Well, it’s the end of day 2! Actually earlier today I was excited for it to be day 3 so I’d be 10% done. It’s not so bad actually. First of all, I thought I’d be in a much worse spot without my coffee, especially on day 2. I’ve felt relatively stable with a brief 20 minute withdrawal headache, but nothing extreme. I did have a bathroom “emergency” today that was preceded by some very intense cramps. I’ve been on antibiotics and pain meds for an ear infection recently, so I’m not sure how much of that episode was due to the meds or the paleo.
I woke up with my daughter Aria requesting oatmeal, which was painful, because I freaking love eating oatmeal for breakfast. I had no idea what I was going to eat, other than NOT eggs. I brainstormed while make the kids that beautiful, delicious oatmeal and came up with a smoothie for breakfast. Dumped some frozen fruit, spinach and almond milk into the blender and pressed the button. Of course something heinous occurs and I break the blender. The food processor was used the night before for the Sunshine Sauce on the Paleo Pad Thai, so making a smoothie became so much more difficult and would involve washing dishes before any food consumption. Sucked!
Went to the gym and felt decent on the elliptical. Definitely didn’t feel very energized and was noticing the time ticking by for sure.
Fast forward through my bathroom blitz and I made it to my first Derby Lite roller derby boot camp. I LOVED it. It was such a blast getting out there with other beginners and learning the basics. I felt so energized and on a serious fun high at the end. I can’t wait for next week.
I’m fighting back sleep right now for sure. I’m going to listen to my body and drift off.
In preparation for my whole30 challenge, it is recommended for each person to take a thoughtful look at their goals. For me, goal-setting for things in my life sometimes feels daunting and a little bit scary. When I set out to accomplish something tangible, I’m very much a person who likes to see a project through to completion. There’s an indescribable satisfaction to be done and moving on. But life doesn’t work that way and I think that’s why I’ve had a lifetime of personal goal failure, to the point where I don’t set them anymore. Goals in life are on-going. It’s kind of like healthy eating, you’re never done with healthy eating; you can’t cross it off your to-do list. Its just forever there, as something you have to think about and complete, day after day. Ughhhh so tiring! I’m still trying to figure out my systems to simplify this particular aspect of life, and overall, I’m like a child with these personal goal things. I really have no idea how to do it and to integrate it and not treat it like something with a start and end date.
So I’m making lots of progress with fitness as a way of life and I’m ready to make it a full package. Here are my whole9 goals for my first whole30.
The hardest things when starting out with Paleo are 1) when your cabinets are packed full of the crappy food that’s been bogging you down and 2) when you don’t have the stuff you need to make tasty paleo meals. Some of these items are quite expensive, but should be considered an investment into many months worth of nutritious meals. I keep this list in my food planning notebook which I reference when looking through my store sale ads each week. If I see an item I’ll need in the pantry on sale, that’s my chance to get it. This infographic from Diane Sanfilipo is beautiful and spot on.
You can find the pdf here and the awesome book here.