Monday, December 21, 2015

IW360 Day 66 Dec 17th



Info:
I'm going to change this up a bit, as I think that's part of the reason I am having such an issue updating this daily. I don't want to keep talking about myself over and over - that was cool the first year. I want to help all of you achieve your goals whether its weight loss, getting better at something, learning something knew....whatever it is. Helping others is what is motivating for me!
 
So going forward I am going to be adding information about a topic - this may not happen daily, it may even turn in to a few times a week thing, who knows at this point. If you don't like the changes, love the changes whatever it may be, leave me a comment so I know I am doing something right, or wrong!
 
I will continue on my Whole360 journey, but instead of a meal by meal, workout by workout recap of what I've done, I will simply have the red "Day XX COMPLETE" if I was successful for the day, and if I slipped up I will tell you about it. 
 
I do still owe the readers of this blog (all 4 of you LOL) a few more recipes, and I will work harder to get those posted!
 
Thanks for reading!
Whole360 is evolving!





DAYS 66 COMPLETE

Thursday, December 17, 2015


IW360 Day 48 - 65 November 30th - Dec 16th



Info:
I don't like the mass updates, but I also don't like being behind. I also hate that I am highly UN-motivated right now. The sore back has killed my progress in the gym and I am in a holiday funk right now. Need to break out of it and get it together ASAP!

As I posted in my last update - I am looking for topics to cover, so let me know what you want to hear about! Updating my status is fun and all, but I really want to offer information for people that are on their own weight loss journey or something you might enjoy knowing more about.




Food Log:

Breakfast: Sautéed broccoli, snap peas, onion and grass fed ground beef


Lunch: Chicken wings - (unbreaded of course!) and an iceberg wedge salad


Dinner: Smoked oysters, turkey breast, broccoli, and a few olives - odd dinner was more like picking at different thing



Exercise Log:

Back has been good, now I need to find my motivation!



DAYS 48 - 65 COMPLETE

Monday, December 14, 2015

IW360 Day 47 - Monday November 30th


Info:
So I am trying to get through these updates and get caught up and realized probably not many of you care about what I do everyday. And I don't blame you! So if thats the case, leave me a comment, tweet etc and let me know whats on your mind! What do you want to read about? What information would be helpful for you? Or just want to hear some views on a certain topic? Let me know and I will post about that. I want to add value and help motivate you guys/gals to succeed, not just talk about myself!



Let me know what you want to talk about!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Egg and broccoli and onion omelet


Lunch: Greek Salad with Shawarma chicken, habanero salsa and baba ganouj


Dinner: Grass fed roast with carrots



Exercise Log:


Getting ready to get back in the gym!




DAY 47 COMPLETE

IW360 Day 46 - Sunday November 29th


Info:
Gah, I just can't keep up on this, I am going to dedicate some time to getting these caught up so I am actually in the same week with these updates. Sorry all, life loves to keep me busy!


Haha I found this and had to share...maybe I'm not that busy....




Food Log:


Breakfast: Egg and broccoli omelet


Lunch: Chicken salad with hot sauce - lots and lots of hot sauce


Dinner: Leftover turkey with green beans




Exercise Log:


Getting ready to get back in the gym!




DAY 46 COMPLETE

Monday, December 7, 2015

IW360 Day 45 - Saturday November 28th


Info: 
Attempting to update this off the mobile platform so we will see how it goes! If they fixed the issues it used to have it may make these updates a lot easier for me! 









Food Log:


Breakfast: Egg and broccoli omelette


Lunch: Leftover turkey breast cover in hot sauce, some canned green beans


Dinner: Taco salad with chicken beef, salsa, and hot sauce 




Exercise Log:

Progress, stabbing pains are gone, dull ache has appeared. I'll take it!





   
DAY 45 COMPLETE

Friday, December 4, 2015

IW360 Day 44 - Friday November 27th

Info:
Wow, miss one day and it snowballs in to a week. I WILL get caught up and try to put more effort towards remembering...I've got kids...that's all the excuse I need!











I've got enough of a challenge keeping myself in line...add 3 kids and....




Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs and an apple


Lunch: 1/2 Greek salad from FelFel - Romaine, onion, shawarma chicken, baba ganouj, habanero salsa


Dinner: Other half of my lunch salad




Exercise Log:


I tried to work out and the back is still pretty sore, going to give it another week and try again.





  
DAY 44 COMPLETE

Friday, November 27, 2015

IW360 Day 43 - Thursday November 26th

Info:
First off HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope you had a great holiday!

