Life After Whole30

Basically, in a few words, I miss the Whole30.

I didn’t follow their reintroduction schedule, and I ate about 65% compliant, but a bunch of symptoms returned right away. Night sweats, stomach aches, bloating, gas, fatigue, lethargy, skin issues, my face gets red spots and puffy and that’s just what I can think of off the top of my head.

So, I’ve decided to try to maintain a W30 type lifestyle. All of the food I have planned for next week is compliant, and I hope to be feeling better in a few days. Non compliant foods are a slippery slope for me. I am not somebody who can eat in moderation, at least at this point in my journey. I feel like I have an illness – and Whole30 is a treatment for that illness.

I’m getting back into the groove at the gym, going to Body Pump classes and I am glad to be back. I like the way that class makes me feel. And I’ve been working on getting my 10000 steps and have done better in a while for the last three or so weeks. Normally, walking hurts my bones and joints but on Whole30 that wasn’t the case.

The only exception is going to be my morning coffee. I am going to have 2 tbsp of my cream. I tried substitutes but I just don’t enjoy them. And when I have iced coffee I’m just going to use almond milk. That works fine for me.

Anyway, onto other topics. Our school community is still grieving the loss of Carly, obviously. My heart is constantly heavy, but I’m trying to keep going and just honor Carly with the way I live my life.

In other news, I love weekends. I especially love three day weekends. I had to take Monday off to be with Henry because my mom is in Texas. I kinda needed it. It’s been hard to be “on” at school when you have lots of things on your mind. Also, it will give me extra time to meal prep, and take care of some things around the house.

We are having really warm weather lately so Craig and I took Henry to our local reservoir to do his favorite things which include throwing rocks in the water and driving his monster trucks in the sand.

Also, Henry found some tiger bones…


He said the big one is the head.

I hope everybody is having a good weekend.


Beth WA

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2 Responses to Life After Whole30

  1. Nikki says:

    You are a bad ass Beth!!! Your posts are so inspiring and motivational even during your struggles!!! I appreciate your honesty with your journey😘

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