We’re nearly halfway. How are you feeling? Take a look at the timeline and compare where you’re at with how many others tend to feel. Everyone’s results will differ but this timeline gives a good idea of how the month progresses.
Well this was certainly a WEEK for me:
First, I had an RXBar meltdown on Tuesday night (Day 8). I worked a late shift and did not pack enough foods to get me through the day until I could have a meal at home. I had ⅓ a Chocolate Chip RXBar which is *technically compliant* but controversial in the “New” Whole30 Rules. After some deliberation, I have decided to extend my Whole30 for 8 days and commit to an RXBar-free remainder of the program. Check out my Instagram Highlights for the details.
Then, on Wednesday I enjoyed too much of a good thing: sweet potato + Japanese sweet potato. The starch overload was no good for my stomach so I am taking a break from sweet potatoes for a little while (Shocking, I know!).
What I love about Whole30 is all of the nuggets I learn about myself, my food preferences and hunger patterns. What have you learned about yourself so far in this process?
For eats this week I am going to incorporate even more new foods: chia pudding, nicoise salad and curried cauliflower soup.
Scrambled eggs in ghee over bed of greens, topped with kimchee
Chia pudding with sliced banana, coconut flakes and a protein (probably 1 HB egg)
Nicoise salad with asian dressing: canned tuna, hard boiled egg, blanched asparagus, boiled white potato, sliced tomato, sliced bell pepper, over bed of greens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Arugula Salad with chopped vegetables and pear. Top with lemon tahini dressing (from week 1). Add boiled egg or canned salmon for protein.
Dinner: I’ve been in the mood for soup so I’m going to try a new recipe that incorporates curry spices.
Curried Cauliflower Kale Soup (+ shrimp for protein).
Shrimp and slaw -- roasted shrimp with a sesame-lime slaw. Topped with avocado and salsa.
Other: I have a couple ripe bananas so I’m going to experiment with a chocolate pudding:
Combine 1 overripe banana + 1 small roasted sweet potato (skin removed) + 1 egg + 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder + pinch of salt + 1 tsp coconut oil + 1 tbsp almond milk. Mix in blender until smooth. Pour into a small baking tin greased with coconut oil. Bake 25 minutes at 350 until it rises slightly; it should firm up in the oven, if it is gooey or jiggly bake an additional 5 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before you enjoy. Top with coconut flakes and enjoy as a breakfast alternative.
I completed most of my goals last week. The 2 strength workouts were awesome, I look forward to this new addition to my fitness repertoire. I did not move on to a new candle because I’m still burning through my Winter Cranberry, but I’ll add that on next week. Here are my Week 3 goals:
Foam roll 2x (after weight training days) for 10-15 minutes
Finish re-reading The Four Agreements for Virtual Bookclub → Bookclub meets on Sunday 1/20 at 7pm EST. It’s not too late to join!
Get outside and take 2 walks, at least 20 minutes each. It’s feeling colder here, need to bundle up and breathe fresh air.
What are your self-care goals this week?