Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Week 2

What a week it’s been. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t done that well this week.

30 Day Shred and Whole30 week 2

Well, my diet has been OK. I haven’t eaten anything that’s not allowed, so I have to be pleased with that. But my workouts… Or the lack of them.

I haven’t done 30 Day Shred once this week.

There, I said it. I already thought about taking the word 30 Day Shred off from the title of this post. Well, I’m going to have to if I keep this up.

Here’s my report on week 2:

Week 2: January 8 – 14, 2016

If you want, you can first read:

Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Start

Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Week 1

Week 2 has been a lot easier actually when it comes to Whole30 – nearly all cravings are gone! And towards the end of week two I’m already starting to see some changes: I think my skin is looking better. It’s not that I’d usually have acne or anything like that but I do get some spots occasionally. And blackheads. Skin looks and feels smoother, like it’s better hydrated.

Day 8

This Friday started very poorly: I was late for work so I didn’t have any breakfast and I hadn’t packed a lunch – and that’s never a good thing. I just grabbed some fruit and nuts for lunch at work and that was it.

Perhaps that’s why I didn’t have the energy to do my workout later in the evening? Or then I’m just lazy. When I got home I was obviously starving so I had some sausages, almonds and fruit. The only picture I have from that horrible day is this:

Whole30 Day 8 Lunch

Not a good day.

Day 9

Today was a sad day: I attended a funeral.

I had some salad at the reception – I’m glad there was some – and bought a rotisserie chicken on my way home.

Whole30 Day 9 Dinner

Whole30 Day 9 Snacks

Day 10

I did a bit better today when it comes to food, after two days of not eating nearly enough:

Whole30 Day 10 Breakfast

Whole30 Day 10 Lunch

Whole30 Day 10 Dinner

Today I also went for a long walk. It was freezing cold with lots of snow. And I also nearly killed my roast beef. I was writing 53 ways to lose weight and save money so intently that I forgot all about it. It was way beyond well done when I took it out. I ate it anyway.

Day 11

Today I’m really happy with my choices of food:

Whole30 Day 11 Breakfast

Whole30 Day 11 Lunch

Whole30 Day 11 Dinner

Whole30 Day 11 Snacks

It’s day 11 today and my pants feel tighter, what is going on?

I remembered that there’s a Whole30 timeline and went have a look at it. It says:

“Day 8-9: For the love of Gosling, my pants are TIGHTER.”

Ok so it’s normal. My inner calendar is just a few days late. I should actually be already at:

“Days 10-11: The Hardest Days.”

Great. I’m looking forward to that next then!

Day 12

Today I had:

Whole30 Day 12 Breakfast

 Whole30 Day 12 Lunch

Whole30 Day 12 Dinner

And I also did some form of exercise: I took a Bollywood dance lesson! 🙂 It is so much fun. I enrolled myself on a course that takes place each Tuesday this spring.

Day 13

Today I ate:

Whole30 Day 13 SmoothieWhole30 Day 13 Dinner

I saw a friend at lunch time and we ate out at a restaurant. I’ve tried to avoid restaurants because it just isn’t worth it eating out right now. There was a buffet though for lunch so it was really easy to choose some roast pork, thyme potatoes and salad for lunch.

Day 14

Another day when I hadn’t packed lunch… There’s a decent salad bar on my way to work though so I had a salad base and added chicken, olives, onions and mixed fruit to my salad.

Today I also had:

Whole30 Day 14 Breakfast

Whole30 Day 14 Dinner

Whole30 Day 14 Snacks

I think I’m feeling less bloated.

Goals for next week

I am upset I didn’t do the 30 Day Shred workout this week so that’s my goal for next week: I need to do it more often!

When it comes to Whole30 I’m going to have to cook more and be more versatile. And have fish – I must have some fish next week. A reader reminded of it last week and I thought I’d have some this week but then – nothing happened.

This week went by so quickly.

Are you on Whole30? I would really like to know how you’re doing so go ahead and leave a comment! 🙂




2 thoughts on “Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Week 2

  1. I’m thinking about trying Whole30 or something Paleo or Primal. So far just planning.

    • Hi! You should definitely try it – you’ve got nothing to lose. I think Whole30 is great for 30 days but in the long term Primal is the most sustainable paleo option – at least for me because it allows red wine and dark chocolate, in moderation 🙂 Good luck with whichever path you choose!

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