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Whole 30: Days 25, 26, 27

Day 25

Today was another not great day.  I feel like I’m having more “bad days” now at the end than I did at the beginning of the program.  I’ve been feeling so tired and lethargic – I don’t know if it’s because I’m adding workouts back in, or not eating enough carbs, or if it’s possibly because I’m a stay-at-home mom to 3 babes under 3 year (probably the last one).  It’s a little frustrating because I was hoping for that “Tiger Blood” energy that everyone claims to have.  If I wasn’t almost to the end, it would probably be enough to de-rail me, but I’m so close to the finish line, I can taste it.  No giving up now!!

I managed a 2-mile run this morning pushing Elizabeth, and we headed out to a Fall Festival that was loaded with candy/popcorn/cookies/etc and I didn’t touch a bite.  Feels good to have that “out-of-control eating” finally under control.

Breakfast: eggs with spinach, 1/2 avocado
Lunch: big salad with veggies, hard boiled egg, and turkey
Dinner: leftover gumbo

Day 26

Ugh, another frustrating day on Whole30.  The sunny-side is that I kept to the plan and didn’t cave to all the delicious food I encountered today.  But everything else just seemed off.  I wasn’t thrilled to eat any of the meals I prepared, I felt lethargic all day, and my 2-mile run was the worst I’ve had all month.  I thought I was going to throw up almost the entire time – which probably means I didn’t eat enough calories before the run.

At this point, the journal keeps saying “yay – so much energy, tiger blood”, and I’m just annoyed that I’m not experiencing it.  I am counting down the days until I can start the re-introductions of food and begin to live a little more “normally”.

BUT…all things aside, I have been noticing a lot of positives from the Whole 30.  I feel like I’m way more patient with my kids and husbands, I get less flustered by life’s chaotic moments, and in general I feel great.  One of the best things is fitting into some of my jeans/sweaters/fall tops that I had stored away.  I can definitely tell that I have lost weight!  So despite not feeling how I should be feeling according to the journal, I still am happy that I chose to do see the Whole30 through to the end.

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with veggies, 1/2 avocado
Lunch: sweet potato, deli turkey (Traders Joes has compliant deli meat) wrapped in romaine leaves
Dinner: pork carnitas on a bed of romaine, topped with guacamole

Day 27

Today was better than the previous two – I still felt quite tired (but I think part of that was I stayed up way too late last night reading, and we spent a good part of the day driving which always makes me tired).  I no longer drink an afternoon coffee as a “pick-me-up” though, so I know that I’m less tired that I was before I started Whole30.

My last two days have been kind of whiny, so I’m trying to have a good attitude so I can finish my last third on a high note!  It feels SO GOOD to be this close and I’ve already started mapping out how what foods I’m going to eat and in what order for my re-introductions.**

**The point of Whole30 is to eliminate food groups for 30 days and then slowly add those food groups back in so you can see which ones affect you most.  If you eat a pizza on Day 31 and then feel like crap, you won’t know if it’s the dairy or the gluten that is causing your distress.**

Breakfast: Trade Joes Chicken Sausage w/bell peppers and onion (sauteed in ghee) and 1/2 avocado
Lunch: hotdog (probably not compliant, but we were out and about and it was a hotdog or nothing and I was hungry), seaweed
Dinner: Asian Sesame Steak Kabobs
(I’ve made this recipe before and Don specifically asked for these so that means he really did like them!)

 

 

Interested to read about the other days?  Check out the rest of my Whole30 here:

Whole 30: Days 1-3
Whole 30: Days 4-6
Whole 30: Days 7-9
Whole 30: Days 10-12
Whole 30: Days 13-15
Whole 30: Days 16-18
Whole 30: Days 19-21
Whole 30: Days 22-24

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6 thoughts on “Whole 30: Days 25, 26, 27

  1. Whole30 and working out is HARD! There’s actually a Facebook group dedicated to it somewhere. To be honest, I had to stop doing my long runs on Whole30, because I was left feeling like absolute garbage. I’m so proud of you for sticking with it!

    1. I didn’t really think it through at all, but it makes sense that even if I’m feeling good day-to-day, that added stress to the body can make it go a whole different direction! If I do another one, I’ll definitely research that aspect more!

  2. You are doing AMAZING! I’ve yet to try Whole30, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I have had a LOT of runner friends s forgo runs longer than 1 to 1.5 miles while doing Whole30 though, since their bodies were detoxing, and it was so hard for them. You’re doing amazing sticking with it! I don’t know if I’d have your resolve! But seriously – way to hold yourself accountable, too!

    1. Thank you, there have been a lot of ups and downs, but I’m glad that I’m doing it. I realized I was probably pushing too hard without a lot in the tank, I think I got a little cocky that it was going so well! Now I know 🙂

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