You heard it right, I am doing Whole30for a second time this year. Whole 30 Round 2! Why, you ask?
For The Hubs. When we first decided to do Whole 30, we figured that it would be something that we would do more than once. Now that I’ve been post Whole 30 for a few months, I am both eager and afraid to get back on it again.
I am eager because I haven’t been eating well recently. Between out of town guests and my inability to tell The Hubs “no” when he pouts, we’ve been rather indulgent lately. I can feel a difference, too. I am sore all the time, and snap, crackle, pop like a rice krispie. My skin is nowhere near as good as it was on Whole 30. and an old shoulder injury of mine has been flaring up again. I can tell that it’s time to start eating better again.
That being said, I am still a little afraid to get back on Whole 30 because of some of the way it affected my body last time. Like, I was literally always hungry. It lowkey drove me crazy. Then there were the hormonal changes, which I’m really hoping don’t happen again…Plus, I’d been really digging my morning oatmeal (with a spoonful of almond butter, some honey and cocoa powder, yum!).
I’ve decided that I’m going to approach Whole 30 Round 2 a little differently this time, with some different goals.
My Whole 30 Round 2 Goals
Drink More Water – The Hubs and I were really good about infused water towards the beginning of the year, but then we got tired and stopped making it. Since then, my water consumption has gone waaay done. I can feel it in my skin, because my legs are dry all.the.time. I’m hoping to increase my water intake, having at least 2-3 bottles of water at work (plus my lunchtime la croix) and hopefully remember to drink at home during the evenings too.
Incorporate Exercise – Last time I did Whole 30, I didn’t really exercise. The Hubs and I used to be a lot more active, but slacked off to to wedding planning and then married life. This time on Whole 30, I want to be more consistent with my efforts to get active while I revamp my eating habits. I’m not reaching for anything serious here, but The Hubs and I want to take more walks and do more yoga. I may try some sort of push up or plank challenge, just to try to get more toned. I’m really hoping to work out consistently for over 1 week here…
Eat Adventurously – Especially when it comes to breakfast, I had a hard time shaking out of some food ruts. Meaning that I had sweet potatoes for breakfast almost every day. Since I was hungry all the dang time, I am going to try to amp up my breakfasts for Whole 30 Round 2. I need to add some more protein, some fats and increase my portion sizes. This may mean that I have to wake up earlier to spend more time on breakfast (uuuugh….) but I will be worth it to not be so hungry all the time. I also want to try some more new recipes, since that was a lot of
money fun for The Hubs and I.
Stop Snacking – This goes with the goal above it. I have a tendency to snack on the commute home. This is usually my Larabar time. This time around, I am going to amp up my portion sizes and try to cut out my extra snacks. When I do snack, I am going to go for healthier options, like olives or pickles rather than sugary dried fruit bars (I still love you, Larabars!)
I’m 4 days into Whole 30 right now and still feeling strong. The Hubs and I have gone for a long walk(and I earned 3 inch wide mosquito bite…) and did some yoga last night. I have mostly avoided snacking and am hydrating more at work. Oh, and I’m sleeping like a rock! #whole30perks
Anyone else on their second (or third, or fourth) round of Whole 30? Did your goals change when you went through the program for a second time?