Whole 30 – Day 21
Three weeks in, I guess time for another recap.
I have to say, this has been going pretty well.
I am noticing a difference in my physical appearance, not that this was the major goal; I really don’t have that much to lose. My shoulders are more defined, and I am starting to see my abs again. You would think that with all my training this would be a surprise. It just goes to show you that your diet has more to do with muscle definition than lifting weights.
I still struggle with making sure that I get enough food in a day. Last night, we had Taco’s for supper (salad with no sour cream or cheese for me). I had two helpings, each with half an avocado. Now I didn’t measure anything, but I reckon I consumed a half pound of beef, a ton of veggies, and a whole avocado. Based on what I have experienced, this is about right to keep me full. Wouldn’t you know it, by 2100 I was in the kitchen again, this time looking for a snack.
My sign? I got up off the couch to take my daughter to bed and I got light headed.
So after 21 days, I am still struggling with making the right portion size for supper. I think I have breakfast and lunch figured out, as I don’t usually have an issue at the office. I will keep upping the amount to get the balance right. Stay tuned for my results.
This week on the menu:
Breakfast – Homemade pork sausage with green beans and nuts.
Lunch – Chicken Thighs (Bone in/skin on) with salad and olives
Workout Recovery – Boiled eggs and sweet potato
As you can see from my weekly recaps, my training volume has been a little erratic over the challenge. After race season, I am taking a little more time than I anticipated to get back into the training grove, but I think I am there now. My energy has been great throughout the past 3 weeks, with no major issues in the way of low or no energy during a workout. I did take the advice and introduced a small amount of protein before my workout, especially for my early morning sessions.
The biggest plus? I haven’t had to stop in during a run and find a place, to be politically correct, squat in the bushes. If the rest of the challenge is a flop, this makes it all worth it.
So I am stoked for the last 9 days of the challenge, hopefully with not much changing after the end of the 30 days. Maybe I will celebrate with a cookie or muffin.
Only one, I promise.
Question: How do you know that you are not eating enough when training?