2nd, I used a cheat day today - damn near broke the cheat day system lol (I've got one left)


So much food, so much bad stuff. Happy Thanksgiving.



Food Log:


Instead of listing it all out, just know it was a lot and see the pic above...i stuffed a LOT in my face!



Exercise: Back is broken still, going to try and get back in the gym on Monday Nov 30th ad do work that doesn't include my sore back.

  
DAY 43 COMPLETE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

IW360 Day 24- 42 Nov 7th - Wed Nov 25th


Sorry guys way too far behind and way to busy to try and attempt to catch up. I could sit here and try to pound out some posts, but I don't want to rush it and put out some crap just for the sake of putting out crap. So I am giving you an all for one update and will start attempting to do daily updates again.


Stuff happens, life is busy, I hope you understand...if not good thing all the content is free right?

Quick update: I used 2 cheat days, and have had to take a week off from the gym now due to another back injury. All in all its been fine keeping up with the challenge (other than the blogging part!)


What to look for in the future:


  • I've got 2 more recipes ready to drop any day now
  • New website is progressing along
  • A few surprises I am not able to talk about right now - but there is some cool stuff in the works
  • A web store - Paleo at its finest!




Stick around if you'd like there is some good stuff coming in the future, now if you will excuse me I've got 3 assignments due for school and I have to start cooking dinner for my 3 girls!


Cya next time!




They said "Dad, its the blog or us.....of course they won!" (They didn't really say that I was just being dramatic)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

IW360 Day 23 - Friday November 6th

Info:
Being that we are creatures of habit (And if you follow the food log at all on this blog you will see I very much am) Have any of you found a favorite Paleo food and eat it all the time? I found an awesome restaurant called FelFel that makes awesome Greek salads.  I get questions...How many Greek salads can you eat? I smile and reply all of them! Just curious, anyone else out there stick with one food more than a few times a week?

They are Paleo friendly, have outstanding service, and delicious food. If you are near DTC in Denver check em out!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs and carrot sticks

Lunch: Greek salad with chicken, baba ganouj and habanero salsa for dressing

Dinner: Giant salad with romaine, mushrooms, black olives, carrots and chicken breast. Franks Red Hot mixed with a teaspoon of Olive Oil for dressing


Exercise: 

Gym is getting hard again...I like it!

Squats:
  • 155lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warmup
  • 225lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Over Head Press:
  • 75lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warmup
  • 105lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Dead Lifts:
  • 155lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warmup
  • 225lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Lat Pull Downs:
  • 80lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warmup
  • 120lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets



  
DAY 23 COMPLETE
IW360 Day 22 - Thursday November 5th

Info:
Ahh dear cardio, you are by far not my favorite. I can think of a gagillion other things I'd rather do than run on a treadmill, stair climber or elliptical for 45 minutes. I really need to get back to doing the Tabata protocol which shortened my cardio time immensely and was more effective!

Whoever created this must have thought "Whats one thing everyone will hate?"



Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs and bacon

Lunch: Chicken wings and a huge salad

Dinner: Taco salad with grass fed ground beef, salsa and hot sauce


Exercise: 

45 minutes on the life hating machine a.k.a. the Elliptical



  
DAY 22 COMPLETE

Saturday, November 14, 2015

IW360 Day 21 - Wednesday November 4th

Info:
Trudging along, for some reason I keep having a dream that I am eating the purple bag Skittles out of a 5 gallon bucket....yeah I'm odd.



I keep dreaming about tasting the rainbow...

Food Log:


Breakfast: Chicken breast and Sauerkraut doused in hot sauce

Lunch: Chicken and green beans

Dinner: Grass fed ground beef taco salad with salsa and Franks Red Hot



Exercise: 

Squats:
  • 155lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 215lbs  x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Dead Lift:
  • 155lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 215lbs  x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Bench Press:
  • 85lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 135lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Dumb bell Curls:
  • 20lbs x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 35lbs x 5 reps x 3 working sets



  
DAY 21 COMPLETE
IW360 Day 20 - Tuesday November 3rd

Info:
Spam incoming! Finally am able to sit down and crank some of these out. Truth be told I'm working on some networking homework and the videos are terribly boring...great time to get caught up!

Update Floodgates are open, Look out!

Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs and sausage

Lunch: Chicken and green beans

Dinner: Chicken on a giant romaine salad with hot sauce for dressing



Exercise: 

Cardio - 45mins on the dandy ol elliptical



  
DAY 20 COMPLETE

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

IW360 Day 19 - Monday November 2nd

Info:
Sorry for delays again, I locked myself out of my dashboard and could not get it reset right. Another reason I am glad I will be off Blogger in the near future! Anyways updates will be rolling in as well as a recipe or two in the next few days!


I saw this so many times over the last week I wanted to cry..Thanks Blogger!


Food Log:


Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin pie bar.

Lunch: 1/2 Greek salad, romaine, onion, babaganouj and shwarma chicken

Dinner: The other half of the salad above



Exercise: 

Squats:
  • 135 x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 205 x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Overhead Press:
  • 75 x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 105 x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Dead Lifts:
  • 135 x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 205 x 5 reps x 3 working sets
Lat Pull Down:
  • 80 x 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 120 x 5 reps x 3 working sets



  
DAY 19 COMPLETE

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

IW360 Day 18 - Sunday November 1st

Info:
Awesome weather today so I got out to shoot a USPSA match. Lots of rust from not shooting in so long, but managed to place 5th which isn't as bad as I thought it would go so that's a plus! Too bad this is probably going to be the last weekend with nice weather for a while.


Putting the PEW PEW PEW in to USPSA
Food Log:


Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin pie bar.

Lunch: Ground beef taco salad with hot sauce as dressing

Dinner: Went out for dinner to Sweet Tomatoes - had a giant salad with romaine, red cabbage, onion, carrot, mushroom, black olives, vinegar and oil dressing.



Exercise: 



Got out to the range for a match today, ended up racking up 6 miles running/walking!


  
DAY 18 COMPLETE
IW360 Day 17 - Saturday October 31st

Info:
Happy Halloween all, hope you had a safe holiday!





Food Log:


Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin pie bar.

Lunch: Del Taco and lots of it (Gotta make the most of my cheat day!)

Dinner: Leftover Del Taco - which is good because I feel like a hog!



Exercise: 


Trucked all over with the kiddos for trick or treating ~4 miles on the day


  
DAY 17 COMPLETE

Monday, November 2, 2015

IW360 Day 16 - Friday October 30th 

Info: Using one of my cheat days today, we had some Living Social deals that had to be used for a local brewery called 4 Noses, and decided tonight was the night! We also discovered a new distillery right up the street which of course we had to try out.

If you live in CO or are visiting, 4 Noses is worth checking out! (But only on a cheat day of course)


Food Log:


Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin pie bar.

Lunch: Chicken wings and salad

Dinner: Starting Cheat day 1/5 - Pizza Beer and some bloody Marys.



Exercise: 

10 min warm up on elliptical

Squats -
  • 135lbs for 10 reps x 2 sets for warm ups
  • 195lbs for 5 reps x 3 sets working weight
Bench press -
  • 95lbs for 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 135 lbs for 5 reps x 4 sets working weight
Dead Lifts -
  • 135lbs for 10 reps x 2 sets warm up
  • 195 lbs for 5 reps x 3 sets working weight


  
DAY 16 COMPLETE

Friday, October 30, 2015

IW360 Day 15 - Thursday October 29th 

Info: Getting on a good roll now that 4am isn't such a shock. I just have this crazy hate for stationary cardio. if I am hiking or running on a trail, that's great, but the treadmill/bike/elliptical kills me. I am going to switch to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) next week so at least I am focused on not dying instead of clock watching which we all know just makes it worse. What do you all do for cardio? Leave me a comment and help me bust the "DeadTread"


Hahah this is so true!

Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, sausage, and hot sauce.

Lunch: Greek salad with onion, romaine, chicken, Greek olives and baba ganouj. All topped with Habanero salsa ( I know this has been the same for like 4 days in a row, what can I say, its easy to keep it simple once you find something you like and it's Paleo!

Dinner: Quest Pumpkin Pie bar (sugar and gluten free), and asparagus.

*Note on the Quest bars - technically they aren't Whole30 compliant, but since this isn't exactly a Whole30 I don't always adhere to that standard. This is one spot where I will make an exception, because Quest bars are some of the best protein/meal replacement bars out there. Gluten and Sugar free is close enough for my purposes!

Exercise: 

45 mins on the elliptical. Let me tell you this is a lot like watching paint dry. I like it because I listen to some great podcasts, but I think next week I am going to go to interval training. it has been proven to be more effective and I only have to torture myself for half the time!
  
