Whole 30: Wins and Obstacles

I know this is detailed, but you have to get down to the nitty gritty to find what foods do/don’t work for you.  Foods that work for you give you vitality, they are nourishing, and they are energizing.  This is apparent in our moods, complexion, and energy.

This Whole 30 thing really gets down to our connection with food:  How we see it, how we eat, our overall relationship with something that once was so simple and has now become so complex.  It gets us back to the basics so that we can feel how it feels to feel good.

Below are a few of the obstacles and wins I have experienced on my Whole 30:

Wins:

  • I’m cooking.
  • No added sugars. Not going back. It’s a rollercoaster I don’t want to get back on.
  • Eating breakfast.
  • Bikram Practice Breakthroughs:  close to touching my foot to my head in standing bow pose (sounds akward, looks akward, but it’s awesome) and toe stand is almost there…(gotta get down the balance-it’s all about the breath)
  • Got my friends hooked on sweet potatoes…your next .
  • Getting up at 5am is becoming a wee- bit easier.
  • Less headaches. more energy. less brain fog.

              

Obstacles

  • I love wine and the happy buzz amazingness. My dance moves suffer without it, therefore, not ready to give it up.
  • More veggies and less nuts
  • 8pm is not an “ok” time to raid the nut jar: cashews, almonds, moderation.
  • Whole 30 breakfast before Half Marathon San Francisco, any suggestions?
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287 thoughts on “Whole 30: Wins and Obstacles

  1. I can relate to raiding the nut jar… until I realized just how sensitive I am to them and how horrible they made me feel. I cut them out completely (almonds + cashews) and now only eat peanut butter.

    Yay for sweet potatoes! And, you are my yoga inspiration! Touching my toes to my head in standing bow pose is currently a dream 🙂

    Whole30 breakfast… a two-ingredient pancake? http://carrotsncake.com/2012/08/secrets-to-a-perfect-two-ingredient-pancake.html

    When’s the race?! Good luck, dear!

  2. We are due for a nice class of sauv blanc or any vino my lovey. Good tips here, although just remember there isn’t necessarily a “bad” time to eat, i.e after 8 is not necessarily a no-no for nuts, just depends on what you really need at that time. I didn’t realize you were doing a half-marathon, go you! You’re an inspiration and perhaps you can give me some running pointers so I can give a halfer another go, sans terrible hamstring cramps this time! love you lady!

    • Hey Lise!

      I agree with you, there isn’t a “bad” time to eat. I don’t have a problem with eating at 8pm. I do have a problem with “raiding” the nut jar at 8pm 🙂

      Half Marathon for sure.

      Love you!

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