I just wrapped up Week 3 of the Whole 30 Challenge. So far things have been going really well. The diet isn’t that hard to maintain and while it seems restrictive, the reality is that this challenge is not that hard. Fill your plate with veggies and some protein, that’s the basic concept. That’s pretty easy when you can simplify it like that.
Things that I’ve learned so far during Week 2 and Week 3:
Prepping Protein Is Important
With my work schedule and busy off days, having protein ready to go for lunch is an important meal prepping step. There were a few times where I didn’t have any ready so carving out time to make some put me behind schedule. Lesson learned, I need to have lots of protein prepped and in the fridge.
Re-heatable Breakfasts Is Key
Making a large fritatta to have ready for the week is also an important step for my schedule. I did not make one this week and on the days I worked, having to make breakfast for myself and Scott put me a little behind schedule as well.
Prep Dinner The Night Before
On the days I work, I have to take dinner with me. Leftovers are the easiest thing for me to pack up and take to work. I need to make sure that the night before I pack up my dinner so that it’s ready to go the next day. If I have to spend time packing it up before I leave for work that cuts into my schedule when I could be doing something else.
The biggest lesson these past two weeks has been to make sure that I meal plan and prep for the coming week. Otherwise I’m scrambling to get stuff made for meals and that takes away from time I could be spending on other things that need my attention. For this last week, I fully plan on prepping and planning a great deal this weekend so that the 4th week is successful.
I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’ll be sharing all about that when the challenge is completed.