Happy Wednesday! I am so, so glad you found yesterday’s food prep deets helpful. I can’t wait to see all of your prep this weekend (hehe). Let’s get to some good eats now shall we?
Oh St. Patrick’s Day. How you and I have a very different relationship now. I can’t believe I just posted those pictures. Over it.
So sorry, there won’t be any green beer or half of a large pizza for today’s food party. St. Paddy’s in Boston was quite the scene – from what I remember… Anyways, I still think my eats are pretty festive because I eat a lot of green. And calling this post “What I Ate on St. Patrick’s Day” sounds much cooler than “What I Ate On Monday”.
Up at 4:45am. Hard boiled egg and cashews at 5:15am. And some tea to warm up – why is it still freezing? Headed to CrossFit.
We were all dead from 14.3 butttt that didn’t stop us – well it kinda did but we pushed through the soreness as best we could. Warmed up, did some skill work (front squatting) and then got into the WOD – Fran. Even before I started CrossFit, I knew this was THE dreaded workout. This was my first time doing Fran and oh.my.gosh… I know why it is dreaded. I used 45lbs for my thrusters and used a resistance band for the pull-ups. 15:07 of torture. (I planned on going for a run yesterday but took a much needed rest day – still so sore!)
After the workout, I had a hard-boiled egg and a very ripe banana while I was stretching.
I actually got the day off from work so I ran some errands (bank, gas) after CrossFit before heading home. It was nice to have a tupperware-free Monday. Once I got home, I showered, read some blogs and caught up on the news.
I had some work to do for the rest of the morning. Then I made lunch – which was awesome.
I cooked two jerk chicken sausages from The Healthy Butcher in a pan with coconut oil. Then I took them out, cut them up and drained some of the oil from the pan. I added more coconut oil and added the apples and sweet potato (the sweet tater was pre-cooked) and sauteed that up. Then I added the spinach to wilt and sausage again. Topped it all off with the rest of the avocado from breakfast. Nom.
I find it so much easier to make a filling lunch when at home rather than on-the-go. But since that’s not usually realistic, I have definitely made this a priority during the Whole 30 and with success. When I wasn’t getting enough food/nutrition at lunch, I needed an afternoon snack. Most days I don’t anymore.
After taking my dad to a few doctor’s appointments (he’s doing great – thank you for all of your wishes), I came home and did some reading, cleaning, etc.
For dinner, I had a piece of “almost 5 ingredient pizza spaghetti pie”
I did some work in the evening, drank a mug of tea and went to bed. It’s amazing the difference eating large, nourishing meals makes. More often than not I don’t have my “midnight” snacks as I am not hungry after dinner – I feel totally satisfied. This has been the best lesson. Yay Whole 30!
Questions of the day…
Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What did you do?
Eat anything green lately?
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