It's Monday morning, which means Week 2 of my Whole30 is done and I'm at the halfway point! Hurray!
Read on for my recap, a view of my meals, and my goals for next week...
Week 2 Thoughts:
Meals continue to be easy. I consider myself very fortunate for already having a paleo pantry when I started the Whole30. I can imagine how difficult it would be to complete a Whole30 as an introduction to paleo — way more challenging. Likewise, I'm fortunate that I live alone. No one else to feed, no one else to get annoyed my my mountain of dishes in the sink, no one else's non-compliant food filling the fridge and shelves.
My boyfriend has also been really supportive (as always). He doesn't complain that I won't go out to eat with him, and he doesn't complain with the meals I make for us when he's over. Sure, he's ordered a pizza after I went to bed one night, but at least he didn't order and eat it in front of me! That's love, y'all.
I have to admit that I'm getting more cravings this week. I would have liked to enjoy a few hard ciders on Halloween...I really want a pizza...and I want to make muffins or something. Baking is therapeutic for me! When I want a stress-less evening, I like to bake some paleo treat. Now I either play video games or roast some squash. Same results, I guess? Anyway, I'm looking forward to being able to bake again once I'm done with the Whole30. I also miss the freedom of going out to eat. Now, there's no restriction in a Whole30 against going out to eat as long as you're able to verify that the food is compliant (cooked in olive oil/other compliant oil, no sugar in seasonings, etc.), but for my personal Whole30, I'm taking it a step further and challenging myself to not eat out for the duration. So far, so good...but I miss being able to go out with my friends and my boyfriend when I feel like it. Oh well—only two weeks left, and I feel fantastic so far! I get the feeling the next two weeks won't be too much of a struggle.
Perhaps I should funnel that boredom into finally getting some recipes up on here...
If you read my Week 1 Recap, you'll know that I was going to make a point to eat more veggies. It's been working! I've been staying satiated after eating. Total win!
I also managed to get to CrossFit 3 times last week. The muscle soreness is welcome! I still feel like I'm recovering from my injury somewhat (glass shard cut through my arm and into my tricep). It's healing, though, and it will heal a lot faster than a lot of other injuries would, so I consider myself pretty fortunate! And there are two months left in the year for me to hit my snatch goal—100 lb (45 kg). I'm only 5 pounds away and am confident that two months is long enough to get there. Can. Not. Wait.
Week 2 Snapshot:
I'm definitely a fan of variety for suppers. Chicken wings, tacos, burgers, chicken thighs...I just can't stand having too much of the same thing. But breakfast? Eggs topped with homemade mayo and bulletproof coffee, and I'm a happy girl.
Part of my meals involved me just cleaning out the fridge. With an almost-empty fridge, I took a shopping trip to by produce for the week and spent my Sunday doing a pretty epic veggie prep. It's pretty nice always having roasted veggies in the fridge to turn to! Plus, I feel like more of an adult when I'm prepared. So it's a win win in my book.
Week 3 Goals:
- Keep incorporating lots of produce into my meals
- Look up Whole30-compliant recipes from other bloggers
- Get a new recipe up!