March 3rd was supposed to be the end of my Whole 30 experience, but it ended a little early. I wasn’t happy about this, but Sean finally insisted. I ended up catching Influenza A and was terribly sick, laying in bed so fatigued and with a fever I could barely move. I was also nauseated and nothing sounded good. A salad was out of the question, and the only thing I was eating was applesauce and roasted sweet potatoes and apples.
Finally Sean told me just to eat, that it was important to get my strength back and I needed to eat whatever sounded good. So I ended up breaking my Whole 30, but it was the best decision for the moment.
I’m thrilled with the results I have for not even doing it a full month! I lost 10 pounds in the 2 ½ weeks that I did Whole 30! Sean can definitely notice a difference, which is really nice. 🙂 My skin cleared up, which helps me know that I’m not looking for that magic cream to get rid of breakouts, but eating clean is what will do it.
The first day I was out of bed and dressed after having the flu. Still tired looking, but I was happy to be out of bed!
Overall it was a really positive experience. It was difficult to constantly be eating food alone, and I got tired of fixing 2 different meals at dinner time. I also was getting tired of the meals I was making and needed to find some new things to make, but that was just a matter of searching Pinterest again to find some new recipes.
I’m hoping that this helps my metabolism wake up, and that I can keep eating clean 80-90% of the time and continue to lose the rest of the weight that I wanted to lose.
I’m feeling a lot better now but I’m still really tired. I just can’t seem to get enough sleep so I haven’t been getting up early to exercise at all. I did go outside with the girls and ride bikes one day, so I’ll count that as exercise. 🙂