Throughout the duration of the Whole30 Nutrition Challenge we will be featuring some of our very own 215 athletes in “A Day in the Life” highlighting a day of nutrition. Although we all have different professions and busy lives to take care of, we all face similar struggles to find balance in our daily lives. In “A Day in the Life” will get a glimpse of what some of us are doing to stay in the game during the Whole30.
- What is your name? Aaron Richardson
- What is your profession? Chemical Engineer
- When do you wake up and when do you go to bed? Wake up 5:15 AM – Bed 10:30 PM
- Have you participated in a paleo nutrition challenge before? If so, what were your experiences (positive and negative)? Never participated before. Not really happy about it but enjoy a challenge. The things that I love the most I cannot have for the next 30 days; bread, cereal, bread, milk, candy, and bread.
I was out of town for the better part of the week so I had to plan my meals ahead of time. I woke up this morning at 5:15 AM, hit the shower and did not shave because I am growing an epic Paleo Caveman Beard. I was pretty cranky this morning because my nightly ritual is to have a bowl of cereal before I go to bed so I went to bed hungry. I tried to eat a handful of almonds but that handful became several handfuls which made my tummy hurt. I HATE BEING HUNGRY. At any rate, for breakfast I had 2 eggs (scrambled without any milk) and water. I was on the road by 6 AM and stopped and got a large black coffee from McDonnalds. It tasted like McDirt without cream. I need to find a coffee cream substitute!
Broke for lunch around 11 and went to Chipotle grill and asked for quadruple meat in a bowl. They were impressed.
Went to Crossfit at 5:30 and PR’d overhead 1RM Jerk at 225#. Came home and had cooked the grass fed $500 4-oz steak I purchased from Whole Foods two nights ago with some mushrooms and a sweet potato.
Wanted to make a snack for later so I took some almonds that my wife had in the pantry and found a recipe for Roasted Rosemary Almonds (recipe below picture attached). They will be a good snack for when I am driving (my house also now smells like Thanksgiving with the rosemary).
I am not as hungry tonight as I was last night. I also picked up some bananas and apples at the store to eat tonight before bed after I watch Modern Family and Duck Dynasty.
- · 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- · 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil $
- · 1 teaspoon chile powder $
- · 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- · Dash of ground red pepper
- · 1 (10-ounce) bag whole almonds (about 2 cups) $
1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. 2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Arrange nut mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.Read MoreRead More