Whole30 Day 27 Recap: Staying Compliant On The Road and With Friends
On Day 27 of whole30 I woke up amidst the snow capped covered Sierra Nevada mountain range. There’s nothing like driving in the mountains in the dark and then waking up to all of that natural beauty. It’s pretty special.
The first thing I noticed when I woke up was that I didn’t feel bloated or gassy. In the spirit of full disclosure, being in altitude and in the mountains usually makes me bloated, gassy, and constipated. But when I work up on day 27 I had the exact opposite occur. I felt slim. I was not constipated. It was a really significant feeling because I always feel that way in the mountains and have just associated it with my change in environment. But it’s really the change of food.
We had a full day of snowboarding planned and I wanted to make sure I fueled up properly for an intense day of boarding. Since I had dinner for breakfast the day before, I thought why not do it again. I heated up my leftover chicken and broccoli from Sharkey’s and had dinner for breakfast.
We had a great morning on the hill. My husband and I ran into some friends and boarded with them for awhile. Then we met up with our crew of college friends at the lodge for lunch. I got my same meal I did two weeks ago- salad with veggies and chicken and a veggie juice. Except this time I went for carrot ginger instead of beet juice. I figured since I was exerting so much energy boarding it would be okay to have carrot juice even though I normally do green veggies.
After lunch we headed back out on the hill for some more afternoon riding. We had a blast. We finished up around 3:30 and headed to our friend’s condo to go in the hot tub. Sitting in the hot tub and soaking after a long day of snowboarding is so nice and relaxing. A good friend of mine who also eats healthy gave me a great idea for the hot tub- she said to drink a Kombucha in the hot tub while everyone else is drinking. Kombucha does taste carbonated and it is whole30 compliant so I thought this was a brilliant idea. We stopped at the health food store in Mammoth and picked up some Kombucha. It was the perfect drink for the hot tub. Yum yum!
After the hot tub we headed back to my husband’s uncle’s house and cooked dinner. We had the kale salad, cabbage, and ground beef we brought up with us so we cooked that. We needed some more meat so we threw a filet on the grill. Cooking a filet on a BBQ in the snow was new to me. It turned out nicely.
We ended up having ground beef “clean eating” tacos with lettuce wraps and kale salad. It was great and everyone enjoyed it.
After dinner we cleaned up the kitchen and I took a hot shower. It always feels good to take a hot shower in cold weather. We then hung out and watched The English Patient. It was my first time ever seeing the movie. I remember it won a bunch of awards when it came out but I wasn’t quite old enough to watch rated R movies yet. If that movie is even rated R. Ha!
We were super tired from our long, exhausting day of boarding and called it an early night. I was proud of myself for navigating another day in Mammoth being Whole30 compliant. Normally when I am snowboarding I know I am burning a lot of calories so I don’t watch what I eat as much. But when I am burning a lot of calories and I am watching what I eat, I notice a HUGe difference. It’s like the perfect combination. Maybe this is the tiger blood all the whole30 people on the forum speak of because it feels awesome!
What about you? Do you watch what you eat when you are exercising a lot ? Do you feel bloated in altitude? Post in the comments and let me know!