First, I would like to apologize for all the Whole30 posts. As you can imagine, this has been an all-consuming life change. Between grocery shopping, cooking and trying not to crave to the cravings, the Whole30 is just about all I can think about, and as a result, all I can write about. But it Week 3, and the end is in sight! And before you know it, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Day 15: Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie
Uh, helllllllllo – where is my boundless energy?!?! I’ve been patiently waiting for this part of the Whole30 timeline and I want my boundless energy. Don’t get me wrong, I feel great and my clothes are fitting better and I want to talk to everyone that will listen about the Whole30, but I’m missing that burst of boundless energy.
But, I suppose if I have to choose between insane energy and fighting off cravings like a boss, I’d take the latter. A friend who recently also conquered a major diet change told me “the hardest part of a new diet is day 3, week 3 and month 3”. Idk what it is about threes and repetition, but I like it. And he was so right. By week 3, I am feeling good, so does it REALLY matter if I have some quinoa? Any serious Whole30-er would tell you “yes, it does effing matter.” At the beginning of week 3, my cravings are under control, but I am finding that they are a bit harder to justify. But, I’ve made it this far, I know can wait 15 more days for an Angelo’s pizza and these paleo pancake things that I’ve been AGGRESSIVELY told I can not have.
Days 16-27: Tiger Blood!*
Still waiting on this energy thing…..any day now would be cool. But maybe it is too much to ask of a diet to miraculously turn me into a morning person…
While I’m not quite bouncing off the walls, I’d be lying if I said this “life-changing Whole30” thing wasn’t kinda (totally) legit. The non-believer becomes the evangelist.
In 3 short weeks:
- My clothes are fitting better
- I have lost 8 pounds (!!)
- I am feeling more confident
- I am not missing any of my work day snacks (goodbye, Goldfish)
- I have learned to appreciate coffee the way it was intended – black
- I am really good at grocery shopping
- I have upped my cooking game (follow me on snapchat to follow along – holyyyschnikes)
- My house/life are cleaner and more organized
- I am starting to hate working out less (this one is a big hurdle, but a work in progress)
- I am happier aka less dark and twisty
Guys, I know. I am drinking the kool-aid BIG TIME. And I occasionally sound like a diet commercial, but I promise not to push any radical diets on you. But if you are or ever have been even the tiniest bit curious about the Whole30, I encourage you to try it. Three weeks without cheese, pasta, vodka, hummus and sugar is hard. There is no sugar coating it, but it has been so worth.
*Day 19 Confession: I cheated. Something I was determined not to do, but when your friend starts talking heart break and broken engagements, the ONLY option is vodka. I felt guiltier than I thought I would, but there are times you are bound to fail and you just gotta get back in the game.