I am wondering whether my relatively smooth ride early on in my Whole30 “experience” is catching up on me, given such a smooth start all things considered.
I found today quite hard, as I was incredibly tired. It felt a bit like a constant 4pm dip. I was meant to be finishing off my big cook up with the meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo, but I just couldn’t face working away in the kitchen. I just wanted to sit down and be quiet. This is the first off day I’ve really had.
Not much of an improvement today either. Matt commented that I couldn’t have slept too well as I was tossing and turning a lot, and there were a couple of points in the night where he thought I might have fallen out of bed. I don’t know what is wrong exactly, as usually I am a sound sleeper. There hasn’t been much of a change in my energy levels either. I did cook up the remaining mince, turning them in to the meatballs I’d planned to make yesterday.
I am getting a bit fed up now. While I slept better, my hay fever is properly up and active at the moment, I hate the summer* and I am feeling pretty bloody miserable. Food is fine, I’m still enjoying it, but I am struggling to concentrate and I don’t like this lack of energy. I’m not sure if it is Whole30 related to be honest. I can feel my stress levels building, I am getting tetchy about going away on holiday next month, and I don’t feel very in control of anything. That’s usually the melting pot that results in depression for me.
I am really hoping that tomorrow is a bit better.
I suppose my one take away from this is that I don’t actually want to console myself with sugary stuff or anything at the moment, which I would normally do. Typically, the moment my mood starts to slide, my junk food consumption increases dramatically. It isn’t this time, and I am pleased with that.
*I don’t actually hate the summer, I just hate being a fat person in the summer, and I really loathe the humidity.
Hopefully, this funk will go and I will be left feeling as good as I was a couple of days ago.