Whole30: Day 15 – Halfway

I’m halfway! Day 15 of Whole30!

I’m excited! Are you excited?! Well I am *does happy dance*.

Come on SING with me, you know you want too!

“Whooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, we’re halfway there, Whhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa living on a prayer”

Yes there have been challenges especially making meals that are kid friendly.

Whole30 Weekly Meal Plan

Lamb Tagine.  This was a new recipe for me, I thought it was wonderful, the kids however didn’t think much of it. Oh well I made a note on that recipe that the kids did not enjoy it, and to try it again on them in about 3 months. I had lots of left overs with this one, so I got to enjoy it again for breakfast and lunch.

Oven baked lemon chicken with veggies and salad. Nice and simple, kids loved it.

With the left over chicken I made a chicken/spinach frittata. Kids gobbled this one up. This too was a new recipe for me. So I made another note that the kids enjoyed it to make it again. Might do bacon next time.

Crumbed Veal schnitzels with mashed pumpkin, and steamed veggies.  Kids loved the veal, in fact I loved the veal. I forgot how nice veal actually is. I crumbed it with coconut flour/egg/almond meal. Then fired in coconut oil.

Butterfly Lamb with salad and oven baked sweet potato and pumpkin, with steamed veggies. Kids had the lamb in pita bread (they really wanted souvlakis). The lamb took longer to cook than I thought.  I ended up having to slice it up and then sear it.  At least I know for next time.

Slow cooked Tandoori Chicken. I made this last week in the oven, and thought it was fab. This time I will slow cook it (I’ll let you know how it goes).

My workouts have been the same. It’s taken me 9 months however to workout that I can increase my adjustable weights into half increments. I don’t know why I didn’t realise this sooner.  Anyway, I’ve been lifting heavy with Chalean Extreme.  And I know I have improved because I have been comparing to when I did my last round (back in March), and the weights are heavier.  So I’m happy with that.

Did Yasso800’s again, this time with 25 burpee’s inbetween each set.

I’m really happy with my split times, I will have to do more speedwork sessions on the track. Will have to go back to Victoria Park though (where I did it last week), as the track at North Park was being fenced off (as I was doing my run, I kid you not).  You see the track is being ripped up and being replaced with an Olympic grade track.  Will be fantastic when it’s finished.

Overall Whole30 has been going great for me.

Emotionally I’m feeling fantastic.  I don’t feel scattered or stressed.  I’m not snappy with the kids.  This is huge for me.  So I know for a fact that the food that was previously eating was effecting me in more ways than one. Emotions was only part.  I’m also no longer bloated, or gassy. Which is a fantastic feeling.  I have gotten gassy, but I can instantly tell what was the cause (one being raw capsicum). Being able to instantly identify a problem food is just phenomenal.

I have no idea what I weight, but that’s ok.  I can tell by my clothes.  In last weeks post I said there was no change. Well typically then next day what happens?, I go to put on a skirt and none fitted. I’m talking swimming on me.  Then things really sunk in when I saw the Heart Challenge run finish photo of myself, I realised “wow I look small/petite”.  When did this happen? This can’t be because of Whole30?! Could it be? Well yes it could be.

My belts are no longer fitting too, they are all too big.  I’m also in a pair of size 8 jeans.  Size 8 (size 4 US)! Size 8 people! Like O.M.G! I’ve never been a size 8 in my adult life.  It’s hard to get my head around that one.

Other changes? Sleep.  I feel like I sleep so soundly now.  And I know I do because of the fit bit.  I feel so much more rested and sound, which in turn gives me so much more energy, which in turn is obviously helping my fitness, and my recovery.  So it’s all win-win.

I’m totally enjoying the food.  I don’t feel limited (as I know I will be able to get into Paleo baking soon), I feel satisfied. My MIL(2) who reads this goes to me the other day “But what’s left to eat?”.  Food the real stuff.  Yes she stressed out about what to cook for me on the weekend.  Di don’t stress, as I said, I’m happy to bring my own (leftover) supplies of “food, glorious food”.

And on and end note, I shall leave you with a photograph I took a few weeks ago.


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