Day 2 & Day 3 Recap of the Whole30

Here it is, beautiful Friday, and I am on day 4 of my Whole30! As you’re reading this, I’m probably either on the road or just about to get on the road to head down to PA for a long weekend to visit my brother and sister-in-law! They eat healthy and love to cook, so I know I will have no problem sticking to the Whole30 while I’m with them. Plus, I can bring with me food for my main meals, except for dinner and be good!

Enough of that, let’s jump into my day 2 and day 3 recap of the Whole30!

Day 2

Woke up feeling extremely rested and really good, but I also woke up hungry, which doesn’t happen too often. I had a few bites of a mini Larabar, grabbed my water and headed out to the gym. While my body adjusts to this incredibly new change, I’m taking it easy at the gym and not looking to push myself too hard. I did about 15-20 minutes of back/legs, and then did an assortment of cardio. My only current fitness goal is to be active and move around. I’m not worried about anything else while at the gym. Not taking pre-workout is certainly an adjustment! I felt sluggish lifting weights, but once I did cardio, I actually had energy. Maybe my body just needed to wake up a bit.

By the time I left the gym, my stomach was talking to me and a headache started to develop. Yup, the cold-turkey headache is here! To be expected though, so really, it is what it is and I’m going to ride it out!

My breakfast was the same as day 1, minus the eggs. Looking back, I almost wish I had included the eggs! 25 grams carbs / 12 grams fat / 30 grams protein

whole30-breakfastI dug into my lunch around 11:30, instead of my mid-morning snack. Lunch was turkey, avocado and roasted sweet potatoes.

whole30-lunchBanana with almond butter around 2:30, and by 4:40 I was STARVING. I went into “give me all the food” mode, and rushed home right when work ended to eat dinner.

almond-butter-banana-whole30-snackI couldn’t eat this fast enough… and then my brother called halfway through and I must love him more than food because I picked up.whole30-dinnerBefore bed, I enjoyed a warmed-up sliced apple, sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with warm almond butter!apple-almond-butter-whole30I noticed that I’m sleeping better throughout the night, and instead of waking up literally 4-5 times, I believe I only woke up once! When I woke up I was starving, so I ate bacon. Whatever, at least I’m being honest haha.

Day 3

When I wake up I feel extremely rested, but on the drive to the gym, I feel tired. How the heck do people workout without taking a pre-workout? I’m still taking it easy with my workouts at the gym. I ran for 20 minutes, did a few weights, and left. Even though my workout was maybe 45 minutes, I still felt really accomplished, and I also feel that because I’m eating really well, that my workouts don’t have to be so intense since I don’t need to work off sugar or crap food. I can’t wait for more intense workouts, but just saying!

Breakfast on day 3 was an omelette (1 egg & 2 egg whites), 2 chicken sausages and sweet potato slices! I did set the fire alarm off making those chicken sausages. That’s one way to really get your heart racing!whole30-breakfastBy the time 3 pm hit, I started getting an extremely bad headache, and by the time I left work at 5, I was in a total mood. I wanted to play bumper cars with traffic, and would have hit a pedestrian if they tried to cross the street. I believe this is what they call having “Kill All The Things” syndrome, which is typical around day 4 or 5. Thankfully I also read that it only lasts 1-2 days, so lets hope it doesn’t return today or this weekend! I’m a little bit relieved that my anger has a name and I’m not just crazy mean!

Once I ate dinner, which was meatloaf muffins with Steve’s PaleoGoods ketchup, with a side of sweet potatoes, I was in a better mood. I had visited my parents, and I was actually able to laugh about my attitude, so I think that alone made it disappear for a bit!

whole30-meatloaf-muffinsAll in all, it’s been a great first 3 days, and I’m just hoping that each day continues to be good!

Have you done the Whole30?

How bad has your anger gotten while doing a detox or a cleanse?


    • says

      The dairy isn’t an issue at all! I’ve never been a huge cheese fan, and I don’t miss having yogurt. I haven’t really craved anything that I can’t have yet, and am trying to focus on all of the foods that I CAN have!

  1. says

    For me the hardest part is when you go to eat out – living in NYC that’s basically how people socialize and I have a rough enough time with allergies, not to mention doing a Whole30! That and the whole peanut butter thing 🙂

  2. says

    Do you just microwave apples to heat them up?! I’ve never done that but I’m intrigued! I don’t workout with pre-workout but I am definitely a morning person!

    Side note: There is a incredibly good-looking new guy at the gym at 5:30am every day soooooo I don’t really need pre workout to kill it with my workouts. 😉

    • says

      Yes!! I do microwave them! My stomach can’t handle raw apples 🙁 omg yessss to the new hunk at the gym!!! Talk him up or smile at him 🙂 !!!

  3. Brenda says

    ALLIE!! Congrats on making it this far!! It’s not easy but each day survived is worth a celebration! One of the things that really helped me is having big breakfasts and lunches to keep my hunger and cravings at bay especially towards the afternoon or towards dinner. The program is so restrictive, so it might be worth not keeping track of your macros and really listen to your body. it’s insane how much more in tune you are when you cut out sugar so you might find that you don’t need to track anything! And for the record “kill all the things” lasted exactly a day for me 😉 but it was a hell of a day LOL. Good luck this week!!!

    • says

      Ahhh thanks so much for your words Brenda!! I’m loosely tracking but some days I’m not at all and just going off of what my body wants, but I already feel so great! Agreed 100% about the big breakfasts… I’ve found that I don’t even need more than 1 snack most days!

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