I have made it to day 21! YAY me 🙂 It has not been as difficult as I had thought it would be. I think my Whole30 will be a lot more difficult because there is absolutely no alcohol, sugar/ sweeteners (real and fake), no smoking, and 100% paleo. It will be interesting. I asked my boyfriend for moral support with not smoking and his response was “I’ll try but I don’t want you to get mad at me.” He’s so cute. I said tough love!
So, today was a shity day because my car died on the way to work. It’s Sunday so the shop isn’t open. I had it towed to the dealership and I hope they can fix it fast. I have had a lot of issues with this car and it’s only a 2010 with 70k miles. I take great care of my car and it irritates me that shit keeps happening. I tried to make the best of my day, so, I ended up making my very first homemade handbag. It turned out wonderful! This will be a nice Christmas gift for a good friend of mine.
I felt stressed and tired today. Not much in the way of being mentally foggy today- YAY! My energy was pretty low and I did not drink nearly enough water. I made homemade paleo chili today and it turned out great. My boyfriend is still onboard with the whole paleo thing so I baked some chicken for tomorrows lunch and dinner. He has not tried the BP coffee, but, I think if he did he would notice a difference in energy and fullness.
As for our date night tomorrow, I think we will not go to The Olive Garden but instead maybe The Outback or The Ram. Steak is better than a plate of pasta. I think I will continue the paleo thing through the end of the month, but, maybe not as strict about it. I don’t want to feel like death warmed over.
Reflection on the passed 21 day experiment:
The first week was difficult because I felt like shit. The second week got better but not great. I think week 3 has been the best of the weeks. This shows me that each week has made a difference. Originally when I started this I posted some rules or guidelines for a Primal lifestyle- well, I didn’t stick to most of that. Held strong in the eating, no drinking (not that it’s not allowed I just cut it out for myself), and taking measurements before and soon to be after. I did not run full out 1x per week or do yoga at all. I just didn’t have the energy the first 2 weeks and this week I just didn’t do it. I know I could have this week but for whatever reason I didn’t. 2 huge things to mention are the facts that my skin is super soft and the spotting that has been happening since June 2nd has stopped!
I am very interested to see what my measurements reveal tomorrow!
Energy- low to moderate- not enough water and high stress
Mood- stressed, not as irritable as I would have thought
Mental clarity- I don’t think I was super foggy, it’s hard to tell when I am alone with nothing pressing to do
Overall, today was stressful but I got through it and my 21 days are almost over! Tomorrow is a new day 🙂
As always- FUCK YOU CANCER! God works in ways I don’t always understand at first but I have faith that God’s plan will come to light and is always good.