Wow, this is my final weekly recap as on Wednesday I will finish my Whole 30! I’ve got lots of thoughts going round in my head right now about Whole 30 but I want to save most of those for my overall recap that will come after I’ve done the reintroduction phase so, for now, I shall try and keep this pretty brief.
Again, this week’s been tough. Last Saturday I started to feel pretty ill, run down and generally weak and pathetic. Not to mention my stomach was not happy. This continued most of the week (including my during my trip to London) so it hasn’t been the best!
I’ve also been struggling again with restrictive thoughts around Whole 30. My appetite was pretty big some days this week and so I, naturally, ate what I felt was rather a lot. Although it was 100% compliant foods the critique in me was angry that I didn’t just have three filling meals. On Thursday I even thought about quitting Whole 30 as my brain was driving me mad! But, I’m too stubborn not to finish 😉
So, yes, it’s been tricky. But I’m gradually learning not to be so hard on myself. Something this fabulous lady keeps reminding me to do and so I am trying to let the bad stuff allow me to see how truly great the good bits are. On that note, let’s look at the good bits shall we? Much more fun.
…I spent Sunday-Tuesday this week in London, catching up with my wonderful friends, exploring and seeing my new flat. I will recap it fully in another post soon (I wasn’t feeling up to it this week!) but it was a great couple of days. And I ate 100% compliant foods. Boom.
…Although I only worked out properly once this week it was a killer CrossFit class and we did some fun gymnastic moves. This is what I felt I looked like…
Progress on the planche. Did a lot of simple progressions as perfect as possible to get one leg back. One of the hardest things has been keeping the elbow locked out as the body leans forward. Slowly trying to get parallel to the floor. Videobomb courtesy of @talaynaf #CrossFit @davedurante @Roguefitness @progenex @fitaid @inov_8
But I think this is what I actually looked like… #oneday
…After a dodgy start to the week when my skin was crazy dry it has got SO much better and clearer. The dotty bits (!) on the backs of my arms are fading and those on my thighs have completely gone.
…Apart from crazy stomach issues I feel like I have got smaller and more toned! Yay! (And I never say things like that!) In a pretty happy place with my body right now. It’s me, and that’s pretty damn awesome.
…I totally bought paleo cookies and raw chocolate from Wholefoods for post Whole 30. Can. Not. Wait.
…Judging by the fact that I’ve actively been seeking out fat this week, the big fat fear seems to be fading! Progress.
…I’ve booked a night in Brighton for my dad and me in September! I’ve been wanting to go to Brighton for forever so naturally I’m super excited. Completely overexcited in fact. Although I don’t think that’s possible! And Cristina has been brilliant and already given me plenty of recommendations – let’s hope I’m hungry!
Wow, I feel better after just writing all of that down! It’s amazing what therapy writing can be. Now, onto the best bit. Food.
Davida’s paleo porridge has been making a regular appearance around these parts. Can’t get enough. Especially when in my new pretty bowl from Scotland!
This smoothie was incredible. I didn’t blend it well enough so kept finding clumps of almond butter. Turns out impatience can be a virtue too 😉 delish. I swear this girl is the queen of smoothies.
A delicious week indeed!
How do you seek out the positive? How was your week?