Whole30 Day 21 Recap: Sunday Funday & Yoga Time
By now I’m three weeks into Whole30 and pretty used to how it goes. It’s not that hard to follow but it requires a lot of prep work. And prep work takes time and I don’t have an abundance of that. This is why I’ve adopted the practice of meal prep Sundays where my husband and I decide what we want to eat for the week. Then we go grocery shopping accordingly. It works out well.
On Sunday we spent the morning watching soccer and hanging out. I made eggs with sausage and veggies for breakfast. For lunch I had leftover chicken curry. After lunch I went out and got a mani / pedi with a friend. When I came home with newly painted nails (love that!) my husband and I saw down and planned our meals for the week. Three weeks in and we’re beginning to get tired of eating a lot of the same meals everyday so we wanted to spice it up this week. We planned to make paleo meatloaf, salmon, and a new dish – jalapeño sweet potato chowder. We went to the grocery store and came home and prepped the meatloaf. We made it with ground turkey instead of ground beef so it was a bit different. I taught my husband how to make it and I think he actually enjoyed it! After the meatloaf was in the slow cooker I headed down to the local yoga studio to take a Yin Yoga class. I don’t know of you’ve ever heard of yin yoga but it is pretty much all about relaxation. Instead of doing vinyasas and working up a sweat, yin is the complete opposite. You hold every pose for twice as long for the purpose of stretching out the connective tissue. You don’t sweat and its like a soothing stretching class. I really enjoy it. The class was SO crowded and I didn’t think my friend and I were going to get in. But our fellow yogis were nice and made room for us. The teacher Matt who leads the class is a great instructor and I left feeling very relaxed.
When I got home from yoga I was hungry and sad to see that the meatloaf hadn’t cooked fully. Duh, it was in the slow cooker. Not sure why I thought I could put it on high and cool a meatloaf in 2 hours.
We resorted to plan B which was to cook the wild salmon we got. We hadn’t had salmon in a while and it’s good for you and a good source of omega 3. There is a whole debate over farm raised vs wild salmon so we went with wild. It’s definitely different but we like it. I put olive oil, lemon, garlic, and chopped jalapeño on the salmon and let it cook in the oven for 20 minutes. While it was in the oven I made green beans. We had a delicious whole30 approved dinner of jalapeño salmon with green beans and it tasted great. The jalapeños gave the salmon a nice kick and it was something different to eat. I was pretty impressed with my creation. Will have to post the recipe. And it wasn’t a big deal that the paleo meatloaf wasn’t ready because we had 2lbs of paleo meatloaf ready for dinner over the next few nights. Easy peasy! That’s how you plan 🙂
After dinner we caught up on episodes of Blue Bloods and went to bed. I don’t know if you watch Blue Bloods, but it is a show about the police commissioner and his family (who for the most part are cops). It’s a fun show. Check it out of you are looking for something new to watch.
Over and Out,
What about you? Do you plan your meals for the week on Sunday? Ever done yin yoga? Post in the comments and let me know!
Apples and Arteries says
Yin Yoga sounds wonderful. I do plan meals but end up usually cooking one or two dishes on Sat/Sun that can be leftovers for the week.