I stopped posting weekly macros updates awhile ago because they just weren't that interesting. So I thought I'd check in and let you all know how things are going in that department.
At the end of last week, I actually cancelled my coaching through the company that I started with just under two months ago. Why? Well, first off I wasn't making progress. Part of that was due to the fact that I wasn't getting enough food and the answers I got for the rest of it were simply unacceptable to me. I had a fairly extensive email conversation with the founder of the company and realized that our philosophies were just too different for me to even attempt to make it work. I'm not going to go into details here because it's not appropriate. Everyone needs to make their own decisions about things like this based on what is best for them. What is best for me is not necessarily best for you no matter how much you want to believe that it might be.
Even though I was not pleased with the way things were going with my plan, I did receive the best customer service possible throughout this whole process.
What am I going to do now? For the moment I'm going to follow the Whole30 eating principles. Over the last week, pretty much everything I've eaten has made my stomach hurt so I need to do some squeaky clean paleo eating to get myself back on track as far as digestion goes (this will not be hard since I got both the new Fed + Fit cookbook and the 2nd Edition of Practical Paleo with tons of new recipes...if you don't have them...get them). BUT I'm also going to stick to some looser macros. For some people that sounds so incredibly restrictive, but for me it's really not. I eat mostly Whole30 a majority of the time anyway. Lately I've been eating rice and gluten-free bread, but I think I need to stick with other sources of carbs for awhile. I don't eat a lot of dairy to begin with either, so it's not hard to give that up.
So that's the plan for now. I'm looking into some other options (because I have goals!), specifically working with a woman who does macro plans for endurance athletes. I really feel that part of the issue here is that endurance training has completely different needs than weight training. I mean, telling me that I can't have my post workout shake unless I'm doing weight training when I'm only getting 1500 calories and going for an hour run does not work for me (that wasn't the case this go around, but I've been told that in the past). Anyway, I'm looking for someone who understands these needs a little better.
I'll keep you posted on how things go from here!
Linking up with Amanda.