Today would be the 2nd last day of my whole 30…if I hadn’t fallen off the wagon yesterday. in a moment of weakness, I indulged in some sago and some sticky date pudding. This had been a few days coming. A week or so ago, I started a leaning diet (that was within the whole 30 guidelines). I went ok for the first few days, but then I started stressing out over it and restricting myself too much. The leaning diet totally went against my reason for starting the whole 30, essentially making me lose sight of why I was doing it.
We had my sister’s birthday and the family Christmas (aunt’s, uncle’s, cousins and grandparent’s from my dad’s side) at our house this weekend. When it came to desert at the family Christmas, there was some home made sago. I had never seen or tried sago and my whole 30 had now become a limiting rather than empowering. I believe life is all about shared experiences. While I plan on living a healthy life, there has to be a few exceptions every now and then. Quite often food is a shared experience, as was the case yesterday when I tried a food from a different culture.
“When we become so rigid about what we eat that we can’t live our lives and the food rules we want to live by take the pleasure out of life because we’re too stressed to know what to choose, we’ve failed.” –Balanced Bites
While I know this frustrates some people that I was only 2 days away, I am proud of the 28 days I COMPLETED! I have felt amazing, and I know my body is grateful for the 28 days rest I gave it, and not devastated about the 2 it missed out on. I plan on starting a whole 60 in the new year, and am excited to see how much I can improve on my first attempt.
There you have it. I’m not perfect, I am human. (Shock horror, I know!) haha
Here are some pics of the food, company and surprises I have enjoyed over the last week.