Whole 30: Day 9 Recap


I’m doing a Whole 30 for a couple of reasons: 1) I want to feel great from the inside out, 2) Putting some stricter guidelines around my food choices keeps me from getting distracted by things that might otherwise tempt me, and 3) Sometimes it takes a while to reap the benefits of a change and having a timeline provides the structure and encouragement I need when I begin to feel impatient.

I plan to share what I eat each day to help me accurately judge what my body needs and to, hopefully, provide a little inspiration or planning assistance if you’re trying to figure out your day as well. If you have questions about anything, please leave me a comment.

Everyone is different, so I hope you don’t judge me too harshly by what I eat. And maybe you’ll see something that resonates with you and, in that case, excellent! If not, I’ll be posting different recipes on the blog too, so don’t despair!

Here’s to the journey!


5:00 Black coffee

6:30 Collard greens, 2 eggs, 1/4 avocado

12:30 Tropical Asian Slaw with gyoza meatballs

2:15 Apple with almond butter

5:30 Grilled steak, Brussels sprouts, roasted turnips, 1/2 an apple

Steak, Brussies, Turnips 2013

Food I think one of the reasons I was so hungry yesterday was because of my workout, which was tough. I’m sore today and my body most likely needed the extra nutrients. Today seems a bit more stable, and it’s a rest day. Probably not a coincidence.

Mood I am beginning to feel the boundless energy coming on. Love this stage!

Sleep 7.5 hours. I woke up in the middle of the night but was able to get back to sleep fairly quickly. I’ve covered the light from my clock which helps too.

Exercise Rest day! Sometimes you just have to let your body recover.


4 thoughts on “Whole 30: Day 9 Recap

  1. Hi Michelle 😃
    I think what you are doing is awesome! I can also appreciate your time and effort that goes into planning, prepping, & creating not just a journal but blog as well! Phew… Lots of work!!! There was one thing I noticed on your meal log yesterday, did you really not eat anything from 6:30 am-12:30 pm??? 😁 That’s 6 hours without fuel. 😳

    • Thanks! It does take a bit of time, but I’m loving sharing the journey with so many great people. Tuesdays are my crazy day during the week because I don’t have any time to stop in the morning. Sometimes I’ll get a chance to refuel quickly, but not before 11:30. One of my favorite things about paleo is that, while I know I’m ready to eat, I am not going crazy with starvation. My body can handle a brief fast.

  2. I made your fiery meat sauce on Sunday (preparing my paleo fir the week). We had it Monday — easy meal– with spaghetti sqaush. Even joe (the curmudgeon) loved it. I’ll be making it again, but for our tastes with only about a half a jar of peppers. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes! Thajs for being an inspiration!

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