Whole30 – 2016TD21

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.

I’ve done a few Whole30 challenges before, but this time I’m looking for something a little different. I lost touch with my Paleo choices last year and I would like to reconnect with what it means to feel healthy, vibrant, and in tune with my whole self.

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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Day 21 is done!

Quote of the Day: You are STRONGER than you know!

My day got totally changed around. I was looking forward to the tasting and had come to grips with the day and my blog (thanks to all of you and your supportive comments). Then I got a call from the venue and the chef had been in a car accident. He wasn’t hurt, just a bit shaken up and sore. I admit, it threw me off a bit because I had it all planned in my head, but that’s life. It’s totally unpredictable.

I felt really good with my food, even though there was that long stretch. I was super busy with work and most of it was out of the house. Ironically, my work situation is changing a little bit next month and I will have even more hours working from my home office. I am going to have to come up with a solution because I like to snack in front of the computer, especially when I’m really busy. I recognize it as a bad habit, a compulsion, a tactic for procrastination and/or stress relief. It is certainly not in my best interest, so I need a plan.

I think this quote is perfect today! I totally could have thrown in the towel and just taken that break from my Whole30. Maybe gone out to dinner, had a drink, whatever and just chalked it up to my “break”. But I didn’t. In fact I was even more conscious of my decisions and felt really good about handling the change in plans. I know that I have the strength in me to be successful and to stick to my decisions. Really, this isn’t hard in the grand scheme of things. It’s a choice. And one that makes me feel good in my skin. But sometimes, it feels hard and in those moments I think it’s worth it to dig a little deeper and tap into that inner strength. We all have it. Every one of us.

So the tasting is rescheduled for tomorrow and, it’s funny, because I feel totally ready to continue my Whole30. I almost wish it weren’t happening and I’m feeling a little insecure, like it might derail me more than I want. But I know that it will be super fun and I’ll be excited tomorrow. Tonight I feel just a tiny little bit frustrated (that’s too strong of a word, but I can’t find another) that I’m feeling good and I might be sabotaging it.

Day 21 – The Details

4:30am – Black coffee

6:15am – 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. coconut oil, cucumber-avocado salad, sauerkraut

10:30am – Salmon salad with broccoli, avocado, and tomatoes, banana

4:30pm – Hardboiled egg with a tiny drizzle of truffle oil, carrots, strawberries

6:15pm – Pork tenderloin, peppers and onions, cabbage, and salsa hotplate, 1/4 avocado, 2 eggs, apple

7:30pm – A few nuts

Food: So I really just need to find some work that keeps me out of the house. I was super busy all day long today and hunger didn’t even enter into the equation. I was a little hungry after dinner though, so I had a few nuts. Not overboard this time, but I’m still considering taking a full break from them next week.

Mood: Good, solid, even energy.

Sleep: 6 1/2 hours. I really feel that missing 30 minutes. And I woke up with a headache, which is interesting because that was happening at the beginning too. Please don’t say it’s the alcohol.

Activity: Yoga.

Focus – Meditate Daily: In my car when I thought I had the only 10 minutes I would get today. Breathe.

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