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Monday, March 19, 2012

Whole 30 Challenge Day 1

Happy Monday! We woke up to SNOW. Seriously.. it was 70 degrees last week and now the high is 35. Oh, the joy of living in Utah… and tomorrow is supposedly the first day of spring.. oomph.
I’m happy to see there are so MANY PB lovers out there! If you haven’t entered the giveaway head on down and get to it!
Today is DAY 1 of the whole 30 challenge (Paleo). I’m happy that so many of you were interested in following along! Its definitely easier with friends to hold you accountable!
For breakfast I had a egg scramble, 4 egg whites, red pepper,sweet potato, spinach, and onion with half of a grapefruit. I also had half of a frozen banana with 1tbs. almond butter that went unpictured.
Post workout I had a quick recovery shake (We decided a protein shake post workout is allowed.) I had to modify the workout due to the pain in my hip/foot. Which may be suspected to be my sciatic nerve.. oh man!! Time to go see the Doctor!  My marathon is coming up quick and I have to get some mileage under my belt!

Chocolate Protein, spinach, Almond milk and Ice. Took it on the go for a grocery run to stock up on some produce!
I had lunch around 2 and made a spinach salad with Tuna, avocado, red pepper, roasted butternut squash, and asparagus.
Drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette!
I just had a sweet tooth hit and made a quick “cake”. I usually use Agave Nectar as a sweetener for it, but since whole 30 doesn’t encourage it I left it out. (That’s going to take some getting use to.)
To make the muffin I mixed together
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 C. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbs. Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of baking powder.
Then I stirred in a  handful of blue berries in and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Although, I didn’t top it off with some agave, it was still pretty good and satisfying! 
I also just got done snacking on a small gala apple while bloggin. PS. I learned something on pinterest today..
Check out those annoying stickers on the apple! 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown, 5 numbers starting with 8 mean they are genetically modified, and 5 numbers starting with 9 means they are organically grown!
I think I have accidently eaten the stickers.. multiple times before.. oops..
Now, its almost time to prepare dinner… mmm? Chicken?
I have a fun little date night planned with my SIL for a quick little workout. She is also doing the challenge as well and I love it!
Catch ya later!
Q. If your following along with the whole 30 challenge what have you taken out of your diet that your going to miss?
Q.Have you ever checked out the stickers on the apple??  What is your favorite apple?


  1. I'm just following your diet a day behind ya, so post EVERYTHING! ;) I hope your hip gets better fast! Injuries are awful. My deltoid has been so tight that it hurts running when it's swinging back. Ugh! Granny Smith!

  2. Awesome! I can't remember how I found your blog, but I've been reading for a while. I don't do GPP, but I do Zumba there and as Skills as well. I talked to Nikki Garner at Zumba tonight and she mentioned today was day 1! Your meals look amazing! I've always been interested in Paleo. Can't wait to see and read about your progress, and Nikki's! :)

  3. Ok... can I come over for lunch sometime? That looked YUMMY!! Thanks for the workout tonight!

  4. Ok... can I come over to your house for lunch? That looked YUMMY!!! :) Thanks for the workout tonight! Love ya!

  5. I learned that about sticker numbers a few weeks ago- too cool! I love reading the banana stickers :P

  6. Junami is a new to me apple that I am loving! Fuji is another favorite. I started Paleo yesterday and what I am going to miss is snacking on carbs all day long! Obviously I need this.