Day 1. Felt really good to be back on the clean eating wagon. I began to crave sugar late morning so I ate an orange and it was delicious. After a tough workout I ate some ground turkey with apple sauce. I skipped my usual afternoon coffee. For dinner it was meatballs and sauce and then I called it a day for the eating. I was in bed by 8:30. It took me a little while to fall asleep, but once I did I slept like a baby.
Day 2. I didn’t have my regular baked sweet potatoes prepared for my breakfast, so I ate an apple with my two eggs. The apple tasted super sweet so early in the morning. Almost to the point where I didn’t want to eat it. I needed the carbs though. When I came home from the morning at the gym I ate 2 meatballs and some chicken with tomato sauce and a medium sized sweet potato. Yum. I definitely feel myself craving sugar since I am wondering, “What’s next?” My body is looking for a sweet treat. Sorry. Trying to load up on the water. Wanted coffee around 3 o’clock, badly. Didn’t do it. Had some herbal tea instead. Had a headache all night.
Day 3. Got out of bed fairly easily this morning. Had a bigger breakfast then usual (3 eggs, 1/2 sweet potato) since it’s a rest day. I’m finding it helpful to think about what and when I am going to be eating throughout the day. I am anticipating not feeling well later in the afternoon.
The Weekend. I made plans to visit some of my best friends who live down in Connecticut. Typically we all enjoy a few adult beverages when we’re together, especially since we don’t see each other too often. I informed them of my Whole30 endeavors and they were totally cool with it. They are CrossFitters too, so they understand the lifestyle. I was not tempted by the alcohol whatsoever. They food was more of a challenge because we were eating out. For lunch I had a plain burger. Yep, a big ol’ slab of beef atop lettuce, avocado, tomato, and jalepeno peppers. It was actually very delicious. For dinner we went to a tapas reaturant so I had pretty good control over what would go into my mouth. I had lamb chops, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash. To drink I had soda water with raspberry puree and lime.
So now it’s on to Week 2 and I am feeling really good. I hopped out of bed this morning (literally) and made my eggs and sweet potatoes. A funny thing happened…I forgot about my coffee. Normally I would bee-line to the coffee pot and pour my first cup. But today it was an afterthought. I definitely have less craving for caffeine which is nice. Before starting the Whole30 my coffee consumption was getting a little out of control. I’m really looking forward to this week at The Fort. Lots of new members and some great WODs coming up. Hard training, clean eating, lots of sleep and big smiles.