Whole30 Update: I did 30 days, I didn’t cheat and it didn’t make me feel better, in fact I felt worse. What gives? Moving on….
Not long after successfully completing the Whole30 challenge I decided to do a Wild Rose Cleanse again. Sometimes I wonder if I’m orthorexic or just obsessed with challenging myself and self improvement? In any case, today is the last day of the Wild Rose and I do finally feel better. I’ve shed the winter’s poor eating habits and cravings for junk food are gonzo. It’s been about six weeks of healthy eating rehab all together and I finally feel like I’m back to normal.
I am also back to my regular running and gyming routine. Runs are 8-10K and I am loving Signal Hill. My fave run these days is a 10K trail run which takes me from my apt, down the river trail and up and around the Signal Hill hiking trail and back home. Another fave is riding to the gym on my sweet newly remodeled bicycle (pic below), then running Signal Hill from the gym (7K) and following that up with a weights workout. Lifting heavy weights is my second love – running is and will always be, the first!
So life beyond detoxes and workouts is actually stellar these days. I made the Dean’s List this past semester – grades were 88, 88, 84, 84, 80. I am partaking in a study abroad program this summer at Harlow, UK. It involves six weeks of field trips around the UK and France and Belgium and after that’s done I am taking off with my backpack and classmates to explore some more areas of Europe. First up is Budapest, then Greece, Barcelona, Lagos, Paris… shit, this is going to be an amazing summer! I also got an awesome job at a new restaurant which is a new venture by some of the finest restauranteurs in the country. Needless to say I’m stoked about this as well.
Spring as sprung, I’m feeling fit and healthy again, fun and excitement are on the horizon and I’m living the life of a 22 year old! #foreveryoung