So, my 30 days was up on August 30th. Today is Sept 6... why have I waited so long for another blog entry? Well, there are a couple of reasons... First off, last weekend I went up to the Bay Area to get a tattoo so I spent a few days with some family and friends while I was visiting. Second, when I returned back to the Central coast, I was moving rooms (same house) so it took a couple days to move everything upstairs... I've also been doing some last-minute conditioning and working out because I am going down to LA this weekend for an audition (that's a whole separate blog post I can discuss later).... But probably the biggest reason why I procrastinated this post is because I knew I needed to fess up...
I got my tattoo. On August 29, the second to last day, my side was drilled for 2 straight hours. It was pretty painful, I am not going to lie-- it hurt. After an almost 100% clean Whole30, I went home that night and ate half a pint of Thrifty's Animal Cookie Ice Cream (shoutout to my mom for having two of my favorite things in the house when I am on the final stretch of my diet). I just wanted it. I didn't care. It wasn't like a post-workout need for food... I am not sure what it was, but alas, I sat there at 10pm that night and ate something that had dairy, gluten, soy and a heck of a lot of added sugar.
So was I going to do this all over again?
I told myself, no. Since I pretty much blew all of my introduction phase out the window, I just decided to return to a "everything in moderation" diet this week. BUT, let me tell you -- something is not right. During my Whole30, I felt my gut was finally "clean;" I was having textbook digestive patterns, and I never felt weighted down. However, this week, I am having a pretty bad digestive relapse. I am not sure what it is from since I have had gluten and dairy (probably the two things I was most concerned about) this week. My tummy is definitely not happy. I am not sure what to do at this point, except trying an elimination diet that isn't so strict/all-inclusive.
I can continue provide updates every once in a while, maybe I will try this Whole30 thing again later on in the year. But comment below, let me know what you think!