My Head is Gonna Explode, Seriously!

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This headache of mine doesn’t want to leave and I’m not one to rely on pain killers so I’m doing my best to suck it up and carry on. I’ve been fighting this head cold, started Whole30 and well it’s that TIME of the month. So it’s like 3 strikes and your out kind of deal but I’m not going down, no sir-ee.

Whole30 Day 1-2
It’s AMAZEBALLS how not bloated one can feel after eating just one perfect day! This was the first time in a couple of weeks that I woke up without swollen hands! Besides my head hurting and my sinus cavities feeling like they are on fire, I’m sure it is also hurting due to wheat and sugar withdrawls (yes withdrawls on day 1 = no bueno). My body in general feels much better already. I’m not saying, it’s magic, I’m just saying there’s a difference to be noticed!

Eat-Clean

Also noting that I didn’t have HUNGRY moments yesterday. Eating good proportions, keeping up my water intake, eliminating wheat/grains and adding some good fat really does help. Like I mentioned yesterday this isn’t NEW to me but I’m walking this walk armed with knowledge and a plan. Before I just went along with this is PALEO and that’s it, just do it. I didn’t really evaluate how I was feeling or thinking. I hadn’t jumped on the blogging ship at that point and I wasn’t great at keeping a food journal either. I knew things were changing but I wasn’t making the conscious effort to notice what exactly was changing. At that point in time it was probably best that way. I just chugged along. Had I stopped to evaluate, I may have stopped altogether!

Yesterday I was strong, surprisingly NO CRAVINGS! I’m sure it won’t be that easy the whole way through. Our brains are tricky like that. But maybe my brain appreciates my will power to get back on a good path. I’m hoping my waistline appreciates it as well!

Yesterday's Lunch. Boy oh boy have I missed my grassfed steak!

Yesterday’s Lunch. Boy oh boy have I missed my grassfed steak!

I detailed yesterday’s meals and I did end up eating those 2 hardboiled eggs. Not because I was hungry but I felt there was going to much of a stretch till dinner. For dinner I had made meat sauce with sweet potato noodles, baked a spaghetti squash and cooked asparagus. The squash was mentally prepared for lunch leftovers but it turned out I didn’t make enough sweet potato noodles for the 5 of us. Womp Womp. So Ernie and I had spaghetti squash while the boys enjoyed the noodles. For my “leftover” lunch I diced up sweet potato. I can dice up sweet potato more quickly than having the patience to make noodles. Meals don’t have to be a masterpiece –  just tasty!

Whole30 Day 2 meals
Breakfast:
4 oz leftover steak
1 cup of broccoli
1 slice of pork belly
1/2 avocado

Quick Breakfast. Took my leftover steak, chopped it up, sauteed it with some coconut aminos, added broccoli! BOOM!

Quick Breakfast. Took my leftover steak, chopped it up, sauteed it with some coconut aminos, added broccoli! BOOM! (sorry for the blur)

Lunch:
1 cup Meat sauce
1 cup diced sweet potato
1/2 cup asparagus
1/2 grapefruit
(I NEED MORE GREENS I KNOW!)

Snack:
1 slice pork belly, 1 hardboiled egg

Dinner:
Skirt Steak
Broccoli
TBD

The Kale I thought I had that was good had already spoiled, I was hoping to have some sort of kale salad. I was wrong. So unless I stop by the store, I’ll have to improvise with whatever veggies I do have. It will be quick and simple but I’ll get the job done!

I’m back at the BOX tomorrow, thank goodness! I need it in a bad way. I’m hoping I can get up just a little earlier to get a PRE-WORKOUT meal in. I’ve never made a big deal about getting food in because I’m up so freakin early! No time to digest. Food doesn’t sound appealing at 4:30 in the morning. But I think it will be crucial for me in regards to staying on top of things and staying on course. PRAY I am able to get up even earlier! That way I can eat and prep my Post Workout meal as well so it’s easy breezy when I walk in the door. Busy Busy! No stopping me now!

If you are interested in going Whole30, Sugar Detox, Paleo, whatever… let me know. Email me at txgrl77@gmail.com, drop me a comment, send me a smoke signal. It’s not easy to go solo and if you need some support I’m more than happy to help you out. If you’re close by and want to check out CrossFit, then CrossFit Boom is the place to be. I want to help whoever wants help. Even if it’s just to say HI, OR KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Happy Thursday folks! You know the drill…. BE AWESOME! See you tomorrow!

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