Things going well for the most part. Workouts have been consistent, and haven’t had any significant loss in energy. I do get tired a few times during the day, but I seem to be able to push through those lulls. Hard to believe that we are 1/3 of the way done with the start of our journey. #Whole30 isn’t just a 30-day diet, but it defines a period of super clean eating that sets you up with a healthier body for clean eating as a lifestyle. The only cravings I’m experiencing are psychological, where I associate some place or event with eating a certain type of food, or drinking a certain type of drink.
Day 9 Meals:
Breakfast- Eggs Spinach
Lunch- Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad w/Avocado without cheese or dressing (from Panera Bread)
Dinner- Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Day 10 Meals:
Breakfast- Eggs Fruit Spinach
Lunch- Chicken Breast Grapes
Dinner- Pork Chops Green Beans Carrots
I finally made it back to CrossFit Chickasaw, and I would have suffered through this WOD no matter what because it’s a small way of honoring and remembering the tragedy of 9/11. But, I honestly didn’t feel all that bad. It was a REALLY tough workout (see below), but I thought I held up well considering my experience level. I was also VERY happy with my energy level throughout the workout. I am still a little nervous with any workout because of how my energy levels have been affected to this point being on #Whole30. I think I’ve finally made the turn and my body is no longer requiring sugar for energy. I still think it wants it pretty badly, but at least it’s not withholding functionality on me as a result anymore.
I’m still getting sleepy several times throughout the day, but it’s not so overwhelming, and when necessary a 15-minute power nap usually does the trick.
Pre-workout- Hard boiled egg
Breakfast- Eggs Fruit
Lunch- Beef tips in gravy Broccoli
Afternoon snack- Mango
Dinner- Almond crusted tilapia Cauliflower rice Asparagus
Took the day off from working out. I was planning on going to CrossFit Chickasaw, but the wife literally didn’t get to workout at all last week, and she wanted to go to the gym early this morning. Oh all right, I’ll sleep in!
Day was fairly uneventful otherwise. I have begun to notice a difference between meals. When I first started #Whole30, I was usually hungry an hour or two after each meal, and anxiously awaiting my next meal. Now I seem to be fine most of the time, and only eating because I know I need to. My cravings also feel like they are beginning to subside. I faced a few challenges of birthday cakes and such at the office that weren’t too hard to turn down. Also noticing that my post-dinner cravings seem to have disappeared.
Breakfast- Eggs Asparagus Mango
Lunch- Chicken Sauteed squash Brussels Sprouts Boiled Carrots
Dinner- Bison burgers w/tomato Broccoli Spinach
Sorry for an off-topic post, but I felt like taking a moment to remember the horrific day 11 years ago.
I was working at a dot-com start up in the Memphis area, and had shown up for work as usual, and was one of the first people in the office. I remember one of the guys I work with coming into my office and telling me his wife had just called and said a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We immediately went to the break room and turned on CNN, and there was nothing being shown about it. Just a little bit later, they finally started talking about the crash, and the second plane hit…
The rest of the day is a little bit of a blur to me, I remember the overwhelming feeling of wanting to go get my kids from school and take them home. Thinking the absolute worst that the whole country was under attack. I also remember annoying most of my co-workers the next day by blaring (on repeat) Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” for most of the day.
I just saw a post from a friend on Facebook about remembering the day, and he commented that he remembers how united we became after that day. Like him, I wish we could find the national pride and feeling of truly being “one nation” again.
I’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge that despite the negative things that happen in my life now and then (sometimes more often than not!), I am still a very blessed man, and have so many things to be grateful for. There’s just so many great things in my life that, and things COULD BE WORSE.
I hope you have a wonderful day, and you take a few moments to remember either your own lost loved ones, or those families that lost someone on this day 11 years ago.
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