WEEKS TWO + THREE RECAP:
Exercise: I’ve still been sticking to my same workout routine. Lifting 3 days/week with 20-30 minutes of cardio 5 days/week and TONS of walking (goal of 10,000 steps/day.) Unfortunately, my FitBit broke yesterday so I’m without until I can get it replaced. Ugh.
Breakfasts: (more of the same)
– Eggs + Sausage over 2-3 cups of spinach
– Sweet potato + egg + bacon hash
Lunch: (more of the same)
– GIANT veggie salad w/ grilled chicken breast + apple
– Almonds + banana
– Apple slices + cinnamon
– Banana + cinnamon + flax seed
I cheated once last week! As most of you know, I’m now working at a wine bar. I’d say that has been the most difficult obstacle throughout these last few weeks. That said, I had a guest leave abruptly, leaving behind a $70 bottle of wine we’d just opened for him. Guess who got to keep the bottle? 🙂 Now, I would’ve passed if it were a $20-30 bottle; however, how often do you get to drink a bottle of $70 wine? You better believe I took it home with me. Marty and I shared it over dinner the following evening. Pinot Nior = Oh. so. delicious. (and well-worth the ‘cheat’)
What else? Unfortunately there have been more almond/almond butter binges in the evenings. PUT THE SPOON DOWN DIANE!
Tough moment: my mom made a cherry + peach cobbler for dessert on Sunday night. Warm out of the oven with a scoopful of vanilla bean ice cream – it was hard to pass up but I
reluctantly did so.
All in all, these past twenty-something days haven’t been as difficult as I expected. The ‘Whole30’ has helped me refrain from mindless snacking (throughout the day) and has encouraged me to try new recipes. I also think I prefer a savory to sweet breakfast? Shocking for a sweet tooth like myself…
Goals for the last week:
Just one: no more almond/almond butter binges!
Do you have a food (such as almonds/almond butter) that’s hard to put down? If so, how to combat these cravings? Do you just keep the item out of your house? Thoughts?