Whole30 Day 22 Recap: Is This Over Yet?
I found this awesome Whole30 image and find it very appropriate because day 22 was hard for me. I don’t mean to be a downer, but it’s been the hardest day of the challenge for me to date. According to the whole30 timeline now is the time where I’m supposed to be feeling the “tiger blood” boundless energy. And I’ve also been told that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So why the heck has day 22 been so difficult?
I woke up feeling extremely tired and worn down even though I had slept for 9 hours. I was also grouchy and very irritable. It was not fun. I did not feel like myself at all.
I went to work and still felt like crap. Even people noticed that I was not myself. I couldn’t believe how tired I felt. I also felt hot and achy all over. It didn’t make sense. Was I getting sick? I was already sick with the flu two weeks ago (days 1-3 of my whole foods journey) so I couldn’t be getting sick again but then again I wasn’t sure.
I had my standard breakfast of hard boiled eggs and veggie juice. I came home for lunch and had some of the paleo meatloaf I cooked the night before. It was good. I still didn’t feel well so I took some time to do a couple quick breathing exercises. They helped, but I still felt like crapola. I headed back to work to finish up some stuff I had to do. When I got home I collapsed on the couch. I was too tired to do anything. Our Monday night soccer league started up this week and I didn’t want to miss the first game but I also didn’t have the energy to even stand up let alone play 50 minutes of soccer. I called our team captain to make sure we had enough girls before I called in sick. I felt bad missing the game but I just wasn’t up for it.
Overall my energy was pretty low and I was bummed that I was getting sick or something went wrong on my whole30. But I’ve been staying 100% on track with the program so I don’t know what was wrong. Luckily it only lasted for one day. Day 22 has definitely been the hardest day of my journey so far. That’s why it’s important to keep calm and whole30 on. Each day may have its setbacks but I’ve got to plow through it. No one said this was going to be easy.
What about you? Have you had days like this? Any idea why I felt like this on day 22? Post in the comments and let me know!