Back to school for us teachers today. We have big changes going on at school and they begin today. The kids do not come back until Wednesday, so we have 2 days for professional development and working in our rooms. We had a big administration change at our school in September and the new principal did not want to make a lot of schedule swaps in the middle of the semester. Needless to say, the stress factor is growing a little more this week.
And I chose today to start a cold-turkey-no-sugar Whole30 . Today.
If the program creators ever make the rule to cut caffeine, I’ll be out. I must have something to wake me up.
Blendtec making my coffee. A little coconut milk, cocoa powder (unsweetened) and ghee (clarified butter—no dairy solids)
Love the butter foam.
We have 6 days a year when we as a staff can go out to lunch together and eat in a chair (instead of standing with an apple in one hand and directing lunch in another). We went to a local place that caters to a big Paleo crowd. They have a Paleo menu available with no oil, butter, or sugar in their dishes. I got a steak fajita salad and it is definitely a dish to make at home.
I made a huge pot of chili last night and we warmed that up for dinner tonight. A big key to this plan is cooking a lot on the weekend. I don’t have to think about what to make. I open the fridge or read my list of options.
Day 1 is not so bad. I really wanted to dive head first into some rice and beans and avoiding the sweet tea was brutal. I have a headache starting around 7 tonight and I know it will hang around for a few days.
I didn’t do any additional activity other than all the walking at school. I know the first week of Whole30 is NOT a good week to start back to CrossFit or do a lot of extra running. This week is all about surviving the “carb flu”.