thing is a bit of a hoax but I am not quitting yet.
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Oh, it’s on y’all. New challenge: #100plankstreakMy friend Sabrina suggested this after writing about the (not-so) conclusion to my 100 day running challenge. Try to hold plank for three solid minutes… Play around and move through different positions all, while holding yourself up the whole time.
You can do this on the road, in a plane, in a field, before or after a workout but no need for gym clothes – you can plank wearing anything. Heck, go to a barre class and you will be planking with friends! All you need is a stopwatch and 3 minutes. Who’s in?
Let me know if you are accepting the challenge and keep us posted on your progress. Sabrina and I are on day 5 but today can be day 1 for you!
psst. I like to hold front for a minute, then 30 seconds on each side and bring it home with a little downward dog-pushup-planking. psst. If you like what you’re reading, please subscribe and share. xomeg
Touch base. Friends, family. Pizza Fridays should start up for real this time. (see 2015)
I also had a bonus… about giving stuff up. I choose FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS. Hum? I dropped the ball on this one. I thought I gave up potato chips, which for the most part I avoided, but I do not recall writing this. I don’t eat much fast food but I know I discovered the A&W veggie burger in 2014. I also went to Quiznos. Probably Harvey’s… and ordered the veg sandwich from Salvatore’s A LOT! My bad.
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So what do I want for 2015? I came up with an idea at the eleventh hour. Rather than eliminate something and/or commit to something for a full year (because that is a long time), why not eliminate and add something each month. For example, this is what I came up with quickly:
January: Eliminate: French fries. Commit: 3 minutes of plank daily.
February: Eliminate: Chocolate. Commit: Send 3 letters a week.
I think this could be fun plus my 10-UP Resolution List for 2015 is:
Exercise: Train for another half or full marathon?? Try new classes??