Whole30 Week 2 – A week of ease and simplicity. In my 2nd week of Whole30 I have still managed to keep things whether it’s food or exercise simple. I’m doing and feeling great. I haven’t had any cravings although I have been presented with temptation. I’ve stayed mentally strong and have been so proud of the progress I’ve made.
I can’t believe how fast the weeks are passing. I thought Week 2 of Whole30 would definitely drag on-and on, but it flew by. Wow, no sugar, wheat, soy, grains, or diary for two whole weeks. There is no stopping now. I’m in this challenge to win, and I will win.
WHOLE30 WEEK 2 MIND SET
During Week 2 of Whole30, I didn’t feel overly sluggish or tired. I’ve kept up with my daily busy schedule, and my usual 3 days of physical activity. When I decided to take on the Whole30 challenge my goal was:
- To make it feel apart of my normal routine as much as possible ( I want to make and keep it manageable. This is important in the event I choose to make it a life style change. If it became unmanageable, I would’ve set myself up for failure and wouldn’t keep it up)
- Keep meals simple, meal prep, & cook in batches when possible (Although there is room for creativity and experimentation, I chose to keep my meals simple, quick, and tasty. Meal prepping and batch cooking made it easier for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. This is a great way to ensure that you stay on track)
- Maintain my mid-morning and afternoon snack (For years, I’ve always eaten a healthy mid-morning and afternoon snack, and I didn’t want this to change as this is part of my daily meal plan. I look forward to my snacks and is something that I wanted to continue to have.
- To not make this challenge feel like work (During Week 1 and Week 2 of Whole3o, I didn’t create a bunch of lists, cheat sheets and document every single meal plan or physical activity. For one, I get overwhelmed easily with a bunch of lists and having to document different activities in my life ‘in order to keep track’. To me, this is work and isn’t enjoyable. Again, my goal isn’t to set myself up for failure. This is where simplicity plays a big role in my journey to becoming Whole30)
- To not burn myself out with physical activity 7 days a week (My goal in becoming Whole30 wasn’t about weight lost. For me, it was more of a mental challenge. Could I really go without sugar, diary, wheat, soy, grains for one day let alone 30 days? In my mind, NO WAY. What would I eat? How could I go without wheat or diary for breakfast- this is the most important meal of the day? Could I really learn to like eggs? Do I have the will-power to take on this 30 day challenge? Would I see results that would make me want to embrace Whole30 as a life style change? With that being said, I’ve stuck with my 3 days of physical activity per week which I’ve been doing for a while. This is manageable for me and works with my daily schedule. If I’m able to fit another day in, that’s great. My point being… I didn’t partake in this challenge to loose weight and therefore didn’t increase my physical activity. If I loose weight at the end of my 30 days that’s a bonus that I will be proud of and will embrace wholeheartedly. As a side note, by combining Whole30 with my 3 days of week of physical activity I do feel slimmer)
- To not allow myself to feel overwhelmed in Whole30 Week 2 or any other week (Again, keeping it simple and manageable is the key to my Whole30 Week 2 success)
Have you gone Whole30? If so, I’d like to hear your experience. Any tips you could share would be awesome. I’d love to hear from you.
If you want to follow my Whole30 journey from the beginning, check out these posts:
Until next time… going into Whole 30 Week 3