Whole 30: Day 11 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 Spaghetti squash, collard greens, mushrooms w/ jerk seasoning and WF2 vinaigrette, 2 eggs, and 1/4 avocado

10:00 Post-workout meatloaf and 1/2 c. sweet potato

Pan-fried Sardines from WF21:30 Pan-fried Sardines, raw zucchini coins, salad, avocado

5:00 German Sweet Potato Salad, 1/2 of a sausage, zucchini soup

8:30 Pear, handful of raw nut trail mix

Food I felt really good having protein and carbs after an intense cardio-leg day. That was a great way to refuel. / This is the second year I have been in full Whole 30 over Halloween. The fact is, I don’t really like Halloween candy, but in the past, I would still completely overindulge in it…for days. Taking it completely off the menu is the best way for me to handle it. Eating even one piece sends me into a psychological maelstrom that I can’t get out of, for something I don’t even like. Bottom line: Candy free is the way for me.

Mood Good energy. Even mood. Can’t complain there!

Sleep 7.5 hours. Starting to sleep soundly. Awesome.

Exercise Cardio and legs today. I sure I hope I don’t have any activities requiring the use of my lower body tomorrow… I did back yesterday, but it’s been a few days since I did chest and shoulders so I focused on some upper body strength poses in yoga today. That always feels remarkably empowering – once I get over the fact that I fall on my face in crow. 🙂


5 thoughts on “Whole 30: Day 11 Recap

  1. I am on day five of my 2nd Whole 30. I love checking into your blog everyday to see what’s new on your menu. I struggle with breaking out of routines, especially when it comes to food.
    I might try some of the food you hae been whipping up–if you don’t mind a little copycatting:) I’ll link to your blog when I discuss it on mine to make sure you get the full credit of course!

    I am trying to blog everyday about my daily experiences and what I am learning about this journey.

    Thanks for sharing your trek with us!

    • Congratulations on doing another Whole 30! I would LOVE it (and be totally flattered) if you tried some of my recipes! I hope you enjoy them and will follow along to see how you are doing too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a fantastic day!

  2. Okay, I took the plunge, I’m 10 days behind you. I made ghee today. So many of these things I feel like I have to stop training to try but this one just fits into my “health first” mantra. Not sure how itonman AZ is gonna go on day 17, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there! Miss you, oh, and I say no to sardines….ewww.

    • Oh my gosh! I love that you’re doing this too! There are a number of paleo triathletes out there. Have you found any of them yet? Definitely bake off some sweet potatoes; you’re going to need them. And you may just decide that training and race day fuel have different parameters for you. I know you’ll figure it out. Hopefully by Day 17 you should have loads of energy so everything will be great. Keep me posted! We may need to talk at some point and work on a post that gives tips for the endurance athlete. I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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