Where in the world did this weekend go? I finally got to spend time with my husband but I wouldn’t say it was “quality time.” We worked on our house as if our lives depended on it! To be quite frank, I’ve never seen this place so clean and sparkly! As of this afternoon, everything is official! We signed our names a trillion times, the sign is in the yard, the pictures have been taken and our house will hit the market tomorrow morning.
Of course after an entire weekend of extreme cleaning, Olivia Benson (the puppy, not the fictional SVU detective) ran through every single mud puddle she could get her paws in prior to sloshing back around our entire house. DUH!
I’m coping with the stress. Tearing up over the thought of leaving this I originally house I hated, yet still turned it into a wonderful home. Giddy over all our new house plans. And the mop has become my new best friend. Who am I!?
Today marks day 33 of my Whole60. Yup – you read that right! I have officially completed another Whole30 with the #2catsWhole30 group and I’m moving forward with a second set. From the beginning I knew that 30 days wouldn’t be enough for me to reach my goal. I’m honestly not even sure if 60 will be… but I’m feeling a 100 times healthier already and that’s what matters!
So many of your have reached out to me with Whole30 questions and asking for tips. Thank you for that! I am also thrilled that several of you are starting your your first Whole30 this month! If you would like a copy of the free 30 day Whole30 Meal Plan, shoot me an email and I will send it to you! It’s broken down into three meals a day, for four weeks and it is full of tried and true recipes that my #2catsWhole30 folks have loved.
And how here is my 30 day transformation and check-in… It’s not the most drastic Whole30 results I’ve seen (or experienced) but you can definitely see a change!
My mind // Super clear. HOWEVER – I’ve noticed on days when I don’t eat or drink as much as I should be… my mind can easily get jumbled.
My skin // I had one random zit show up last week. Which is really weird because it wasn’t “that time” of the month and I’ve been eating clean. Other than that one stinkin chin-zit though – my skin looks awesome!
My weight // Per the rules, you can only weigh yourself at the beginning and the end of a Whole30. I figured midway through my Whole60 would be okay. I lost 8 pounds and two inches around my chest, waist, belly and butt.
My sleep // It’s getting so much better. I am falling asleep the second a heavy blanket is on me!
My cravings // I’d still love a glass of red wine, of course. But other than that – I’m really NOT craving anything I shouldn’t be eating. Last night for the Super Bowl, everyone was eating pizza and I was chowing down, happy as a clam, on these hot wings.
My struggles // Exercising. I need to move more. I need to force myself to schedule time to do some sort of exercise every day. If I buy the cute workout clothes above (that are totally ON SALE, just click the links above – the top is less than $12!!) I’m thinking that will encourage me to get my booty movin!
My loves // My flask full of Balsamic! (I bet you were thinking I went mad when you first looked at the pictures above!) When we go out to dinner with friends, I bust out my flask full of Vanilla Balsamic for my salads. It is SO MUCH BETTER than plain olive oil and vinegar!
What I’ve learned // I have learned that I was a crazy person for ever doing a Whole30 without making my own dressings and sauces. I cannot live without my hand blender now. I’ve learned that 30 days really isn’t that much time and that I personally needed more time. I’ve learned that my contigo mug needs to always be full of hot, herbal tea this time of year because I can drink that up so much easier than water.
I hope y’all had a lovely weekend! I hope that all my whole30 friends who just wrapped their January Whole30 didn’t crash their system too badly when getting back into “old” foods. I also hope that you all link up with us below!