Day 1 of… 30

Day 1 in the bag. I actually woke up at 6:15 this morning. And I actually went to the gym. Then I actually did some cardio. No one was more shocked than me.

When I got home I made a solid breakfast of bacon and super organic eggs (those shits cost me $5.50). I took a shower, I made some disappointing coffee with just my hazelnut Nutpods and I started work.

We were busy today so I had a 30 minute lunch break – which I feel like is going to be the norm. Lots of messages from co-workers “gonna take a quick lunch” to them returning 15 minutes later. Honestly, I don’t mind. 30 minutes was enough for me to throw some chicken on the ol George Forman, fry up some taters in my wok followed by green beans with ‘everything but the bagel’ seasoning.

It’s all about those short cuts and quick fixes when you have to cook every meal. The little things that make a dish special, or satisfying. For instance, after work I was really hungry and snacked on salami and hard boiled eggs because I didn’t feel like cooking and nothing I had sounded really good.

I should also add that at this point in the eve, it was almost 90 degrees outside and almost 80 inside since I had opted to keep my sliding glass door open all day in lieu of the AC. So I finally shut the door, turned on the AC and started the over. Threw some brussel sprouts in the oven and cooked the other half of the potato. Once the sprouts were ready, I threw the shrimp in and whipped up some of my favorite – Whole 30 compliant bang bang sauce. It’s so delicious and since it’s primarily mayo (a fat bomb) it helps to curb those junk food cravings and keep me feeling fuller, longer.

What I didn’t do this time, that I normally do, is throw out all the non compliant food before hand. Mostly because I didn’t feel like running to the dumpster on Sunday night and figured seeing chocolate at 7 in the morning wouldn’t be tempting. Boy o boy, was I wrong.

It took EVERYTHING I had when I got home from the gym to open the bag of chocolate covered pretzels and dump them in the trash bag. I didn’t have one. Not one. Ultimately I thought about it, but really what is 1 or 5 gonna do? Nothing. It’s not gonna make me happy or reverse my cravings for the next month. If anything it would like exacerbate my longing for that sweet sweet goodness.

Another reason I dislike going to the gym is because it’s lined, wall to wall with mirrors. It reminds me how hard it is for me to look at myself, sometimes. It’s a weird battle. I want to feel healthy and vibrant again. I had a sobering experience today while leaving the gym and realizing I barely broke 4,000 steps. I ended up taking my Fitbit off when I got home because I didn’t want to be constantly reminded that I would have to work super hard to get 10,000 steps. I thought my time on the treadmill would have gotten me further….

I didn’t get to everything on my to-do list today. How it’s 10:30 pm and I feel like I still had no time after work is beyond me. I’m excited to go to sleep – and already wish I had gotten into bed around 7 – but hopefully I won’t be as tired tomorrow.

What day does all that natural energy kick in again???

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