So, i haven’t been here to document for a few days. I will do a quick recap now and then be back in track with my daily posts.
On day 6 i mentioned that my scoby arrived to make Kombucha. Its currently fermenting in a nice big jar of organic tea. It did attract some fruit flies but i just placed an empty bottle of store bought Kombucha next to the jar, with a small amount of kombucha at the bottom. This attracted the flies into there where they met their death. Sorry flies. But now i have no fruit flies trying to get into my batch of Kombucha. Below is a better picture of the scoby.
Day 7 i had a lovely breakfast consisting of eggs bacon and sweet potato homefries. That was the last day i ate eggs for breakfast. I tired of eggs quickly so probably wont have them for a week or two now.
On day 8 i made a dish taken from Performance Paleo by Steph Gaudreau. I absolutely love that book and quickly became my favorite. The first books i go to to look for inspiration are that one and the 2 Well Fed books by Mel Joulwan. Below is a pic of the Creamy Stewed Plantains i made.
Day 9 breakfast was soooo delicious.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and a smidge of ranch sauce. My mouth is actually drooling writing this and remembering this delicious breakfast. I need to stock up on some more sugar free bacon.
I got some really cute headbands for working out this week too. I got them at Fitness Fox Headbands. They have some crazy cute designs and they are sooo comfortable. Ive tried several head bands before but they either fell off, were too tight, or gave me a headache. These bands are perfect. They keep my hair out of my fave and sweat out of my eyes.
Thats me just after a workout with a lovely rosey glow. But just look how beautiful the headband is!! I have 4 in total and already have my eye on the next ones that i want.
After that workout i had a quick refuel meal which consisted of some leftover creamy plantain stew (mashed up) and some chorizo. The pic really doesnt do it any justice as it doesnt really look very appetizing, but it was a perfect combination of sweet and spicy and did the job!
So what else… Oh i found some portable pouches of coconut oil! They are so cute and can be carried around in my purse. Take a look at their cuteness…
I love coconut oil, whether i cook with it, eat it or wear it. It has so many amazing benefits for the body, inside and out.
One of my Instagram friends sent me a sample of essential oils this week. She suggested them after reading about my sleeping struggles and put together a little package.
The last 2 nights i have used them and have been able to fall asleep within a few minutes and have slept solid for more than 8 hours. Im going to write a more detailed post about this later.
And finally to round off my quick recap, this is what i had for dinner at work last night…
Cauliflower rice, chili & La Croix. I love those sparkling waters.
So thats it really. Ive gotten back into doing my workouts so feeling a bit sore but it feels good. My headaches have decreased but i still have a little back pain. Nothing too bad though.
Oh also, day 10 my brain was working hard reminding me of all the things i havent eaten for awhile, especially dark chocolate and my favorite red velvet cheesecake. I remembered that around these days you are most likely to give up on a whole30, mostly because of food boredom or because you listen to that pesky brain reminding you of what you dint want to eat anymore. Well, thats just too bad because im in this to win it!