My food pics never look great but here I am, over the hump, day sixteen of the Whole 30. Over the weekend my energy and mental clarity took a hit but the last two days I have felt it come back. So happy I finally made the choice to try the Whole 30. I’m not saying I will be perfect in my life after whole 30. I’m sure there will be nights when I eat a bagel for dinner and call it a day. I will still have binge episodes. I will still eat pizza, cookies, cheese, and other things I love. But I will try my hardest to eat more whole 30 than not. I won’t let food defeat me. If I have a “bad” day or meal - it will just be that ONE bad day, ONE bad meal. I am not trying to label any food good or bad but I know how sometimes (namely sugar and simple carbs) effect my body and I cannot keep allowing myself to feel like shit due to the foods I’m eating. Now if only I could quit injuring myself and get back to the fucking gym. #whole30#daysixteen#getittogether#whole30forlife
One of my favorite things about the Whole 30 is how GOOD real food tastes!!!!! Like I’ve always been into “real food” and I love alllll fruits and veggies pretty much. But it is SO TRUE when they say your tastes buds change when you’re eating only whole foods. .
Where I’ve stayed compliant this weekend was tough. I binged on Saturday. I couldn’t stop eating. It was the first time on the Whole 30 I felt out of control and had stomach issues. But I didn’t fall off “the plan”. I bounced right back the next day. I love this way of eating. I will never look back. I do miss rice and bread though 😏 and maybe pizza and a little cheese. #whole30#whole30forlife#staythecourse#getittogether
When your lunch looks like this, you can’t be mad it’s only Tuesday! 🍔♥️
I think I’ve finally found the perfect spice blend to season burgers with! I added a top secret ingredient in the mix last night and woah, I think I hit the jackpot! I’ll share on the blog soon!
Tonight is 🌮 Tuesday so you know I’ll be making my cassava tortillas and a ton of guac 🥑... beef fajita tacos are my jam but my shrimp tacos are a close second! What’s your favorite kind of taco?
Caught this beautiful setting sun on our way home from working out with our trainer tonight. Gosh I love living by the ocean... and that we are working towards a healthier lifestyle so we can take full advantage of living in this resort town. I remember biking through town one morning before a wedding day a couple of years ago, feeling this same gratitude. But I’ll be honest. Most of the time I take it for granted. I don’t walk as much as I should. And I didn’t use my bike at all last summer. Let’s change that, okay. #whole30forlife#foodfreesom#letsgetfit
After a long weekend of indulging this big bowl of greens + avocado hit the spot!
What are your tips on resetting after a holiday weekend? I like to drink tons of water, get a good workout first thing in the morning, and plan my meals for the week!
Have a great Monday friends! I have a few #whole30 recipes coming at you this week, so be on the lookout 👀
This 21 days I lost about 6 pounds! 🙌🏻
💗My weight loss journey started years ago. In June of 2016, after 1.5 years of HARD work, I was 175 pounds and the strongest I’ve been in my adult life. Then I got pregnant (thanks to prayer, my diligence and Gods blessing!). I had a healthy pregnancy & only gained 25 pounds. I gave birth to a 9 lb 7 oz chubby ball of perfection in February of 2017. At my 6-week appointment, I had lost all but 10 pounds. Then the reality of 3 kids and a crazy work schedule for my hubby & the stress of life led to me gaining it all back plus 8 pounds. I needed something to give me that push I needed! 💗In January of this year, I joined a weight loss challenge with a friend on Facebook and I have had SO MUCH FUN! It’s been awesome accountability, fun giveaways and tons of support. So goodbye to 21.5 pounds! The next challenge starts next Friday & my goal is another 20 pounds! 💗Wherever you are, even if you’ve been close to your goal weight & gained it back, it’s ok! Just get up and move! Find what works for you & get it done! Be encouraged that you’re not alone!
Home from Italy 🇮🇹 and slowly getting back on track with fitness and food routines, and eating this bang bang chicken and shrimp dish by @primal_gourmet. But I do miss gelato, the delicious cappuccinos and all the pizza. So thankful that I did not feel unwell at all as I ate aaaaaalllll the local delicacies but I am looking forward to once again being compliant, with a few modifications. #whole30forlife#foodfreedom#takemebacktoitaly
Happy Sunday y’all! I’m currently eating this delish omelet, planning meals for the week, and trying to decide if I have the courage to do church alone with all three kids 😳⛪️
Have a great Sunday friends and don’t forgot to go back a post 👈🏼 and get the recipe for my lemony garlic shrimp to add to your dinner menu for the week! Promise it’s easy, quick, and so yum! #therelishedbreakfast
Getting real over here: this is #whatimeating for breakfast today. After a few days of reintroductions my stomach was not happy with me. I knew some of the foods I was bringing back in had caused me discomfort in the past, looking at you 🧀+ 🥛... Going back to basics here with some veggies + eggs to hopefully help my stomach feel normal again.