DAY 15 COMPLETE

Thursday, October 29, 2015

IW360 Day 14 - Wednesday October 28th

Info: Two weeks in which means only 52 to go! LOL. Got some cool mail today...for any of those following along, you may remembering me mention that I had a recipe selected to be in the Paleo Magazine readers choice cookbook....got home and there was a copy on my front steps! I'll be signing autographs alllllll week. Kidding of course, but it is kind of cool because the cookbook is going to be in Barnes and Noble,  Whole Foods and other stores nationwide! Besides my recipe being in there, there are a TON of awesome recipes from all over I will be trying very soon!

I will be giving away a copy of this cookbook to one of my readers in the near future. Just need to hash out the details with the publisher! Stay Tuned!

Soon to be released at major booksellers nationwide!

You don't have to squint for the recipe...it will be posted soon!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, sausage, and a LOT of hot sauce.

Lunch: Greek salad with onion, romaine, chicken, Greek olives and baba ganouj. All topped with Habanero salsa

Dinner: Odd dinner - wasn't feeling the cooking thing too much, so I ate 2 cans of smoked oysters (in olive oil) and 1lb of asparagus sauteed with a little sea salt, onion powder and cayenne pepper.


Exercise: 

Got back on the normal morning workout today.

Warm up - 10 mins on elliptical, mountain climb setting

Squats - 135lbs Warm up: 10 reps x 2 sets             
               185lbs Working weight: 5 reps x 3 sets

Overhead press - 65lbs Warm up: 10 reps x 2 sets
                              95lbs Working weight: 5 reps x 3 sets

Dead lifts - 135lbs Warm up: 10 reps x 2 sets
                    185lbs Working weight: 5 reps x 3 sets

Dumbbell Curls - 20lbs warm up: 10 reps x 2 sets
                              30lbs working weight: 5 reps x 3 sets

  

DAY 14 COMPLETE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

IW360 Day 13 - Tuesday October 27th

Info: Skipped the gym in the morning because I was exhausted, keep having weird dreams that wake me up every 30 mins - hour. They are fun dreams but man can't I just stay asleep through them? At least I woke up laughing at one point LOL. Got my workout in after work though so not all was lost.



I can't seem to figure out the sleep part......


Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs and homemade sausage.

Lunch: Chicken wings (gluten free) , carrot and celery sticks.

Dinner: Turkey breast, and leftover homemade sausage.....was lacking in the veggie department tonight.



Exercise: 


No sleep again, but I got my workout in at night.

  •  Sledgehammer swings - 16# Sledgehammer and one big arse tire! 100 reps - 50 with each arm being in the dominant (hand on top) position
  • .6 Mile sprint - I was running this loop last year and it was taking me 8mins and 50 sec. I ran it tonight and completed it in 5mins 45sec. Pushing yourself is tough but worth it in the end. Still a 9.5min mile pace, but its progress.
 

DAY 13 COMPLETE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

IW360 Day 12 - Monday October 26th

Info: Got notice that the URL finally got transferred, so the new Whole360 site construction is underway! No promises when it will be done, but I will get it out as soon as I can.

Cannot WAIT until the new site is done!


Food Log:


Breakfast: Quest Pumpkin Pie bar (gluten and sugar free)

Lunch: Half of a giant Greek salad with chicken, babaganouj for dressing

Dinner: Other half of the Greek salad but added ground beef. Hot sauce for dressing.



Exercise: 

Could not sleep the night before so decided to skip the gym today, running on 3 hours of sleep is no good. So I took a lazy day.
 

DAY 12 COMPLETE

Monday, October 26, 2015

IW360 Day 11 - Sunday October 25th

Info: 

"I wish it were Sunday'
Cause that's my fun day
My I don't have to run day.... Oh wait it is Sunday! (Bonus points if you can name that song LOL)

Sunday is rest day from the gym, doesn't mean I am going to be lazy, just means no lifting and no purposeful cardio. Aka it's niiiice!

I think she finally found the right one!


Food Log:


Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and homemade sausage

Lunch: Fuzzy's tacos - Large Chicken salad with habanero hot sauce for dressing.

Dinner: Chicken leftovers with Moroccan dipping sauce (Recipe out of Well Fed Cookbook), asparagus and green beans


Exercise: 

Walked all over gods creation trying to find the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin farm. Ended up traversing about a million pumpkins and 3 1/4 miles!
 

DAY 11 COMPLETE
IW360 Day 10 - Saturday October 24th

Info: Had this post all queued up and for whatever reason Blogger decided not to post it. Thanks Blogger! Can't wait until I can get the new sit up and running and I don't have to mess with Blogger anymore. Anyways here it is in all its glory!




