Sunday, January 10, 2016

Whole30 - Round 2 - Days 1-7


Okay, so here we are, at the end of day 7 of my 2016 Whole30. This round has been both harder and easier than last year's round. First, I know that I can do it. So that's actually really nice! I also know what to expect. I know that the first week and a half is hard, but that it gets better. I also remember running really, really well. Like out of my mind good. So I am excited for my running to feel that good again. The other difference is, this time I am training for a full marathon, not just a half.

Just like last time, I am documenting my food on instagram. It's nice to have people comment and ask about what I'm eating. I am so part of a larger group that is doing the Whole30 together. Six of us started together on the 4th, and another 2-3 are starting on the 11th, and yet another group is starting on the 18th! It's nice that people will still be in it when I finish, because HOPEFULLY, I can stick to a mostly Whole30/paleo diet! Though I am REALLY looking forward to a cocktail at Bartaco when I am done!

I want to do a whole separate post about running 20 miles, just for fun, but I do want to mention that when you are adjusting to a lower carb diet, your muscles sure do feel it! I was absolutely amazed at how much easier it felt to run after I switched from water to coconut water in my water bottle. Of course, it could have felt hard because I was still super sore from adding some weight training last week. But that's another post too!

I have to say that the best thing that you can do to ensure success with the Whole30 is have food ready all the time. Since I'm not much of a breakfast person, but don't take lunch until 1pm, I am usually pretty hungry by the time I get home for lunch. So I will eat a meatball or two cold while I cook everything else. I also spent day zero and day seven cooking for the week. Each time it meant meatballs, but at least they were different flavors. (last year I made pineapple jalepeno meatballs multiple times!)

So here's a chart and photos of what I ate in week one. I will update with recipes as I post them!

Day Breakfast AM Snack Lunch PM Snack Dinner Dessert
Day 1:
tall black coffee + banana
(from Starbucks)
2 meatballs
(while walking the puppy)
Meatballs, zoodles,
1/2 Avocado,
small baked potato
Dragon Eye Oolong Tea lemon chive
braised potatoes
rainbow chard, steak with chimichurri sauce

a spoonfull of almond butter
and strawberries
Day 2:
pre run: 1 beet, post run: grande black coffee (from Starbucks) three meatballs and 5 beets with balsamic vinegar, salt, and olive oil leftover lemon chive potatoes, rainbow chard, and meatballs with chimichurri sauce Dragon Eye Oolong Tea leftover steak with chimichurri sauce, a baked potatoe with ghee, and roasted broccoli with lemon and garlica spoonfull of almond butter and 3 strawberries
Day 3:
grande coffee + banana (from Starbucks) 3 meatballs and some leftover roasted broccoli more meatballs (like 10 more), more broccoli, and some beets Dragon Eye Oolong Tea beats and avocado with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, paprika homefries made in ghee, and the last of the roasted broccoli nothing
Day 4:
Grande Starbucks Coffee a cup of Lipton Tea 2 meatballs while I cooked, 4 pieces of bacon, 5 mushrooms sliced and cooked in bacon fat, a bunch of spinach and baby kale sauteed with the mushrooms, and half an avocado. Followed by a cup of strawberries! (I was hungry) nothing baked potato and meatballsnothing
Day 5:
apple and almond butter before practice, coffee and peeled berry apples after practice nothing baked potatoe and half an avocado Tevana Joy Tea bacon, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, baked potato, and avocado nothing
Day 6:
half a banana before 8 miles, half a banana and some coconut water after 8, apple sauce packet and more coconut water after 6 more, black coffee after the final 6 (total of 21.49 miles!) nothing roasted broccoli and cauliflower with bacon, half an avocado, and a banana raw veggies at a swim meet roasted broccoli and cauliflower with bacon, pepper "nachos" stuffed with ground beef, and guacamoleapple sauce packet
Day 7:
big English breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, hashbrowns (with homemade ketchup!), and bacon with some orange slices and black coffee black coffee nothing raw veggies at the swim meet and an apple with almond butter stuffed poblano pepper (with meat from pepper "nachos") and some Asian meatballs with sauteed spinach and kale


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