ginnyray Posted October 24, 2012 Share Posted October 24, 2012 Hello! I started my very first Whole30 on Monday (10/22). I've been on the fence about adapting to a Paleo diet for over a year now, and after reading the "how to" I decided that Whole30 was the plunge I needed to take to make it happen, successfully (aka, the kick I needed to master to kill the sugar dragon). I gave myself a week to prep - look up some new food ideas, stock my pantry, and sadly, I knew that the half marathon I was running on 10/21 would require me to caffeinate and sugar to finish (that was how I was training, a seasoned runner knows not to try something new on race day!). I had also reached a point where I was finally willing to give up oatmeal, Greek yogurt, beans and most importantly, peanut butter. This was a really important step for me. For a long time, I kept reading through blogs about the health benefits to a Paleo diet, but just couldn't imagine not eating the above items. My fitness/health/body goals are more important than a spoonful of peanut butter or a cupcake, so here I am. My short-term goal is to be able to wake up at 4am, hit the gym to lift or go for a run and do it without a caffiene/sugar gel. Long-term I'd like to conquer my distance races without the help of gels/bloks etc. Also wanted to note that the daily email subscription has been amazing. I was hesitant at first because it made me feel weak for subscribing, but honestly, the information has been really great and timely. Last night I was wondering what I would eat if I got sick, lo and behold, Day 3 email was exactly that. I am working my way through "It Starts with Food", and have been browsing these forums religiously for a few days now. Decided I'd throw out my introduction and hopefully connect with a few other people who are in a similar situation. Also hoping to keep updating this thread as I work through the program. Thanx for reading :-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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