Food: Scrambled Egg and Spinach with Potatoes, Green Salad with Sausage, Meatballs and Zoodles
My son is on Winter break still from school, but today resembled a typical day in that we were busy. And that meant that I had to be more mindful of what I could eat quickly, without falling into old habits. In the past I’d have a protein bar, or waffle with peanut butter for breakfast. Easy, fast, provides enough energy for my workout (or so I thought). But now I actually have to cook! I didn’t know we had this many pans!
Another habit that I probably share with a lot of parents is eating off of my son’s plate. Today, I was putting a snack in a bowl for him, when I reflexively put a piece in my mouth. The horror! It touched my tongue! In what was perhaps a bit of an over-reaction, I immediately spit it into the sink, and washed my mouth out. Unfortunately, my son’s diet is pretty much the opposite of the Whole 30: yogurt, bagels, meats in animal shapes, etc. So having these non-Whole 30 foods around is an extra layer to the challenge, but I don’t think I have the strength to bend his 6-year-old will to a whole new way of eating. Maybe after the sugar detox.
Speaking of that, I think I’m feeling the withdrawal a bit today. I went to the gym at 10:15am. We worked on deadlifts, which I’m usually good at, but today I felt a little foggy and I didn’t finish my last set (it was a weight I’ve done plenty before, though I was also using a different grip, which threw me off ). We’ll play it by ear tomorrow. I know a lot of people will skip the gym the first week of a round of Whole 30.
Breakfast today was roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs with spinach and onions, bacon, and avocado. It was easy and filling. I made two extra servings of potatoes to have for another meal.
Lunch was a challenge as we didn’t have a ton of time. I quickly cooked up a sausage and made a side salad and wolfed it down while trolling people on Facebook. It was probably not enough food. I think I should have done a mini-meal as a recovery from my workout and then had a better lunch when we got home later.
As a result, I think I overserved us at dinner. I made beef meatballs in tomato sauce, served over zucchini zoodles with a big ass side salad.
So…takeaways from today: eat a bigger lunch; don’t try to be a hero at the gym; don’t speak again of that one Trader Joe’s puff that I nearly ate.