And so it begins, Day 1 of Whole30. Thirty days of saying NO to what feels like everything! I had to push our start date to Sunday instead of Saturday. Due to work issues, I didn’t have the time to properly prep so Sunday made more sense. Right now, Edmund and I are drinking our coffee with no sugar and a nutpod. Nutpods are half coconut milk and almond milk. It’s not bad. This morning we weighed ourselves and took pictures. Yesterday I cleaned out our fridge and pantry. I threw away nearly 3 large-size garbage bags of food.
Here is a picture of our pantry after I took out all non-compliant foods! Mustard. That’s it, lol.
Here is a picture of our fridge. I put all the foods we wanted to save in a bag in the back.
Here is our fridge now. #healthiestfridgeever
We made a trip to Whole Foods Market and spent quite a lot of money. But, it’s for our health, right? The next 30 days, I will basically live in the kitchen, lol. Here is my meal plan for the week. Since we’re having so many restrictions, I’m really going to put a lot of effort into being creative with our meals.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, and white potato hashbrowns
Lunch: Applesbees with a client. I plan to order a salad with grilled chicken. We are bringing our own Tessemae salad dressing.
Dinner: Chicken cacciatore with mashed potatoes
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Pico de gallo, and sliced avocado
Lunch: Sunday night leftovers
Dinner: Stuffed peppers with a pesto drizzle
Breakfast: Same (I’m keeping breakfast simple since we wake up so early to run)
Lunch: Monday night leftovers
Dinner: Chicken sausage with veggie hash (cabbage, green pepper, onion, carrots, kale)
Lunch: Tuesday night leftovers
Dinner: Banger sausage patties with sweet potato mash
Lunch: Wednesday night leftovers
Dinner: Garlic zucchini noodles with shrimp (chicken meatballs for me – I hate seafood)
Lunch: Thursday night leftovers
Dinner: Grilled steak with a garlic rub, lemon zest asparagus, and coconut milk mashed potatoes
Hopefully, they all turn out well. I am a little nervous about our potential withdraw symptoms. The last time I did Whole30, I barely felt any so hopefully, that is the same this time. I am also hoping that my knee pain goes away. If I find out that something I am eating is causing the inflammation in my body, I will never eat it again. I just hope it’s not cheese or beer! 🙂
I am ready to feel fantastic. We have a lot of races coming up and need to be in our ultimate health. Let’s do this – I’m ready!