I’m more than 2/3 of the way through my first Whole30.  I was really expecting this to be super hard and I continue to be surprised by how doable this program is.  I had my biggest challenge over the week-end, I attended a bridal shower that was serving a delicious brunch menu.

I was blown away by beautifully the bridal party decorated with birch wood, tulips and burlap.

I was blown away by beautifully the bridal party decorated with birch wood, tulips and burlap.

I was nervous that there wouldn’t be anything for me to eat so I had a really filling breakfast at home.  I was right, all I had to eat was fruit.  That’s ok, I sipped on decaf coffee and I brought a larabar to tie me over.  It was a great shower for a wonderful lady and I was so happy to be there and proud of myself for sticking with the Whole30, especially since everyone at my table wanted to talk about what I wasn’t eating.

Sunset over the Hoosic river during my long run.

Sunset over the Hoosic river during my long run.

By the time I got home from the shower I was STARVING!  I did my long run the night before and banged out 9 miles.  I’m not going to lie, it was tough.  My feet were killing me the entire time and the second mile was a huge hill that I mostly walked up but it was still a happy run for me.  I finished strong and with a smile on my face.  I think this was why I was so hungry though.  It’s hard to eat enough carbs after running long distances and by only getting your carbs from fruits and veggies.

The rest of Sunday was spent cleaning and doing random errands and I was to tired to meal plan or plan my workouts.  This made grocery shopping a lot more challenging and it took a lot more time.  This was definitely a “Fail to plan, plan to fail” situation.  I only bought healthy, Whole30 approved foods but I think I bought way more than we can eat in a week!

Before shopping

Before shopping

After shopping

After shopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This doesn’t include all the fruits and veggies that don’t go into the fridge and sit on my counter.  Now I have to figure out how we’re going to eat all this food and where I’m going to chop it.

The other problem with shopping without a plan is the amount of money you spend.  I don’t know why I was so shocked at the price, but I was floored.  Most of what I bought was on sale and I had some coupons but I was stocking up on staples so I guess it just all adds up.

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I will absolutely be planning our meals next week!  I also need to find some workouts and schedule them as well because other than running and Zumba I haven’t planned on doing anything and it looks like I won’t be getting any lifting in this week.  Here’s the fly be the sit of my pants meal plan.

Monday~ Fish tacos and coconut lime cauliflower “rice”

Tuesday~ Baked chicken and roasted sweet potatoes and beets

( I totally burnt the beets 😦 )

Wednesday~ Proscuitto wrapped spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken with roasted Brussels sprouts

Thursday~ Steak with mushrooms and onions and green beans with coconut oil and slivered almonds, and baked sweet potatoes

Friday~ Crock Pot Cinnamon Pork tenderloin with apples and turnips

Not too shabby of a meal plan.  I’m really looking forward to Friday’s tenderloin, I love walking into the house after a long day of work and smelling cinnamon and apples and general yumminess.  And not having to wait to eat is pretty awesome too.  I better go eat some fruit and veggies before they start to go bad!

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