On a lighter note mama has a girls night planned tonight and I can’t wait for some 🍷 with friends #myfoodfreedom now off to rush to get my kids to school and run all the errands! Happy 🐪 day friends!
This spoke to me today. I started Whole 30 back in January and have been very successful at staying compliant. This week was Spring Break and I over indulged on things I haven’t eaten in months. I have so much regret. Not only do I feel I derailed, but I FEEL awful. I truly understand now what the @whole30 program has done for my body. I will start again tomorrow. #mealpreppinglikeaboss#whole30forlife#keepgoingforward#cleaneatsnocheats#selfcare
Hi guys!! Long time no post!! It’s been a crazy semester but I wanted to give you a quick update:
I completed 60 days on the Whole30 l!!!🎉🎉🎉 I kicked butt, I felt like I could take on the world, I love the confidence that it gives me each and every time and it makes me feel like I can understand my body better and better! As of March 1st I did a reintroduction to normal food since I was planning a trip to Nashville. I struggled a lot because I didn’t monitor my food well and I splurged when I should have listened to my body. I’m doing well with self discipline but self control is something I’m not great at and I didn’t go into the introduction with a great mindset or plan since I get bogged down with school. But I just got keep trying.
I got back from my trip and I’m ready to keep going so I start again this Monday!!!! This time I’m going to try to better recognize my self control issues, minimize snacks, and just refocus to better take care of myself. Hopefully my skin issues with get better too as well!
Forgot to measure inches after (like always 😳) but went down 6lbs. But overall total since last March, 15lbs. I’ve fluctuated quite a bit but I’m keep strong. It’s not about weight but overall health.
This time I’m also super excited that my friend @jparra_22 is joining me in her first Whole30!!! Pics-
Left is Before/Right is After
Oh my goodness. This breakfast was 👌🏼
I sautéed shaved Brussels sprouts in bacon fat, topped them with some homemade mayo, jammy eggs and crumbled bacon. This redeemed my dinner last night 🍕which caused my eczema to flare up. Back to gluten free for now! 🤷🏼♀️
I also promise to post pictures that aren’t eggs. Finally starting to feel better and with the boys back in school I’ll have time to cook and shoot some food pics!
I did #whole30 in January and it was so eye opening! I never felt better or had more energy... well, after the first 10 days of sugar detox. Wow, that was so hard.
But after that, I had way more energy and didn't have the afternoon sugar crashes like before.
It also taught me how to cook healthier. I never knew sugar is in E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Seriously, try to find breakfast sausage or bacon without sugar.. It's almost impossible.
Thankfully I had an amazing support group and I'm still eating 85% whole30 and plan to do another round. If you want to try it, message me and I'll help you out! Have you tried eating healthier? I'd love to know what you've tried.
Day two #whole30 4 miles before the sun. Spent the morning at work getting all my certification renewals in order. Ate prosciutto cups at the desk, which brought some interesting looks, and the comment “you always have the most interesting food.” When I got home I had #zoodles with avocado cream sauce topped with tomatoes and chicken. I had the urge to eat junk this afternoon, but I didn’t. I ate a few macadamia nuts and raisins and unloaded the dishwasher instead.... My son had baseball practice tonight so I fed the kids ahead of that and was so thankful for the casserole in the fridge to have with #thisisus for dinner after! Casserole is a creamy garlic, bacon, broccoli and spaghetti squash combo, that I added chicken to, and served with leftover asparagus & a yummy salad with @tessemaes ranch. #whole30alumni#whole30life#whole30eats#whole30runner#whole30mom#whole30meals#whole30journey#whole30forlife#motherrunner#momswhorun#headlamprunning
Woot Woot!! I made it! Some of the things I learned (re-learned) are that usually I’m thirsty-not hungry, I really like real food, junk makes me feel like...junk. Pretty proud of myself but this is not the end! Hoping to be #whole30forlife