Clearly, the last week of my Whole30 came and went. I made it! I lived through it! Glory, glory, hallelujah!
So the final week of the Whole30 was a breeze. I did rely more on Larabars as a pre-workout ‘breakfast’…I couldn’t eat any more hard-boiled eggs, guys. I also ended up dining out twice during my last week, once for work and another time with family. Of course, both meals ended up taking place at Mexican restaurants. I may have stared a little too hard at everyone else’s rice while I ate my fajitas (without the tortillas, rice, or beans). I did discover that it’s possible to eat Mexican food without eating my weight in chips and salsa…which was an interesting experiment that I don’t plan to repeat.
Sorry. Chips and salsa (or guacamole) are life.
I felt much better during the fourth week. My energy and strength finally came back, but I never really felt like my skin improved (or changed at all, really), and there was no spiritual awakening.
Of course, the second I woke up on my first non-Whole30 day, I had to weigh myself.
I mean, that’s pretty impressive. I started the Whole30 on January 2nd, right after the holidays…and I had pretty much abandoned all of my healthy eating rules. Crazy how quickly the junk food adds up…Also crazy how long it can take to work it off.
Of course, I’ve already fallen off the wagon. I’d highly recommend reintroducing non-compliant foods at a much slower pace than I did. Eating half a bag of chocolate won’t exactly do you any favors. Neither will grabbing fast food (it was a salad, but still) when you don’t have a ton of time to cook. I regretted that decision for two and a half days…I’ll spare you the details. You’re welcome.
SO I suppose the big question is…Would I do this again?
I would! I’m trying to keep following most of the rules without being super strict. I already avoid soy and dairy… Maybe not grains, though. Sometimes a girl just needs her bread. I’ll probably do another Whole30 again in a month or two. Why not? It’s a good way to keep your diet in check.
I’ll get some of my favorite Whole30 recipes posted soon. Whether you ever try the Whole30 or not, you need to be making your own mayo… And a lot of the recipes are good enough that I’ve added them to my regular rotation.
Did you finish the January Whole30? What did you think? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!