January Whole 30 – 1/3 Down

I’ve been so neglectful of my blog!  Work has been crazy.  And truth be told, I’ve just been lazy about it.  I had hoped that I would blog all about my Whole30 again like I did last time, and as you can see, that hasn’t happened.  I’m almost 1/3 of the way through and this is only my second post.  I haven’t even remembered to take pictures of most of my food.  And really what’s the point of blogging about food I there aren’t any pictures?

So here is a random sampling of some of my dinner’s lately.

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I almost forgot to take a picture of this one.  I was almost done at this point.  I love lettuce wraps!

I almost forgot to take a picture of this one. I was almost done at this point. I love lettuce wraps!

It’s been so much easier this time around.  I don’t have to think much about my food choices like I did last time.  The problem is, if I’m not thinking about my food choices as much,  I’m more likely to almost eat the wrong thing.  Here’s an example.  I was talking to one of my coworkers about some candied ginger that he made over the holidays and he offered to have me try it.  He was literally getting it out for me and I went, “Oh wait! I can’t eat that!  Shoot!”  That about sums up my annoyance with Whole30/Paleo in general.  I hate restricting myself in that way.  My flippin’ career is based around food!

I need to continue to work on the balance side of things.  I summed it up really well for Rob last night (if I do say so myself).  Physically, I love eating this way.  My body responds very well to this.  Mentally and emotionally, not so much.  It can just be a drag sometimes.  Not all the time, but enough to make me think I have a ways to go with incorporating this 100%.

As for Crossfit, things have been weird lately.  I feel like I have no power, and then I find myself doing amazing workouts.  Today we did McGhee:

30 min AMRAP

  • 5 deadlifts, 185#
  • 13 pushups
  • 9 box jumps

I completed 12 rounds of that!  On one side, I felt dog slow and like I was huffing and puffing.  Then on the other side, I Rx’d it, and that’s 12 rounds of things I could not do one round of 3 months ago.  So there’s that.  I probably need to not be so hard on myself.  Not every workout is going to have me springing in my steps and that’s ok.  I’m getting stronger every day.  (<—-like my pep talk to myself there?)

so the question is, how do you stay motivated?  I love getting huge PRs but that can’t last forever.  What keeps you coming back, day in day out, even when each workout isn’t life altering?

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Clean Up that Eating!

Confession time: I’ve been eating terribly lately.  It started before Thanksgiving and has gotten steadily worse.  Some meals, I attempt to stick to clean eating but inevitably, I’m back to junk by the next meal.   Meal planning has gone out the window and all this week I haven’t felt like cooking for various reasons, so I’ve eaten out 3 nights in a row, even though our refrigerator is overflowing with leftovers.  I feel like crap, I’m grouchy and I haven’t been sleeping well.  So here I am declaring that I will get my act together.  I am going to do 15 days of Whole30.  Do we call it a Whole15?  I don’t know.  I’m just going to do it.  100% clean.  I’m starting today.  I haven’t eaten the prescribed meat+veg+fat today, but I haven’t eaten a single non-Whole30 compliant food today, so I’m declaring today the start date.  I’m scared if I push it off to tomorrow, I won’t do it.  So it starts today.  And then I’ll take a guilt-free break from Christmas to New Years and then January 1, I’m doing a full 30 day Whole30.  That’s how much I believe in the program.  Wish me luck!