{ whole30 + fitness }

Soooooo this is the last week of whole30, right?  Yeah, totally lost my days!  Work has been chaotic! Fell off the wagon this weekend and highly regretted it!  BUT today is a new day and I will finish these 30 days strong!  AND then probably start again :) Except, it will be modified a bit! Details to come at the end of the week!  Also in the market for a juicer!  Any recommendations?

Not only have I been lost on whole30, my workout motivation was gone last week!  Like literally…. couldn’t find it anywhere!  So today starts a 6 week fitness program!  I came across an introduction to crossfit endurance plan (basically uses crossfit exercises to help target your endurance training).  The work outs are simple enough for me to do at home!  Here is the article and program!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kJ0Y9MHmxBSi02aUxOcndJSzA/edit?usp=sharing

Since I didn’t start yesterday, this is what today’s workout will look like and I am super excited!  I think I found my motivation again 😉 Now if only Ben will get home on time so we can both workout!

INTRO CFE DAY 1

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Sleep: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am – 8 hours!

Activity:  Afternoon walk to the park with Grayson (half a mile walk from our house) then 2 mile sprints later in the evening!! Kept my running pace under 10 min per mile =D

Food: (week will basically be the same)

Breakfast 8:00 AM – Hard Boiled Eggs (2) + Sweet Potato Bar + Coffee

Lunch 1:00 PM – Tuna Patty + Power Greens Salad + Juice of 1 Lime

Snack 4:00 PM – Apple + Macadamia Nuts

Dinner 6:00 PM – Jalapeno Turkey Burger (meat only) + Cabbage Sauté + 1/2 Avocado + Banana

Hunger: Had more fruit today which I think helped me feel full!  I try to limit my fruit to 1 a day but Grayson wanted a banana then didn’t want a banana and well, we couldn’t waste it!

Mood:  Great day!! Seriously no complaints :)

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Sleep: 9:30 pm to 5:00 am – 7.5 hours!

Activity:  Why yes, this woman managed an AM workout!! Pretty proud of that =D 40 minutes of P90x Kenpo X in the AM + Walk to the park at 5 PM

Food:

Post W/O 6:00 AM – Hard Boiled Eggs (2) + Green Smoothie (spinach, coconut water and strawberries)

Breakfast 8:00 AM – Sweet Potato Bar (basically just mashed sweet potato baked with some walnuts, cinnamon and eggs to bind together) + Almond Butter + Coffee

Lunch 1:00 PM – Tuna Patty + Power Greens Salad + Juice of 1 Lime

Dinner 6:00 PM – Jalapeno Turkey Burger (meat only) + Cabbage Sauté + 1/2 Avocado

Snack 8:00 PM – Coconut Chew Larabar

Hunger: Felt great all day but was still pretty hungry after dinner.  Larabar fixed that :)

Mood:  Great day!! Except I had a lingering headache in the afternoon which I think was allergy related.  Damn tree pollen!

Day 08 Weigh In:  OK I made no promises!  Well I said I would TRY but I failed 😛 Too excited to not share that I had a 5.8 pound LOSS over the last 7 days! Down to 176.6!

and a happy picture to end the day!! :)

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{ whole30 weekend recap! }

Day 06

Sleep: 12:00 am to 8:00 am – 8 hours

Activity:  Lots and lots of cleaning and organizing!  Had planned a long run this morning but I woke up late with a minor headache so decided to get the cleaning done.  Plus it was a rainy day!

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken Sausage + 3 Eggs + Coffee

Lunch 2 PM – Turkey Chef Salad (from Schlotzky’s so I’m sure the turkey and bacon were not exactly compliant but it was better than grabbing a sandwich – I didn’t use their dressing so I win there :))

Dinner 7 PM – Burger + Sweet Potato Fries (again, probably not completely compliant but I left out the bread and cheese, topped the burger with some jalapeños, bacon and extra mustard)

Snacks – about 4 bites of mint chocolate chip ice-cream (I know, I know – but this is really hard! and considering I had 3 bites and not a whole cup full is HUGE)

Hunger: I was hungry today and it took a lot out of me to not snack on unhealthy items but I think I made the best of my day.

Mood: Exhausted.  Long day of cleaning, no relaxing, chasing Grayson.. Ben had to work on his sister’s car all day so it was a very long day!

 

Day 07

Sleep: 11:00 pm to 9:00 am – 10 hours!!

Activity: Again did not get to my planned workout but was on my feet all day!

Food:

Breakfast 10 AM – Bacon + 2 Eggs + Potato Hash (this was breakfast out with Grayson at a local restaurant)

Lunch 2 PM – Clean Hot Dogs (uncured, no nitrates, etc) w/ mustard + Larabar

Dinner 6 PM – Sauteed Shrimp + Zucchini

Snack – And I failed.  Cookies and Cream Ice Cream :(

Hunger: Again pretty hungry today but I was so busy all day it kept me from snacking.

Mood: Grocery and food prep day – another exhausting day! No headache today and I ate well until the ice cream :(

 

{ weekend recap }

It’s hard.  My husband is not doing Whole30 with me.  I think I made the best choices I could all weekend considering my options. I know what to do next weekend!  Grab some groceries Friday to get us through the weekend without having to eat out. I have a son who loves to share his food with me and loves getting “treats” with us (like the frozen yogurt and ice cream on Sundays).  It’s hard not to enjoy those moments with him.  I have no other complaints of whole30 after a week but it’s hard when you have a husband and son not on the same plan as you.

So moving on to day08!  Worked hard in the kitchen all day so lunches and dinners are ready to go!  It’s 8:35 pm and I’m about to head up to bed.  So all in all, my eating was about 7/10, exercising was 0/10 but I have a clean house and meals prepped for the whole week for 10/10!

