Last night I went to bed at 10:30. Ug. Troy said I fell asleep at right about 11pm, so a little better as far as sleepless eyes shut time. I’ve decided I’m going to try to do a gentle movement of the bed time. So tonight I’m aiming for 10:15, and then I’ll keep moving it up. I am going to keep with a 6:30 wake up time though.

Lots of training today and I thought it would make Whole30 a challenge but it actually worked out quite well. I’m finding more and more that a recovery drink after more of my sessions is helping to make a successful Whole30. I had 4 training sessions today and I had Osmo recovery after 2 of them. It really helped hold me over and then when I had my next meal it hit the spot.

We went out to breakfast today, like at a restaurant…on a school day. Living wild, I know! But we were all up early and so we got Annie ready for school and then went out to eat. It was such a treat. We went to a pancake place and I was able to have a scrabble that had eggs, spinach, and sausage in it. It had a few little potatoes on the side, which I ate, and instead of a side of pancakes, I got a side of fruit. The sausage was home made in-house and I knew if it had sugar in it, I would know within minutes. No headache…no sugar! I was shocked, and stoked!

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It was a busy but productive morning, I got some grocery shopping done and a ton of food prep. Then I headed out to swim. Upon getting home I threw together such a good Whole30 meal. Some sweet potato hash, some mixed veggies (jicama, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber) with salad dressing on it, and 2 of the Salmon Patties from last night. This meal did not disappoint. Take note how much taller Troy is than me….

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I actually had about 90 minutes of free time today. Whew! What a luxury after the last few days. I explored the web, and transferred all my food blog entires to my big, hairy, long-term blog (if you are reading this you successfully made the switch). Then it was time to get on the hog. Then off the hog and in the weight room, then out of the weight room and onto the treadmill. What a day!

Once home, I was hungry! I had a recovery drink, but I wanted real food. We had lots of prepped veggies but no meat, so I mixed a pound of ground bison with some Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub and some Ranchers Steak Rub, made it into baby patties and cooked it up. Baby patties cook really quickly and are tasty, try is sometime! I had some sweet potato with ghee, half an avocado (to remind Jordan to eat more fat) and some of my veggie medley. So satisfying. So much work, but so worth it!

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Today was a really great day, I’m so happy to be back training again, even if it seems like the climb back up the mountain is daunting. It’s not like I haven’t been here a million times before. Mostly, I am really thankful that I have my health, and that my body functions like a well oiled machine with very few hiccups. That’s not something a lot of people can say, and I don’t take that for granted.

Video Blog #6 – moving right along. Does anyone have any ideas for things I should discuss or explore on the video blog?? I could use some help, I have 94 more of these to do (Eek).



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  1. Hi Sonja, while I’m probably the worst person to give ideas, I wanted to say that I love your vlogs! Also, that you sound exactly how I imagined you, which doesn’t happen very often for me. I also love your hats, I’m thinking to send you one to feature in one of your episodes. 😉

    1. Irina….you have no idea how happy that would make me! I think it would get several episode appearances!!!! 🙂 Thank you for the kind comments, they really mean a lot to me.

  2. Hey! I’m one of Michelle’s athletes, and I started my first Whole30 last Thursday 1/2. When I told Michelle I’d finally taken the plunge, she immediately sent me to your blog! Just wanted to say that I love it! And omg that sweet potato hash with scrambled eggs and avo is sooooo addicting!

    How does the Honey & Spice OSMO compare with the vanilla one from the men’s line? That vanilla with almond milk is so freaking good. It’s like a milkshake! I’ve tried the Mango active hydration, and really like it, but still working through my packages of Vanilla recovery.

    1. Hi Melissa!!! Welcome! So the honey and spice is pretty similar to the vanilla. They kinda taste “about” the same. The big difference is that Stacey formulated it for women so it works better for us. Once you get done with vanilla I would suggest switching to the womens line for sure. Have fun on whole30!!

  3. Vlog ideas?? I’d LOVE to hear how you got started in tri. Were you a high school athlete and just went pro? Were you someone like me who’s run a few races and liked it? How did you get better? How do you balance work/family/training? What about people that are starting out with jobs to train/work/family life? How do you stay motivated? I’m on week 5 of my training and its getting tough, so I’m pushing through. Its cold and hard to go to the INSANELY busy gym after a full day of work with cranky/hungry kids to go and workout for 1.5 hours 😉

    Keep it up!

    1. Thank you Jenna for the ideas. I’m definitely going to incorporate some of these into my video blogs going forward from here. Great questions! And by the way, to answer your big question, you just have to set yourself up for success and commit. It’s not always easy, but it’s almost always worth it.

  4. Hello! I’ve enjoyed following your blog, it has given me some great food ideas! I made my own variation of sweet potatoes, and it came out tasting delcious! I also roasted broccoli, cauliflower and eggplant! I’ve been wanting to try the Osmo products. What flavors do you like of their recovery drink and sports drink? Thanks! 🙂

    1. So Osmo has a womens line and a mens line. I use the womens line. It only has one flavor for what you drink during exercise (MANGO) and one flavor for recovery (HONEY&SPICE). No choices! Less decision fatigue….hahahah!!! Thanks so much for following along, if you put in an order online with OSMO, use discount code AMBSonjaWieck for 15% off. Enjoy!

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