Our Paleo Family

Whole 30 Day 12

Is day 12 close enough to call this thing half way? Just kidding, I know it’s not, but sometimes I just need to play some mind tricks on myself to make it through.

I’m thrilled to have made it through day 11 unscathed. According to the Whole 30 Timeline, days 10 and 11 are the days you are most likely to give up, quit, throw in the towel. It was major temptation to have some cookies I made for another family sitting in front of my face, but I did not give in.

Some people have very motivating mantras they repeat to themselves such as: “You can do it!” or “You are stronger than this temptation!” But my mantra has been: “I do not want to start over.” Maybe not quite so inspirational, but true nonetheless. And it has worked for me and that’s what matters most.

I have yet to experience any of the Whole 30 magic, but I trust it’s coming.

Day 12 dawned with another headache and very hungry tummy. My plan is to work out from about 8:15-9:15 and considering that I woke up early, around 5:30, I knew I needed to eat something pre-workout. In my attempt to not have an “emergency” Rx Bar, I munched on just a few almonds with my coffee and am hoping that holds me over.

Here’s what’s on tap for the rest of the day:

Breakfast: a piece of overnight egg casserole from my book, Your Paleo Holiday

Lunch: Asian slaw with turkey and almonds

Dinner: grass fed strip steak, smoky sweet potatoes and asparagus – a totally grilled dinner, which I enjoyed making out on my grill as the fall temps set in!

You can watch the prep of this dinner over on YouTube.