Saturday, September 1, 2012

1 down, 29 to go! - Molly

Today is Day 1 of our whole30.

So far, so good.

We started the day out right with a CrossFit partner WOD (workout of the day) in the park downtown. The WOD consisted of warm-up (mile run, stairs, squats, pushups, stretching and wall climbs). 

We then got into the heart of the WOD. 
10 rounds of 20 meter partner carry (yes, I piggy-backed Jason for a total of 200 meters), 8 med ball squat cleans and 8 burpees (8 each).

It took us 25:35 seconds to complete the WOD. I was pretty proud of us!

Jason first inclination was to go out to breakfast.

Oh no I thought. We are already going to break our whole30 on the first meal of the first day. 

But we were smart and chose a local breakfast place that does all organic, local meats and veggies. With a little bit of customization, we were able to make it very paleo and very whole30.


sausage, yams, chiles, zucchini, slice of ham, 2 strips of bacon and some scrambled eggs - perfection!

I then spent the day grocery shopping and prepping food.

I noticed that Costco has the best meat options on the weekend. The seafood guys are there, fresh meat is being cut and put out and they have a bigger selection. For under $200, I pretty much got everything I needed for the next week and more to use throughout the month.

the goods! Veggies, meat, eggs, coconut water, spices. Lots of stuff for the freezer!

With a small stop at Whole Foods for a knob of ginger and some fruit, I was ready to go. I am in need of more storage containers though.

For dinner Jason grilled some pork chops and I sauteed some green beans with a little coconut oil and spices.

tomatoes from the garden complete the meal!
Jason and I then prepared egg cups for the week.


The whole30 is all about preparation. Tomorrow I am meeting up with my good friend Erica to cook and prep a few meals for the week. We are preparing 2 dinners with sides each. That will give us dinners and leftovers for lunches for the week.

On my menu:

1) flank steak roulade - stuffed with zucchini, bacon and peppers with asparagus wrapped in proscuitto
2) marinated chicken wings/drumsticks with grilled romaine dressed with bacon, shallots and balsamic vinegar


The first week is the hardest. The cravings set in. You feel like you should be eating more, but really it is just your mind messing with you.

Jason claims he needs a Dr. Pepper (while watching football) and I will admit I was craving a bit of candy.

Mind over matter to get through at this point. We are in this together.

For those who are joining me on this journey, how was Day 1? What's on your menu?


Olivia Stipe Manke said...

Interesting! It really doesn't look all that challenging. I tend to cook a lot that way for the most part as it is.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm the "anonymous" from the other day who left you that long comment! I wanted to thank you for writing back. You also mentioned I could contact you through the blog. Unfortunately I'm new to all this do i do that exactly?
Thanks again.

LoboandChicken said...

trying something out...

STILL not pregnant said...

Kathryn -

Feel free to email either or both of us at

We would love to hear from you and of course help you in any way we can!

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon!
Molly (and Haylee)