Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whole30-Day 8

I am not sure if it was the rainy day or the super humid weather, but I was TIRED today. No energy. Zero.
My job requires sitting at my desk all day and doing a lot of staring into 2 computer screens. So when I am in the zone and working furiously on something, time does fly by but I end up feeling mentally and physically exhausted even though I didn't get up from my seat! Do you ever have those days?  Today was definitely one of those days. I came home and flew straight into the couch. Left overs for dinner tonight!

  • Breakfast: banana with sun butter
  • Snack: plum and cup of almonds
  • Lunch: grilled chicken and steamed broccoli and green beans
  • Snack: fruit cup (pineapple, grapes, and melon)
  • Dinner: left over roasted chicken, kale, and roasted spaghetti squash
  • Snack: banana and handful of mixed nuts
  • Workout: Crossfit WOD: 5x5 back squats
Lunch from work cafeteria 

I have noticed with 6 am workouts that I am hungry by 10 am. I need to do a better job of having a bigger breakfast or having a breakfast #2 so I am not snacking so much on fruit during the day. 

On a more exciting note, I did some school supply shopping tonight. FUN! Seriously, what is it about a box of newly sharpened crayons that gets me so excited?! I absolutely love new school supplies. I may or may not have bought myself a coloring book and crayons. 
The other schools supplies I bought will go to a local 1st grader that was part of an "adopt a family" program that Arlington county puts together to help kids in need of school supplies. I wish I could help this little guy get ready for his first day, but since that might be a little creepy for him, I will just send on the supplies I bought him.  He will be on my mind though on the first day when he is strutting to school with this cool lunch box: 

I am at a full day conference tomorrow, so wish me luck avoiding all the gluten-laden break food that will be freely available. 


  1. How do I make roasted spaghetti squash??

    1. Get a spaghetti squash and cut it down the middle. Put them on a baking sheet, skin side down, and sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Cook in a 400 degree oven for about 30 mins or until the ends start to crisp up. When it is done, take it out and cool for about 15 mins then take a fork and scrap the inside out. It will come out like spaghetti! Taste great with roasted cherry tomatoes!

  2. Thanks! I think you should share some of your favorite receipes. With step by step instructions for your readers that are not as experienced in the kitchen. ;)