My Whole30 Challenge: Day 3 Recap
Alright, 4 days of the Whole30 challenge are done. Yay. Here we go with my Day 3 recap. I am trying to post a recap from my Whole30 challenge everyday but life gets in the way sometimes. Pardon my delay.
I’ve been subscribing to the Whole30 Daily Emails and they call Day 3 The Hangover. Here’s an except from the email:
“It’s day three, and you might not be feeling quite so bright and shiny today. Remember we said the first week is full of ups and downs?”
The email also had the picture above of the little kid. I also saw it on a fellow Whole30’er Caroline’s blog. Hysterical.
I ran out of egg muffins so I started out Day 3 with two hard boiled eggs, cold-pressed vegetable juice, and blueberries. It was pretty good and filling. I even ate the yolk this time. We’ll see how that goes!
At lunch time I decided to go home and put some food in the crockpot for dinner. I was lucky to have received a recipe that morning from a friend who did the Whole Life Challenge last year. It was for Coconut Curry Chicken made in a crockpot. This was perfect for me and I even had most of the ingredients at home. He told me how to modify the recipe to make it Whole30 compliant so I went for it. I stopped at Trader Joe’s to get a couple quick items I needed and headed home to put this in the crockpot. One of the many benefits of living so close to work!
I made leftover chicken soup with coconut water for lunch. Honestly, I was so satisfied from breakfast that I didn’t get hungry until 2pm. Very weird and rare for me. I wonder if I ate too much.
When I came home from work around 7pm, my husband and I had a nice, piping hot meal of Coconut Chicken Curry in the crockpot. I served his on brown rice (he is semi doing the Whole30 challenge with me) and mine on Cauliflower Rice. Good thing I made a huge batch of it earlier this week. This meal was so good. I loved it. I love my food spicy so I added a fair amount of jalapeno and spice to it. I think it might be my new favorite dish. Thank you Rick for sending me the recipe!
This was also my first day feeling much better after being beaten down with the flu earlier in the week. It also happened to be the first night of our 7v7 Co-Ed Soccer league. My husband Marion and I have been playing on a team every Wednesday night for about two years now. We love it. It’s a lot of fun and we sprint like crazy on the small field so it ends up being a better workout than anything we could do on our own. We like it so much that we joined another team and are now playing twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. So fun! I didn’t have a ton of energy to play but our team needed me (girls are hard to come by in our league) and I wanted to be a team player. I took it VERY easy but it did feel good to move around.
After socccer I was a bit hungry so I had a little bit of a sweet potato. I made the most awesome sweet potato on accident the other night. I cut it in half, put a tablespoon of coconut oil on it, sprinkled it with nutmeg and cinnamon, and stuck it in the oven. I did this with Roasted Butternut Squash recently and it was good so I thought it could be applied to this. Well, then I forgot it was in the oven! Oopsies! When I finally remembered about it, the sweet potato had been in the oven at 350 degrees for well over an hour and a half. But guess what? It was so soft and delicious! Maybe our oven cooks slower or something. But wow, pure awesomeness.
One thing I did notice this day (which I’m slightly embarassed to post about but I will go there) is a bit of tummy issues. I had a bit of GI distress this day. It weirded me out because I haven’t really had that much since going gluten-free. Maybe my body was cleansing itself? It’s gone away since so I think it may have been a detoxing side effect. I feel fine now but if you know, post in the comments and please tell me!
After soccer I took a hot shower and began diving into my new book – It Starts With Food. I began with the pages on egg yolk vs egg white and have decided that I will eat yolks for now but try and do so sparingly. I am wondering if maybe I have a sensitivity to eggs because my cholesterol shot way up. I guess time will tell.
I’ve really enjoyed connected with everyone on the Whole9 Forums these past couple days. Thank you all for your wisdom and support!
Are you on Whole30? How are you doing with it? What types of group outdoor activities do you participate in? Post in the comments and let me know!