aad11b Posted January 26, 2016 Share Posted January 26, 2016 I am on day 22 of my first Whole30 adventure, and I am still struggling with my lack of energy for workouts. I am in my early 20s and an avid runner. Prior to doing Whole30, I was running about 6-7 miles three times a week and 4-5 miles four times a week without a problem. Now, I struggle to get motivated to run in the morning due to my lack of energy before and during workouts. I am lucky if I make it to 4 miles now. I usually tap out around 3. I can feel my legs working more-so than they used to. It feels as if I am wearing cement shoes and exert as much energy running 3 miles as I did running 6-7. This is what has been the most frustrating for me. I understand the timeline of reaching "Tiger Blood" (if you do achieve that) varies for most people, but I ate fairly cleanly before starting this program. I feel as if Whole30 has zapped my exercise drive. Any insight into why this might be would be a huge help. I have pasted what the past couple days of meals have been for me. I will be honest and say that I struggle with thinking I am eating too much for what I exert. I don't cut my portions by any means and eat until I am full. Thank you for your time and I appreciate any insight. Meals: Day 1: Wake up and run 3-4 miles. (I have attempted eating beforehand (with various Pre-WO meal suggestions) but have experienced indigestion and other stomach issues if I do.) M1 (w/in 30 minutes of running): 2 eggs (cooked w/o oil), 1/2 an avocado, 1.5 cups of blackberries + raspberries M2: Grilled Chicken Breast (just paprika on it), 1.5 Cups of roasted butternut squash (w/ Coconut oil), 1.5 cups of roasted Kale (w/ Coconut Oil), Pink Lady Apple M3: 2 palm-sized serving of liver and onions (w/fig, carrot, + pork belly compote), 2 cups butternut squash (coconut oil), 1/2 avocado, handful of raw almonds Water: about 40oz. (know I can work to drink more) Day 2: Wake up and run 3-4 miles M1: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, medium naval orange, handful of cashews M2: 1.5 Palm-sized serving of liver and onion leftovers, 1 cup butternut squash M3: 4 salmon cakes (w/ sweet potato mash included in them), 2 cups of roasted kale, 2 cups of roasted beets, handful of cashews, 4 dried figs Day 3: Wake up and run 3-4 miles M1: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, 2 cups mixed berries M2: 4 salmon cakes, 2 cups roasted sweet potato, 2 cups sauteed cabbage M3: 1 orange chicken breast, 2.5 cups steamed Spaghetti Squash, handful of cashews, 1/5 cups sauteed kale Thank you for your time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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