Day 17 – 19 of the Whole30 – Sticking with it!

This weekend, there seems to have been a shift in my experience with the Whole30. Things have been a roller coaster, for sure. First couple of days were good, then a week was awful because of exhaustion, and this last week was going great (until Friday, that is).

Now… I feel like I could eat this well for a lot longer than 30 days, and that I want to. I’m feeling good, eating delicious foods that I know are good for me, my energy and focus is getting better, my body feels awesome (not to mention, trimmer)… things are just good all around!

The only place I’m running into trouble is when I go out with friends. Last night, I went to see a concert with one of my great friends and one of his other friends. They wanted to go get a treat after the show. And of course, they all wanted ice cream. And for reasons beyond me, I just happened to be hungry. It sucked because my friend was my ride, and I couldn’t just leave. I couldn’t eat anything at the diner. All of it, and I mean all of it, was not fit for my Whole30 experience. So I guzzled water, the odd man out.

So when I can re-introduce foods I’m curious to see how each different food group makes me feel. I’ll need to document that well, so I know what affects me adversely.

No meal rundown today… but I’m making turkey again tonight with red bell peppers, onions and magical-ness. ;)

Have you noticed how different foods make you feel? Do you not eat certain things because of it? 

First MMM

My First Measuring Morning was a success!

Lost a quarter-inch to a half-inch on most of my extremities and also .4 pounds. I’m seeing more lines in my abs and my legs.

I win. And I’m going to keep going with Operation: Fit & Fierce.

Keep up with your health and fitness goals! You can get there–you just have to stick with it!

When Sick: To work out or Not work out

Pre-measuring check-in time!

Tomorrow I will be busting out the measuring tape and stepping on the scale for the first time since my first measuring day for Operation: Fit & Fierce last week.

How did this week shape up?

Not bad! Not bad at all! Tracked with MFP. My protein intake increased a bit (I think… I didn’t really have numbers to compare it to) and I managed to have a great week on the food front, not depriving myself of anything I truly wanted and eating the good things for me. I’m noticing my ab lines a little more too, which is always motivating. Plus I got in a work out every single day until Sunday, which I used as my rest day. I mean that since I slept in until 2:30 p.m. due to a sinus infection/head cold settling in.

Speaking of feeling under the weather, I’m always hesitant to bust out heavy duty workouts whenever I’m sick. Actually I’m hesitant to do anything longer than 20 minutes or too strenuous during that time. Last time I thought I could do it, my illness got worse triple fold and it took a week to get over it.

And Zumba is tonight. I love my Zumba classes; they make every day better even if they were amazing to begin with. Now I’m not sure if my body wants me to workout. Half of me wants to hit my bed when I get home to try and sleep this SOB off.

This little bout of sinus infection/cold/whatever it is actually isn’t that bad. It’s mostly staying north of my neck–nosey stuff, swollen throat and very sensitive brain that spins and feels airy a lot when it’s not spinning from me getting up.

I’ve heard a lot of experts say that as long as an illness isn’t below the neck, you’re fine to workout as long as it’s not too strenuous. That’s the advice that got me into trouble last time though–I did Zumba and nearly died (note the melodramaticism). So now I’m stuck.

Go to Zumba or not go to Zumba and rest this illness off? Open to your thoughts.

Otherwise, I’ll be checking in tomorrow to share how My Measuring Morning measures up.

What are your thoughts on exercising while feeling under the weather?