Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2015 is Half Over!
It's really hard to fathom that 2015 is half over! This year has definitely gone faster than any that I can remember. I thought I'd take the time to give a little Whole30 update. This little blog is definitely not a diet blog, nor am I a diet expert. I'm just sharing some things I've learned the last 6 months.
I started my first Whole30 on January 1, 2015. In the beginning, it was hard. Very hard! But each day got a little easier, and I really feel like the first 30 days weren't all that bad. I tried to take a weekend off and quickly realized how much I liked the restrictive parts of Whole30. It gets easier to say no to food. (something I thought I'd never say)
I pretty much stuck to the Whole30 plan until after the Indy Mini Marathon. Oddly enough, this was the first marathon that I experienced leg/calf cramps. Around mile 12 I thought I was done for it. I couldn't walk. I had just passed a medical tent and thought about trying to crawl back to it. I stopped, tried to stretch, almost cried, stretched some more, then thankfully they went away. I don't know why I got them and haven't experienced them since then.
After the marathon, I decided to add hummus to my every day eating. I love hummus so much, and I was so thankful to have it back in my life! So right now I describe my diet as Whole30 plus hummus! Also on the weekends, I take a night (sometimes two!) and have a treat. I've tried the Arctic Zero ice creams (yuck), Halo Top ice creams (yummy), M&Ms on my popcorn (our family movie night treat), and I even had a Dairy Queen Jurassic Smash Blizzard after a co-worker raved about them (delicious). Eating treats definitely makes me want more treats, but so far I have been able to wake up the next day and eat healthy again. I plan to do this until my birthday when I get myself a big ol' cake and maybe eat the whole thing! Then I think after I turn 41, I'll do another serious Whole30 with no weekend treats. That's my plan for now.