Tuesday, January 20, 2015

whole 30 - week two (with travel!!)

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Leftover caramelized onion and mushroom meatballs with potatoes and pineapple-jalapeno meatballs with zoodles (recipe here).

Two weeks into the whole 30 and I feel absolutely AMAZE-TASTIC! I think I hit the Magic around day 9, which would be a little early according to this timeline, but I think I also hit the digestive/pants tighter part earlier too.


The week was pretty normal for me, lots of work, lots of leftovers, but I was pretty nervous about the weekend, since I had to travel with the Commanders to a swim meet in Baltimore. To counter act my nervousness, I packed SO MUCH FOOD! I brought a big lunchbox/cooler full of the following:
  • a bag of clemintines
  • 20 larabars (overkill)
  • 7 bags of freeze dried strawberries (also overkill)
  • 4 avocados
  • salad dressing made of Tessemae's lemon garlic mixed with balsamic vinegar
  • apple sauce pouches (for during my run)

It totally worked! I wasn't hungry at all and I felt like I always had something to eat if I needed to! I also STRETCHED and advocated better for myself when we went out to eat than ever before. I made sure to explain that not only did I need my meal to be Gluten Free, but also to please make it plain. The one "mistake" that I made while eating out was assuming that the chili at Red Robin wouldn't have beans. So I had to scrape off the chili and I ate the meat out of it... I'm sure legume/anti-nutrient wise, I probably shouldn't have done that, but it was really tasty and I was having a hard time not eating the bottomless fries with ranch. I feel like it was a HUGE victory for my will power!! :)

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Avocado deviled eggs (just use mashed avocado and lemon juice instead of mayo) and leftover meatballs on a salad with mango
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These snacks have been saving me at work and on the go!
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Coconut curry chicken and steak two ways (one with salt and pepper and beet horseradish and one with chili lime rub)
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Burger at the swim meet with salsa and mustard and Steak Tuscano from Olive Garden
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Lara Bars have been my savior for breakfast or snack and a Red Robin burger with steamed broccoli.

My other little victory from the weekend was the fact that I was still able to get my long run in! It's so easy to just skip planned workouts when you're on the road, so in order to hold my self accountable, I told all the older kids that I would be running during their swim meet session. I thought about doing 14 miles, and knew that if I started by 8am, I would have time. But since I didn't get on the treadmill until 8:09am, I decided to just do 12 miles. I know just 12 miles on a treadmill!!!

I can safely say that is the longest I have ever spent on a treadmill in my entire life!! Lucky for me, there was a TV in the workout room, so instead of watching Netflix or Hulu on my phone (my new treadmill strategy instead of music), I was able to watch a movie on the actual TV! I watched Bring it On: All or Nothing and it was perfectly mindless to run to! :)

Who else out there is doing the Whole 30? How's it going?

What's your longest treadmill run? And how do you pass the time on the 'mill?

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