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Whole 30 Day 30 (with Day 29 food)

Happy Tuesday! It’s the last official day of my Whole 30 challenge.

Here’s yesterday’s food.

Day 29 preWOD

Grapes before the gym.

day 29 breakfast

Eggs with olives, veggies, avocado, bacon, peach

Day 29 lunch

Salad with avocado, turkey meatballs, fruit

Day 29 supper

Supper: chili dogs, carrots, pan fried potatoes, butternut squash with ghee


Seeds right after supper.

Day 29 night snack

Nuts, raisins, dates, coconut

Day 29 snack

Banana, pineapple, almond butter.

After that I wanted to keep eating, but I flossed and brushed instead. I was in bed by 7pm and asleep by 7:45!

I slept pretty restlessly, but was ready for the gym. Except for the twinge in my neck!

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Back squat, 5@52.5%, 3@57.5%, 2@60%, 15@62.5% of training weight; 2:30 clock, 80#, 85#, 90#, 95#

B) For time:
15 Toes to bar or hanging knee raises
20 Shoulder to OH 75/55lbs – 55#
15 Toes to bar or hanging knee raises
20 OHS 75/55lbs
15 Toes to bar or hanging knee raises
20 Thrusters 75/55lbs
15 Toes to bar or hanging knee raises

Notes: 8 min cut-off  7:21 for me

I’m going on the treadmill in a bit for more steps. Then I’m loading up on bug spray and heading out to weed the garden before I shower. I work 1-5 and hope for a walk after supper.

Enjoy your day!

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Whole 30 Day 29 (with Day 28 food)

Here’s yesterdays food.

Day 28 breakfast

Day 28 lunch


Day 28 supper

Day 28 after supper

Day 28 snack

DAy 28 snack2

Still a snacker, but better than I had been in May!

I went to the gym this morning and hit a new PR on my snatch!

Monday’s WOD:
A) Snatch Practice: 15 min to build to a heavy single. – 80# new PR!

Notes: don’t allow your technique to get sloppy for the sake of a PR; use the technique we’ve been drilling and apply it to the full movement

B) 5min AMRAP of:
20KB Swings (50/35)
10 Burpees

rest 1min, then 4min AMRAP of:
15KB Swings (50/35)
7 Burpees

Rest 1min, then 3min AMRAP of:
10KB Swings (50/35)
5 Burpees

I used a 45# KB and did way to many burpees on a Monday! LOL

I walked for 15 minutes on the treadmill and had a wonderful breakfast.

I work 8:45-1 and then L has piano at 1:45, and C has a dentist cleaning at 2:30pm. Rushing around for me this afternoon. Then if it’s not raining C wants to go to a park to look for some shells on the shoreline.

Enjoy your Monday!

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Whole 30 Day 28 (with Day 27 food)

Yesterday was our annual college picnic. My exercise was a bit of walking around the track at the Relay in the morning.

Day 27 breakfast

Breakfast: fruit, eggs, avocado, veggies, chicken and sweet potato hashbrowns.

Day 27 lunch

Lunch was later than normal for me: 1 1/2 chicken sausages, fruit, veggies, homemade potato salad, kale salad with avocado and Kombucha. Not pictured is some watermelon and strawberries.

all the kids

Day 27 supper

Supper: buffalo chicken with avocado in cabbage leaf. Kale salad with avocado and homemade potato salad.

Day 27 snack

Nuts/raisins mix, seeds not pictured.

Day 22 after supper

Banana and almond butter.

This morning I went on the elliptical for 15 minutes and walked for 30 on the treadmill while watching Fed Up. I’m only 1/2 way through that documentary but it is about childhood obesity and the evil effects of sugar.

I made mayo this morning and was going to make ketchup but I’m out of tomato paste. I need to prep some veggies for next week, but otherwise I’m taking it easy.

I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to do after the Whole 30 is over….

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Whole 30 Day 27 (with Day 26 food)

Friday morning I went to the gym, it was a sweaty workout! I came home and walked a bit before the girls and I went kayaking. Friday night we went to the Relay for Life and walked and walked and walked….

