W30 Round 2, Day 4: Want Sleep

I woke up and simultaneously felt hungry and like not eating anything at all. Which is like a first for me.😜 Nothing sounded that good, especially not the braised kale & carrots I had planned on reheating. Not even the promise of topping that with my precious eggies! But I pushed through and made it anyway, knowing that I’d be in a crap mood if I didn’t eat anything because I was headed to Trader Joe’s after school drop-off. Shopping TJ’s hungry is bad enough, but on the Whole30? Not a chance I’m goin’ down like that! Once I had a few bites breakfast turned out to be better than I thought it and I really enjoyed sitting down with my kids and starting our day together.

Crispy Fried Eggs + Leftover Braised Kale & Carrots

I thought I should probably start using that glorious homemade mayo I made on Sunday. And I remembered I had a package of smoked salmon in the fridge. So was it just coincidence that I picked up fresh dill at TJ’s? HECK NO. That stuff makes a salmon salad SING. I usually have my smoked salmon salad on a gluten-free roll because it’s chewy and yummy and I love it. But that’s a no-go on the Whole30 😭 so I did my summer routine of cutting cucumber rounds and topping those with the salad. Paired it with some plantain chips, raw veg and a mayo-based ranch dip I made up on the fly. Yes, it was as good as it looks.

Smoked Salmon Salad + Homemade Ranch + Plantain Chips + Raw Carrots, Snap Peas & Cukes

I wanted something warm tonight, unlike the cool veggies of lunch. And I have plans for that leftover spiralized zucchini tomorrow so I didn’t want to have the bolognese/zoodle meal again. After a brief freezer dive I remembered the Bilinski’s chicken sausage I froze. Thawed one in a bowl of water and sautéed it in some ghee while the veg roasted. I love Brussels sprouts with bacon & balsamic but I didn’t think to thaw the bacon and really, I wasn’t up for cooking it. So I double-checked the rules on balsamic and mine is clear. It’s by O&Co. and you should seriously buy yourself a case of THIS. My entire family is addicted and I often give this as a birthday or hostess gift because it’s downright addictive!

Bilinski’s Wild Mushroom Chicken Sausage with Italian Herbs + Roasted Broccoli + Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

The bag of Brussels sprouts I bought at the beginning of the week was looking sad so I trimmed those and roasted them for dinner and leftovers before they went bad. My biggest prep was the trip to Trader Joe’s. DANG I love that place!

Part of the loot! All Whole30 compliant. LIKE A BOSS.

I’m part of the “Eat Clean. Live Well. Be Awesome. Together!” Facebook Whole30 group and they posted a nice Day 3 check-in status. Even though I’m a day ahead it still applied and they had great suggestions for managing the detox symptoms. I’m always drinking a lot of water but I woke up thinking I’d try to get a quick 20-30 minute nap in today and wrap things up early so that I could unwind in a bath tonight. I saw the post a few hours later and that’s 3 of the 6 suggestions right there. Plus I read down and they say you should nourish your body and to not skip meals, even if you don’t feel like eating. HUH. Glad I got over that breakfast hump. So I’m taking the bath as a What I Did For Me thing today. Helps that we have a little TV at the end of the tub and an episode of Fixer Upper waiting to be watched and cleared out of the DVR 😏 BTW, I laid down for that 20 minute nap and woke up an hour later totally dazed and confused. Must have been a need rather than a want!

In other news, I re-joined my old gym at the end of December and they include a fitness assessment in the membership that I did today. WE HAVE SOME WORK TO DO. For some reason I thought I was going to be doing a workout with the assessment but that’s a separate deal next week. So I stayed after and did a quick little nothing workout. I haven’t been back in the gym since my rhabdo hospital stay at over Thanksgiving weekend (read about that HERE) so I’m really easing back into it.

500m row
Back squats 5×5, increasing
500m row

And that’s what I’ve got for you today. See ya tomorrow!


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