Focus points for Whole 20, Round 2 (May 2 – June 1, 2017):
- Move past my “sugar demoney” behavior;
- Learn how to nourish myself while working out hard;
- Establish some basic daily and weekly routines that help support me in my busy life;
- Change my thinking and self-image; learn to “think fit.”
My goals for Round 1 (January 28 – February 28) were a little simpler; to get back into the habit of cooking for myself and eating more paleo-ish. It was really successful. I mostly focused on making sure I was eating only compliant foods and following the recommended meal template, not snacking in between meals, etc. I didn’t want to drive myself crazy with too many restrictions, “best practices” or routines right off the bat. I kept it basic, compliant, and made it work as best I could. I completed it with no cheats, slips or mistakes, and felt amazing.
This time I’m limiting my fruit to one or two pieces per day, and nothing super sweet, like dates or bananas. I’ll be working out this round, some days really hard. So I’m going to follow official W30 pre- and post-workout meal advice (protein/fat ~an hour beforehand, protein/carb-dense veg ~10-30 min afterward.)