Whole30-Day 5

It seems way too soon for my tastes to be changing already, but I actually found myself thinking this morning that I wish I had more vegetables to pack in my lunch. Who am I?!? I’ve also noticed that they are tasting a lot better to me, too.

I’m sure a big part of it is because I’m trying to shop seasonally, so the veggies I’m picking are at peak flavor right now. I’m also learning to cook them in different ways, too. I had always relied on frozen veggies to get my servings in because that’s what’s easiest, but when you eat frozen, the texture isn’t great, and there’s really only so many ways you can prepare them. My go to was always putting it in a microwave bowl and steaming them for a few minutes. Sure I’d add a few spices to kind of mimic whatever else I was making, but that only goes so far. By buying fresh veggies, I can do so many different things with them. So if you’re like me, and you have been stuck in a veggie rut, try cooking them differently and see how different they can be!

What I ate: Sorry, no pictures today. It was all leftovers. 🙂

Breakfast: 2 Baked Egg Nests, an apple, and 8 oz Gingerberry kombucha

Lunch: Leftover Mustard Chicken and Oven Roasted Broccoli, a salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and some sauerkraut

Dinner: Chocolate Chili, Sauteed Zucchini and Summer Squash, and an apple

I still felt pretty good today. I had a bit of a headache and a slight bout of nausea last night before bed, but I think that was more due to not drinking enough water than the Whole30. The cravings were still really strong today, but they’re already starting to get better. Passing over the candy bowl at the front desk is becoming more like second nature, something I’ve always done, instead of looking at it longingly wishing I could have just one piece.

Tomorrow morning is the mud run I’m running walking in (let’s be honest here 😉 ), and I still don’t really have an outfit. I’m going to run out tonight to try and find something, but I’m thinking I’m going to keep it pretty simple. It’s supposed to be really cold and rainy tomorrow morning, so I don’t want to wear anything that’s going to get too weighed down or cold. …I just looked at the weather forecast, and it says 38 degrees with a rain/SNOW(!!!) mixture, and a feels like temp of 30. What?!? I really don’t know how I feel about this! It’s going to be coooooold! Man, if I hadn’t paid $50 to do it, I’d be really tempted to bail right now. Oh well, guess I’m dressing warm tomorrow! Just more motivation to move fast! 😉