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The Whole30 days 1-5

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I am currently finishing up Day 5 of the #Whole30!  Whoo hoo!  To be honest, it hasn’t been bad.  I haven’t been that person jumping for joy over the evolution, but I can say I haven’t been ready to rip out someone’s throat or have an emotional meltdown because of a sugar withdrawal.  I only had one incident where I found myself inhaling Cheerio fumes from my kid’s cereal bowl.  But once I regrouped, reminded myself why I was doing this I carried on with my day as per normal.

In the fitness department, I have implemented a workout regime.  It is an easy program but because of my fibromyalgia easing my way back into training is the smarter choice.  In the past, I would have jumped in with two feet first, gone through a couple of days of stiffness/grumbling and then carried on, but those days are done.  Though this new ideology is a bit tough on the ego, I have been pleasantly surprised how well I felt afterwards.  Yoga and mindfulness have also become a staple as part of my routine.

I guess the only thing I can say about the first week is that planning was my saving grace.  If I hadn’t put a bit of a menu together and done my grocery shopping, I might not have been as successful thus far.

I am going to keep doing what I am doing and see where it takes me.

More to come.  🙂

30 Day Paleo Challenge

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I am currently trying out this new app on my phone “Paleo Challenge “.  I always need a challenge or a purpose so this fits my needs.  It is quite interesting as I have the choice of finding or creating a challenge. I can also go into a group challenge or individual challenge.  I chose individual.  I also had the choice of Intro, Primal or Strict. As I know Paleo and have followed Paleo half heartedly before I decided to give “Primal” a go. The app has you lay out your goals, areas where you think you you will have short comings, and it wants you to take the dreaded measurements so you have a benchmark to go from.

The challenge is on a point system. You want the least amount of points.  Everytime you go out of the paleo parameters,  depending on the category it’s going to cost you points. Points are bad.

What I like about the app is you can do an in app purchase for a 7 or 30 day eating plan. I chose 30 as I don’t want to think about what to eat each day. It gave me all my meals, how to cook them and the weekly grocery list for grocery shopping. The only thing is it doesn’t give substitutions just in case you dislike or can’t have something. But really, just throw in a different piece of meat if you aren’t a fan of the one suggested.

The cost to sign up for the challenge was $9.99 and $4.99 for the menu.  Day one is complete and I have 3 points for going over the required coffee count and I ate half of a  left over potatoe (russet).  I would say for the first day it was rather easy. Let’s talk in a week when I haven’t had any chocolate or I need a huge coffee fix that goes beyond the average coffeeholic. Then we will see if I am dancing to the same tune.

If you are into challenges, search for Paleo Challenge in Playstore and it should pop up. I am not sure if it is on IPhone.