Week two of Whole30 has definitely been a lot harder than week one. I thought I had skipped the “Whole30 slump” when I didn’t feel terrible at day 4 and 5 but apparently it just took a little longer to hit me. Ugh. However with the lows of the week also came the highs, all of which I will get into in detail further into this post!!
So, what have I been eating? A lot of chicken! That’s no different from my norm but I also made a cajun pork loin and it was pretty fabulous if I do say so myself. I like to make big portions of food so I can just divide it up and eat on it for a couple days. I have always loved to do this and I don’t mind leftovers at all.
For breakfast I am still eating a banana with blueberries and almond butter pretty much everyday. I usually drink a glass of unsweetened fruit juice with it just to get a little break from all the water I have been drinking. Now don’t get me wrong, I love drinking water but sometimes you just need to spice it up.
Lunch and dinner have been a mix of things including a homemade chicken and veggie soup I made in my crockpot with all the leftover veggies I had from the week before. I just put everything in the crockpot with some organic chicken stock and seasonings and let it go. It was pretty darn good and very filling. I also made a cajun pork roast and paired that with some roasted potatoes and veggies. It smelled so good all my co-workers wanted the recipe! For dinner a few nights I also had all-natural organic hot dogs with mustard. What can I say, I love hot dogs and some nights you just need something that literally takes a minute to cook in the microwave and is still Whole30 compliant!! HA!!
For snacks I have been eating pineapples, strawberries, wholly guacamole and bell pepper slices and crab meat. I have to have both sweet and salty snacks because variety is the spice of life!
I also started going to the gym again this past week! I have only been three times and I did cardio each time but I am proud of myself for going! I joined Planet Fitness and they have lots of classes/personal training and I definitely want to go to some of those soon so I can figure out all the machines and just get a good program going. I actually like working out and I really love the Hydra Massage loungers you can do post-workout! HA!! There is always a silver lining…
Ok, on the the bad things. I slipped up on my eating this past week. I did really well until I had a really bad day at work one day and stopped and got a pizza on the way home from work even though I knew I had food prepped and ready for dinner. I emotionally ate half of it and then felt absolutely terrible afterwards. I also had ice-cream one night simply because I woke up from a nap craving it. Keep in mind I don’t have any at my house so in order to get it I had to get in the car, drive to Sonic (it’s right by my house) and get it. I am so mad at myself but all I can do is tell myself that each day is a new day and go from there. I can’t beat myself up about those mistakes but I can learn to not emotional eat because the next day was not pretty for me after either occasion.
Now that that’s off my chest I can tell you that even though you’re not supposed to weight I totally weighed myself this past Tuesday morning and I am down eight pounds!! That’s so good for me!! I know that most of that is water weight but still, it’s something!!
So that’s how week two of Whole30 has gone for me. Can’t wait to finish up in two more weeks and celebrate in Memphis with my friends!!
Have you ever done Whole30??
Do you slip up on diets too??