Thursday, September 24, 2015

Whole 30: Week 3

Y'all. I am in my final week of Whole 30. I am in shock at that fact! So let's recap how Week 3 went!

The timeline for this time period covers the whole period and is called Tiger's Blood. It means I should be feeling pretty damn good.

For some (generally people who came to the program eating well, exercising regularly, and feeling pretty good to begin with), Tiger Blood means someone flipped a switch and turned on the awesome. Energy is through the roof, cravings are under control, clothes are fitting better, workouts are stronger.
For others, this Tiger Blood stage feels more like a real sense of self-efficacy. It doesn’t mean things are perfect (or even easy), but you’re proving to yourself that you can do this, things are getting better, and you’re seeing improvements (small or large) almost daily. Your energy is steadier, you’ve got a firmer handle on the cravings, and you’re experimenting with new, delicious foods.  You may notice that your ability to focus is keener, your body composition is changing, your moods are more stable, you’re stepping up your exercise, or you’re just plain happier these days.

I would definitely agree with this - especially the part about self-efficacy. I definitely didn't come into the program taking care of myself, so I love how I feel overall.

Random facts about Week 3:
  • Snacking is not illegal, but it's frowned upon if you are using it as a crutch. I have been snacking a little more, so I need to watch that!
  • I am really jonesing for something to drink that is sweet. Plain tea isn't really cutting it. I bought a kombucha {#whole30approved} but haven't had it yet. I want to drink it when it sounds good but isn't because I am craving something. If that makes sense?
  • EPIC bars are amazing!
  • Hardest part for me is still food prep. I think part of why I ate bad before was sheer laziness. I have a lot of quick lunches {quick for Whole 30} I make but they still take longer than eating a piece of butter bread, ha.
One of the times I didn't prep.
  • I've given up on eggs and just eat a regular meal for breakfast. Might be bacon or might be leftovers from the night before.
The 3rd fried egg attempt...added Chalula sauce - still didn't like it!
  • I miss cheese. I'm surprised that I miss cheese more than carbs.
  • I am definitely noticing changes in the way my clothes fit and how I look. I'm curious what the scale and measurements will say.
So let's get to the last week!


Kathryn Bagley said...

I don't think I could ever give up cheese :/ so proud of you though!! Can't wait to see your results!

Karen Peterson said...

I have no interest in any program that says no cheese. No thank you!

I'm glad it's going well for you and that you're feeling great!