The One Where I Was Hungover on Easter, Whole30 Day 1

Happy Monday to y’all!

We had a satisfactory Easter. It probably would have been more eventful if Hulk and I weren’t hungover out of our gourds from Saturday night’s date night. We may have closed the clubs down and carried on to a hotel room afterparty. I am so glad the Easter Bunny had already prepped Squish’s basket as we stumbled back to the apartment around 3:30 am. But it was a way to send off the “old life” and welcome in a Whole30, let me tell you.

Anyway, Squish was totally excited for his Easter Basket.

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Wait, what am I saying. The kid doesn’t even know what day it is, let alone Easter. Duke was anticipating some Easter Jerkey or something. He was disappointed.

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But not one, but THREE Easter Bunnies showed up! Courtesy of Grandmas and Grandpas πŸ™‚

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Then we napped for about 4 hours. I was sooooo glad Squish was in the mood for a long nap.

After naptime, I picked up some burgers from down the street. I was craving a bacon cheeseburger; perfect hangover food. And I was caught in a freak downpour without an umbrella or anything. Totally didn’t see that one coming.

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After lunch we went to a park in Potero Hill. Look, you can see our house from here!

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I promise, he really does enjoy the swings.

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“I hate it here.”

Then we walked home, and I made a scrumptious and totally Whole30 unapproved Easter dinner of:

– Honeybaked ham
– Roasted asparagus
– Peas with bacon and cream
– Dessert of fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Squish was beat from the park so he took an extra-long nap while Hulk and I had a candlelit dinner of just the two of us, the first in a looong time. It was so nice to play some jazz without a whining, squeaking baby voiceover and to eat without me repeatedly trying to catch Squishy’s sippy cup as he tries to toss it over the high chair.

And then I realized my massive fail. I bought a 7-lb honeybaked ham thinking we could eat the leftovers all week. But now I’m on a Whole30. Which means no “honeybaked” anything. I am sitting on a good 6 lbs of bone-in, tender ham that I can no longer help tackle in the upcoming days. D’oh.

Whole30, Day 1

I have two goals for this Whole30.

One is to work out every day. Okay, that’s not a real W30 goal, but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do anyway, and I like the structure and pressure of a W30 to keep me honest.

The other is to kill off the Sugar Dragon once and for all. She (of course the Sugar Dragon is a girl, because she’s such a bitch) was not yet dead at the end of my last W30 and I should have stayed on it for a couple more weeks to really quench it. So now I’ll W3o until the Sugar Dragon’s dead.

I weighed myself and took all of my “before” measurements this morning, but honestly I don’t really care. My objective is to make healthy eating second nature to me, and if I succeed in that I think everything else will fall into place. So it’ll be really easy to avoid the scale. I’ve even talked to Hulk about getting rid of it, but he’s still a number junkie, so I’ll just ignore it for now.

I made it to the gym for my “Day 1” workout. I only have about 30 minutes in the morning so I have to make it quick. I can do a 10-minute cardio warmup and have time for about 3 exercises before I have to peace out. Since I avoided all physical activity last week, I decided to do just a smattering of my favorites to get back into the groove:

Warmup: 10 min on elliptical
Squats: 1×15 with 12.5lb dumbbells, easy warmup
Leg Press: 3×10 @ 50 lbs
Lat Pull: 3×10 @ 30 lbs
Bench Press: 1×15 @ 20lbs dumbbells, 2×15 @ 25lbs dumbbells
Cool down: 3×25 crunches, in between stretching

I also think it would be fun to work on my splits again, as sort of another goal. Don’t worry, there’s room for improvement.

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That is my “hurry up and take the picture before someone sees me” face.

Breakfast was quick and easy. I forgot that you could microwave eggs! Holy crap, why have I been trying to fry them on my insanely slow-cooking electric range?!? Three scrambled eggs zapped in a bed of coconut oil, and a quick spinach salad with evoo and balsamic. And coffee with coconut milk. x2.

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I packed up my lunch for work – spinach salad with bell pepper, evoo & balsamic; leftover potroast and chicken curry (mixed together; we’ll see how this goes), carrots & AB, and a sweet tater I partially nuked before chopping up into the Ziplock container and adding coconut oil and cinnamon.

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Off to tackle the rest of this Monday!

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6 thoughts on “The One Where I Was Hungover on Easter, Whole30 Day 1

  1. Hahahaha I woke up slightly foggy from too much wine on Sunday night and a sugar detoxing toddler (way to much sugar for him on Sunday)….not a great start but hey I got through it. Day one done!

  2. Oh man I think we all went a little crazy over the weekend? Was it Easter or just because the Whole30 was coming? I was seriously hungover on Sunday! I actually was excited to start the Whole30 because I felt so crappy this weekend haha!

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