So, here's to throwing out the Whole Life Challenge and the craziness of trying to get as lean as possible....and on to growing time. I know that I can't lift heavy anytime soon, but I'm going to work my way up so that I can add some size over the winter.
Why throw out the Whole Life Challenge? I just wasn't that in to it. I do like the idea of staying away from most grains and dairy and I'll continue to do that, but the more strict things became the more I wanted to eat things that I normally don't even crave. It just wasn't healthy for me. I'd rather stick to a 85% clean diet and keep a fair amount of carbs so that I feel strong and I can grow. Add into the mix that I ate whatever I wanted after surgery and just got into that downhill spiral of being depressed because I couldn't lift... Just not the right time for me to lean out.
I'm also incorporating more running so that I can hopefully PR at the Turkey Trot this year. I had a great time last year, so this is going to be a challenge especially since I haven't trained much. Lord knows, when I am running my appetite is a nasty beast. Take away carbs and I'd be miserable to be around.