Day 26 preWOD

Cherries before the WOD

Day 26 breakfast

Eggs with olives, avocado, veggies with sausage, fruit

Day 26 lunch

Salad with chicken, oil, olives and butternut squash with ghee

Day 26 supper

Chili dogs, homemade fries, pickle, homemade coleslaw

Day 26 snack

Apple and almond butter right after supper

Day 26 evening snack

Snack mix for after the Relay

Day 26 evening

Banana and applesauce before bed.

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While at the Relay we bit on a bunch of items at the silent auction. We went back this morning to walk a bit, L had the pancake breakfast and we won 5 gift baskets! I paid $146 for $288 worth of items AND got a $100 in one of the baskets. I made out like crazy for $46! I also got a present for my new nephew and his older brother and mother. 🙂

Today was our annual picnic with my college friends. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed seeing them all so much. The kids even had a great time playing together!

all the kids





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Whole 30 Day 26 (with Day 24 & 25 food)

Wednesday was good. I made it to the gym in the morning. I also got to go to lunch with Cheryl. I had a veggie salad with guacamole from Subway. I brought my own dressing and steak strips.

Day 24 preWOD

Day 24 breakfast

Day 24 supper

Day 24 night2

Day 24 night

Thursday I also made it to the gym! Unheard of! I worked at WW last night and that messed up my supper time.

Day 25 preWOD

Day 25 breakfast

Day 25 lunch

day 25 afternoon

Day 25 at WW

Day 25 supper

Day 25 evening snack

So, today is Friday. I made it to the gym again! 5 days this week, definitely not going tomorrow. LOL

I’m hoping to walk & read soon, kayak, cut up watermelon, cantaloupe, clean grapes, make potato salad, relax a bit and head to the Relay for Life tonight with the girls.

That’s what I know, enjoy your day!


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Whole 30 Day 24 (with Day 23 food)

Day 23 was better than Day 22. I did not snack in the morning or afternoon, but I drank a Kombucha in the afternoon. I walked on my 10 minute break yesterday, the weather was gorgeous. I also walked 2 miles while L was at tennis last night. Lots of activity!

Day 23 preWOD

Cherries before the gym.

Day 23 breakfast

Eggs with olives and avocado. Strawberries, turkey sausage and veggies.

Day 23 lunch

Salad with tuna and olives, apple with almond butter

Day 23 supper

Ahi tuna steak, 1/2 sweet potato with ghee, leftover beans, sprouts and sauerkraut

Day 23 supper1

Right after supper I had some nuts and coconut for more fat.

Day 23 night snack

After tennis I has nuts, raisins and coconut before bed and a few seeds too.

Last night I slept great and my workout this morning was much better than yesterday!

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) 1 hang clean above knee + 1 jerk, 10 sets; slightly heavier than last week but still speed/technique focus, 1:15 clock 65#(1), 70#(1), 75#(8)

B) For time (15min cut-off):
Run 800m
15 Squat cleans, 115/75 or 95/65 – only had 55# (thought it was 65#, didn’t realize it til the workout was over)
15 Bar facing burpees
Run 400m
10 Squat cleans, 115/75 or 95/65
10 Bar facing burpees
Run 250m – got this run in before the 15 minutes was up
5 Squat cleans, 115/75 or 95/65
5 Bar facing burpees

Post weights & times to comments

I’m going to walk & read, shower up and head out to shop for produce before WW. I’ll weigh-in today and have Cheryl email in my lowest weight for the month. I’m still not looking until July 1st. I don’t believe I’ve lost ANY weight, but again, not gaining would be good too! LOL

I’m going out to lunch today with Cheryl since it’ll be the last time I work with her. We are going to Subway, I’ll get a chopped salad and I’m bringing my own steak slices and dressing. None of their meat is compliant for me to eat.

I’ll come home from that and prep a few salads for the next few days and get ready to work from 5-8:30pm tonight.

Enjoy your day!

