Whole 30: Day 15 Recap

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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!

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5:30 Black coffee

8:00 Buffalo Breakfast Squash with 2 eggs

12:30 Cuban beef patty salad, Zucchini soup, Pear

8:00 Beef stew on Turnip Mash, Watercress-pear salad

Food I work at the gym from 5:30-7:30 on Mondays so dinnertime doesn’t happen until late. I increased my lunch size – more meat and fat, always lots of veggies – and I was seriously not hungry the rest of the day. This is something I need to experiment more with because I wasn’t liking the fact that I still felt the need for snacks on other days. According to the Whole 30 rules, you are supposed to aim for 3 meals (not counting any additional fuel pre- and post-workout) to allow your digestive and hormonal system a break. I was still snacking and hadn’t found my optimal meal size, but I think I got closer on Day 15.

Mood Busy, happy.

Sleep 8 hours. Couldn’t stay awake due to the time change so I got a bonus 30 minutes!

Exercise Push workout on my own at the gym today. It felt good – I needed to back off the high intensity cardio bursts and just lift some heavy things. Yoga at home too – always a good idea, even if I only had 20 minutes.

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5 thoughts on “Whole 30: Day 15 Recap

  1. Yea, so I did 4 days, then binged on some candy, then started back for real today…as day 1. Got better organized and some more accountability, started a little blog on it and registered in the forum. I really scoured the forum on training fuel ideas, and last weekend I did coconut water instead…disgusting!!! So I’m going to stick to my training fuel for my long sessions. It works, and I leave for Ironman in a week. But other than the long days, I’m just eating more at the meals and timing my meals better. We’ll see!!! It’s so nice to read about what your are up to daily, we’ve missed you!

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