Office jobs are littered with things that could derail anyone’s Whole30. Donuts and coffee cake in the morning, chocolate or a snack bar in the afternoon, chips or soda from the cafeteria.
It didn’t take long for my first bout of temptation to strike. Today, that temptation came in the form of pizza.
Provided by my boss, these delicious-smelling boxes filled with cheesy, greasy goodness sat atop the conference table- which I walked right by each time I needed to go to the restroom or fridge or water cooler.
And can I be completely honest? Resisting really wasn’t as hard as I thought.
I have this habit. There could be a decision- any decision- and I’ll go back and forth in my mind, replaying the pros and cons of that decision over and over on an endless loop inside my head. Everything from what florist to hire for my wedding to whether or not I want a beer with dinner.
But because of the Whole30, because I’ve made this huge (or maybe, not so huge) decision to abstain from certain foods and beverages for the next month, at least part of that back-and-forth has ceased.
It’s sort of a relief. I don’t have to beat myself up about wanting or not wanting pizza, because I really cannot have pizza. The decision is made. No overthinking necessary.
I think I’m really going to enjoy this feeling, especially when the weekend rolls around, and I won’t need to go into my typical weekend routine of should I or shouldn’t I pick up a bottle of wine on my way home.
Or… maybe not. I guess we’ll see.
Breakfast was a bit of an interesting realization. Going into this, I truly didn’t think Whole30 would have a huge effect on my weekday eating habits- weekends would be another story. But when I sat down to eat my eggs, kale and potatoes, the taste and texture of the foods I normally enjoy are a hell of a lot different when they aren’t accompanied by salsa, ketchup or greek yogurt.
Now I know, I could definitely whip up some of my own, but I hadn’t gotten there yet. That’s definitely my plan for tonight.
I was frustrated today, but that could have basically nothing to do with the Whole30 or anything I’ve eaten or not eaten. I’m just coming back from vacation, trying to get back into the swing of things both at work and at home, and it’s like super freaking cold outside! Either way, the grump monster was roaring in my brain today.
WHAT I ATE
Sweet potato, kale and egg hash
2 Cups coffee with Nutpods creamer
Leftover tuna salad with spinach
Blueberries and strawberries
2 cans Seltzer water
Seared and baked Salmon
Roasted sweet potato fries and kale