Today was my second day on Whole30, and my first day back at work. For those of you who don’t know, I work a grocery co-op that specialized in local and organic foods. So when I say that my days are full of temptation, I mean it! Today, I brought myself a couple of hard boiled eggs and an apple for a quick breakfast, because I knew Aimee was joining me for lunch. I’m lucky that while there is so much temptation at work, there are also a lot of Whole30 compliant foods, even on our hot bar! Today I had a tasty spicy chicken vegetable soup and a spinach salad with some kalamata olives and balsamic vinegar.
I did have a snack after my workout (30 mins of DDPYoga Fat Burner, plus a mile run/walk) and split a Larabar with Micah. Later on in the evening, when we realized that dinner would be late, I had a few cashews and a couple bites of leftover chicken from the fridge. We need to work on our meal prep and timing so that late eating happens less often, like the nights the kids have swimming lessons. Aimee and I talked about crockpot recipes we could try for next week.
Dinner was worth waiting for, in any case! We had local beef burgers on roasted cabbage wedges with roasted beet greens, roasted cauliflower, sautéed onions and mushrooms, topped with a drizzle of a homemade garlic mayo and horseradish mustard. It was delicious.
I’ve been under a lot of stress, and so not being able to resort to cheese or carby things or alcohol or sweets as stress relief at the end of the day can be difficult. I would love a piece of dark chocolate and some red wine right about now!