I’m happy to report that I survived my first day on the whole 30. It actually wasn’t that bad. There are a couple things that I didn’t follow 100% though.
I had a green smoothie for breakfast. I know the whole30 recommends that we chew our food and that liquid food is processed differently but it’s so much easier for me to get my veggies/greens in with a smoothie. I didn’t add any fruit juice as a base though.. just water, spinach, grapes and a few strawberries.. oh and chia seeds. I think that was okay. Then I also had a few hard boiled eggs and some ham. Lunch was my stuffed pepper which was so delicious! I have it for lunch again today, and I don’t mind. Dinner is where things got tough.. I wasn’t prepared enough, so ended up having spinach with eggs and bacon. It’s wasn’t bad.. but I wish I had prepared something else. Oh I also had a spinach salad with grapes and walnuts for lunch yesterday, no salad dressing, but it was delicious!
I also snacked during the day, on grapes/blueberries and cashews, which is not recommended but it really helps me make it through the day. I’ll try to cut back on the snacking if it means increasing my meal portions. I also struggled with my pre and post workout meals. My dinner turned out to be my pre workout… I’m not sure if it’s okay that I didn’t eat anything before my workout (in addition to dinner) and post workout I had my usual banana and I don’t think anything else. Probably not the best way to re-feed by body.
My workout was also later than usual, so when I got home I scrambled to start cooking. Then I realized that the sausage I bought to use in my sweet potato casserole, had sugar and toasted wheat crumbs 😦 So I could use them. I ended up making a sweet potato and apple bake with coconut oil and cinnamon. Can’t wait to eat this after lunch.
So how did Day 1 go? For the most part it went really well. Today I’m skipping my workout (unless I can get in earlier – but doubtful) so that I can do more meal prep. I just want to cook cook and cook some more, so that I have food available to grab out of the fridge, and so I’m not scrambling to find something to eat.
Front squat – 3-3-3
Wall shoulder glides
Feet elevated push ups
Reverse dumb bell lunges
Paloff ISO hold
A very short workout. But my hips are so tight that I couldn’t get anywhere near the weight I usually front squat. So frustrating. My hips have been fairly tight the last couple weeks and I’ve been doing my best to stretch them out, and usually I can squat through the tightness, but not last night. It was almost a sharp pain as I squatted. I don’t think there will be more squats in this week’s WODs, so that’s good news. Maybe I just need to take it easy.