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Whole 30 Day 23 (with Day 22 food)

Yesterday was too much food! New day today.

Day 22 preWOD

Grapes before the gym.

Day 22 breakfast

Cantaloupe, kiwi, eggs with olives, veggie scramble with sausage


Day 22 lunch

No morning snack, just tea at work. Salad with chicken and guacamole, cherries and strawberries.

Day 22 morning snack

Butternut squash and ghee

Day 22 before supper

Roasted (burned) cashews before supper.

Day 22 supper

Chicken drumsticks, coconut onion rings, leftover veggies and avocado.

Day 22 snack

Nuts, raisins, coconut

Day 22 after supper

Banana with almond butter.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Back squat, 5@65%, 4@72.5%, 3@80%, 2@87.5%, 1+@95% of training weight; 2:30 clock 90#, 100#, 110#, 120#, 130#(3)

B) 15 min AMRAP
40 Double-unders or 120 single unders… – singles
20 Wall balls 20/14# – 14#
10 HSPU or 10 alt’g shoulder touches or 4 wall walks – wall walks – 4 rounds + some jumping

Notes: Look back to the number of reps you did on the “1+” set from week 3 of the previous cycle (5/26 to be exact) – your goal is to match or beat that number of reps but with your heavier weight this time around; this is your “test” for the cycle so get after it! Record scores to comments

I’m going to walk and read soon and then wait for the plumber to show up. We need to get our pressure tank replaced and a few other things with our well. Hubby called me while I was making breakfast to let me know they were coming this morning, so I showered already and have the sink filled with water so I can wash up a bit after I walk. There would be no way I could have gone to work today without a shower, the workout was brutal!

I work 1-5 and then it’s my turn to take the girls to tennis from 7-8. I plan on going to the store to get a few things and walk while they have lessons. I hope to get my steps in today. 🙂

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Day 22 Whole 30 (with Day 21 food)

Sunday was mostly a DOR. I did end up going for a slow walk around the loop with C.

Day 21 breakfast

Sweet potato hash browns, egg scramble, bacon and cantaloupe and watermelon

Day 21 lunch

Cherries, salad with chicken, guacamole and olives.

Day 21 snack2


Day 21 supper

Steak and mushrooms, asparagus, hasselback potato and Brussels sprouts.  I ate about 2/3 of the steak, too much!

Day 21 snack

Seeds, nuts, etc.

Day 17 WW snack

Really needed a fix so I had a larabar.

Today I wanted to sleep in, but alarm woke me up to head into the gym!

Monday’s WOD:
A) EMOM x10: 1 hang snatch above knee; slightly heavier than last week but still speed/technique focus  50#(1), 55#(9)

B) Against a 12 min running clock:
7 min AMRAP
6 Hang power snatch, 95/65 or 75/55 – 55#
9 Push jerk, 95/65 or 75/55
12 Box jumps 24/20″ – tall box  – 2 rounds + PS + PJ + 6 BJ
immediately into,
5 min AMRAP
Burpee pull-ups 31 burpees

Notes: If you can’t do unassisted pull-ups, do a burpee followed by a jumping pull-ups. Record both scores to FB Comments.

Work this morning was busy and I’m happy about that considering we had some pretty severe weather going through. You wouldn’t know it now since it’s lovely outside!

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Whole 30 Day 20 & 21 (with Day 19 & 20 food)

Let’s see if I can remember Friday! LOL

Day 19 preWOD

Cherries before the gym.

Day 19 breakfast

Berries, eggs with olives, veggies with sausage

Day 19 lunch

Cherries and watermelon, salad with chicken and avocado

Day 19 snacks


Day 19 supper

Pork chop, avocado, asparagus and Brussels sprouts

Day 19 snack

Banana, applesauce, nuts, raisins, coconut

Friday I went to Costco and Aldi in Sun Prairie. I got a few items in bulk that I know we’ll use. Otherwise there is not a lot of compliant foods there to buy. I got in an afternoon walk and an evening walk while hubby played tennis with L. I also helped her with tennis by tossing balls over the net so she could practice backhand, forehand and shots up by the net.

