Lent is off to a great start. (And by great, I mean great for Lent.)
I know I said I wouldn’t bore you with talk of my Whole30, and for the most part I’m keeping all relevant discussion to my Facebook group, but I thought I would post an update on what it’s been like, thus far, to complete a Whole30 on the off-chance you were considering doing one at some point in the future (or needed reassurance to never attempt one under any circumstances.)
A typical day:
I’ve been sleeping like a rock, so much so that I immediately fall back into a deep slumber after turning off the alarm.
Nothing like a cup of black coffee! And for breakfast, eggs! Again!
The kids are supportive of my decision to get healthy and are open to trying new foods themselves…someday in the distant future.
Do you want to know about the effects of all the added fiber in my diet?
Okay, moving on…
With my new-found mental clarity, I easily multi-task while constantly thinking about all the food I can’t have. Errands, housework, checking schoolwork; my life is progressing as usual with only minor hiccups as I adjust to this new, healthy way of eating.
Time to make dinner without my customary glass of wine. It’s okay though because I know I’m making choices to better my health!
My husband is completing the Whole30 too, so together we provide each other with accountability and support. (Tony wouldn’t let me take a picture cause he’s grumpy.)
By the end of the day, the kitchen is a disaster from cooking everything from scratch, but with all my new energy, I’m tackling chores like a boss.
But in all honesty, I think the first week is the hardest. It can only get better right? And I keeping telling myself that this restricted diet is still better than the regular diet of many people around the world. I’m trying to not “disfigure my face” (except for that artists rendering), but go about my day as usual, just with a heaping helping of cashews and almonds.
How is your Lent shaping up? If you’re still in need of some spiritual reading may I suggest,
No wait, sorry, I meant:
Alright, I’d better get back to my three-hour meal planning / grocery list session. Plus, I need to swing over to the butcher to donate a pint of blood and my right arm so we can afford some pasture raised beef next week. If you’ve got a favorite Whole30 recipe, share it in the comments and I’ll read it while thinking about pizza!
Today’s post is dedicated to all the ladies in the TATL Whole30 Lenten Discipline Group; you are the wind beneath my wings.