Day 1 (R1D1)

Day 1 is known as “No big deal/what have I done”.  I was prepared and ready to go – the day before I started, I prepped some of the sides in hopes of making it an easy morning.  Before bed, I plated most of my food for morning – it looked a little sad…but that changed come morning!
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Breakfast round-up:  steamed broccoli, roasted peppers, onions, zucchini, sweet potatoes, dump ranch (on potatoes), 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, chicken and apple sausages (about 1/3 of a link), some strawberries for sweetness, and coffee whipped up with coconut oil.  It was delicious!  And a lot of food!
Although, I’m a bit nervous that breakfast is going to be a challenge because of 3 things:  1) getting the day going…showering/getting ready, getting a toddler ready for her day and shuttling her to daycare before getting home to work (I work from home…the best!); 2) you can only have coffee once you’ve started eating; and 3) breakfast should be within 1 hour of waking.  #3 is probably the toughest part – last year I participated in a weight loss program that included NO BREAKFAST!  We won’t discuss that, but its also trained me to not eat breakfast…so the idea of eating so early is a bit foreign to me.  I’ve been used to drinking coffee throughout the morning on an empty stomach and then having a small snack leading up to lunch.  Hoping my body can easily adjust to this.

I ate breakfast around 6:30 and was satisfied most of the morning, with some hunger starting around 11:30.

imageLunch:  homemade chicken salad (chicken, celery, red onion, walnuts, Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil mayo…and its cheaper if you join Thrive Market) on greens, raw carrots with dump ranch, raspberries, and a side of cashews

 

 

 

Pre-Whole30, I’d guess our dinners 75% of the time included a meat, side salad, a cooked veggie, and a grain.  Other than watching the ingredients I’m using and not including a grain, I’m suspecting that dinner won’t feel as different…except for the lack of blue cheese dressing!!

Dinner:  walnut crusted pork tenderloin (from the Whole30 book), roasted veggies and butternut squash, salad with balsamic vinaigrette (recipe came on the salad dressing bottle). I overdid it on the veggies and didn’t finish the salad…which was pretty surprising…I’m not sure I have ever used the words “I overdid it on veggies” – LOL.
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So day 1 is done and it went pretty well! Because of our schedules, we eat dinner once our daughter is in bed…so we’re usually sitting down around 8 to eat. Seeing that it had been 8 hours between lunch and dinner, I drank a ton of water and slowly ate a small bag of Wonderful Pistachios starting around 5 to tide me over. Lo and behold, it worked!

Days 2 and 3 are called the hangover days…ugh I hope that’s not gonna be the case!!!

Our WHOLE Life?

Our WHOLE Life?  OK, maybe not all in one shot…but I wanted this to be a place where I could be creative and share what’s going on in our life.

The biggest change we are currently undertaking is starting the Whole30!!  Today is round 1 day 1 (aka R1D1) for me and my husband will start up in a couple of weeks.  After seeing much success from family members of mine and reading It Starts with Food, I realized that I was up for the challenge to see what its all about and most importantly, what I’m all about!

I am a wife, Mom, daughter, sister, friend and employee – all things I hope I’ve done pretty well at, but its been a long time since I solely focused on myself.  This will be an interesting test, but I’m here and giving it the most I can!  Throughout my Whole30 journey, this blog will be the place where I share my experience, recipes, and most importantly…make me accountable for what I’m doing.

I said good-bye to my old self when I got in bed last night…and hello to the new me when I woke up – here we go!