Saturday morning I worked out after breakfast. I did interval running on the treadmill and then walked for a bit.

Day 20 breakfast

Strawberries, eggs with olives, veggie scramble with beef.

Day 20 lunch

Apple and almond butter, salad with pork and avocado

Day 20 afternoon snack

Late afternoon snack of butternut squash and ghee.

Day 20 snack

Supper was late so to tide me over I had my banana, pineapple, nuts, coconut mixture

Day 20 supper

My friend Rachel was here visiting with her family on their way to Milwaukee. Supper was very late for us, but delicious! Turkey brat, homemade fries, pickle, green beans (2 ways) and leftover Brussels sprouts.


Finished the night with seeds and a bowl of nuts (not pictured).

Yesterday afternoon I went for a LONG walk.

So, today is Sunday and Father’s Day. I slept in a bit and so far have been taking it easy. I made some ghee and prepped salads for the week. I don’t have any plans on morning exercise, but I may walk this afternoon or after supper. We are going to see Jurassic World this afternoon for Father’s Day. I have steaks to grill up for supper and C wants to make baked apples with almond butter for dessert.

How is this Whole 30 going?

  • Some days are easier than others.
  • My skin isn’t that much better than before.
  • My clothes aren’t any looser and I don’t see any physical changes.
  • My mood is improved and I don’t find myself getting as frustrated with the kids.
  • My sleeping is back to normal, the first week was AWFUL!
  • I look forward to avocado! 🙂
  • I believe my joints do feel better in the morning.
  • Bathroom habits are a lot different. I also don’t pee as much as I used too. Weird.
  • I don’t wake up famished.
  • I love my hearty filling breakfasts and I’m surprised I’ve gone a few days without a morning snack.
  • Hunger is not an emergency.

One final thing, today is my 2 year Crossfitaversary! Two years ago today I walked into the gym for the first time. Many things have changed in those 2 years, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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Whole 30 Day 19 (with Day 18 food)

Wow! I’ve made it to day 19! It’s becoming old hat at this point. Thursday morning I didn’t exercise, but on my 10 minute break at work I walked around the block again. Last night while L was at tennis I walked the track for about 8-9 laps and then sat and watched them play. Even though it was a DOR I got over 11,000 steps. 🙂

Day 18 breakfast

Breakfast, kiwi, eggs with olives, bacon (eh) and veggies

Day 18 lunch

Lunch, watermelon, salad with beef, olives, ranch and avocado

Day 18 afternoon snack

Afternoon seeds and Kombucha, didn’t need it, wanted it.

Day 18 supper

Supper, cherries, beans, carrots, 1/2 pickle, chicken chunks and sautéed bok choy, onions, water chestnuts and Chinese cabbage.

Day 18 snack

Banana, applesauce, nuts, raisins, coconut, plus MORE nuts no pictured.

I slept like a ROCK last night. According to my fitbit I only moved ONCE last night! I also woke up 1 minute before my alarm was going to go off. Awesome sleep

Friday’s WOD:
A) Deadlift, 3@70%, 3@80%, 3@90% of training weight, slow & controlled throughout, 3:30 clock 130#, 150#, 165#

B) Team WOD (25min cut-off)
For time in teams of 2:
60 cal row COMBINED while partner holds deadlift, 315/205, 275/185, 225/155, 185/125 – 125#
60 TTB or Hanging Knee Raises COMBINED while partner hangs from bar – knee raises
60 HSPU or 15 wall walks COMBINED while partner holds hand stand – wall walks
4 lengths of gym, plate OH walking lunge EACH, 45/25 or 25/15 – 15# plate

Notes: the work for the rowing, TTB, and HSPU can be shared but can only be done while your partner is doing the corresponding hold. Lunges at the end must be done one at a time with partner 1 completing 4 lengths with plate overhead before partner 2 goes.

This workout was an arm burner for sure! Happy it’s over.

I’m heading out to Costco soon and maybe Aldi too. Enjoy your day!

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