2014 New Year, New Whole30 – Day 20

Whole30 2014For the next 30+ days, I will be eating meat, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits and nuts. I will not be eating processed food, sugar, dairy, grains or legumes, and I won’t be consuming any alcohol.

This is not my first Whole30, but this time I want to focus on a couple of specific elements: 1) fewer nuts as snacks and 2) fewer snacks in general. I would like to find the right mix of meals and pre-/post-workout fuel to keep me steady throughout the day.

If you’re doing a Whole30 or other challenge, if you are living/exploring the Paleo lifestyle, or if you are simply looking for some tasty recipes to add to your repertoire, be sure to leave a comment to let me know you’re out there! I am so glad you stopped by!

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This week’s focus: Post-workout nutrition.

4:00 Black coffee

6:30 Kale, 3 eggs, salsa, 1/4 avocado, 1 tuna cup, pineapple

12:00 Chicken Apple Basil salad

3:00 Bell pepper strips and 2 tuna cups

6:00 Mexican beef on cauliflower mash, Paleo calabacitas

Food Obviously quite hungry this morning. It could be my body replenishing from the low-food days this week or it could be that I didn’t sleep again and it knows we need some fuel to make it through. Either way, I was truly hungry and let that be my guide. And then I continued to be hungry all day – which might be the workout, the returned appetite, or the lack of sleep. Anyone’s guess at this point. I am just staying in tune and making healthy choices until it steadies again.

Mood Good! A little tired mid-day due to lack of sleep but I feel remarkably clear-headed and happy.

Sleep Well…so much for consistent sleep. 5 hours. This is the first Whole30 that I have done that has not produced deep, regular, restorative sleep. I know it is because my brain has been overly concerned with change – both the good and the bad – and that it will settle down. At least I hope it will! Perhaps the fact that I haven’t been consistent with my yoga is also impacting this. It might be time to restructure my days to make time for calm.

Activity Chest and back today in a rather disjointed workout, but my upper body feels completely done! I’ll be needing some cardio and legs this weekend!

Focus I brought my snack with me but got distracted running errands and didn’t get to it. Ended up just eating lunch as soon as I could – not too bad, but not great either.

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