Whole30 Days 13 and 14

Apparently I didn’t post yesterday, I uploaded pics to do so but forgot, I guess.

So yesterday – woke up at 6am and was ready to go.

Breakfast – 7:45am – I had a sweet potato that isn’t pictured, steak and eggs

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Got some stuff done and then ran errands with David. After our errands, we went to the gym for a quick workout. I did 31 min – 5 walk, 21 run, 5 walk for 2.62 miles.

Lunch – tuna mixed with avocado and green beans, grapefruit – around 12:30

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I spent all afternoon decluttering and organizing the house with David.

Dinner was around 6 – kielbasa, peppers, onions and green beans

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI went to be around 9pm and fell asleep by 930pm. I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm today at 530am. I’ve been sleeping so much better. I guess I can attribute that to Whole30.

Had some coffee, egg muffins, 1/2 an avocado and some applesauce at 6am

IMG_20140119_060348_760I met a friend at her house and then drove to meet our running group. I drank 1/3 coconut water, 2/3 water on the drive in. I ate a clementine and banana when we got there at 7:45am and then packed a Peter Rabbits Organics, dried mango and dates for run fuel. We had 12 miles scheduled. It had started snowing, so it was a bit slippery. I started out with my friend and ran nice and easy. We hooked up with another girl at a water stop around mile 4 and then I ran a bit ahead after that because I was feeling awesome. There were 2 water stops, I had 1/2 the fruit squeezy Peter Rabbit thingy and a piece of dried mango at each. I didn’t eat the dates. 2 cups of water at each station. I avoided the candy and gatorade easily.

IMG_20140119_061932_815I got back a bit before my friend and had my post-run leftover kielbasa, and green beans with a sweet potato, along with the dates and clementine. I mentioned the twizzlers looking good to me to her and she told me I deserved one after 12 miles but I wasn’t even that tempted because I feel so good and don’t want to slip up.

IMG_20140119_101229_677(I promise there is kielbasa on the bottom of that).

Ran a few errands and then came home and ate again around 12pm. I browned some ground beef, scrambled in2 eggs and then some sweet potato with a little s&p. It was delish.

IMG_20140119_115702_593(even Dash wanted some!)

Now my chicken is in the crockpot for the week. Watched our football team lose and ate chicken drumsticks that David grilled.

IMG_20140119_151418_958I have also snacked on some pistachios and dried fruit watching the games. I’m feeling really good 2 weeks in. My awesome run made me feel really good about my fuel.

 

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Whole30 Day 12

Slept in until 7:15.

Breakfast at 7:30 with coffee: egg muffins, banana and some tomatoesIMG_20140117_080852_143Went for a 6 mile run with a friend at 9:30ish. We did a nice hilly route averaged around 10:20 min/mile. My legs felt heavy for most of the run. Then I went to the bank to fix my debit card before going to Trader Joes. I should’ve taken a picture of my grocery haul, there was lots of stuff! I ate an apple and some dried mango on the way home; not a great recovery snack I know.

Had to rush around by the time I got home, so I showered and then had lunch in the car on the way to my hair appointment.

Lunch 12:30pm: chicken and a big sweet potato

IMG_20140117_122903_145Then I got my haircut, went to REI and got some Peter Rabbit Organics for my 12 mile run on Sunday. Came home and cleaned up my mess of a kitchen and then David and I went out to dinner with his family. I didn’t take a picture but I had sirloin and a double serving of broccoli and David had salmon and a double serving of broccoli. We also had some salt and vinegar chicken wings as an appetizer. I wasn’t tempted by the bread at all. I actually had two temptations yesterday where I would usually give in but didn’t: when I dropped my dog off at my parents, I did have any hot tamales, I usually have at least one handful and then I wasn’t tempted by bread at dinner! Woohoo.

 

Whole30 Day 11

So day 11 – boring day. Slept great last night, woke up at 6am, walked the dog, went to work.

Breakfast 8am: 3 egg muffins, clementines and pistachiosIMG_20140116_074712_060

Lunch 12pm: chicken soup, mixed veggies, a few dates and avocado

IMG_20140116_114958_752Came home and made dinner with David.

Dinner 6pm: steak and green beans with onions and garlic

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Then some almonds, pistachios, coconut flakes and dried pineapple. Now we’re going to play cribbage and relax.

Whole30 Day 10

1/3 of the way through 30 days and feeling pretty good. I had a so so night of sleep – cough attack and the dog needed to go out. But still got a lot of un-interrupted time too.

