I would say that Week 3 of my Whole30 was a big success, especially compared to Week 2. Work was much better and did not cause me any extra stress, I slept super well, and I even came up with an amazing new recipe that has landed sweet potatoes back squarely in the middle of my diet where they belong. I Rx’d Flight Simulator in 9:53 (it’s a double under workout, google it), going almost totally unbroken except for my set of 20 coming back down, and after a few weeks of feeling like my heart just wasn’t in it at the gym, I felt psyched and ready to get after it. I did have potentially the hungriest day of my life last Friday–I went through about twice my normal amount of food and was still hungry–but it seemed to even back out by Saturday. In fact, the only bad part about last week was the gigantic snowstorm in the middle of the week, but you can’t win ‘em all.
On top of a pretty stellar overall week, I had one of the most productive weekends I’ve had in a while. Yesterday we did the Saturday Partner WOD, then met with a potential wedding photographer (I told you, type AAA over here), I left that appointment for 15 minutes in the middle to get my eyebrows waxed and then came back and finished the meeting, then I spent 5 hours wedding dress shopping with my good friend, Beth. We started at David’s Bridal and then went to a little boutique near my house called Little White Dress. To be honest, I was pretty surprised by how much I liked the dresses at David’s Bridal, and even more surprised by how I didn’t like any of the dresses at the trendy boutique. I guess I am just not a boutique dress kind of gal after all… which is fine by me and my budget.
I am also pleased to report that I finally bought a new bikini. Well… I finally bought half of one. The bottom half. But it is the first string bikini bottom (y’know, the kind that legitimately ties at the side) that I have ever owned, because up until this year my butt has had a mind of its own that was not to be hindered by things like little bikini bottoms. I still have to figure out what I am going to do about not walking around topless at the pool all summer, but there’s more to come on that later this week with a guest post from my friend Meg (more about bikinis, not about being topless… at least, as far as I know).
How is this all related to food? Well first of all, I’m pretty sure I would have never had the energy to do half of these things this week if I had been on a diet of standard fare. It really does make a huge difference that I just fall asleep immediately and wake up fairly easily in the morning. Waking up easily is relative for me because I am the grumpiest grump in the history of grumpiness in the mornings, but the fact that I actually got out of bed before Brandon and let the dog out this morning, without even being asked, is a really big deal. Secondly, while trying on dresses, I actually fit into a Size 0. Granted this was a gigantic enormous ballgown that did not in any way have to interact with my butt or hips (nor would I ever, ever want my butt to be a size 0), but this is definitely a testament to how flat my stomach gets when I stop eating crap. Am I missing tortilla chips still? Yes. Did I feel very sorry for myself when my friend got an oatmeal cookie milkshake at the end of our wedding dress shopping day? Yes. Don’t get me wrong, I am pretty excited to be almost done with Whole30. But I am also feeling really good about conquering these next 8 days.
A few other folks who are doing the Whole30 in April: