Monday, April 22, 2013

My April Whole30: Days 20, 21, & 22

Day 20:



Dinner: As I mentioned yesterday, I was at a party and I did well avoiding the chips, cupcakes, and spinach dip!

Not a good picture, but SO delicious.  Thank you Megan!  I'm obsessed
with these Bacon Avocado Cups with Balsamic Glaze.

Sleep (Last Night): 6.75 hours, naturally (woof!)

Workout: CrossFit!  Our skill of the day was turkish getups, which is when you start laying on your back, roll up to one knee, stand up, and then go back down the same way, with a kettlebell above your head... or a person:

Then we did a simple WOD of 8 minutes AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) 200m run, 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 10 lunges on each side.  I made it through 3 rounds, plus the run, push ups, and 5 sit ups.  It was tough!  I suck at doing push ups with my elbows tucked in close to my body, dropping my chest all the way to the ground.  I need to work on those!

Thoughts:  I knew the party would have some compliant stuff (veggie tray, fruit salad), but I also brought along some stuffed olives and prosciutto wrapped dates to ensure that I could munch on some party food.  I stayed strong avoiding the chips, spinach dip, and rainbow cupcakes.  Go me!

Day 21:



 Make these sweet potato fritters!

Sleep (Last Night): 9 hours!

Workout: Took a relaxing walk with Shayna and Puddin'

Thoughts: I did a lot of cooking this weekend and I'm excited to have a good bit of leftovers all ready for the week.  Dinner was amazing!

Shayna came over this afternoon and we organized my spare bedroom (aka my closet).  It felt so good to get rid of things, straighten up, and reevaluate my clothes!  Apparently none of my shorts fit, including all of my favorite pairs, so that's bittersweet!  Guess I have to go shopping... bummer ;)  We're going to work on some of the other rooms in the house in the next few weeks and I can't wait.

Day 22:




Sleep (Last Night): 7.25 hours

Workout: Relaxing walk with Puddin' and lots of stretching because OMG I'm so sore from CrossFit!

Thoughts: This post is making it kind of obvious that I'm going overboard with the Larabars!  They are good for a quick snack or breakfast, but I don't need to be eating a bar packed full of nuts and dried fruit that tastes like dessert every single day.

Dinner was something different.  I haven't cooked salmon in years because Dave didn't like it.  But he "didn't like" sweet potatoes or brussel sprouts and now he's come around, so I decided to give it a go.  He said I could make it again so I guess it wasn't too bad!  I made a balsamic reduction that I drizzled over the roasted brussel sprouts and it was great.

And now I'm all caught up, yay!  8 days left!

Do you like salmon?  Do give foods more than one chance?


  1. Yum, yum. I shredded sweet potato for a fritatta this morning and the idea to make a fritter. Thanks for sharing that link! Those will be on deck this week I think :)

  2. Yay for salmon!! I'm sure you know--I love it. Next time, try cooking it on the grill. That's how I first fell in love with it. So good!

  3. I've gotta try the fritters and the avocado cups! YUM! You are doing awesome girl :)

  4. Those sweet potato fritters look fantastic! Sweet potato anything is a godsend on the W30. Sweet potato and the occasional frozen blueberries, sometimes topped with coconut milk, became my go-to treats during that month (not too many of course!).

  5. I want your lunches most of all! Details, please. I could stare at the pic & try to decipher all ingredients, but my eyeballs are too old for that.

    1. Lunches:

      20 - Veggie egg scramble topped with salsa with some sweet apple chicken sausage
      21 - Cauliflower pizza crust topped with tomato sauce that has black olives and capers in it, some ground pork I spiced up like taco meat, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and salsa!
      22 - Repeat of the cauliflower pizza crust concoction but stirred together

  6. I've got to try those avocado cups! You have got this nailed, doing so well!


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