I have been very compliant with my Whole 30 diet. Today is day 32. Yesterday, I was able to add in the legume family. What a treat! I tried to follow the recommendations in the the book ” It Starts With Food”. I ate peanut butter with my breakfast, and there were no immediate side effects! At lunch, I added homemade hummus ( the store bought stuff has oils that are not whole 30 compliant). About 30 minutes later, I experience bloating!😓 It wasn’t terrible, but I haven’t had any since I started the program. For dinner, I added in English peas without and immediate reactions.
So, for my first reintegration of “unhealthy” foods 2 were okay. It was interesting to see what the outcomes were. Peanut butter is not something I eat on a regular basis , but everyonce in a while, I Do like a little! Hummus was disappointing though! I like to have it weekly. But, I’ve lived without it for the past 30 days, so it’s not going to kill me to leave it out. And if I really want it, then I’ll just have to suffer the consequences! I was excited about the English peas! It is spring time now, and we like cold pea salad! Yum!
I have two clean eating days before I add in non-gluten grains! I’m Excited to check the results!
Alright, as far as my exercise … Last week I was sick, so I did very little. This week, I am back on track! I am still training for a 2 mile fun run that is less than a month away. When I started, I was not running/jogging at all. Now, I am on the couch to 5 k running plan. This week I am running 3 minutes, walking 90 seconds, running 5 minutes, walking 2 1/2 minutes, and repeat. I start out with a 5 minute walk and finish with enough walking to equal a total of 2 miles. I am running 3 days per week.
Let me just say, it has been a challenge. I have a goal in mind, so I’m sticking to it.
I’ve also signed up for a Spartan Sprint. It is about 2 months away. So in the midst of training for the 2 mile run, I am also training for the obstacle course race. It is going to take a lot of upper body strength( which I don’t have!) I am continuing to work on push-ups, burpees ,pull-up holds and walking lunges. I do these until I can’t do any more! And walk in between for a circuit style workout!
I have gained some muscle definition and lost some fat! I will measure just before the Spartan race and see what my body fat composition is. I’m sure it will have reduced significantly by then!
I hope this post helps to motivate you to be more healthy too! Set a reasonable goal and stick to it!