Breakfast at 8am – egg muffins, avocado and grapefruit

IMG_20140115_075114_332Then I had a snack midmorning, I was starving. Not pictured – pistachios and a clementine.

Lunch at 12pm – chicken soup, green beans, tomatoes

IMG_20140115_120548_272I was hungry and tired mid afternoon so I had almonds and a small black coffee.

On my way to the gym, I had a banana – not good pre workout food, I know. But it was in my car.

Ran 7.15 miles, 70 minutes. It was 5 min walk warm up, 60 min progression run, 5 min walk cool down. I felt awesome.

Dinner at 8pm when I got home was chili, a piece of dried mango and an apple. I don’t have a picture.

I was in bed by 9 and slept awesome!

Whole30 Day 9

I’m kind of tired tonight and don’t feel like writing too much.

Breakfast – 8am – 2 egg muffins, pistachios, grapefruit and sweet potato

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Lunch – chicken soup, sweet potato, broccoli and tomatoes

IMG_20140114_115705_250After work run – 30 minutes easy

Dinner – turkey burgers, avocado, avocado mayo, veggies

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Whole30 Day 8 + Goal Check-in

Before I get to today – I want to take a look at the three goals I made at the beginning of last week

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)

– I’ve accomplished this 4/7 nights so far, so not great. Sporting events + insomnia have contributed. I am looking to improve on sleep this week. 

2. I will complete Stage 1 of NROLW

– Also not good. I strained my neck and took a lifting break. I will be back at it tomorrow. 

3. I will spend more time with my husband

– Yes. This is going well.

On to Day 8!

I slept really well last night. I was still groggy this morning. I actually stopped and got a large iced (black) coffee on my drive because I was scary sleepy. I think it’s just a combination of a long run yesterday and not great sleep last week. I’ll be going to bed early again tonight. (Which means I need to be off the computer soon).

Breakfast – egg muffins, clementines and almond at 8am

breakfast8I’m also happy to say last weeks constipation issues are completely gone! So relieved.

Lunch – chicken + vegetable soup from my homemade broth, green beans + tomatoes at 12pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo snacking at all this afternoon, and I wasn’t hungry at all. I had today off from running so I came straight home and David was making dinner.

Dinner – salmon + broccoli with ghee and sea salt; After dinner – dried mango + pistachios at around 6:15pm (yes, the dog wanted my dinner. she did get some broccoli (sans salt and ghee) in her bowl)

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOkay, I’m off to read and bed!

Whole30 Day 7 + First Long Run of Marathon Training

It’s the end of week 1! Woohoo!!

So last night I stayed up way too late watching the Patriots win! and the US Figure Skating Nationals even though I knew I had to be up at 6am to prepare for today’s long run. So I got 6 hours of sleep. But they were 6 solid hours. Best I’ve had all week. And I’m going to bed at like 8pm tonight to make up for it.

Anyway … I got up at 6am and got ready, drank my coffee and headed out at 6:30 to meet a friend at their house. I ate an egg muffin before I left and then a sweet potato and some dates on the drive over. I also had the clementine right before running. As well as 1 part coconut water to 3 parts water before.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere was a huge group of runners today. It was the first long run of Boston training for the club I just joined. We ran 10 miles, nice and easy. I ran with my friend and while it was in the 40s, it was windy! We did make a wrong turn once but that was it. There were 2 water stations set up on the training run with water, gatorade, candy and gels. I only had water and I brought 2 pieces of dried mango and 3 dates with me too that I grazed on throughout the 10 miles.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI normally would just need water for a 10 miler if I’d been training consistently but I’m just now building up mileage again, so I brought them in case and I was grateful. My legs were a little heavy and sluggish but I expected that from what I read on the Whole30 forums. Overall, I felt pretty decent.

We got back to the clubhouse and they had a breakfast spread out – all of which I could not eat. Oh well, I had a sweet potato and a piece of chicken with me to eat and then I grabbed tea

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI came home and took a short nap before doing some cleaning. Then I made chili, chicken & vegetable soup and egg muffins for the week. Now it’s up to David to do the dishes and put them away. I had some chicken and green beans around 3pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd then dinner around 6pm – chocolate chili – a little too liquidy this week since I used the crockpot. But still good.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHad a handful of pistachios after dinner and now just relaxing. We have chicken, chicken & vegetable soup, chili, egg muffins and coleslaw prepared for the week. Feeling pretty good. I do need to do some reflecting on my three goals from the start in tomorrow’s blog.