Whole 30 - Week One Wrap-Up
Okay, show of hands, who thought I would have quit by now? Eaten cheese, or dessert, or oohhhh, bread! I love bread!
Nope! Still at it. Okay, so today is day 5, and technically a full week hasn't passed, but as it's the end of the work-week, I'm calling this week dunzo. We've shopped midweek. We've made do. I've even been out to eat with my dad. And still - we've done it!
So how does one eat out at a Mexican restaurant full of chips, tortillas, and that yummy, ooey gooey melted cheese? You order the chicken fajitas: no cheese, no sour cream, no rice, no tortillas, por favor y muchas gracias, senorita!
It was good! I realized that without all of the things I'm not supposed to have, I was still pretty hungry. After all my veggie portion was pretty lacking compared to what I eat for dinner at home, but I drank a lot of water to make up the difference. I said no to the sopapilla triangle offered to me. When I tried the salsa, I "drank" it off of a chip and then set the chip down. If you know me and chips, you'd know that's one of my favorite parts about Mexican food! Hate the bagged stuff from the store; love the stuff in the restaurant!
I ate my guacamole, even though it was far from fresh, and I even ate the beans. Okay, so legumes aren't allowed, but Whole 30 allows you to make the best of your situation, and it was a better choice than the rice. I considered it more of my fat for my meal than a veggie, and given my new outlook on food, I actually enjoyed refried beans for once in my life!
Monday I did kickboxing & learned that I'm going to need WAY more fuel on KB days! Burning 1600+ calories when you taken in less than 1200 is no bueno for energy, and you DEFINITELY need energy for that class! Wednesday I skipped class and went to the gun range, where I shot my first gun. It was AWESOME!! My hand is still bruised and sore two days later, but I want to go back as soon as possible! More research for Stronger, which is coming along nicely. Looks like it might very well be another novella, or perhaps just a short novel at 40k, but it will tell the story it needs to tell. No extra words just for the sake of word count here, folks! (I hate that, don't you?!)
If you're interested in Whole 30, I encourage everyone to try it. You can do ANYTHING for 30 days, right? Nothing is so difficult, or important to you food-wise that you can't give it up for 30 days. And just think, if it's not healthy, you might not even want to go back to it at the end! If you start while I'm still going, I'd love to be accountability partners. Everyone can use a person giving them the "YOU CAN DO IT!" speech once in awhile.
Tata for now!