Hello friends! I'm having a slower start to the morning today after my exam on Monday. Yesterday we started our Behavioral Medicine block which I'm pretty excited for - Psych has always been a love a mine!
Weighing in today, things are moving slowly but steadily.
Last Week: 198.0
This week: 197.0
Total Loss: -39.2
I'm a little frustrated since I have been working out consistently. The problem is, because my Crossfit class is a beginner class and focused mainly on technique, we do stand around A LOT. I'm definitely not working out for an hour (more like 15-20 minutes) which means I really could go to the gym afterwards to get my full amount of activity. Ummm...and of course you can't outtrain a bad diet. In I got lazy a few times this week and made some not so healthy options like post-exam brunch (that toast is HUGE) and Wendy's after my dentist appointment.
I also need to watch all the "hidden" calories in my food. Like adding a little cheese to my eggs or BBQ sauce to my chicken. All those things add up over the day and I don't always record them in MFP. I definitely need to tighten things up and start meal prepping again! This leads me to my next announcement...
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I recently committed to do a round of Whole 30 starting THIS Sunday, February 1 running until March 1.
I created a private Facebook group for anyone that is interested in joining me - we have about 15 people so far! If you are interested in Whole 30, shoot me an email and I will add you to the group/send your more information.
Whole 30 is something I've been wanting to try for a long time but it never seems like the "right time." Then I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Andrea @ A Doctor in the House, was doing it while in RESIDENCY. No excuses there! I have way more free time than a resident, that's for sure!
I'm not going into Whole 30 with the goal of losing a bunch of weight. Weight loss is certainly something I hope happens, kind of like when I did the Advocare challenge. It really jumpstarted my weight loss and helped me gain confidence. This challenge is more about helping myself function at 110% and feel amazing! Lately I feel like my skin is looking dull and breaking out more. I'm also having more frequent tummy issues. Most of all, my energy and especially my mood have been suffering. I think a lot of this is due to the winter blues but I also think my diet could be contributing to the problem. Ever since I added dairy and especially grains back into my diet, my symptoms has gotten worse. Add in alcohol and sugar, then it's clear why things aren't getting better.
Basically, I'm just looking forward to hitting the reset button and seeing how my body responds to whole, real foods. I've heard SO many wonderful things about Whole 30 and I'm hoping it works for me, as well!
I'm excited to try new recipes and step up our culinary game! Nick has said he will give it a try with me so I hope having his support will make this just a tiny bit easier. I love that he is willing to put up with all my crazy ideas :)
One thing I'm not too excited about is taking out most legumes. I've read "It Starts With Food" (which is what the program is based on) so I understand the scientific reasoning but I'm not sure it's compelling enough for me. Still worth a shot but I'm going to miss beans in my chili!
If this peaks your interest at all, shoot me an email! I'd love to have you in our group for support, recipe swaps, and maybe some new friends!
Any suggestions for Whole 30? Have you done it before?