I am in the process of completing my Day 7 on the Whole30 program and it was suggested that I take a moment to reflect and write down what I have learned during this first week. So, here are my quick thoughts:
1. While I have personal fitness/weight loss goals, my reason for doing Whole30 has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss; it has everything to do with giving my body a chance to reboot. It dawned on me this weekend that if my motivation for this was to lose weight, I would have already fallen off this wagon. The Whole30 program is a much bigger commitment than weight loss; it is about being truly healthy and that has made all the difference in terms of staying on track.
3. Although it has only been one week, my last three workouts (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday with off day on Friday) were executed with a lot more energy than I have had in a long, long time.
4. My sleep patterns are improving. I fall asleep much quicker. While I still wake up in the middle of the night, the frequency is less and, unlike before, I am able to go right back to sleep. Ahhhhhhh! I hope this trend continues to improve so I end up sleeping like a baby soon.
5. Rather than needing to eat every 2-3 hours because I was hungry, over the past couple of days, my body seems to be able to go 4-5 hours without needing to eat. It will be interesting to see what happens over the course of the next three weeks.
These are the five main things that I have recognized during week one, particularly in the past couple of days. Honestly, day 3 seemed like this entire program would last an eternity and I just could not wrap my head around doing this for another 27 days; I mentally struggled on Wednesday but I got through it and I did not falter. As I approach the end of one full week, I am experiencing more of a sense of looking forward to continuing an interesting journey for another three weeks.