Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

kw 30

First Whole30 done! Tiger blood... I heart you.

Recommended Posts

I am so proud to say that I completed my first Whole30!  I experienced the tiger blood, I lost 10 lbs, and experienced some other bits of magic (explained below). I am definitely happy with my results and I've made a lot of  changes to my lifestyle that I will certainly  take with me in the future.  Below were my goals prior to Whole30 and I've explained what went well and what could have gone better.  

 

Nutrition: I will properly fuel pre and post-workouts according to the whole30 meal planning template.  

 

Mission accomplished! It was tough getting used to eating something light at 5:30am before my 6:00am crossfit workouts, but toward the end I looked forward to that morning snack.  My favorite post-WO snack is sweet potatoes and eggs. 

 

What could have gone better: Being good about eating a “bonus†meal on a day of a workout.  Sometimes the timing just didn't work out to eat another breakfast 90 min after my workout (due to work meetings, etc).    

 

What I'll continue to do in the future: Over the course of Whole30 I was REALLY missing my post-WO green smoothies (chocolate protein powder with a big handful of spinach or kale).   Since I'm introducing dairy and whey back into my diet today, this morning I made my green smoothie after crossfit and couldn't believe it…. but the protein powder tasted disgusting! It had a horrible after taste, and I could taste all of the “fake†stuff in it.  I think I will stick with sweet potatoes and eggs…. Or make a smoothie but find a protein powder with more clean ingredients.                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Stress Management: I will get up and walk around for 10 min every 2 hours at work

 

Did not accomplish.  I switched jobs during the Whole30 – about half way through gave my 2 weeks notice, and just started a new job this Monday!  (Talk about wanting to have some wine to celebrate… don't worry I was sure to reward myself with other things.  See below fun & play).  Since I started a new job I'm trying to create a new routine at work, and a goal of mine for November is to get up and walk around every hour or 2 at work.

 

Exercise: I will do crossfit 2 times a week and do at least 2 additional workouts a week.

 

Mission accomplished! My weekly exercise regimen consisted of crossfit twice a week, bag boxing class once a week, and running or an additional group class once a week. I've also been doing the occasional rowing sprints (anywhere between 250m – 2000m) before or after work outs and have learned that I really enjoy rowing.

 

Fun and play: I will pamper myself 1 time a week.

 

Mission accomplished!  I'm not going to lie… I spent a lot of money this month rewarding myself with non-food items. Manicure/pedicure, bought my first pair of lululemon pants (worth every cent!!), got a fabulous haircut & color, and got some new clothes and shoes for my new job! 

 

Temperance: I will not use facebook for the next 30 days.

 

Mission accomplished!  I had been using facebook way too much – at work, while watching TV, sometimes in the car – and I really enjoyed cutting it out for a month.  I don't think I'll use it nearly as much because I'm already overwhelmed with all of the updates/notifications on it after only being back on it a few hours.  

 

Other bits of “magic†I experienced:

 

Waking up effortlessly and CHIPPER!  I typically woke up between 5:00-5:15am with no alarm, and I was ready to seize the day. I started to accomplish small things before work – aside from working out – like reading for pleasure or reorganizing my closet.

 

Scalp psoriasis – gone!  I had been using a prescription shampoo over the summer that helped, and in August I decided to stop using that shampoo and replaced a lot of my beauty products with cleaner (crunchy granola) products.  Unfortunately my scalp psoriasis resurfaced when I started using only the hippy shampoo.  About 2 weeks into Whole30 (and no crazy chemical shampoo) my scalp had cleared up and it is still clear today.

 

Weight loss!  9.9 – but let's call it 10 – pounds down. And I shed some inches. Horray!

 

Stats below:

 

 

Day 1:

Weight: 161.5

Chest: 35â€

Waist:  28.5â€

Hips: 38.5â€

 

Day 31:

Weight: 151.6

Chest: 34â€

Waist: 27â€

Hips: 37.5â€

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great read - you must be thrilled with your results, and accomplishments :)

I've rarely used protein powder since finishing my whole 30 - we have WPI and WPC, both unflavoured, unsweetened, from hormone/antibiotic free pasture fed cows....i haven't had the opportunity or desire to use it much! I can't stand the commercial ones - we haven't used one for a couple of years. I think they stink and taste so fake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great read - you must be thrilled with your results, and accomplishments :)

I've rarely used protein powder since finishing my whole 30 - we have WPI and WPC, both unflavoured, unsweetened, from hormone/antibiotic free pasture fed cows....i haven't had the opportunity or desire to use it much! I can't stand the commercial ones - we haven't used one for a couple of years. I think they stink and taste so fake.

 

Thanks for the tip on protein!  It is almost funny because protein smoothies were one of the things I missed most during Whole30, and I was certain I would go right back to them post-Whole30 (unless the whey gave me stomach issues).  I will have to check out WPI and WPC!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tip on protein! It is almost funny because protein smoothies were one of the things I missed most during Whole30, and I was certain I would go right back to them post-Whole30 (unless the whey gave me stomach issues). I will have to check out WPI and WPC!

WPI = whey protein isolate, WPC = whey protein concentrate.....they're just different types of whey :) I'm in Aus so get different brands to you, but just wanted to let you know that you can get them without the rubbish. I have ordered from true nutrition before - you can blend your own. They have a big range and as well as protein types, you can choose what (if any) flavours, additives, sweeteners you want.

There is also some whole 9 approved proteins - I'm sure they'd be high quality without the rubbish!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations! I started out at a similar weight to you (slightly higher) and after about 12 months and only 1 whole 30 (plus a few failed ones) I have just reached my goal weight of 120 pounds. My main focus is just shopping the perimeter of the supermarket (rarely buy anything in a packet except yummy oils) and found giving up alcohol a great boost. I'd probably have a drink if I went out for dinner but no longer have alcohol in the house. Not sure if I will ever do another Whole 30 but I stick to the plan most of the time anyway and don't guilt myself if I eat off plan. It gets easier as you get tired of the upset system every time you go off plan :)

All the best :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites