|Whooaaaaa we're halfway there!|
That seems like a really long list of stuff that I cannot have so what can I eat? Healthy fats, veggies, chicken, fish, eggs, fruit, pork and beef. (All eggs, pork, beef & chicken are from local farms too!)
Let me tell you that I feel amazing. My Husband feels amazing. He is not going as extreme as I am, but as I am cooking most of his breakfasts and all of our dinners he is definitely feeling the effects of cutting out crappy foods.
My thoughts so far...
- It's a lot of prep.
- Our kitchen looks like a bomb went off every time I am make something.
- It's not cheap eating clean!
- I plan out every dinner for the week on Sundays as well as do as much prep as possible for the week. I sorta use leftovers and go with what I feel like for breakfast and lunch.
- Kyle and I go out on "date night" at least once or twice a week, it's a bit tough eating out since there are so many restrictions so I do miss that, although if I decide not to go into a 60 day we are going here to celebrate.
- I don't miss sweets (that much). No really, I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth and it's all but gone.
- I love passing by all the crappy boxed, processed junk food and know that's not going into my body.
- More energy? Yep that happened.
- The whole coffee thing? I made my own coconut cream and it's amazing in my coffee. This took me a week to sort out, but once I made the cream, I was golden.
- Smaller waist/flatter tummy? CHECK. The first thing that goes when I loose any weight is my waist and stomach. Sorry, maybe you got blessed with fab legs and height. I got this so I'm bragging about it.
- Happy Hubby-Kyle always did most of the cooking. I'm not sure how or when this happened-it just did. He is loving all of the amazing meals that I have been chefing up!
- I have made my own: coconut cream/ mayo/umami mayo/ranch dressing/all salad dressings and almond milk. It tastes way better than store-bought and again no preservatives and ingredients I can't pronounce.
- Asian cauliflower rice anytime, any day.
- It's 30 days and like they said-it really is easy.
- Lots of the people I follow on IG are moms and my cousin switched her family to a paleo lifestyle while working and competing in races. Huge props to all you moms and dads living this lifestyle or doing this challenge while taking care of kids and a family. It's a ton of work and I know how worth it is, but you are all super moms and dads for finding the time and energy to cook this way.
Have I had a rough day here and there? Ummm yeah! It's easy, but making this big of a change takes about two weeks to get used too. I also recently had to switch to decaf coffee so that is making for some cranky mornings ;)
I will have the whole list of what I ate at the end of the month along with a more-in depth recap and really what pushed me to do this. I have to give a huge shout-out and thank you to my girlfriend Lindsay. She has done this challenge in the past and was my go-to person when I decided to do it. You should check out her site: Fit & Awesome. Most of my recipes have been also been coming from Nom Nom Paleo. I downloaded her app and then bought the book. I'm obsessed! Also, Stupid Easy Paleo as well as Planks, Love & Guacamole. Not to mention all of the awesome recipes and support I get from the IG community!
Lastly, I purposely have not flooded my Facebook page or Instagram because I don't want to force people to look at food pix throughout the day. Feel free to follow me on my Whole30 IG account that I created just for this journey. I'm at Whole30inthecity. Yep... I can call it whatever I want.
Here are just a few pics of the food that I have made. Cody, my pit bull is in nearly all of my shots, he's #whole30cody. Yep I can do that too...
|We're still having Italian Sunday dinners. I made these amazing meatballs with almond flour and cooked homemade sauce all day. Kyle wants me to make this again!|
And here are some pictures of our day at the races just because...
|My support system, my rock and my love.|
|I'm smiling, but I really want a glass of champagne ;)|
|This horse decided he was going to run this race by himself. Thank God he didn't get hurt and bless his heart he ran this to win!|