Another month of clean eating and my goal is to blog (in its entirety) all about it! This round of Whole30 is different than any other time I have done it before. I am participating in the WholeMay +1 challenge at CFPA. I’ll be joining a bunch of other gym members who have never attempted a Whole30 and I hope to serve as a helpful resource! At the end of my daily log, I will answer some questions that have been posted by our coaches to get us to think deeper.
Breakfast: Chicken breast, sweet potato and avocado, cup of black coffee
Lunch: Mixed green salad with grilled chicken, walnuts, oil and vinegar dressing
Dinner: Chicken, orange bell pepper, and macadamia nuts
What surprises did you have today? What habits did you realize you have that you mightn’t otherwise have noticed?
Having completed a Whole30 on April 17th, I tried to keep eating clean until this next challenge started. I gradually reintroduced those foods I hadn’t been eating and noticed that they didn’t taste nearly as good as 1) I remember them tasting and 2) as I thought they would taste in my head. So getting back to eating clean was easier than I thought. The food I ate kept me satisfied .
How did you overcome moments of temptation and get through them. What helped you resist?
I ask myself: Are you hungry enough to eat chicken and broccoli? If the answer is no, than it’s probably just a craving and that giving it some time I’ll get over it. I don’t focus on the foods I can’t eat but rather the ones I can. That puts temptation into perspective.
What is your mantra to keep your focus strong this month, especially when temptation is high?
Train mean, eat clean!
What was your greatest victory today? What are you most proud of?
Seamlessly planning my meals for the day. I know what foods to eat and how to set myself up for success!
WholeMay Ruberic (We are scoring our experience with the following):
Nutrition: B (Need to add recovery work)
Sleep - Target Hours/Night: 8, Target Bed time: 10:00pm, Target Wake time: 6:00am: C (not getting enough hours of Zzzz’s, going to bed to late)
Subjective analysis: C (feeling tired in the morning and too much energy during lights out)