#whole30

Day one is in the books, yall! And real talk it was not that bad! I also joined Planet Fitness today. Go big right?

Breakfast was two eggs scrambled with spinach and black coffee. Probably 4 cups. It felt weird not adding honey, but it wasn’t that big of a deal. I can already see that I am a habitual eater/consumer. I make four cups of coffee because that’s what I always do, not necessarily because I want it or need it. It’s just what I do. Because I am not making my breakfast protein shake (no Vega Proteins + Greens for 30 days) there is no need to make so much coffee. One cup will suffice.

When I finished my coffee I moved on to water with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. It’s so good y’all. There have been some days (not recently) when I have forfeited my morning coffee for the lemon juice/acv and I don’t even get caffeine withdraw. It’s crazy! When I drink it regularly I notice the following– it gives me a buzz like caffeine, my mood is elevated, my appetite is suppressed, and I am left feeling just generally good. Think about it, as a 30-something.. how often do you say “I feel good”? I don’t say it nearly as often as I would like.

I am surprised that by 12:30 I’m still not hungry for lunch. At 1:30 I have crockpot chicken and roasted vegetables. It’s fine. Not the best meal I’ve ever had, but not the worst. It serves it’s purpose. I don’t want to jinx myself but I was surprised my usual “2:30” feeling wasn’t showing up. I didn’t feel tired or sluggish or like I wanted a soda. We have really delicious chocolate at work . I find myself eating it just because it’s there, not because I particularly want it. It felt rewarding to be mindful of that today and purposely NOT EAT THE CHOCOLATE. Woohoo!

I had a clementine at 5:30. By this time I have mentally prepared to go to the gym after work. It wasn’t a question, a will I or won’t I.. it was a task on my to-do list to be completed. Again, surprised I am not hungry for dinner. I don’t know if it’s a mind over matter thing or what. Like the constant focus on what I am eating and when I am eating cancels out the actual hunger? Time will tell I’m sure. Mindful eating– what a concept!

I can’t recall the last time I worked out more than just a power walk around the neighborhood. It felt good to move and sweat.

I was craving a BLT for dinner. Bacon is whole30 compliant so i thought no big deal I’ll stop by  the grocery and scoop something up. Big mistake. Did you know almost all bacon has added sugar?? Guess what is NOT Whole30 compliant… sugar. Frustrated, I move on to the the sausage section. I find a brand I saw on one of the clean eating blogs I follow. This will have to do. I scoop up a few tomatoes and avocados on the way out. My dinner plate was just that– sauteed chicken apple sausage, a sliced up tomato and an avocado. Yall. It was SO good! I didn’t feel deprived at all. In fact I was pleasantly full.  This is exciting.

So day one- i am already seeing how rewarding it is to be mindful of what you are putting in your body. Yes, it is a lot of work on the front end…Learning the basics all over again.. but if you are going to spend time and energy on something.. why NOT your body? I feel fortunate to be in my little life bubble while going thru this plan– single/no babies. I cant imagine having to not only get your family on board with this eating plan but then to COOK and prepare meals for all those mouths. Big ups to all you mamas out there keeping it clean. I will not fool myself into thinking every day will be as easy as today.. but man, what a great start!

Excited for what the next 29 days hold!

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