 

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5 days!!! But the hardest test is coming – the weekend! Wish me luck! **Posting this a few days late – oops :)**

Sleep: 11:00 pm to 7:00 am – 8 hours

Activity: Rest day! I probably should have done something, but I didn’t.

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Smoothie + Starbucks Café Americano (smoothie included: spinach, blueberries, almond butter, coconut water and a little bit of coconut cream)

Lunch 1 PM – Baked Chicken + Roasted Bell Peppers + Raw Broccoli

Dinner 5 PM – Chicken Greek Salad + Fruit Cup (salad had no cheese and only the olive oil and vinegar as the dressing)

Snacks – 8 tortilla chips and 1/4 cup frozen yogurt with my almost 3 year old who I couldn’t say no to :( life happens!

Hunger: Breakfast was not filling enough – was starving by 11 am!

Mood: Happy it’s Friday and ready for the weekend to recharge!! No headaches and energy level is about medium today.

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Sleep: 11:00 pm to 6:30 am – 7.5 hours

Activity: Planned a run but time got away from me and ended up on a quick 3 mile bike ride with Grayson instead!  Then followed the bike ride with P90x Ab Ripper X =D

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Eggs (2 whole, 1 egg white) + Sautéed Power Greens + Coffee w/ Coconut Cream

Lunch 1 PM – Jimmy Johns Unwich!  Ok, I messed up.  Forgot to tell them no cheese :( but other than the cheese, it was whole30 compliant!

Dinner 5 PM – Clean Carnitas + Cauliflower  + Raw Cabbage + Clean Salsa to top :)

Hunger: Stuck to 3 meals again with no snacks!  Can’t believe it!

Mood: Still off schedule from the time change.  Hopefully we can all go to bed at a decent time tonight!! Great energy today and no headaches yet!!

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Sorry I am a few days behind!  Catching up today :)

Day 02

Sleep: 10:30 pm to 6:30 am – 8 hours

Activity:  WOD at home! 5 rounds for time – 7 burpees, 14 kb swings, 21 sit ups, 10 squats, 7 lunges

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken & Sweet Potato Pattie + Sautéed Power Greens + Eggs (1 whole, 2 eggs whites) + Black coffee

Lunch 1 PM – Turkey Taco + Salad Mix (romaine & spinach) + Roasted Bell Peppers + Green Kombucha Tea + 1 Lemon Juiced (as dressing and added to tea)

Snack 3 PM – Almond Butter (2 tablespoons)

Dinner 5:30 PM – Clean Carnitas + Cauliflower  + Raw Cabbage + 1/2 Avocado w/ lime

Snack 7 PM – Strawberries

Hunger: Wanted to snack in the afternoon but other than that still feeling great!

Mood: Still off schedule from the time change.  I feel very energized though which is great!

 

Day 03

Sleep: 10:30 pm to 6:30 am – 8 hours

Activity:  Rest day – planning on a run Thursday and my thighs were still a bit sore from Monday.  Ran with Grayson around the block instead while he flew his kite :)

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken & Sweet Potato Pattie x2 w/ salsa + Macadamia Nuts + Apple + Black coffee

Lunch 1 PM – Baked Chicken + Roasted Bell Peppers + Baked Sweet Potato

Dinner 5 PM – Clean Carnitas + Cauliflower  + Raw Cabbage + 1/2 Avocado w/ lime

Hunger: Stuck to 3 meals today and wasn’t starving!!

Mood: Still off schedule from the time change.  Must go to bed earlier!!

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Sleep: 10:30 pm to 6:30 am – 8 hours

Activity: WOD at home! 4 rounds of 400 m run, 15 squats, 10 push ups, 20 kb swings. Pushed myself and ran a bit more! 1.5 miles total. Total burn 387 calories.

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken & Sweet Potato Pattie + Sautéed Power Greens + 1.5 leftover devilled eggs* + Black coffee

*eggs were all whole, clean ingredients but they did include a bit of plain greek yogurt!  so not 100% whole30 compliant but I couldn’t let them go to waste and they were a great addition to breakfast!

Lunch 1 PM – Turkey Taco + Salad Mix (romaine & spinach) + Roasted Bell Peppers + Green Kombucha Tea + 1 Lemon Juiced (as dressing and added to tea)

Note to self:  next week try on lettuce wraps and add onions!

Pre-Workout Snack – Macadamia Nuts + 1/2 deviled egg

Dinner – Leftover Baked BBQ Chicken* + Steamed Broccoli + Raw Cabbage

Snack – Chocolate Coconut Larabar

Hunger: Amazingly I feel pretty satisfied! Not wanting to eat everything I see! Yay :)

Mood: Aside from being off schedule from the time change, I was in a great mood today!! No headache and my energy level was about 6 all day.

Day 01 Weigh In:  182.4 (which I am extremely excited about!  I was at 180.2 Friday but I am normally 184.5 on Mondays after a weekend of not so strict eating.  SO this tells me I had a true 2 pound loss last week! YES! =D Also since January, I’ve lost 11.5 inches! Anxious to see where I am at the end of these 30 days :)

I WILL TRY very hard to not check my weight till the end but no promises =X

{ simply shonie goes whole30 }

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And so it begins! I decided to take on the Whole30 challenge!

{ Why am I taking on this challenge? }

1) Looking for better eating habits:  mainly breaking the bad sugar and bread habits

2) I believe eating whole and clean food is very important and this will help with getting the family on track

3) Looking for better overall health:  mainly increase in energy, decrease in headaches

4) Eat more veggies

5) Hoping for some weight loss but if 1 through 4 are accomplished, I’d be ok with not seeing weight loss results

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 Stay tuned for several posts in this whole30 series!  Including how I prepared for day 01, meal plans and my daily food logs!