Whole30 – 2016TD30

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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Day 30 is done!

Quote of the Day: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

So there it is. The end of my 30 days. Did you make it? Did you stumble? Are you still in it? Each of us is somewhere on our own journey. I may have 30 days of blogging complete, but I have a lot more learning, loving, and eating to do. I feel at the same time both relief that I can eat without cataloging and sadness that I don’t have this piece of accountability. And more importantly, I felt connected to you out there – those who commented and even those who didn’t. I appreciate the time that you took to share a little of your day with me. I hope you are happy and well as you discover what works best for you and how you might live your life to the fullest.

The quote for today from that list I was following said, “You did it!” I happened upon the Edison quote and felt that it was a little more meaningful. So many of us stumble as we work towards leading a healthier lifestyle and we often get discouraged or think that we are failures. I can’t stress enough just how much this is not the truth. It’s a pattern I know well and sometimes I have to talk about it or blog about it to remind myself that I am not the food that I eat or the number on the scale. I am some combination of all the things I say and write and do and also all the things that are left unsaid, unwritten, and undone. We are complex, beautiful creatures and our goals and dreams are worthy of effort. So don’t give up. No matter where you are on your path, find a way to take another step forward towards that which you desire.

I’ll be back with recipes and musings in a few days, but I’d really love it if you’d like to share a piece of you in the comments.

Sending love!

Day 30 – The Details

5:00am – Black coffee

7:15am – 2 eggs, kale, 1/2 tsp. coconut oil, 1/4 avocado, salsa

11:15am – Pork and veggie stir-fry with kimchi, orange

2:00pm – Tuna with curried celery salad, blackberries

4:00pm – Darn nuts…such a fine line

6:30pm – Pork chops with sautéed apples, roasted butternut squash

Food: I wish I liked kimchi. I have tried it before and there are a lot of new brands coming out with their version so I got intrigued while at the healthfood store today and tried a new one. What’s not to love? It’s spicy cabbage with Asian flavors and it’s fermented for great health benefits. But it just doesn’t do it for me. It’s not that I dis-like it, I just don’t like it. If anyone has a brand they love, please share in case I’ve just tried the wrong one.

Mood: Good mood today. I felt super lucky to be able to check a bunch of to-dos off my list. It’s gloomy and sort of snowy and I got to workout and walk the dog and visit with friends and cook a bunch of stuff. Hard not to be happy.

Sleep: 6 1/2. I didn’t set the alarm. I could have slept in. But at 4:20 on the dot, my eyes popped open. It feels better when it happens naturally, but it doesn’t change the fact that it was early.

Activity: Cardio bootcamp / Dog walk

Focus – No food at the computer: Done!

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