After the anger filled, craving packed, cranky, tired day that I had yesterday, I woke up this morning hoping for a better day. And it worked...eventually! I woke up just how Melissa and Dallas Hartwig (Whole30 God's) said that I would on days 4 and 5:
"Day 4 dawns and you tentatively step out of bed, expecting to feel like
you took a strike from Thor’s hammer in the temple. Instead, your head
is surprisingly clear. Your limbs all feel functional. This could be a good day!
You walk into the kitchen and as you’re greeted by the smiling face of
your significant other you are suddenly overcome…with the desire to
punch them in the face for smiling this early in the morning"
Well, at least I know that what they are preaching actually works. My symptoms were down to a tee! However, the rest of the day has been surprisingly clear and peaceful. An extremely emphatic greeting from this cutey helped get my mind away from punching my family members in the face...
A long walk was what I needed to clear my head and re-evaluate. I came back, caked in mud and dog slobber, tucked into some scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, and felt rejuvenated. Then it was off to a coffee shop with my brother for a black coffee (not quite as yuck as a few days ago!) and some studying. Tonight I am off to my cousins for dinner. This will be my first test at a meal at someones home while on the Whole30. I've warned her that I will be picky! My plan at the moment is to eat before I go; this will feel weird but I need to learn to put my goals first and not cave to temptation.
According to Dallas and Melissa I will constantly wanting to be napping over days 6 and 7. If you don't hear from me for a couple of days...you will know why!
How is your Whole30 going?
Have you taken any new exercise classes this January? Or started a new workout routine?
I know that I have been ignoring the moving part of this blog...I will tackle that soon!