Whole 30: Week 1 Review

Happy FriYAY! Don’t you just love knowing the weekend is upon us?! Our weekend will be full of LOTS of basketball. I’m thankful Brady and I both love March Madness and that our brackets aren’t completely shot yet. 😉

I am currently on Day 12 of the Whole 30 and wanted to share a Week 1 recap with you all! You can find part 1 of this Whole 30 mini-series here, where I explain my reasons for changing my diet in this way.

So, how did Week 1 go you ask? 😉

The Good

I had primarily given up sugar about a week beforehand and I think that helped me with my cravings for the start of Whole 30. They really weren’t bad, and I enjoyed getting to try new recipes and eat some of my favorite things like SWEET POTATOES. (These buffalo chicken sweet potato boats were my jam for week 1!) My husband has been such a trooper and has enjoyed the Whole 30 compliant meals right along with me! For week 1 we also tried mini-frittatas for breakfast, gluten-free chicken tenders, and basic chicken fajitas (on lettuce for me, tortillas for him).

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I have struggled with acne for most of my 20’s, but I did not notice any additional breakouts during week 1 which was a really nice surprise! I’m thanking the no-sugar for that. 🙂

The Bad

There were a few hard things that happened during week 1, but nothing too extravagant! It was Brady’s birthday week which meant eating out a couple of times. I did my best to stay compliant with the meals I chose, but there is always room for improvement! Sitting at Olive Garden surrounded by delicious breadsticks was not easy, let me tell ya. But I made it through the evening and came out a stronger person!

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I also noticed a lack of energy, especially in the afternoons. I only got in 3-4 SHORT workouts because I really wasn’t feeling it with my energy levels. My goal for week 2 is to stick to my consistent, 5 times a week, workout routine.

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So, all in all, week 1 wasn’t too bad! The changes were exciting and new, and if my cravings came, they passed rather quickly.

Week 2 Goals: 

  • workout 5 times
  • watch portion control/stop eating when I’m full (why is this such a hard concept for me?!)

 

Cheers to week 2, friends, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

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