For once I woke up early to watch TV instead of to squeeze in a morning workout. I really wanted to catch the Olympic marathon, but only saw the last 6 miles or so by the time I woke up. I made our favorite Chipotle Salsafied Breakfast...again. :) I also brewed espresso for homemade Iced Americaos.
I knew Coach Kevin was put me to the test at the gym today so I scarfed down a Lara Bar on the way to the gym. He wanted me to get a feel for transitioning between the different parts of the triathlon so we donned our super sexy tri suits and headed to the Y to swim, bike and run. It actually went much smoother than I anticipated and ended up being kind of fun!
We were more than ready for lunch by the time we got home so we made a big salad topped with grilled chicken. I was so hungry that I snacked on multiple pieces of Kevin's homemade jerky while I prepped the salad. My afternoon snack was a pear, raisins and pistachios.
We had some errands to run, including dropping off our state fair entries (fingers crossed)! When we returned home, I spent a couple of hours in the kitchen doing a BIG food prep for the week. Taking those couple of extra hours on Sunday has been a lifesaver the past few weeks and at the end of my Whole30 I plan to share my methods in more detail. I am a sucker for organization tools.
We made chicken, sweet potatoes, eggplant dip for veggies, chimichurri sauce, mini burgers, beef roast in the crock pot and cut up carrots and celery for snacks. Sounds like a lot, but you will be thanking yourself when Tuesday night rolls around and spending an hour in the kitchen cooking dinner is the last thing you feel like doing.
In the midst of all this prep we also found time to make dinner-broiled shrimp in chimichurri sauce with sweet potato and stir fried peppers and onions. Some of those peppers had a little kick to them, but it was a delicious meal. It was also quite filling, because I never found myself wanting to sneak into the kitchen for a late night snack.
How is everyone else feeling in the midst of their Whole30? I have a lot to say about my experience, but I am trying to hold that until I have completed the program.