Day 1 is coming to a close!
Today was pretty easy, but I’m going to chalk that down to it being a weekend. I have a feeling that it’s going to be A LOT more challenging to eat this way on a work day.
According to the Whole30 timeline, this is what today was supposed to be like:
Day 1: So what’s the big deal?
It’s 3 p.m. on day 1. You had a guilt-free plate of steak and eggs for breakfast, breezed through the morning with coffee and coconut cream by your side, and had a nice big salad for lunch. Your body is telling you it’s snack time, so you grab a handful of almonds and an apple and head back to your desk to finish out your day. You’ve got a slow cooker full of chili infusing your kitchen with a heavenly smell, and right now you can’t see why anyone thinks this is hard.
This delusion is somewhat akin to the first episode of any given reality show on which the contestants are herded together and forced to live in one house. At the end of the first episode, everyone can just tell they are going to be best friends for life. Those of us on the other side of the screen know better, though, don’t we? No one really believes this mess to be true, but everyone humors it… because how long can it last, really?
The truth is that you’re feeling empowered by making one good choice after another, all day long. And you should! Take note of that Rock Star feeling, stash it away and bring it back out when days get rough. Because rest assured that after a lifetime of suboptimal choices, things are going to have to get worse before they can get better.
That pretty much describes it!
Here’s a rundown of my day:
9 miles (running)
Pre-workout: Homemade cashew cookie larabar; Coffee with coconut milk
I don’t normally eat anything before I run in the morning, but the Whole30 program suggests having something pre-workout. I felt great!
Breakfast: Sweet potato hash with fried eggs; banana with homemade almond butter
Lunch: Salad (baby spinach, 1/2 avocado, canned wild Alaskan salmon, grape tomatoes); Sliced pink lady apple
I don’t eat canned salmon that often, but it’s a pretty budget friendly option for seafood. I think this can was around $3.50. The only ingredients are wild Alaskan salmon and sea salt.
Snack: Hardboiled egg; Two handfuls of cashews; Citrus Kombucha
Dinner: Roasted chicken; Roasted broccoli and carrots; Baked sweet potato with coconut butter; Side salad
Bring on day two!