Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 1 - Oct 16

It has arrived. Day one of thirty days eating only meats (preferably grass fed),  veggies (preferably local and organic), and healthy fats (like avocado, kerrygold butter, and coconut oil). I may throw in a piece of fruit or a couple nuts here and there, but for the most part I'm going to avoid them in order to hopefully lose some of this fat on my journey to get healthy!

Yesterday CrossFit Aspire held a 30 Day Challenge Kick Off and Nutrition Q&A event. Justin did an awesome job explaining to us what real foods are and why our bodies function best eating them exclusively. I took my measurements and completed a pre-challenge WOD (workout of the day), which we are going to repeat on November 14th to see results/changes/improvements in performance. I'm now armed with my 30 Day Challenge Survival Guide and have the support of about 40 people at the gym. I'm ready for this.

Who needs ketchup, cheese, and salt when you can have these fresh and healthy ingredients instead? After getting over 8 hours of sleep last night, I decided to celebrate the beginning of the challenge by starting my day off with this 3-egg feast plus two cups of coffee with a little heavy cream. I sauteed a sliced tomato, added it to the eggs as they cooked, plated the omelet over some Thai curry/coconut milk mixture leftover from my crock pot of beef that cooked last night, and topped it all off with some avocado. Delicious!

I knew I would need to eat something before heading over for a CrossFit workout at 1:00. For lunch I ate some of that crock pot beef along with my favorite brussels sprouts.

After a particularly soul-crushing workout, I stopped at Whole Foods to pick up the ingredients for tonight's dinner. I ended up also grabbing a couple different flavors of Lara Bars, and tried the banana bread flavor (ingredients: almonds, dates, unsweetened bananas) for a snack. I just have be sure to eat these tasty fruit and nut bars only sparingly!

Dinner was another celebratory event. Sean grilled up some grass fed burgers (I ate mine with sliced tomato and a little avocado) and a bunch of asparagus. Some spears were most definitely bacon-wrapped. So necessary :)

I'm aiming to get to bed at 10 tonight and not snack up until then. If I do snack, I'll edit to add it in. 

I get super busy during the week, but I'm going to try to keep up with recording my (extremely repetitive... sorry in advance) meals every day. It may be brief, but it should be here. Please check in to make sure I have not cheated! :)


Jill said...

Kate great meals! All your food looks really good! Good luck you can do it!

Jamie said...

The eggs and asparagus look especially delicious!!

Melissa said...

Great first day :) Ahh soo jealous you're right around the corner from WF!!!

Loveee my slow cooker, it's seriously the best for no fuss easy meals!

Beth said...

Oh my word, that bacon wrapped asparagus looks amazing!!