Marathon Training + Whole30

David and I start the Whole30 tomorrow. We went to Trader Joes yesterday and the local grocery store today. I spent about $150 total but a lot of that was spices.

Today, I’ve made turkey loaf, egg muffins and whole chicken in the crockpot. I still have Chili, sweet potatoes and mayo to make. Tomorrow, I’m planning on egg muffins + avocado for breakfast, tuna w/ mayo, apples, celery wrapped in lettuce for lunch with a sweet potato and turkey loaf for dinner with vegetables.

Whole30 Daily tell us to make goals for our 30 days – my three are

1. I will not use electronic devices 30 minutes before bed (and I will not check my phone when I wake up in the middle of the night)

2. I will complete Stage 1 of NROLW

3. I will spend more time with my husband

I did my first long-ish run for marathon training today – only 6 miles but more than I’ve done in awhile and it felt good. I have a bad cough and sore neck but neither bothered me while running.

Tomorrow, we start with before pictures and we’re off!

2014 goals – January edition

Continue to work on mindfulness and emotional/mental health – Continue therapy and read one book relating to this 
Journal 3x/week
Complete all stages of New Rules of Lifting for Women – Finish Stage 1
Run 2 half marathons (and PR in one) + Complete Boston Marathon in under 4 hours – Long runs with running group starting 1/12. Work on changing diet to benefit run training
Volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children – placement begins this month
Pay off car loan – pay regular amount
Pay off credit card debt – apply bonuses to 1 or more credit cards, zero out a credit card and stop using it 
Read 65 books – Read 5.5 books
Work on curbing soda consumption – Cut back to 3/week
Save $5000 – save $400
Start Masters Program – send in application and transcripts
Get a raise – Schedule a time to talk to my boss
Go to yoga 2x/month – Start going to Friday community class with friend
Continue to use YNAB – enter all spending, work on figuring out where we can cut back using tools
Stop biting nails – Figure out root of habit and change the cycle