It’s over. I’m done. I did it. Now where the heck’s my medal?
Seriously, guys, I am so happy to be done but before I finally stop talking about #whole30November, I thought I’d share 3o THINGS ABOUT WHOLE30:
- I have willpower like a rock star… or a Hollywood actress who doesn’t eat anything. I never cheated once. Not even a lick from the Nutella spoon.
- My body runs on carbs. Some days I felt great but most days I felt really weak.
- Week one sucked, week two and three were pretty good but week four sucked more than week one.
- I ate +60 eggs.
- I am day drinking right now (not really).
- I did miss my weekend drinks but alcohol was definitely not the hardest things for me to give up… What was the hardest thing you ask? Sandwiches.
- The Whole30 made me antisocial. No one wants to hang out with the girl who eats raw nuts as a treat.
- The Whole30 made me shop online more. I think it’s called retail therapy.
- Do not attempt the Whole30 if you’re vegan or if you don’t eat fish. You may evaporate.
- Eating meat would have helped I bet.
- There were times I was secretly hoping I’d faint so I’d have a legit excuse to quit.
- News flash, sugar is in everything.
- I went from carb loading September to recovery October to Whole30 November… not a health plan I’ll endorse.
- I’d rather run a marathon any day than do this again plus, the finish line of a marathon is definitely more rewarding.
- BUT I think I talked as much about the Whole30 as I talk about marathon training. Sorry.
- My skin is drier and I broke out more.
- My hair, however, seems shinier (Sophie agrees).
- I was never bloated and never had indigestion.
- … But my system was not happy (do I need to explain?)
- It’s a lot of work. Planning, prepping, cooking. There is no easy way around it.
- What everyone really wants to know… I lost ~5 lbs. I wasn’t setting out to lose weight. If I was, I would not have eaten so many figs.
- Having a support team helped.
- My mother-in-law cooked for me one night, it was a definite highlight.
- There are a few things about the Whole30 I disagree with (if all of the ingredients are compliant, I ate it).
- I am slightly curious to try variations of the Whole30… like monthly eliminations of specific foods to see how my body reacts. I think eliminating everything at once doesn’t tell you much.
- … But don’t worry, I won’t be doing that anytime soon.
- I apologize for whatever I said this month.
- Busy Philips did, and so did I.
- It’s a check off my forty before forty list!
- I will likely not do it again!
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!
THIS HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY DESK FOR 30 DAYS!
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