For the next 30 days, I’ll be participating in my first Whole30. Check back for daily updates about my progress.

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My first weekend on the Whole30 and it went well. I’m feeling pretty good and I can already see my midsection tightening up a little bit. It’s hard to believe it’s only been 5 days. I got over my fear of eating paleo at restaurants during the Whole30, and had lunch at Threadgill’s celebrating my cousin’s, uncle’s and mom’s birthday.

Breakfast Day 4


Lunch Day 4

  • Leftover grilled chicken breast
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • Cucumber
  • Kalamata olives
  • Capers
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Dinner Day 4

  • Salmon
  • Left over cauliflower rice from day 3
  • Broccoli with garlic sautéed in olive oil
  • Watermelon, grapes and cantaloupe (not pictured)


 Breakfast Day 5

  • Eggs again. I really need to start coming up with new options for breakfast
  • Left over Cole Slaw from day 3
  • Bacon
  • 1/2 Large Hass avocado with kosher salt and smoked paprika

Lunch Day 5

Lunch at Threadgill’s. This was my first restaurant meal since starting the Whole30. It wasn’t too bad, since I looked at the menu at home and planned what I would eat.

  • Grilled Tilapia with pineapple salsa
  • 2 sides of steamed broccoli, which I doused in lemon juice
  • (Don’t worry. I did not eat the tortilla strips)


Dinner Day 5

Dinner was at Galaxy Cafe. I did not plan ahead and had a minor melt-down when trying to decide what to order that would fit in the Whole30.

  • I had the Zocalo Burger which included grilled onions and jalapeno. I had no cheese and substituted the chipotle mayo for yellow mustard.
  • Side salad (no pictured)

What I’m Listening to Today

Atmosphere – Sunshine: I been listening to Atmosphere since my brother introduced me to the group many years ago. This track is one of my favorites and a perfect Saturday morning song.

Today’s Inspiration

This is my favorite scene, from one of my all-time favorite sports movies, Cool Runnings.