Whole30 resources

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I am a third of the way through Whole30. I have gotten tons of questions, which I highly appreciate. Several of you have jumped on board the bandwagon which is amazing.

Everyone has their own reasons for embarking on a challenge like this. Mine are pretty clear and outlined here if you missed it.

The common themed question I am getting seems to revolve around: what do I eat? How do I fuel my training? These are really valid questions. I listed some of the resources I have come across below. If you have some, please share them with me as well!

I will say this: I could not have done this during the final build to Ironman. Others might be able to but I would advise waiting. Give yourself the time for a good clean slate. It will be here when you are done. I recommend doing this in the off-season. Right now I am only training about 10-12 hours a week, which allows me to make it my complete focus.

One of the questions believe it or not, came from my husband. He remarked that he’s never seen someone make such a drastic chance to their nutrition so quickly. (He is a man who eats very very well, but he can have his cake and eat it too. He’s also a phenomenal athlete). How did I do it?

I just decided to. Honestly that was it.

I see people hem and haw about things in their life. I am pretty on or off when it comes to many things. One of my friends always says “Mary is either on time or not coming. She’s never late.” That’s a fact. I am in or out. All or none. With that being said…. I was not totally in or totally out of Ironman prep this season which was VERY difficult for me. I was dictated by medical things and riding that out as it came around. That made it very tough.

Again I am only a third of the way in here, I am a novice at best.

The next question is, if you felt good before… what do you mean you feel awesome? This is the one that is hardest to describe. I have always felt good. How I have felt for the past 11 days is: clear, energetically stable, relaxed (but I am a relaxed and laid back person at baseline). I love the feeling of taking care of myself like this. I love that feeling. I just feel good. And I can’t properly articulate it.

Here are the resources that have been helping me so far. Some of these I have listed before, some are new, I put them into some categories for you:

What the heck should I eat? Here are some Whole30 compliant recipe resources.

It was difficult at first to find resources for athletes on Whole30. But thanks to some helpful twitter friends I found these for tips on fueling our type of lifestyle and training:

I appreciate the questions and feedback more than you can imagine. I am glad I decided to share this experience.

Remember: giving up sugar isn’t hard. Cancer is hard.

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Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email valortri@gmail.com for more information!

By Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email valortri@gmail.com for more information!

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