Today…meh on the energy scale. Not really hungry, not really feeling like doing much. With snow coming down after a couple of days of beautiful weather and warmer temps, my energy seems to be in sync with the grey of this day.
Still, I was mentally clear and energetic again, so while most of the day was spent in my pajamas (save for my walk), I accomplished a lot of sit-down-and-write-and-edit-photos work. Again, this is pretty huge because when my mood is low and my energy is low, typically so is my ability to work on writing projects and such. I’ve had nights alone where I could have written hundreds of words, but instead I only had the mental capacity to stare at yet another repeated episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
As someone who is a go-getter with big goals and dreams, it’s rather difficult to find myself so mentally exhausted so often, so I’m truly excited about the changes here. It feels like I can work now – really work toward – my goals, book, sites, etc. without just writing plans and lists to do them later. So, score 100 for mental clarity so far!
Day 14 –
I can see why people reach the two-week point of this Whole30 plan/experiment/challenge and think, “Eh, good enough!” It can feel like you’ve plateaued, so to speak, and it’s better than before, so good enough, right?
I honestly don’t find myself counting down the days until this is over. In fact, I’m so immersed in this journey that it just feels like a new way of life instead. I’m not longing for the things I cannot have but rather looking forward to feeling even better. My almost-accidents come more from the habit of grazing when at home or work rather than strong desires to have the foods I now pass up. Sometimes I almost pop a wafer or pepperoni into my mouth, but I realized as the thought crossed my mind that it was less about wanting it than my body was just going through the motions of the last 38ish years of random eating.
Last week I tried coconut milk in my coffee and found it quite tasty. Too tasty, in fact. So, today I decided to go back to just a cup of black coffee. Just a bit of a morning wakeup and then onward to food. I initially stated that I had hopes of giving up coffee through this experiment, so making it yummy with coconut milk was me going in the wrong direction. Besides, I won’t be having coffee at all during this year’s Live Below the Line event, so might as well step away again. (Pssst: SPONSOR ME!)
But with all the other things I’m working on letting go of, don’t hold me to it if I end up keeping coffee.
Maternity photo shoot with my son and daughter-in-law today. Ummmm…no pain, no exhaustion after! I had weakness in my arm again during (but I WAS using my biggest, heaviest lens), but I was able to shake it off. WIN!