Yesterday began my Whole30 journey, and I am honestly suprised to say that I made it through Day 1 without any trouble whatsoever!
I was expecting at least a mild headache, some fatigue, and maddening hunger/cravings, but I really didn't experience any of this. I think that having all of my food prepped and ready made a huge difference, because there was absolutely no stressing over "what am I going to eat next".
Breakfast was a huge omlet w/ tons of veggies & avocado, and also my own personal version of "fruit salad" with a few strawberries, blueberries, 1/4 peach, some Organic Unsweetened coconut flakes, a few walnuts, and a little bit of coconut milk. YUM!! This breakfast filled me up, but I didn't feel that icky bloated/stuffed/cranky/guilty feeling that I have been experiencing all to often lately after breakfasts of donut holes or some other sugary nightmare.
I was absolutely shocked to look up at the clock at 1:00 and realize that I hadn't had any mid-morning crashes or sugar cravings! I fixed a huge salad w/ baby spinach, avocado, HB Egg, Jicama, red beets, carrots, onions, cucumbers and Wild Planet Albacore for lunch. I didn't even need any dressing b/c the brand of tuna that I use is cooked in it's own juices in the can, and was moist enough that I didn't even miss a salad dressing!
Mid-Afternoon (around 4pm), I snacked on a handful of almonds, a few slices of Jicama, and 1/2 of a clementine - and then headed off to help out w/ CF classes from 4:30 - 7:30pm.
At this point in the day, I hadn't had a single craving, no hunger pangs, and had plenty of enerygy to spare!
I did have a slight "zone-out" session/drop in energy around 6pm while at the gym, but it passed fairly quickly and wasn't bad at all - I may not have even noticed it except that a member started pointing at me from across the gym, waved at me, and said "you okay over there Christie"? - which made me realized that I had kinda zoned out and was just staring into space a little .. . oops!
At home after classes, I had some grilled chicken and roasted brussel sprouts sprinkled w/ olive oil, black pepper, sea salt, and a little cayanne pepper. I had cooked the frozen Tyson chicken breasts with no added seasoning, and while it tasted great, I was suprised to find that it was really, really salty! I guess a day without added salt had already woken my taste buds up a little bit. I am going to try to go for the "all natural" chicken in the future and avoid the pre-frozen stuff that has a sodium solution - it was just too much salt. I think I used a touch too much sea salt on my brussel sprouts too - they tasted great, but my fingers were a little swollen when I woke up this morning.
Yesterday was a "rest day" at the gym, so no pre or post workout nutrition.
My legs were REALLY sore yesterday from the previous day's workout, so I was thankfull for the rest day!
I turned in about 9:30 last night, and slept like a baby until my alarm went off this morning at 4:45.
I'll summarize Day 2 (today's) WOD and such in a post tomorrow morning.
Right now (7:30am, morning of day 2), I'm feeling absolutely awesome! Although I'm a little full from my post-workout sweet potatoes/turkey (think I'll cut down the portion tomorrow). I'm really looking forward to my first Oly Lifting session in ages tonight when I get off of work!!