Yesterday was day 25 of my Whole30 and it started out great. We had our 3 year old’s first dance recital at and it was pretty much the cutest thing ever. On the way to the recital I ate a Lara Bar and an Epic as though it was second nature. I feel like I am finally on the upswing of Whole30.
It took me a while for me to feel “all of the energy” and have “Tiger Blood” that I was promised. I have read that some people get the energy in the first week and I was really beginning to wonder if something was wrong with me or maybe it was all just hyped up and then it hit me on day 22! I woke up before my alarm clock and was up, showered and going before I knew what hit me. I watered garden, fed chickens and made coffee before anyone was up. I know that everyone is different and we all have different experiences but I’m glad that I stuck with it! I hope that people don’t quit their journey if they don’t meet certain goals by the time they think that they should. I think that is the main reason that we are not supposed to weigh ourselves. My husband was not having the same feelings about it all though.
T-Rex and plastic snakes guarding my beautiful veggies
When I first brought the Whole30 idea to my husband, I wasn’t sure if he was going to do it. I didn’t think that he would give up burgers, ranch and most importantly beer; but he did. He gave it all up to join me on my journey to refresh my body, to lose weight and to learn more about food. He gave it all up for 24 days.
Yesterday he came to me and asked if I would be mad if he quit. I told him that I would not be mad because it wasn’t my journey he was quitting, it was his. I am not mad that he quit at day 25, I am so proud that he made it this far! He has been amazingly supportive in helping meal plan, shoppping, cooking and even made me the most beautiful table and light setup to photograph our food!
They love the hardware store
My beautiful food photo booth
Hubby told me that he still wanted to support me and would continue to eat clean but really just wanted a beer. Luckily, my throat hurt and a beer was the last thing that sounded good to me. I dont want to make it sound like he is some drunk, he just really loves beer. He loves the taste and spends a lot of time researching and studying to brew and taste good beer.
I’m also finally feeling pretty amazing (minus a small cold), and I’m a very stubborn person, so when I set my mind to something, I make it happen. There is no stopping this Whole30 train. I have 5 more days to rock this! I have a great menu planned and we had so much fun as a family shopping and getting all of our goodies to go out with a bang.
I can’t wait until the Whole Foods near us start labeling items #Whole30approved! It sure is going to cut down on people’s shopping time and make it alot easier for everyone to find items that are more whole and a lot less sugary and gluteny.
I realize that I keep talking about Whole30 like something that will end and be done, but that is not the case. I will never be going back to my old way of eating. There is no way I could go back, after knowing what I know and feeling the way that I feel. I am excited to have a glass of wine and eat some popcorn, but this girl is staying clean! I am also very excited to weigh myself and see the results in numbers and not just how I feel. The countdown is on!! Now off to the kitchen to make some yummy burgers on some eggplant buns 🙂
Oh and BTW he is NOT a happy camper today with his choice to drink last night!!!
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Peace, Love and Good food!