If you follow me on IG you would have seen that I am currently doing the Whole30. Today is Day 17 and I honestly never thought I would make it this far. I went into the Whole'30' knowing I was actually only going to be doing the Whole'20'. Months ago I got a ticket to Taste of Spring in the Queen City'. Basically it's an event held in a huge venue and you walk from booth to booth and taste different foods and wine. I paid $50 for the ticket so I'm not going to go and just walk around and not try anything - that would be such a waste of $. And when you come from a small town where there's nothing to do (like, ever) when you actually have plans you don't want to back out on them
On the weekend I was completely fed up with the Whole30 - the lack of flavour in the foods I was eating and the feeling like I was eating the same things over and over and over was really getting to me. And I just miss coffee so damn much. So I 'cheated' and stepped on the scale. When your doing the Whole30 you weigh yourself the day before Day 1 and then the day after Day 30 - no stepping on the scale in between. The Whole30 isn't actually about weight loss, it's about cleansing your body and adjusting your mind, and weight loss is just considered a 'side effect'. When I stepped on the scale I was thinking that there was going to be no change in weight, and if so, I was quitting and having the largest cup of coffee known to man. Then I stepped on it and saw that I had lost 8.5 lbs in 14 days. And all my plans for coffee and flavourful food went out the window
Saturday is Taste of Spring, where I will be indulging in some good foods and wine. Then on Sunday I'm back on the Whole30, starting back at 'Day 1'. I will only be doing Days 1-8, and then I leave for Texas - let's be honest, I know that I am going to be indulging while in Texas. Calories don't count on vacation anyways...
When I saw that Erin and Kristin were hosting the '4 Weeks Fit Challenge' link up I was excited - I finally feel like I'm back in a good place fitness wise like I was this time last year (I realllly slacked off after my surgery in the Summer) and I find that I get more motivation when others are working towards similar goals
My 4 Weeks Fit Challenge Goals
1// Get up at 5:00 am three days/week to do Ripped in 30
2// Do 40 minutes on the elliptical each night
3// Try to get in as many hour long walks on my lunch break as possible. I'm shooting for at least 3 days/week. Hopefully more, but this SK weather is so fickle that who knows, it could rain for three weeks straight (please don't!)
4// Take daily walks while in Texas and track what I'm eating on my Weight Watchers app
5// When I get back from Texas (May 25) start back on WW. I've had good success with it in the past, I just need to make sure that I am tracking everything and make the time to plan out snacks and meals
6// START RUNNING AGAIN. Only 67 days until the Colour Run Twin Cities!