I can’t believe I’m halfway through Whole30. On one hand, it feels like it’s just flying by. On the other hand, I can’t help but thing “I’m only halfway through?! GOSH!” While for the most part this has been fun and I feel like it’s just a way of life now, sometimes I just want some Bon Chon! Or a macaron. Or in yesterday’s case, a single bite of a doughnut.
But overall I’m really enjoying this and sometimes I feel like I’m part of some kind of cult. I just feel like I’ve educated myself enough on the program guidelines and this time around I want to do everything right. No cheat days, no “well that ingredient might be okay…” I feel like oversharing on my social networks, talking to friends about it, and frequenting the Whole9 forums is keeping me honest and motivated.
Everyone is so supportive and I’m feeling the love with the Whole30 community. Anyone who claims there are haters out to get them haven’t appreciated the full Whole30 experience. Follow the program exactly and you will reap all the benefits. Cheating your way through it isn’t going to do you any good. And blaming other people for your failures isn’t going to help you win at life.
Okay rant over. Onto my eats!
Day 11 – January 12
M1: roast sweet potato and kale with chicken sausage, berries with coconut milk and toasted coconut chips
M2: taco beef
, leftover roast sweet potato and kale, avocado, toasted coconut chips
M3: Elevation Burger
(2 patties) wrapped in lettuce with tomato and caramelized onions, side salad with spicy mustard balsamic dressing
Thoughts: Something in the dressing must have not been Whole30-compliant because it left me with a headache and a food coma – two things I haven’t experience since before Whole30. Boo! And the burger wasn’t even that good. I thought it was my changing tastebuds but my friend confirmed she didn’t think it was all that either.
Day 12 – January 13
M1: butternut squash and egg scramble, persimmon, cashews
M2: taco beef, spaghetti squash, roast brussel sprouts
W: taught Level 1 and Pole Masters
M3: pan-fried rib-eye steak, steamed broccoli, clementine
Thoughts: Today I was the third time in a week I roasted chicken
M1: roast chicken leg, broccoli, pan sauce, clementines
M2: carrots with guacamole
Thoughts: Trying to branch out with recipes. I love the taco wings! Super easy. I also made a hash for breakfasts (see below).
M2: taco beef with spaghetti squash, clementine
M3: taco wings with spaghetti squash, clementine
W: taught pole Level 6 class, focus on strength work
Post-WOM: few slices of roast chicken, clementine
Thoughts: A little obsessed with clementines today!
M1: taco beef with spaghetti squash, clementine
M2: sweet potato, apple, sausage, and spinach hash, clementine
M3: roast chicken, mustard-balsamic Brussels and onions, Seaweed Snax toasted nori
Thoughts: OMG I can’t stop eating fruit! I am too in love with this current batch of clementines. Fruit is supposed to be limited to 1-2 servings a day.