Friday, July 30, 2010

Feeling (Suprisingly!) GREAT

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!!

Yay Snatches!


Dallas said...

Great blog, Christie! Glad you're doing so well after Day One of your Whole30. But... expect rougher days to come. When you're raging hungry, eat more fat. When you're headachy and lethargic, stay hydrated, and eat something. The first couple weeks might be tough, but after a few weeks of spot-on eating, you'll be rockin' again (or, like never before!). Best,

Dallas of Whole9

Christie said...

Hi Dallas - thanks for checking my blog out! Yes, I found that the weekend (days 3-4) were quite a bit tougher than day 1!

Thanks for the advice on the fat/water intake in response to hunger/lethargic attacks.

I'm expecting a few rough weeks, but remember from past experience that it DOES get better. . and after that "turn-around point", my energy levels, general health, and performance in the gym will all improve drastically :)