Well, I've tried to soldier on this week but finally gave in tonight and listened to my body. It was really hard as I desperately wanted to got to bootcamp tonight but the rain sealed the deal - I do not want to be full-blown ill for the weekend! I'm my own worst enemy and very tough on myself. I need to remember that sometimes doing nothing is okay!
It was dairy reintroduction day on the Whole 30, so I added a big dollop of full fat Greek yoghurt to my breakfast of baked salmon and roasted veg. There was also a side of Black Forest berries. Yum! I do love the thick, creaminess of Greek yoghurt and it went down well.
I worked from home Tuesday. The morning flew by on conference calls and I was ready for lunch in the sunshine at 12 prompt. Smoked salmon this time (using stuff up!) with avocado, beetroot, tomatoes, a carrot and more greek yoghurt. All drizzled with EVOO and balsamic. Fresh, light and tasty.
I went for a little walk to make sure my soul was fed, too.
In the afternoon I craved something warm and soothing, so made myself a coconut milk cocoa. Bad move. It made me feel sick :S I'm not sure what it was, but the coconut milk did have some E numbers and sulphites in it. Fail.
Before I knew it it was time to pack up for the day and admire this sky.
Then, as per Whole 30 guidelines, I made myself a pre-workout snack while cooking dinner - a boiled egg and a handful of almonds. Otherwise known as protein and fat. Then I walked to Real Military Fitness. It was fantastic! Just the challenge I've been looking for.
The people were really nice. It was hard work but the hour flew by and I walked home feeling like a rock star! We did some weights, interval running and circuit-style moves like squats, lunges etc. It was non-stop. I really wanted to make it again tonight... Next week!
Demolished this chicken soup when I got in!
The final part of dairy day was a bit of dark chocolate. My verdict? Meh. Not missed it.
WHO AM I???
The last salmon fillet, a HUGE egg and some veggies fuelled me up for the day. Oh, and an apple!
And this cheered me up! A colleague who recently left the team sent us all individualised cupcakes. Mine was a cookery one. I mean, how thoughtful! It's adorable! After admiring it, I gave it to BC to devour. I ain't ready for that sugar hit just yet!
I ate this instead. Chicken salad. Simples and effective.
This was the day I started to feel icky, but I still ventured out for my walk.
These bushes always remind me of that fashionable two-tone hair look... No? Okay. I felt worn out on my return but no worse really.
I was entertaining in the evening so got to choppin'. Shop bought guacamole and monterey jack cheese and chilli dips. I tried a bit of each but stuff like this just tastes so processed to me now.
The main event - grilled ribeye steak, chilli sweet potato slices and Luann's kale salad.
I passed on pudding but said yes to Prosecco. Only three little glasses...
Woke up at 5.30 and couldn't get back to sleep, but felt a bit better. However, today I've been more mentally out of sorts. I put it down to this being the longest winter ever. I need light! And sun!
Chicken, roast veg and chilli sweet potatoes and a tasty, tasty apple perked me up somewhat.
Meetings all morning, then light relief of lunch with BC. Sardine salad. It was okay, nothing spesh.
Then we went for a walk and it was frickin' freezing! As home time drew nearer I felt worse again and admitted defeat on the drive home. It's a rest night. Sigh. I'd had this mini bowl of chicken soup ready for a pre-workout snack. Instead it became comfort food.
The Boy is making dinner tonight - prawn omelette, and then we're going to relax. Ahhhh.
I am wondering if the dairy could have made me feel rough, but there is a lot of illness about at the moment, so the jury's out. Tomorrow I try peanut butter!
If you feel under the weather do you power through or take a break?
My instinct is power through, but I'm slowly learning that doesn't always work out in the long run.