Today was relatively monumental given that I did a training at the Pleasant Hill Community Center and we had breakfast catered by Noah’s and lunch catered by Wilma Lot (can you say lemon bars and brownies??!!). I packed my own breakfast and lunch and managed to stay right on track with protein, vegetables, some healthy fat, and a delicious green smoothie in tow. This type of preparation definitely takes some extra effort but I feel like my level of commitment is higher than it’s ever been right now. I’m not quite sure what the difference is this time regarding my behavior but I am thrilled to be engaging in this food reset process.
Today’s surprise was a Whole30 Survival Bag given to me by a true Whole30 Survivor (see featured photo above)! I am so excited to try all of the goodies, especially the coconut aminos (supposedly better than soy sauce) and the salad dressing packets. I have to admit that going to Whole Foods with my “compliant shopping list” was actually a fun little scavenger hunt! I even found Nutpods, the approved dairy free unsweetened coffee creamer that everyone has been raving about on the Whole 30 social media pages.
I took before pictures of myself from the front, side, and back. I did this for the 100 Day Challenge at my gym and also said that I would post the pictures at the end but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. I have true admiration for all of you who open up your lives on the internet. I totally chickened out. We’ll see what happens this time. If nothing else, I will have the pictures for myself.
The Whole 30 Community has a great info graphic describing how your body is supposed to feel between days 1-30. Days 4-5 are labeled as “Kill All Things.” Uh-Oh. I’m told that every nerve is lit, temperance is non-existent, and the only solution to the problem seems to be to “kill all things.” Maybe I should warn my husband in case he wants to save himself the pain and book a room at the Walnut Creek Marriott…for his own safety! I’ve already noticed that the kitchen knives have been disappearing this week, one at a time. 🙂