On Day 5.. and so far, so good..
I’m actually surprised that I’m feeling ok.
Based on The Whole30 Timeline I should be feeling ….
Days 4-5: Kill ALL the things!
Day 4 dawns and you tentatively step out of bed, expecting to feel like you took a strike from Thor’s hammer in the temple. Instead, your head is surprisingly clear. Your limbs all feel functional. This could be a good day! You walk into the kitchen and as you’re greeted by the smiling face of your significant other you are suddenly overcome…with the desire to punch them in the face for smiling this early in the morning. Congratulations! You’ve made it to day 4.
Now, I have no clue why this phase happens, or why it happens here (and not on, say, day 14).* I just know that it happens. Often. Even experienced Whole30ers (myself included) go through this phase. Every nerve is lit, temperance is non-existent and the only solution to the problem seems to be to Kill All of the Things.
So far I haven’t had the urge to kill anything. Energy level is okay (will see how the WOD goes tonight) I am hoping to get to bed early today so that I can catch up on some rest, and I need to get up early tomorrow to do meal prep for the weekend. I want to make sure I’ve got food prepared so that I’m not trying to find something I can eat while out and about.
I think my strategy for the upcoming weekend and week will be do make alot of egg scrambles (eggs, protein and veggies) all mixed together. I actually made an easy chicken curry last night. Chicken, onions, garlic, can of coconut milk and curry powder. I think it turned out okay but I didn’t bring it for lunch today.
The one thing I really love about this whole30 challenge, is that I am eating veggies every single day and with every single meal. I’m sure there were days pre-whole30 where I’d have veggies at lunch but usually not at breakfast (unless you can really count fried hash browns a veggie) and usually not at dinner. I also love how I’m not a slave to my bad habits of hash browns in the morning, or having that cookie/donut just because it’s there in front of me.. or munching on dark chocolate acai berries while watching tv in bed, just because it’s something to munch on. I’m surprised that I’m not craving the dark chocolate at all. I honestly don’t think there’s anything that I really miss.
So far so good 🙂