I cannot believe it is day 7 of the whole 30 challenge. I am one week in finally and have only had one minor slip up (unknowingly). The days are getting easier as they go along and the headaches have pretty much went away. I still feel fatigued and sleepy, but I think this is a combination of my work schedules, running, the weather here in TN, and trying this challenge.
So I have had a lot of questions about why I am doing this challenge. It is not for weight loss by any means. It is just to better my overall health and trigger point foods that agitate my body. Also, there is something meditative about preparing your own food and knowing what goes in your body. I have found that meal prepping has made me appreciate my food and I am more grateful for what I eat and that it is healthy. So many people eat the majority of their meals traveling or going through drive thru unmindful and ungrateful for the food that they are eating. This challenge is definitely forcing me to recognize the chemicals and ingredients that go into my body. I am becoming more educated about the FDA and how our foods are processed and manufactured. It is very eye opening. Watch the documentary Sugar Coated on Netflix and you will know what I am talking about!
Day 6 Food:
8:30 AM- Coffee with almond milk, two boiled eggs, 1/2 cup of walnuts, 1 green apple.
12:00 AM- Two Turkey Meatloaf Muffins on top of spinach/arugula mix and 1 cup of roasted brussel sprouts
4:15 PM- Pre- Run snack: 1 homemade mango/coconut bar, 1 small banana
7:30 PM- Went out to dinner with my mom again (it’s rare that I eat out this much in one week–but here I am doing it while starting this challenge!). I had a green goddess cobb salad at Panera with olive oil for dressing and an apple. I had planned on doing the power menu, but apparently they do not have that anymore. I read somewhere else that this salad was whole30 compliant though. It was actually very filling and satisfying for a salad.
Day 6 Workout:
In the morning I walked 1 mile total with clients. During my work lunch I did a circuit of 25 pushups followed by 1 minute plank x4. In the evening I ran 8 miles on my skyfit app (I am loving this app, because it actually makes the treadmill fun…) since it was so hot outside. I was feeling pretty weak before the run and didn’t want to risk passing out so I stuck with the indoors, just in case I took a turn for the worse.