Food Log:


Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and homemade sausage

Lunch: Apple Cinnamon Quest bar, Vanilla almond Quest bar (Sugar and gluten free bars)

Dinner: Grass fed ground beef taco salad with Franks Red Hot for dressing



Exercise: 


Did some air squats (50) and then played hockey. Was on the ice for an hour. man I was gassed.


 

DAY 10 COMPLETE

Sunday, October 25, 2015

IW360 Day 9 - Friday October 23rd


Info: So I need to have a little rant, sorry I know that's all we here nowadays but its important.

If your child is sick, other than a little cold or something please don't pretend you don't know or that "It's OK" to take them to school anyways. I understand there aren't too many people with morals in the world anymore, but just for this once have a little bit of consideration for others. Please? My youngest daughter started going to pre school...which we likely all already understand is a petri dish of bacteria....but now she has the bacterial version of pink eye. The lady at the front desk blew the other parents in.....yeah I'm looking at you, you knew and you still brought your kid to school. Trust me your child's (and my child's for that matter) health is way more important than going in to work and pawning your diseases off on others. Be a parent for Christs sake and take care of your children, if not for others at least for your poor child's sake. We didn't force you to have kids!

Sorry about that, I was raised in a family that you respected others and treated them well. It doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Evidence lately is the sick daughter i now have, the paint chip out of the side of my car that the lady rammed her car door in to (and didn't say anything)....I could keep going for pages and pages here but I'll spare you!

The Big Hoss as I like to call it!


Food Log:


Breakfast: Giant omelet - 5 eggs (free range, organic - I buy them from our post man!), 4 large mushrooms and 4oz of grass fed ground beef. All covered in salsa.

Lunch: Leftover chicken breast and Brussels sprouts.

Dinner: Kinda chicken wings - leftover chicken breasts chopped in to nuggets and then tossed in a sauce of grass fed ghee and Franks red hot. I also ate a honeycrisp apple that was almost the size of my head.....if you've met me you know thats a BIIIIG apple!




Exercise: 

Sore again, like I want to die sore....that's what happens when you are lazy I guess though, I only have myself to blame. I still got up and did cardio, but missed a strength workout.


  • 45 minutes on the elliptical - Mountain climber setting -  I climbed 2.5 peaks today!

 

DAY 9 COMPLETE
IW360 Day 8 - Thursday October 22nd


Info: Got confused on my dates and days somehow.....getting old sucks haha! Went back and fixed it and we are marching along again! Working on new website, playing the waiting game as 1and1 web hosting takes forever to transfer my URL to my new host. Once that comes over I can get crackin! So much planned for the site, hopefully you all are going to love it!


Also as a note - Whole360 is under construction. I am finally fed up with Blogger as a whole and have made the jump. I secured hosting for www.whole360challenge.com through 2018 yesterday and am working on implementing WordPress. Needless to say the Whole360 is getting a MAJOR face lift in the near future. Until I get all that figured out though, the website listed above is not working. In order to get to the blog you can click the link on Twitter, Facebook, or visit at the direct address which is http://whole360.blogspot.com/. As usual thanks for stopping by, and I think you will all be very happy with the new site when it is done!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs, and sausage

Lunch: Grass fed beef burger patty with green beans

Dinner: Lame dinner, had a mishmash of green beans, a few pieces of leftover chicken, part of a Quest gluten/Sugar free protein bar and a handful of grapes



Exercise: 

I was so sore today I literally almost could not get out of bed. I managed to roll out though and get to the gym! Cardio sucked....but hey I have never been a big fan!

  • 45 minutes on the elliptical - mountain climber section I climbed 2 peaks! LOL

 

DAY 8 COMPLETE

Thursday, October 22, 2015

IW360 - Day 7 Wednesday October 21st


Info: Man a week has flown by already, doesn't seem like it has been that long as I can remember just struggling to formulate a plan to get motivated to do this again. Maybe if I try to keep it fresh in my mind I won't lose track and fall in to bad habits again.


Also as a note - Whole360 is under construction. I am finally fed up with Blogger as a whole and have made the jump. I secured hosting for www.whole360challenge.com through 2018 yesterday and am working on implementing WordPress. Needless to say the Whole360 is getting a MAJOR face lift in the near future. Until I get all that figured out though, the website listed above is not working. In order to get to the blog you can click the link on Twitter, Facebook, or visit at the direct address which is http://whole360.blogspot.com/. As usual thanks for stopping by, and I think you will all be very happy with the new site when it is done!




