Whole 30: Finally Found My Tiger Blood

My tiger blood is finally here!  It's Day 19 of the Whole 30 and I FINALLY have energy! 

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It started slowly a couple days ago.  I was folding clothes and decided to do football drills for twenty seconds after I folded every ten pieces of clothing.  It was like a game.  Fold ten pieces, run in place like crazy for twenty seconds, catch my breath while folding ten more items, repeat.  I did that several times.....for fun.  Let's repeat that....I ran in place for fun.  I don't run.  I don't really find exercise to be all that enjoyable to be honest let alone fun.  Yet, there I was running in place FOR FUN.  It was weird.

Yesterday, I felt like I needed to workout just to burn off some extra energy.  So I got up and did a walking workout available on Amazon.  These workouts are free for Amazon Prime members and are really handy!  Then I signed up for a race....more on that in a future post.  

This morning, I woke up at 4:00 a.m. completely raring to go.  I've been busy like a bee all morning feeling really great.  It's not even noon and I'm about to hit my step goal!  It's truly like a switch has been flipped and I'm so glad I'm finally at this awesome stage of my Whole 30.  

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to slay my sugar dragon.  I've been eating fairly low carb (no fruit, no sweet potatoes) since last Saturday.  I'm eating lots of vegetables, fresh meat, and some good quality fat.  That's it.  I've cut out things that were tripping me up like apples and almond butter,  coconut milk in my coffee, Larabars, and snacking in general.  All those things are fine in moderation but they were keeping my appetite high and my willpower low.  Now, I've got energy and looser pants. I'm sure I'll have those things occasionally but I'm keeping those choices in the "rare occasion" category since I'm feeling so much better without them.  

It's finally going to warm up around here this weekend so we have lots of outdoor plans ahead!  I'll be back next week to talk about my new "race" and a few other things I've got on my mind now that I feel so much better!

How are you doing?  Tiger blood kicking in or are you still snoozing on the couch? If so, hang in there....you'll get there.  Don't quit!

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