Crawling out of the Hole

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Crawling out of the hole of irritability! Man oh man, feed this girl in a timely manner or she loses her sH!†.

Climbing Out of a Well

Seriously! Whilst Ernie and my oldest were rocking out at the AFI concert last night, I got baseball practice duty. That’s all fine and dandy, but it was a rush to get home and a rush to get to practice and it was time for this mama to eat! My poor kids had to deal with my irrational nerves the whole way home and the whole time I was heating up my food. The sad thing is I SEE how I’m behaving while I’m behaving in such a short tempered way. I apologized the whole time telling the kids over and over. Once the dust settled and the food was eaten, I was like WHEW. And kindly apologized AGAIN to my kiddos for being an insane lunatic! This Whole30 thing is no joke! FEED ME SEYMORE!

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I was feeling exhausted last night and that was probably due to the long break between lunch and dinner. But I woke up feeling much more refreshed. No headache and an overall better disposition. The downside is that I was too exhausted to get a head start prep for some foods I’d like to cook later on in the week. I’ll just fit in this evening or tomorrow, I suppose :/

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It’s Day NINE folks! And beside a breakdown as described above and a couple of headaches, I’m kickin 2014 in the BOOTAY! Nothing feels better than to NOT FEEL BLOATED 24/7.

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I forget how miserable I feel day in and day out until of course I clean my act up. I’m not dealing with as many cravings as I thought I would, which is a bonus. I think I was just over junk food in general, so I’m more mentally prepared. What I was not expecting was the irritability! But it’s getting better. My energy levels have also been a roller coaster, but I’ve coming out of a really bad diet for the last 6 months. So that makes sense. I’m looking forward to Day FIFTEEN.

Day EIGHT lunch.

Day EIGHT lunch.

Day EIGHT dinner.

Day EIGHT dinner.

 

PEP TALK
Ya, I know what you’re thinking. She’s already rambled this much and she still wants to ramble more. Well this will be short. I promise

I know it’s hard ladies and gents. From the outside, it seems like too much work. It’s daunting. You think you’ll never get it together. It’s too time consuming. Or whatever EXCUSE you have. I’ve been there, done that. I’ve also been where I’m at now. On the journey. And NO it’s not easy breezy. It’s just not. But it isn’t this ginormous mountain I’m trekking over. And no one is going to judge you if you start then mess up. Just start over. Or continue. You can make it as easy or as difficult as you want. The KEY is just starting. Set your goal. Make your plan. EXECUTE!

The best quote Whole30 has is: “It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won’t get any coddling, and you won’t get any sympathy for your ‘struggles’. – Whole30

They got some flack for this because some people have eating disorders and I can see where that would be equally as hard. But without taking too much offense to that quote, you can see what they mean. It’s just changing your food for 30 days people. No one is asking you to even work out. No one is asking you to trade in your first born. No one is asking for blood.

You got this, whatever THIS is.

That’s a WRAP!
I don’t have a workout until this evening, so no BOOM Box report. But I can tell you I’m dreading it already. The MetCon starts with an 800m run and ends with a 200m SPRINT. Both will be a crawling trot at best for me. UGH. So not happy about that.

Drink Water. Eat Clean. Get Moving. Get Rest!

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4 thoughts on “Crawling out of the Hole

  1. I love that quote. As you said, people suffering from ED aside – I think it often comes down to a test of will and a test of how lazy you are. I try to eat Paleo most times, very similar to whole 30, and it just takes me getting off my lazy butt and prepping food. I feel SO much better when I do, so it makes it totally worth it. Good luck and keep on rocking.

    • Prepping is golden. I hate that I let life get in the way for the majority of 2013. It’s so easy to eat the SAD way and forget how great Paleo is. I think once I’m done with Whole30, I’ll definitely stick with it but probably be more lax with some stuff. I do love that Whole30 is a restart in general.

  2. That’s for the motivation. I definitely need it. I read the article what to expect and I’m nervous about the upcoming week. I’m definitely feeling it today but will push through. No WOD for me tonight. Plan is to meal prep, get to bed early and go tomorrow a.m. I got this!!

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