Food Log:


Breakfast: Eggs, bacon and sausage


Lunch: Moroccan spiced chicken and green beans sautéed in coconut aminos and onion powder


Dinner: Giant salad with mixed greens lettuce, mushrooms and chicken breast. Hot sauce and balsamic vinegar for dressing



Exercise: 

  
Elliptical mountain climb for 10 mins as general warm up

Squats -
  • 10 x 2 sets of 135lbs for warm ups
  • 5 x 3 sets of 155lbs working sets
DeadLift -
  • 10 x 2 sets of 135lbs for warm ups
  • 5 x 3 sets of 155lbs working sets
Bench Press -
  • 10 x 2 sets of 95lbs for warm ups
  • 5 x 3 sets of 115lbs working sets
Weights are way too light at the moment, but I didn't want to get too crazy just starting back out and hurting myself. Each workout increases the weight 10lbs so I will be progressing pretty quickly.

DAY 7 COMPLETE

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

IW360 - Day 6 Tuesday October 20th

Info:  Holy sore. Like not a little sore...like most sore possible. Stairs are going to be so much fun today, oh and tomorrow? Yeah I have to do squats and dead lifts again. This healthy thing hurts! At least its a good hurt though!

Don't judge me! Actually if you judged me by my breakfast, you'd assume I was......odd LOL
Food Log:


Breakfast: Leftover grass fed burger, sauerkraut, onion, black olives and jalapenos. All coated in a nice bath of hot sauce and some mustard.


Lunch: Chicken wings (non breaded of course), carrots and celery.


Dinner: Moroccan spiced chicken with green beans sautéed in coconut aminos and onion powder.

Exercise: 
  It's getting easier to get up at least. I actually woke up right before the alarm went off. All bright eyed and bushy...yeah no, more like red eyed and hating it, but I got it done.

Cardio Day:
  • Elliptical trainer mountain climb setting (takes you up and down 2 mountains) for 45 minutes
  • Decline crunches - 20 reps x 4 sets
   
      
DAY 6 COMPLETE

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

IW360 - Day 5 Monday October 19th

Info:
I actually got up at 4am and made it to the gym. Personal win there, especially since I got about 4 hours of sleep. Tomorrow will be easier, I can tell I am going to be super tired tonight so falling asleep shouldn't be an issue LOL.


Also wanted to make a note in here about my addiction to pop (soda, Whatever!). I LOVE the stuff, its likely why I failed the last attempt at a Whole360. But I found a fizzy healthy alternative that seems to be doing the trick for me. I posted a link yesterday but wanted to toss this up in case there is anyone else out there like me that thought it was the end of the world to not drink pop (it "almost" is btw - but you can do it!) Check this stuff out, its pretty tasty and has 0 calories, 0 sweeteners of any kind and 0 artificial flavors. Its called LaCroix and as fancy as it sounds its actually made near my old stomping grounds in Michigan! It is a bit pricey, but I found it on sale and stocked up. Any anyways can you put a price tag on your health?

Soda addiction savior? Maybe.


Food Log:

Breakfast: Eggs, bacon and sausage

Lunch: Greek style salad with romaine, onion, chicken and lamb. Baba ganouj as my dressing mixed with a little habanero salsa

Dinner: Moroccan spiced chicken with green beans sautéed in coconut aminos and onion powder



Exercise: 

 Well it took 3 alarms and a sunrise alarm clock but I was able to get up and get to the gym!


"Starter" Workout:


  • 10 min elliptical hill climb for warm ups


Squats:
  • 135 x 10 x 2 sets for warm up
  • 145 x 5 x 3 sets working weight
Over head press:
  • 65 x 10 x 2 sets for warm up
  • 75 x 5 x 3 sets working weight
        
     

DAY 5 COMPLETE

Monday, October 19, 2015

IW360 - Day 4 Sunday October 18th

Info:
Today was a good test of dedication and motivation....There is nothing I like better than watching Hockey, and Football with a Miller Lite, OK a whole case of Miller lite if we are being honest. Everything went great, I bulk cooked food for the week and chugged some La Croix instead of a bakers dozen of brews! Gym torture starts at 4am tomorrow, still mentally struggling with how I am going to get myself out of bed for that....will figure something out!


Pretty maids all in a row....Which one you want?

Food Log:



Breakfast: A little toss of grilled chicken, fresh mushrooms and Baba ganouj

Lunch: Smoked salmon salad with black olives and romaine. Baba ganouj for dressing.

