Unlike my last Whole30, eating like this has just become what I do. I’m not counting down to when I can have beer again or using inappropriate language because I can’t put cheese on anything.
I started my day with my new favorite, baked eggs. I lined a small baking dish with two slices of prosciutto, added some garden tomatoes and leftover sauteed spinach, cracked two eggs on top and baked at 400 for 20 minutes. I think 15 minutes would’ve been better. I had this with a side of pineapple and avocado. You know those skull-sized avocados that are watery and taste like melons? It was one of those, since they were the same price as the regular ones.
Am I tired of eggs? A little. I wasn’t in love with pumpkin souffle and I’ve never been a fan of dinner leftovers for breakfast. Maybe post W30 I can go back to paleo breakfast cookies or muffins. But then I will miss eggs.
I went to the gym after
working playing in the garden. (I live in an urban area in the US and own land. For me, having a garden is a hobby; in much of the world it’s survival. I refuse to think gardening is a chore. It’s a joyous opportunity to connect with the earth. Yes, I’m weird and off-task.)
Oh yeah, the gym. I did circuit training, 20 one-minute circuits with 5 burpees in between each circuit. I’m used to running laps between circuits. At first I thought this was a break, then I realized that 5 x 20 = one hundred effing burpees?!? With the effing pushup?
That’s insane no way suck it up Hells yeah!
Is any fuel after a hundred effing burpees a cheat? I know I’m not supposed to drink my food and I know starchy veg is better than fruit post workout. But there’s a time to reap, a time to sow and a time to make a protein shake. I blended 1/2 frozen banana, a whole mango, a generous pour of egg whites and just enough light coconut milk. Three weeks into a W30, and that tasted sweeter than birthday cake with cool whip icing. If raw egg whites sounds in a protein shake sounds gross, it’s because you’ve never done it. I promise, you’d never know. And you get to pretend you’re Rocky for a minute.
Then I went to work. I ran dogs up and down the hill and then I finally finished the landscaping project I started over a week ago.
Lunch was a bento box with salad, leftover baba ganoush as dressing and a few slices of pork tenderloin. I also brought orange and kiwi slices for Hubs and I to share. Too much fruit? Did you do a hundred effing burpees and then shovel mulch?
I stayed at work longer than planned so I whipped up a simple dinner. I cooked some garden squash and eggplant in the grill pan and warmed up pork tenderloin slices. Baba ganoush on grilled squash is amazing. I put some on my eggplant and realized I eat eggplant with my eggplant.
I might have still been hungry after dinner and may have eaten a handful of nuts on the couch while watching a movie.
But I did a hundred effing burpees.