Whole 30, Day 5 – First day of Whole 30 on the run, and Whole 30 info for Athletes!


Since my Janathon and Whole 30 experiment seem to be going through the same time period (both end on the last day of January), it seems a good idea to post both!  This way, if my wife ever suckers me into doing this again, I have visual evidence that it was a good experience.

Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast of Champions!

Yesterday was interesting as far as the “Whole 30” is concerned, because it was the first day of our usual hectic schedule, while trying to eat well.   Now,I don’t want to say that my wife is spoiling me with this meal-plan…. But she totally is.  I came downstairs to a per-packed bag of Whole 30  compliant foods.  So after driving in to work, I had breakfast!

This included more of her MARVELOUS home-made chicken sausage.  I didn’t bother to re-heat it, as it was just as tasty cold!   Though I have to admit, the  hard-boiled eggs did not make as fine of a companion to the sausage as the over easy eggs the day before had (#firstworldproblems.)

20150105_131212[1]The lunch spread – also incredible.   Left over roast beef – which I must say, was just as good today as it had been on Saturday, and a good-sized salad with a large variety of chopped up veggies in it.  There as also an apple for a snack throughout the day, but I never got to that…

I did eat the 3 meatballs I swiped to eat though 🙂

Dinner-on-the-run was in order, as it was choir night for the boy.  With a dinner all packed up for me – we headed out!  Now I have been reading up on the “whole 30 for athletes” – which, while claiming I am an athlete is a bit of a stretch, with my running/lifting, I needed to make sure I was getting enough of what a growing-boy needs.  You can read about that below!

My wife, as usual, made an AMAZING meal.. I have to stress that, as it doesn’t look amazing in its plastic container.

20150105_181149[1]In side this seemingly non-impressive container was:
2 paleo burgers
roasted brusslel sprouts (I think with pepper… really yummy)
Home made “fries”
Tomato slices
Avocado

So,  45 minutes before my workout, I ate one burger.  After my workout I devoured the rest!

I love this diet….

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Whole 30 for Athletes Information: – Found a meal template after reading the forums, that gives everything you need to know!

It turns out, that I found a plethora of amazing information on the Whole 9 Life forums.

Pre-Workout – One gentleman stressed that somewhere before your work out (I think it was 15 minutes to an hour), you need protein and fat – 15 to 75 minutes before your workout.  This helps let your body know that activity is coming – and should provide energy!   Another person (forum moderator) mentioned that you should avoid starchy vegetables or fruits starting an hour before your workout.
Post Workout – 15 to 30 minutes after –   In the same sentence referred to above, the moderator said that starchy vegetables in later meals (post-workout) will help keep glyocgen levels up.  Another mentioned protein and carbs for your post-workout snack.

Long Runs – Coconut Water to drink (or half water/half coconut water) will help with electrolytes, while avoiding Gatorade.  Larabars (though watch the calories as they are much higher than GU) and oranges can be good “during run” food.  (How do you peel and eat an orange while running?)

Avoid eating fruit or starchy vegetables within the hour before your runs and make sure you get enough starchy vegetables in your later meals to keep your glycogen stores up.

In several threads, it was also mentioned that athletic performance and energy levels can really take a hit for the first 2 weeks.  This is normal, and something to work through as it will (despite what Gandalf says) pass.

gandalf-you-shall-not-pass

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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2 comments on “Whole 30, Day 5 – First day of Whole 30 on the run, and Whole 30 info for Athletes!
  1. awesome! looking forward to more updates on this one. hadn’t heard of Whole 30 before. 🙂

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