NinjaSarah Posted January 23, 2013 Share Posted January 23, 2013 So, I'm moving over to Post Whole30 Log. I did a Whole16, was looking at doing a w30 to reset after the holidays, and who knows, maybe I'll still go the 30 days compliant. But just in case I choose to off-road, encounter an f-off food or make not the best choice as I work to incorporate the overall Whole9 into my life...better to be here, instead of confusing a 1st timer. Food: I know from my first Whole30, I can consume Some dairy (butter) ok. But too much=ugh. Grains...gluten grains cause some physical upset, break outs and bloat. Fortunately, I can still bake and eat 1 or two cupcakes. I just limit myself to that 1 or two. And as always, really enjoy it. I still like, and use, the "Get downright romantic with your food" idea I truly enjoy the meals/ingredients/websites I've been exposed to thru W30. (shout out to NomNom and ClothesMaketheGirl!) It's not really that hard, but letting oneself get caught up in the Idea that it's more work, that's easy. Something to work on. Even in between the Whole30s my eating out habits improved. One, I didn't eat out nearly as often. When I did, I enjoyed local eateries that really know their stuff. No fast food. Only once, when sick and desperate I ate Zoup chicken soup. I will continue to quash the snack monster. Sleep: Need to continue to work on my sleep. My space needs to be darker. In the winter I use a humidifier, and damn that light is bright and hard to block. A combination of dark cloth and duct tape dims it, but it's still there. And I need thicker curtains, my neighbors have returned to leaving their porch light on all night. And weekends, I'm still not so great about keeping consistent with my weekday sleep behaviors. Fun&Play/Socialization: To me, these are intertwined. This time of year, as much as I love winter, these are hard for me. I like Looking at winter, not necessarily being out in it I'm having some upheaval/changes in my social group so the play/fun aspect has been mostly a party of one. I dance around the house all goofy like when I'm home alone. I'm reading more, and working on brain puzzles. Aside from walking to and from work everyday, physical activity is pretty low. Our household has also turned off the cable. This helps, because even though I say I only watch a few shows consistently, I am someone who can get sucked in and loose chunks of time to that contraption. Nat. Environment: I appreciate nature. As said above, I appreciate Winter nature from a comfy warm blanket and couch kind of setting. Spring/summer/fall-gardening, walking,biking. Looking to embrace a few more ideas this new year. There's a group that does outdoor Tai Chi, will be looking into that. Since my early 20's I've been a pretty consistent user of sunblock, and I honestly don't think that'll change any time soon. Will look into other ways for upping Vit D. I do get outside when it's nice as much as possible... So yeah, to sum this novel up working on making this an actual Life. Not just a reset button used throughout the year. I've seen physical benefits just after those 1st thirty days. My body comp change was amazing, for me. My mood, so much improved. My skin, sleep, mental wellbeing, greatly improved. I want to keep this going. If 30 days can do that with just enforcing One aspect, Nutrition, then what could a lifetime incorporation of all nine do? A perfect WholeLife? Nope. A perfect for me Whole9Life? That's what I'm shooting for. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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