Temptation Island

Last week was both good and challenging. I am settling into a nice pattern with my workouts that look like this: Crossfit Monday and Wednesday; Kickboxing Thursday; running or walking everyday but Tuesday, and on the weekends I aim for 2 miles each day. My calves are getting tighter, so I need to stretch them more. The tightness is making running more difficult and I am listening to my body this time instead of getting injured. Other people in my 90 Miles group are doing 2-3 miles every day which is working for them, but with my other activities, and my proneness for injury, I am sticking to one mile a day as my baseline. Thankfully it has gotten ridiculously beautiful out in the last few days, so I have taking walks around the neighborhood and loving it!


I am sure it tasted good, but I don’t want to know how good.

Food-wise I am still to plan but had some unexpected challenges last week and a Friday of cravings that were insane!!So everything started off ok for the week. I made grilled chicken on my new BBQ, it was tasty as f*ck and I made a pot roast that was also wicked delicious. The tough part came on Friday. It was a random event, a coworker gave me one Lindt chocolate ball. Innocent enough, nothing crazy. I sat there at my lunch table and seriously contemplated eating it and then ultimately gave it to someone else. For the rest of the day all I could do was dream about chocolate. I wanted to pour a bath of pure milk chocolate, bathe in it and eat my way out. I am not kidding. I felt on-edge. The thought of chocolate came back to me all afternoon. After work, on my way to my manicure, I stopped at Target and bought a banana and ate it. After the second bite my entire body relaxed and my obsession died down. I was just surprised at how quickly I went from normal to full on craving attack. I am glad there was no chocolate lying around in the break room to tempt me.


The mountain of donuts. NOPE

On the weekend I was at a birthday party where I successfully ate to plan and ignored the very attractive cake and ice cream that was delivered to me. I did not even contemplate eating the sweets, I felt if I had even a tiny bit it would awaken the dragon and I am so fucking tired of my sugar dragon. Today I had more temptation. It was like Temptation Island!! Not only did someone bring in donuts this morning {and I mean a ton}, they also brought in bagels with flavoured cream cheese spreads and enticing cinnamon muffins. I made my coffee, closed the lids to all the items, as they smell amazing, and went about my business. I did not entertain the thought of consuming any part of that card fiesta and for some reason I did not have the same reaction I did on Friday. I joked with one of my coworkers who is also eating clean that we were being tested today and he laughed and felt the same way.


I hate you cinnamon muffins.

I am halfway through my whole 30+, day 15 today! And I had to check before writing that because I have lost count of the days, which I think is a good sign! Tomorrow the Tiger Blood is supposed to arrive and I am looking forward to it! Enough of these cravings and difficult moments! I am ready to embrace all the good things from eating this way!

This weekend my friend Shaun arrives from Canada—I am hoping to navigate through this as healthily and compliant to the Whole 30 as possible. I am sure I will have fun stories to share in a few days about it!