Day 1 of Whole 30

So my “crazy” diet (Whole 30) has begun. I’ve never been one to believe in fad diets, nor have I been willing to give up my beloved grains, but I wanted a bit of a shake up and a challenge, so here we go. So far breakfast and lunch have gone well (eggs, salad, eggs, shrimp, etc.) and dinner is already prepped as I have to run to a rehearsal after teaching. Normally I would have packed a sandwich to eat while driving, and this time I have food I need a fork for, so my hope is to get to rehearsal in time to eat, and if not, then that’s what break is for?

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(this was a fun gig—background music for a school fundraiser—they were really nice and the gymnasium was absolutely transformed!)

The weekend went well. I’m getting back into the normal swing of things, which means lots of gigs on the weekends and extra rehearsals during the week. It’s not that I’m incredibly busy, it’s just that I have very few days off (no such thing as a weekend for a working musician) and lots of different concerts and gigs, and I am also trying to re-dedicate myself to working out and eating well and it’s tough to reconcile everything—along with practicing and keeping up on housework and errands. It’s just a matter of planning and trying to use my time wisely (and get out of bed at a reasonable hour…which means GOING to bed at a reasonable hour…)

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(view from Winter Opera’s rehearsal rooms—poster from last month’s production)

On an unrelated note, today is my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

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(those are actually beautiful flowers a student gave me for Valentine’s Day but it works, right?)

Tell me that I’m not crazy and that I can go 30 days without grains, dairy, and sugar…so far today is good and I have that feeling of “yes, I’m doing something good for myself and I’m going to eventually fit back into my purple pants even though by then they will probably be out of style” but I suspect the next few days may be a bit challenging as the new-ness wears off and I start missing the ability to eat a sandwich with one hand while driving with the other.

Or tell me that I am crazy…either way.

10 thoughts on “Day 1 of Whole 30”

  1. Sounds like a challenge for sure, but you can do it 🙂 If you don’t already know, coconut flour is pretty awesome stuff and it’s not really a grain, so maybe you can have it? Again, I don’t know if you could have this, but I made some great blueberry muffins today out of coconut flour. That’s so great that you’ve got lots of weekend gigs and stuff!
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    1. You can’t do stuff like that on the Whole 30–it’s meant to bring you back to basics, rather than trying to skirt the “rules” and bake goodies. But thanks anyway, and I appreciate the positivity!

  2. I made it less than a week… I just couldn’t get enough carbs to keep me happy and running. It wasn’t pretty.

    As far as eating and driving, I often wrap meat and cheese inside a big leaf of lettuce. Not quite as easy to eat one handed, but it would likely work for you.
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