One of the benefits people report after completing a Whole 30 is better sleep. But apparently, it gets worse before it gets better. I’ve read about a lot of people having trouble sleeping these first days. Especially if they, like myself, are used to having a glass or two (or seven) of wine in the evenings. My husband and I both tossed and turned half the night. We were so exhausted when we finally did fall asleep that we slept through a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. This morning, I was the embodiment of that clichéd saying “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee!” And I pretty much stayed at that level of cheeriness all day.
I had a haircut during my normal Crossfit class time (#priorities) so I dragged myself to a 5pm class. The brain fog combined with the logistics of a small gym space (and a full class) had me feeling stabby by the time class was over. The handstand push-ups didn’t help. I guess I’m glad I went. But after I was so zoned out that I watched”Creative Galaxy” for at least 20 minutes after my son had left the room.
Breakfast is getting easier. I made some eggs and put them over yesterday’s leftover potatoes, which I warmed up with some peppers and onions. We had apples with almond butter on the side– the first real fruit I’ve had since starting.
For lunch I tried something new and made chicken tenders in the air fryer. I first battered them, but in hindsight I left too much egg on as they were a little too “sticky.” For veggies I made sweet potato fries and Brussel sprouts. Some compliant mayo on the side made for a nice dipping sauce.
Dinner was leftover meatballs in marinara sauce from yesterday. I served it over spiral carrots from Trader Joe’s and I REALLY like those as a noodle replacement. They were a little more firm than zucchini noodles and enhanced the dish nicely. We also had a big ass salad on the side again.
So…takeaways from today: don’t interact with people more than necessary when tired, even in the name of physical fitness; leftovers are handy; this is really a good length for my hair.