Whole30 – 2016TD2

Whole30 2014For the next 30+ days, I will be eating meat, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits and nuts. I will not be eating processed food, sugar, dairy, grains or legumes, and I won’t be consuming any alcohol.

I’ve done a few Whole30 challenges before, but this time I’m looking for something a little different. I lost touch with my Paleo choices last year and I would like to reconnect with what it means to feel healthy, vibrant, and in tune with my whole self.

If you’re doing a Whole30 or other challenge, if you are living/exploring the Paleo lifestyle, or if you are simply looking for some tasty recipes to add to your repertoire, be sure to leave a comment to let me know you’re out there! I am so glad you stopped by!

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It’s Day 2!

I forgot yesterday that a friend sent me an idea for a quote a day that was posted on the Whole30 Facebook page, so I’ll start sharing today. Here’s your quote:

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

It might be your Day 2 or your Day 200, or maybe you aren’t starting until tomorrow or you don’t have a specific day. In any case, I love this quote because sometimes we need to be reminded that no matter what, we all must take that first step to begin our own personal journey. Good luck – you are in my heart.

I’m starting to get really excited about my Whole30 now! I felt really good today, which might be because I had a great workout at the gym this morning. A friend of mine taught her first cardio-circuit class and it was tough and fun. A bunch of people came together to support her, work out together, and get super sweaty. I love the energy that comes with a group working out together. Makes my day!

And then tonight, I did a yoga class with the same lady who inspired me recently on the Winter Solstice. It was a beautiful, candlelit yoga class with live music and way more people than I’ve ever done yoga with. Although we were packed in the space, I was able to find my center and just create the peace I needed.

It’s been a good day.

Day 2 – The Details

5:00am – Black coffee

7:30am – 2 eggs, zucchini & cabbage, 1/2 tsp. coconut oil, sauerkraut, 1/4 avocado, orange

10:30am – (post-workout snack, one of my favorites) 2 oz. chicken, 1/4 avocado, 2 oz. sweet potato, lemon & salt

12:30pm – Chicken salad with lemon ginger dressing and a couple Brussels sprouts from last night

7:00pm – Chili with shredded lettuce, jalapeno, 1/4 avocado, tomato, and cilantro plus a banana

Food: Oh my gosh – I woke up really hungry this morning! I went to bed feeling just a little hungry but decided not to worry about it. Today, ravenous. So I took a deep breath and added the orange at breakfast. Then I made sure to eat after working out because I want to be nourished and energized, not starving. Feeling good after dinner.

Mood: Good!

Sleep: 7 hours. That’s about what I sleep, but I really wouldn’t mind an hour more one of these days.

Activity: 30 minutes of yoga at dawn (just because), 45 min. cardio-circuit, 1 1/2 hrs. yoga in the evening. Such a perfectly wonderful active day. I feel so lucky.

Focus – Drink tea or water: Done! I feel like my body is still really trying to replenish its fluids. I can’t seem to drink enough.

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