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My 1st Experience

with the Whole30 Program and Paleo eating

Day 28 - October 4th, 2013

Today was an amazing day. Not for the food I eat, but for what I accomplished, which I don't think it would have been possible if I wasn't doing the Whole30. Every year Microsoft promotes a 5k Run/Walk to raise money for charity. This year was the 4th time I participated in the race. In 2010 and 2011 I walked it. In 2012 I did a mix of walking and jogging, and I guess I may jogged no less than 1 mile and no more than 1.5 mile. This year, I jogged the entire race!!!!

One of the problems that prevented me from jogging so much in the past was my plantar fasciitis, that would cause my feet to hurt a lot after about a mile of jogging. But lately, ever since I started in the Whole30 program, I've been able to jog 2 miles before workout and feel no pain. So I then decided to try the 3.1 miles of a 5k and I DID IT! My feet couldn't be better (ok, ok, it could... I did get some blisters from a bit of the black thingies from the fake grass that entered my shoe and rubbed on my skin for the entire time) - no fascia issues at all! And I'm feeling so freaking great!

So I'd like here to thank:

Yoo-hoo!!! (can you tell I'm a bit over-excited right now??? ;o)

So now to the meals...

Meal 1

Today I had only 1 eggs and almost no creativity. So I had a sweet potato hash (which had became a common option for me), with the 1 fried egg and half a smoked pork sausage.

For my coffee, Roma roast.

My first meal of day 28

Meal 2

For lunch, I brought a salad of lettuce and some pico de gallo, and the leftover from my curry of couple days ago.

To drink, strawberry-basil water.

My second meal of day 28

After-race snack

I haven't really been snacking much those days, but after jogging 3.1 miles I just had to have something. So I had a banana and some water, while still on the field. Then, back in the office I had some no-added-sugar coconut water for hydration.

Meal 3

At night I didn't fell like a salad and I also didn't want to cook more than what I needed to feed the kids and hubby. So I decided to try some nori wraps. I have recently bought sushi-style nori sheets with that intention. I did 2 wraps, each one with a different filling. The first had lettuce, pico de gallo, sardines and vegan pesto. The second had kimchi, roast beef and shredded cauliflower. It was just too bad I had nothing to dip it into (or that it didn't occurred to me to use my coconut aminos, after all, it was sushi-style nori...). But they were very good and I'll certainly try again on another lazy night. Then I had half and apple.

To drink, a slim can or Perrier.

My third meal of day 28

Yummy food, on a great day!

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