Another week on Whole30!
Overall week 3 has been interesting. I haven’t accomplished as much as I hoped: I haven’t eaten proper breakfasts (= more than just fruits) and I haven’t had any fish.
But then again I have started shredding again! Not as much as I would like to but I’ve done four 30 Day Shred workouts this week – that is certainly an improvement to my zero workouts last week…
Here’s my week 3 report:
Week 3: January 15 – 21, 2016
Friday, I’m so excited it’s Friday! I don’t have anything special planned for weekend though but I actually like it that way.
I didn’t have much energy today… I’m not sure what’s going on – according to Whole30 timeline I should be at “boundless energy”! I went to bed before 9 pm.
I Woke up at 10.20 am so I slept more than 13 hours. Wow.
I checked the Whole30 timeline again – Today I should be at “Tiger blood”. Hmm.
I finally did 30 Day Shred again – I know, it’s been more than a week… It felt a little bit like day one again. I’ll probably be sore tomorrow.
It was a pleasant Sunday today. I went for a walk – it was freezing cold outside but so pretty with lots of snow.
Today I had:
Monday. I stayed up so late last night that it was 9.30 am before I got to work. I hate going to work late because it means it will be late before I get to leave work as well…
I felt so tired that when I finally got home I just had some dinner and went to bed to have a nap. Well, “a nap” because I have a problem with napping:
The thing is, I really need my sleep and if I only get 5 hours of sleep then it’s almost guaranteed that I’ll go and have one of my naps the following day. My “naps” usually last 2 – 3 hours. And today wasn’t different. I woke up at 9.45 pm, had some fruit and then just sat on my computer. The problem is that once I’ve had my nap I don’t really have much energy the rest of the evening and have a guess how well I’ll fall asleep at night?
Where is the Tiger Blood??
I’m so happy – I did both my Bollywood dance class AND 30 Day Shred today.
I bought a salad for lunch at a cafe, it was a chicken salad with mixed seeds. And for snacks I had an apple and quite a lot of almonds.
I was – once again – late for work so I just grabbed some fruit for breakfast, there was no time to take any pictures…
I had a horrible day at work – so many meetings I didn’t have time for proper lunch so I just had an apple and some almonds on my way to an afternoon meeting.
Chicken wings again for dinner – I didn’t realize I have chicken wings this often!
Another long day at work. Today I had:
For lunch I had a salad from a salad bar.
My trousers don’t feel tight anymore but they certainly don’t feel loose either. I’m a bit worried I’m not making as much progress as I did the first time I did Whole30.
I think there are two main reasons for this:
- I think I eat too much nuts and seeds. Pretty much daily. As healthy as they are they do pack a lot of calories.
- I eat potatoes. Too many potatoes.
When I did Whole30 for the first time I think it took me a week or two to realize I can actually eat potatoes during this program.
I think I’ll focus on those things next week: less nuts, almonds and potatoes.
Thoughts on Whole30 this week…
The truly great thing about Whole30 is that you won’t go hungry. I mean really. Obviously I am doing this mainly to get healthier but I can admit that I’m also doing this to lose weight. And when it comes to weight loss plans, I believe they mainly fail because people get hungry.
And on Whole30 we don’t have to count anything. At least to me that’s a big plus. I don’t have to constantly think about food as long as I simply make sure that I eat enough, and the right kind of food.
Are you on Whole30? How have you done so far?