Hello again sugar.

So today was the last day of the Whole30-esque Real Food Wellness Challenge! We did the same workout as the beginning, which was:

Met-con:
AMRAP in 12 minutes

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 squats
  • 100 meter shuttle run

Last time I got 4 rounds + 10 burpees + 9 squats, but this time I got 5 even, so definitely an improvement there (although last time I was sore and now I’m not). Overall, I didn’t see a huge change in my mood/endurance/sleep/etc., but I did lose the 5 pounds I’d gained over the holidays and appreciated the kind of “reset” it gave me. My face also cleared up after a couple of weeks. Maybe I’d been eating well enough beforehand to not notice much, but oh well. I’m still glad I did it, and learned a few new recipes too! Most notably, this one (everyone at the gym is obsessed with it): Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

And I can’t lie — really looking forward to eating things like bacon (affordable sugar-free bacon is impossible to find), coffee creamer (at least until NutPods are available), Lara Bars with chocolate, chocolate in general, cheese (my uncle gave me some Wisconsin cheese for Christmas that I can finally open), apple cider, and honey in my tea.

I also took the obligatory before & after pictures:

Real Food Wellness Challenge: Before & After

Not much difference as you can see, but at least it didn’t go the other way!

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