Ode to 2020

2020 was many things. For a lot of people it was a terrible unthinkable year full of uncertainties. I can’t say that 2020 was perfect. We were fortunate. We were lucky. I worked from home 47 days. Gifted days with my family I never would’ve had. 2020 was a year with a theme song, “IntoContinue reading “Ode to 2020”

Whole30 Challenge Day 25

The countdown is on and now the looming question begins of what to eat in the days after Whole30? What habits changed and what new habits do I keep? As much as you want to stop Whole30 you’ve also worked hard to get to where you’re at so changing your new Whole30 lifestyle seems almostContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 25”

Whole30 Challenge Day 24

After a couple of rough days, it was great to feel good again. Lots of rest, eating at home, and not skipping meals is key to success when it comes to Whole30. Teaching definitely increases your appetite and exhaustion levels. Add trying to eat on a packed day of teaching and impromptu responsibilities is aContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 24”

Whole30 Challenge Day 18

Going out to eat is a struggle on Whole30, but it got a little easier today. I brought a little ghee, some sugar free ketchup, and my own unsweetened almond milk. Yes, I was that person today, but it was well worth it. I was able to order what I really wanted for breakfast andContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 18”

Whole30 Challenge Day 17

Where do you go out for date night that’s Whole30 approved? No drinking, no fried food, no pizza, no desserts and no pasta? The struggle is real! While finding a place to eat out is already hard enough. Finding a place open late on a Saturday in a COVID world was another struggle. We foundContinue reading “Whole30 Challenge Day 17”

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”