Dinner: Grass fed burger patty over a bed of grilled sour kraut, onion and jalapenos. Coated with an ample dose of hot sauce for good measure.

Dessert: Fried cinnamon apples (apples, coconut oil, cinnamon.) - recipe coming soon, this was so good!

Exercise:

Went on a 5 mile bike ride with my oldest daughter. Also logged ~3 miles of walking about.

   

DAY 4 COMPLETE

Sunday, October 18, 2015

IW360 - Day 3 Saturday October 17

Info:
Prepped and cooked a bunch of items so I can pre package my foods for next week. Also made a list of recipes I am going to do tomorrow so there is no question on the food aspect of this Whole360. I even bought containers that you might get at a to go restaurant to package my foods. #Noexcuses this time!


A bit odd I know, but this was breakfast LOL


Food Log:



Breakfast: Chicken, brussels sprouts, mushrooms and paleo sriracha

Lunch: Smoked lemon pepper salmon salad on romaine lettuce. baba ganouj as dressing

Dinner: Moroccan chicken, quartered mushrooms tossed in baba ganouj

Dessert: Fried cinnamon apples (apples, coconut oil, cinnamon.) - recipe coming soon, this was so good!

So tasty! Experimenting with adding a crunchy component to it like a cobbler!


Exercise:

Walked a mile and a half, and added an hour of dryfire pistol practice. Doesn't sound that intense buy dryfire can work up a sweat!

   

DAY 3 COMPLETE

Saturday, October 17, 2015

IW360 - Day 2: October 16th 2015

Info:
Day 2 cranked along as good as day one. I really love spicy foods and came across a recipe for Paleo Sriracha, so I decided to make it (In case you didn't know regular sriracha has a lot of sugar and some other not so pleasant ingredients). It turned out pretty good, but was not spicy enough for my liking. I think I am going to try Jalapeno, Cerrano and Habanero variations and see what kind of flame throwers I can come up with!


It doesn't have a cool rooster bottle, but it's pretty tasty anyways!


Food Log:



Breakfast: Eggs and sausage

Lunch: Greek salad with romaine, cucumber, onion, baba ganouj and 2 lamb kebobs

Dinner: Grilled Moroccan spiced chicken with baba ganouj over a bed of romaine lettuce.


Exercise: 

Walked 2 miles. Gym was supposed to start today, but my debit card company upgraded my card and the card on file at my gym declined the payment. I had to update my payment info to reactive my gym membership. I decided I am just going to start the gym program on Monday so it works well with my schedule. I will do random activity to stay busy until then!

   

DAY 2 COMPLETE

Friday, October 16, 2015

IW360 - Day 1: October 15th 2015


Info:


Day one of the reboot has gone well. Motivation makes a huge difference on staying on the straight and narrow. I've also founds some great podcasts that I have been listening to in my lovely daily 2 hour + commute that is really helping me rethink a lot of stuff I have been doing. If I'm stuck in a car may as well be learning right?



How about you all? Any podcasts you swear by and recommend? I will list my favorites in an upcoming post. There are so many out there and so much you can learn....and they are free!

A great way to learn for free!


Food Log:

Breakfast: Paleo Meals To Go Beef and veggies

Lunch: Greek salad with romaine, olives, onion and a lamb kebob

Dinner: Spicy grilled shrimp salad with romaine, spinach, avocado, cucumber and salsa

Exercise:  Exempt night, gym program starts tomorrow

  

DAY 1 COMPLETE

Thursday, October 15, 2015

IW360 - Reset


As much as I hate to fail at things, I also realize that when you fail is when you learn the most. I once had a boss that was adamant that he "Never failed at anything", which at the time I thought was a pretty cool statement. He had the pedigree to back it up too. Then I realized something later on as I dealt with him more and more....he was just lying to himself, an ego stroke if you will. I realized that if that were a true statement, then he really never was learning anything, or at the best he was learning very little. Trying and failing is where you discover the most about something, yourself, anything really.

Why am I saying all of this? I failed my goal of another year of Whole360. Quite miserably in fact. I hate to admit that, but I also am not going to sugar coat it. Food wise, maintaining this blog, posting content, all of it was a pretty big mess up this time around.




The way I see it is that there are two options:

 #1 I can accept that I failed, learn from the mistakes I made and come back with a vengeance (FYI this is the one I am going with)

#2 I can accept that I failed, continue down the easiest path and get further from my goals.

