Hey guys! I’m sorry I haven’t checked in in a while-and I got really behind on responding to comments-but I love reading all of them, and I will get to that! In addition, I want to address a few questions that came up in the comments. And since I’m super excited for this project and this was quite a marvelous weekend, I’m linking up with Katie!
First of all, thank you to those supporting me in this! The goal is to show that it really is possible to eat whole foods, and make changes in health. I wanted something that was doable for anyone, which is partly why I’m not doing a Whole 30-I’m not saying it’s not doable, but it’s extremely hard, and most people (probably myself included) don’t have the discipline to stick with it.
Since a lot of you are college students, I’ll be posting everything I eat, including recipes. I’m most likely going to stick to simpler meals, but I’ll definitely post everything so you get a really good sense of what I’m doing and how to do it!
Also, a very good question was brought up-will I still be consuming cappuccinos?
This was something I actually had thought about, and in the end, I decided that the local coffeeshop uses very high quality ingredients, and given that this will be during midterms and I’m not totally suicidal, yes I will be.
The thing about this challenge is that I kind of have to draw a line somewhere, and it’s going to be a little arbitrary. For example-how processed is too processed dairy? Raw milk would be the most unprocessed, but that may not necessarily be safe. How processed is nonfat versus full fat dairy? It’s hard to say, and that’s one I haven’t decided on yet (besides the fact that I will not be consuming raw dairy.)
Here’s another question-what’s really in the dining hall food? Some things I will clearly avoid, but how can I tell if that completely plain grilled chicken touched something or not? At that point, I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m just trying to get as close to unprocessed as possible.
If you have any more questions/comments/suggestions, keep them coming!
And since I haven’t shared much about my life lately…
Friday morning started with a 10×400 track workout. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of those not on the treadmill, and I may have gone out a bit fast-my legs were dragging so much by the end!
I refueled with Christmas oranges and overnight oats.
After class was another packed lunch. This one I didn’t exactly think through, and the only protein I and was laughing cow. But it was excellent with the roasted carrots!
I had every intention of going for a nice, long bike ride on a beautiful day, but I never ended up making it out the door before I had to go to Crossfit.
As a snack, instead of the sugar I was craving, I had some plain Greek yogurt with sunflower seed butter, and half a slice of cherry bread.
One thing I’ve learned since starting to track my food in My Fitness Pal in the last week is that I’m getting WAY too little protein, and after having a protein rich, instead of sweet, carb rich, snack, I felt so much better and more satisfied!
After a Crossfit workout that included way too many heavy push presses, I chatted with friends and didn’t end up eating until late, and soup sounded perfect-chunky tomato bisque with cheddar.
Saturday morning I ended up waking up early enough to make it to Crossfit-it was a partner workout that consisted of 3 10 minute AMRAPS (as many rounds as possible). It was hard! One of the rounds was flipping a giant tire-I was proud because I was one of the only girls who could actually flip it!
I ended up getting tire marks/bruises on my shoulders though!
After Crossfit, I went to brunch and had a Mexican salad with plenty of guac.
And I FINALLY got my first waffle of the school year-the line has always been so crazy long whenever I’ve gone! However, a lot of dorms are on ski trips this weekend. I’m going on a ski trip next weekend. East Coasters, feel free to laugh at this: 1. I’m going on a ski trip, but not even skiing. 2. We have to make a huge weekend trip out of even seeing snow. 3. There’s no snow right now…Oops?
For the record, this wasn’t a full waffle when it went in the waffle maker! I topped it with butter and warm apples. This was good-the only thing is that I think the apples were sweetened quite a bit!
The rest of the day was spent preparing for my hall’s tea party! Check out this amazing tart my friend’s made from scratch!
My task for the tea party was making tea sandwiches. I had to go to Whole Foods for gluten free bread for a couple of my friends, so naturally it made sense to go to the newly opened in Whole Foods nitrogen ice cream shop, Smitten.
The only Smitten there was before was in San Francisco, and it was mind blowing. This did not disappoint- Tcho chocolate with Tcho chocolate sauce.
And then it was tea party time!
Cucumber and cream cheese.
And we all dressed up and watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The best part of that movie? Undoubtably the cat. More movies these days need to have cats.
I also went for a little late night walk around my dorm and ran into these beautiful creatures.
Saturday night was really great-it was one of those nights where you stay up until 4am just talking to friends. Needless to say I’m a little less than well rested to start the week…
Brunch-eggs with cheddar and black beans, as well as a side salad.
The big highlight of the day was teaching a spin class to actual, living and breathing human beings. It was just practice-I taught it to some of the Quidditch team (because I kind of control them now…) and while it wasn’t exactly like a real class, it was good to practice shouting/breathing/spinning. It wasn’t like a normal class because my speakers were my laptop, plus none of them had done spin before, plus they spent a lot more time talking to each other in class, but it was still fun!
And now, I need to run off and program their workout for tomorrow morning!
What was Marvelous in your weekend?