Today starts day one of take 2. Last time was mostly successful, I was in great shape at the end - started the gym a few months before whole30 noticed huge differences once I started changing my eating habits - I struggled with the no alcohol provision, slipped up a few times. I just turned 50 this summer, have a history of breast cancer and depression. I'm hoping to make healthy lifestyle changes that will help me manage all of that.
I started prepping yesterday. I teach Kindergarten and go to the gym after work, out of the house from 7am until 6 or so. This means I can be lazy at dinner cooking time so I made a big batch of stew for the freezer as well as a sausage & veggie breakfast hash that will feed me breakfast for a few days (top w fried egg & some avocado). Keeping prepped food in the freezer is often a life saver! Also made veg stock from veg scraps I have been saving in the freezer. Today I'm making chili for the freezer. I have meals planned for the next many days - took stock of my fridge/freezer and am planning around that. Just need to pick up a few things today.
Here's what the plan is so far for this week. Since I am cooking for 1, these are dinners then next day lunches.
Thai chicken soup: page 352 Whole30 cookbook but with spinach added
Steak with roasted veggies (brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
Roasted chicken stuffed with lemon & garlic: served w/ roasted veggies (chicken carcass will be used for bone broth)
Chicken & steak will be put atop salad for lunches - I need to make some dressing.
Off to the gym. I go to Orange Theory 3+ times a week. I'm shooting for being consistent with that. I've slacked the last few months.
Good luck everyone