For those of you that know me, and now for those of you that don't - I am highly competitive. The fact I failed pisses me off more than you can understand, its all I have been thinking about and its not acceptable to me.

So here is whats going to happen. Starting today, NOW in fact, I am resetting my challenge to myself and making another run at it. For those of you that may have came in at a later date, here are the deets:

"Here is what the Whole360 commitment is, although this year I am making it tougher and its getting a new name Iron Whole360!

  • 360 days out of the next year - 100% Paleo eating (Whole30 compliant even, I'm going super strict - it gets me the best results)
  • 5 days out of the next year - I get to eat or drink whatever I want
  • 360 days out of the next year - Exercise of some sort. Gym, Jog, Bike whatever, some form of exercise is required
  • 5 days out of the next year - I get to sit on my ass and do NOTHING" 

I am also going to commit to keeping up to date on this blog, I have LEARNED from my fail that you all help keep me honest and on track. When I slack on the blog I slack on the Whole360.

Sorry I failed, I just wasn't committed and prepared enough. This time around though I have made sure not to make the same mistakes - I've got a 14 week gym plan laid out, I have containers for pre- portioned foods, and I have failure igniting the competitive fire inside me.

Oh and I also have a bunch of recipes for you all to check out.....annnnd I am still looking in to migrating this to WordPress where it can stretch its wings and become a hub in the Paleo world.

Strap in folks its about to get interesting!







Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IW360 - Day 78 Sunday Sept 20th

Info: Holy way behind again, no excuses, I just haven't kept up. Good news is I have notes and will get caught up (again)

Well this morning's hunt was even colder! YAY! Good news is I wore 7 layers of clothing and managed not to completely freeze. The bad news is that we saw a total of 0 Elk this morning. Since bow hunting has about a 13% success rate for Elk we knew it was a possibility. Oh well that's how it goes sometimes!



Elk! No wait, never mind! Just having a little fun on our last day.


Food Log:

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Beef jerky

Dinner: Grilled chicken salad with creamy dill dressing (olive oil mayo blended with dill and dehydrated onion - Recipe soon!)


Exercise:  ~2 miles of total hiking around the mountain

  
DAY 78 COMPLETE
IW360 - Day 77 Saturday Sept 19th

Info: After sitting in our blinds this morning and FREEZING (It was 25 when we got up at 4:30am) until the sun finally came up (we did hear a Moose really close to us though which was awesome!) we decided that during our night hunt we were going to do some stalking (aka walk through the woods instead of sitting around). We hiked all around the meadow and there are signs of Elk everywhere, but no Elk to be seen. My hunting buddy stepped in quick mud and sunk to his knee....after laughing at him hysterically, I helped get him pulled out, snapped an obligatory picture and we continued on. After no luck in our meadow we decided to pack up and head back to camp.....On the way back I spotted 2 Elk running down a hillside and we stopped the truck, I grabbed my bow and jumped out. My buddy started the truck back up and my plan worked perfectly, the engine noise scared the Elk back around towards me where I was hidden in a grove of short pine trees. They were about 30 yards away and I drew back. had the lead Elk in my sights but as I tracked them I kept getting tree tops in the way. Just as they were getting to an opening in my cover they all of the sudden changed course and trotted back in the thick trees. Disappointed I didn't get a shot off, but totally amped up, we headed back to camp to prepare for tomorrows hunt.



Food Log:

Breakfast: None

Lunch: None

Dinner: Brats, beef jerky and almonds.


Exercise: Hiked around our meadow and best we could figure was ~6 miles of total hiking with a ton of elevation change.


  
DAY 77 COMPLETE

Friday, September 25, 2015

IW360 - Day 76 Friday Sept 18th

Info: Ok back to civilization and got everything settled down, lets get this project updated! Made it up to the hunting camp and actually headed out tonight to get some scout (I know this should have been done before hand, but when you are ballin on a time budget....you gotta do what you can) and hunting time in. Beautiful country and super peaceful being out in the forest, the elevation was rough but hey it is what it is! Dive about a 4hr afternoon/evening hunt. No luck but there are signs of Elk everywhere and even evidence of a Moose!


The gold through the forest...nice pic of the meadow we hunted


Food Log:

Breakfast: Omelet with onion and salsa

Lunch: Almonds, Beef Jerky - was on the road

Dinner: Burger patty with green chili and a side salad


Exercise: 

  Nice3-4 miles of hiking through dense forest at elevation....I think I have the exercise bit covered for the next few days - especially since we plan on a stalking hunt Sat night.

DAY 76 COMPLETE