From August 1 through August 23, I’m documenting my Whole30, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Read about why I’m doing the Whole30 right here. Not familiar with the Whole30? Learn all about it here and get extra help with the Whole30 Daily.
Whole30: Day 9
Today was kinda weird. I had pretty good energy physically, but Dave had to remind me (by request; I’ve asked him to let me know what he notices about my mood) a few times that I was being snappy, and I had trouble focusing on writing. I’m hoping to get all these components aligned soon: focused energy, energetic focus.
8 hours — 10:30 to 6:30. The quantity was there, but my sleep quality was garbage. I had some very strange dreams and woke up several times to use the bathroom. It was one of those nights that felt like I was never deeply asleep. But I felt good when I got up this morning, so… whatevs.
Walk-Run: 3 miles around the lake –> Walk + 11 x [ :30 sprint / 2:00 recovery walk] + Walk. I felt great the entire time. Bonus awesomeness: My shirt was on right-side out today. YAY! I can dress myself.
Kundalini Yoga: It was a doozy! Two minutes of downward dog, two minutes of tree pose with our arms held out to the sides at shoulder height while chanting (!), plus lots of breath of fire and a funky meditation during which we only breathed through one nostril at a time. Want to try it? Sit comfortably on the floor with our legs crossed or in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. With your left index finger, hold your left nostril closed. Close your eyes. Rest your right hand on your right knee, with your thumb and ring finger tips touching, the rest of your fingers extended (like this). Breathe in through your nose, then as you exhale through your mouth, chant “Ong” and hold it until you need to inhale. Repeat for 2 minutes, then switch sides and breathe/chant through the right nostril for 2 minutes.
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 11-hour window — usually between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so I can stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed — and don’t snack between meals or before bed. Because I’m dealing with my thyroid experiment, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now. I aim for 40% fat, 30% protein, 30% carbs.
Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
4 ounces homemade Romanian sausage
1 cup broccoli
1 cup yellow squash
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
1 cup Chocolate Chili + 1 cup spaghetti squash
salad: lettuce, 1/4 sweet onion, 2 small bell peppers, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 banana + 1 teaspoon Sunbutter
Alternately bouncy and edgy with intermittent “I want to lie down” versus “I want to talk a lot really fast.”
Photo of the Day
The photo of the day is meant to be a photo I’ve taken, but I forgot to take one, so I’m sharing this instead because it made me laugh really hard. There are more here. (For the record, I like synchronized swimming because it reminds me of Esther Williams, and it seems very difficult. But that doesn’t mean these photos aren’t totally amusing.)
Song of the Day
All These Things That I’ve Done, The Killers
I got soul, but I’m not a soldier… This is a truly excellent running and walking song. Especially this part: I need direction to perfection, no no no no… help me out…
How was your Day 9?
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