Whole 30 Recap Days 15-21

When I first started Whole 30, I thought I’d be counting down the days but the more I’m on this the more natural it feels. There’s definitely some things I’m looking forward to reintroducing (beer, quinoa, cooking oils) but there are a lot of things I really don’t miss and probably won’t other than an occasional treat (cheese, sugary baked goods).

I also had my first real going out experience over the weekend in the form of a bachelorette party complete with dinner and bar hopping. Luckily the restaurant had a gluten free menu online, so I was able to pre determine what I would order with minimal questions. I settled on samshimi tuna (no ponzu sauce or edemame) and an Asian Pear salad. It was delicious and I loved getting a bill that was $20… not drinking saves a ton!!

Random Observations

Awesome skin: My skin was fine before. Most people would probably say I have great skin…but it’s honestly never been so clear. I mean not an effin blemish to be seen clear and tone so even I don’t need to do anything other than wash and moisturize. People are complimenting my complexion, which is always nice. Between that and the slimming of my face in general I’m def happy with this side effect.

Clothes are fitting better: While I still don’t feel smaller, my clothes are fitting better. My Rocky Raccoon shirt is finally fitting….jeans aren’t super tight anymore.

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This happens less often

Energy: I still haven’t felt the nuclear energy everyone seems to talk about. I feel better in general, but I guess I expected to feel turbo charged and I don’t. However, it is getting easier to wake up in the morning. In fact, I woke up twice this week and ran before work…and there was NO CRASH later in the day.

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Me before Whole 30 when I did am workouts

 

 

Workouts: Hands down the biggest and best change. I feel awesome and strong. Recovery is nothing and I feel light. You’d think I was on a training plan with all I did this week:

  • Monday – 5 miles before work; 3.5 after work
  • Tuesday- Body Pump, 2 miles
  • Wednesday – 4  miles (4 x 800) before work
  • Thursday – Body Pump, 2 miles
  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday –  6 miles
  • Sunday 10 miles

I’m 100% confident I’m going to stay on a whole foods eating plan after I finish the 30. This feels normal and natural…and the pros are definitely worth any “sacrifice” that needs to be made.

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