Whole30 Challenge Day 10

The biggest success of Whole30 for me so far has been not feeling like a total bloated mess. Day 10 of the challenge and my energy is back, here’s to positive double digits. Vacationing and dieting are ridiculously hard, but it’s completely doable. No drinking, no sweets, no pizzas, and no ranch. Yikes! There’s beenContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 10”

Whole30 Challenge Day 9

These past two days have been super duper hard. I’ve been tired and having cravings. I resisted the urge to get my favorite drink at Starbucks and stayed clear of the Doritos (what a weird craving). Yesterday, I did find the energy to survive a 3 year old’s mega tantrum, run 3.5 miles after workContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 9”

Whole30 Challenge Day 8

It’s pretty easy to get in a food rut. I’m finding I’m eating a lot of the same food often. This makes it easier for prepping meals on the go, but it can get old. It may be time to shake things up a little bit. Breakfast: applesauce, peaches, coffee+unsweetened almond milk Snack: mini LaraContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 8”

Whole30 Challenge Day 7

One whole week down and going STRONG! If you can imagine consuming a lot of new strange food with an almost entirely fruit and vegetable diet will result in some sort of funky gas to go with it. Don’t worry you’ll be fine. Just remember you smelt it you dealt it. The big challenge aheadContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 7”

Whole30 Challenge Day 6

I slept for a solid 8 hrs! That never happens (mostly because my kids don’t either). I didn’t wake up several times, I didn’t need to scroll on my phone for hours, or have sleep anxiety. That’s with drinking about 10 oz of coffee in the morning and two shots of espresso in the earlyContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 6”

Whole30 Challenge Day 5

Thank goodness for coffee. Monday’s are tough enough as it is. The kids have to adjust to waking up earlier and so do I. While energy levels during the day remain strong on the Whole30 challenge, getting that morning boost is nice to still be able to get from a little bit of coffee. IContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 5”

Whole30 Challenge Day 4

I’m not going to lie, I could really use some French fries right about now. I also had to really really really resist the urge to not lick the cheese off of my kid’s snack…Doritos. Breakfast: Leftover 2 1/2 egg omelet, banana, chunky guacamole, and a small handful of trail mix (walnuts, cashews, and pistachios),Continue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 4”

Whole30 Challenge Day 3

The real struggle with any diet or food program is the social aspect. Day 3 Whole30 meets, “The Birthday Party.” Having a lot of food that you can’t eat and a lot of people around can make it even more difficult to stick to your restrictions. The one benefit to hosting the birthday party wasContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 3”

Let’s Talk Snot

“You’re welcome for the all-too gross, yet familiar sight. This picture always reminds me of a scene from “Little Giants.”‘ It is the season for stuffy noses and coughs. When your littles are really little there’s not a whole lot you can do to relieve their terrible discomfort. Especially the much dreaded night-time stuffies. They’reContinue reading “Let’s Talk Snot”

Whole30 Challenge Day 2

I didn’t realize how quickly I’d notice change in my energy levels or my sense of taste. So wild! I’m convinced most of my diet pre-Whole30 was leftover food from my kids or sneaking a bite of something while I was making it. It probably happens to a lot of moms. We are always thinkingContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 2”