The Whole30: Day 7

week1We did it!  We have made it through Week 1 of the Whole30!  Like I said before… I am feeling GREAT!  But this is largely because I changed my eating habits prior to starting the Whole30 to help ease myself into things and avoid having withdrawal systems during Week 1.  However, after talking to my clients and those participating here is what I have heard from you after finishing your first week.

  1. Feeling tired
  2. Feeling hungry
  3. Crapy first workouts
  4. Headaches lasting for multiple days
  5. Thinking about sugar
  6. Sick of eating eggs

Guys… just hang in there!  I felt all of those things too!  I felt so tired that I came home directly after work and slept… all night!  I had headaches for about a week when I gave up coffee and sugar.  I was craving dried fruit because I still wanted the sugar!  My first spin class felt weak… really weak.  And I was nervous being around food that was not Whole30 compliant, both because I knew that I still wanted the non-compliant food and because I know that I have very little self control when I am tired or hungry.

Right now… I feel amazing!  Not being held by a ball and chain to my former coffee addiction feels awesome.  I would normally take coffee 3-4 times a day to stay alert and peppy during my work day.  And if I didn’t… things would be at a stand still (if you know what I mean).  No coffee for me at work… and it feels so good.  I also had my first personal workout separate from my fitness classes, and I felt like an iron machine!  I did 1hr of strength training and 30 min of cardio directly after at a medium intensity level.  I was cautious throughout the workout being mindful that just a few days prior I felt weak and limp during spin.  Nope!  This time around I felt like a train that could run down the rails forever.  But lets be real… treadmill running is the worlds most boring activity ever! UGH!

So far my spirits are high!  And I am looking forward to continuing with the Whole30.  But … I am not perfect so I am expecting this honeymoon phase to end soon.  We will see.  I will keep you posted!  For all of you out there who are doing this with me… Way to go!  You did it!  You made it through Week 1!

*Original image: strictlypaleoish.com

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “The Whole30: Day 7

  1. I’m so glad that you’ve found success in your first week! I know you are probably facing some struggles with it, but I am 100% sure that your participants/clients are appreciative of your enthusiasm, honesty, commitment, and leadership. It is so much easier to go through a change with someone who, while experiencing a similar struggle, is continuing to act as a leader and a mentor!

    1. Thanks Peter! I LOVE Strickly Paleo…ish! Thanks for the props and you can bet that I’m gonna be lookin up recipes and checking in for more support!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s