Hello, and welcome to my progress report of Days 1 & 2 of my Whole 30. In today’s post (and probably most progress blog posts), I am going to give you an insight into what the past few days have been like. I will making reference what us Whole30ers call The Timeline. The timeline is a breakdown of what to expect throughout your Whole30 journey.
Now, this was pretty reflective of my first day. However I will admit that the first thing I thought when I woke up yesterday morning was “fuck”. The day itself wasn’t too bad. I had eggs and a vege smoothie for breakfast, chicken broccoslaw for lunch and salmon and steamed veges for dinner. To be fair, this is fairly typical of a normal day anyway (minus the sneaky treats work always offers up). But not once did I feel like I was missing out on anything and I was even happy to have my coffee with almond milk!
And then hit…
Now I am wary of the placebo affect and the affect reading the timeline may have on me but OMG – this could not have been more accurate today. In all honesty, I did make it out of bed easily enough and even managed to make it to my 6.30am gym class but that was not without a massive headache which lasted throughout the day (despite taking paracetamol and ibuprofen) and extreme fatigue. I was very lucky to have a quiet day at work today with several meetings because when I was in front of my computer, I didn’t do a whole lot. Even writing this blog post has proved a challenge.
Thus far, I have managed to keep the fact that I am doing a Whole30 away from the workplace. Last time I did it, one of the most challenging things was explaining it to people who didn’t understand.
“Why can’t you just have one drink? One night off won’t hurt!”
This time round, I know there will be a few people who will understand, but a majority wont. We have a work dinner on Friday night and I have only a few days to either let the cat out of the bag or come up with a decent excuse to get out of it. If you have any suggestions of a good excuse – let me know!
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