Week of 10/5 to 10/9
Category : Weekly Blog
Hello Jabletes! We are almost wrapping up our first full week of the Whole 30! How has the first week felt for you? Hopefully you’ve gotten past the “hangover” and “kill all things” stage and now, welcome to “I just want to nap”. Why is this? Why is it suddenly harder to get through a workout now than ever before? What happened to all your energy? Your body is now starting to get used to the lean proteins, fats and vegetables to use for fuel and no longer has the quick sugar and starches it once had. Don’t give up! Hang in there, soon you’ll turn a corner and you will feel SO MUCH BETTER.
I’m not going to lie though. The next week isn’t going to get much easier but stick with it! I promise by the end of week 3 and entering week 4 you’ll feel so much better! You’ll sleep better and you’ll start to feel those reserves for workouts in no time! Remember, keep organized. Plan those meals and keep posting pics of your amazing breakfasts, lunches and dinners! It’s inspiring to all of us! Lastly, keep up on those good fats. I’m talking coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, nuts, ghee and have you tried the duck fat from PCC?? I roasted my veggies in that this week and it’s divine!
Here’s a little inspiration to get you to week 2 http://hollywouldifshecould.net/2012/09/10-tips-to-make-your-whole-30-a-success/ I like what she says about focusing on the first two weeks. Seriously, these are the hardest for almost everyone. If you can get to day 14 the rest is easy! You’ll be in a groove, you’ll know what foods to have on hand, what you need to have in the car or in your gym bag to snack on and you’ll know how to simply make breakfast for dinner if what you had planned didn’t work out 😉
Lastly, I want to say a few words about soreness and pain. It’s so important for us as athletes to know how to distinguish the difference between being sore and experiencing pain. For those of you who have heard Coach Tyler say this before, I’m going to reiterate what he always said to us: soreness and injury are two very different things. One is discomfort, the other is pain. As you warm up, soreness will decrease as additional blood is introduced to your muscles. When your injured, the pain is there no matter what. If you feel sore from a brutal workout or a 1rm, come back and workout again! I’m serious! If you are injured, listen to your body! If you need to take time off that is exactly what you need to do.
We, as coaches, are here for you no matter what and what we really like is communication. Let us know first thing when you come in that you are really sore or have an injury from those 100 wall balls we did yesterday or that really heavy deadlift workout we did two days ago. We are happy to modify any workout on the spot and can make sure you are still moving and most importantly being safe within those movements. We can give you more mobility to do to help that painful IT band or make sure you don’t do those box jumps because your knee has been bothering you. We want you to be safe, have fun and still get your sweat on. If you can’t come in you can always email us to say “hey coach! I think I injured my hamstring from those sprints yesterday, I’m taking a break for a few days!”. We are here for you! You are what drives us to keep educating ourselves and stay up to date with functional movement, mobility and most importantly to be the best coaches we can for you!
Keep moving, Carissa