Traci918 Posted May 6, 2014 Share Posted May 6, 2014 OK, so I started my Whole 30 journey on Friday, May 2. I'm not sure why I chose a Friday as my start day because by the end of the day, I wanted my usual Friday pizza and cold beer. I was strong and made it through Friday, did lots of farmer's market grocery shopping and spent the weekend pre-cooking and planning meals. Day 3 was a headache/fatigue day, which I knew would happen. Yesterday, Day 4, I felt pretty good and decided to go for my usual 3.5 mi. evening jog. I wasn't planning on breaking any records w/ my time and was just going to be happy to get out there and take in some fresh air. I ran about 100 yards before my legs completely cramped up--quads to calves--and I ended up walking for 25 minutes, then jogged the last half mile, which exhausted me. As someone who exercises regularly (weights and running) this was a bit of a blow. Why did my leg muscles feel like concrete? Today, Day 5, I arrived at work and went out to the common area for my super-delicious black coffee (please note the dripping sarcasm because I am a lots-of-half-and-half-in-my-coffee-junkie). Right next to the Keurig are a box of donuts, a homemade red devils food cake w/ cream cheese icing and a pecan turtle cheesecake. As if slaying the sugar dragon weren't hard enough, I'm also slaying the PMS dragon today, and honestly, the PMS dragon is a force to be reckoned with. It may bite someone before this day ends. I didn't touch, sniff or even ogle the goodies and instead sulked back to my desk. I went home for lunch (instead of out with the ladies) and made a salad w/ organic mixed greens, shredded chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, 1/2 avacado, tomato, cucumber and olive oil + lemon juice as dressing. It tasted fantastic. I just settled in at my desk w/ an organic, no artificial stuff or sweeteners of any kind, peach tea. It smells fantastic. I will avoid the common area at all costs this afternoon. I really hope I can get some energy and strength back so I can get out there for a run (light jog would make me happy!) soon. Running is my sanity. Sorry for the long post. Traci Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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