What’s happening?/!

Hi friends and family! What’s happening? I have recovered from my two day free for all after my Whole30 and have been doing pretty well in my Food Freedom. I’m trying to balance life and my health goals. So the last few days I’ve eaten mostly compliant foods with the exception of the party I went to last night. I ate only two meals before so I could eat at the party but not go overboard. And that’s exactly what I did. I wanted to make sure I didn’t eat emotionally and mindlessly because the party I was at was the 16th birthday celebration of Carly. Carly’s mom wanted to give Carly the celebration she’d always wanted for her 16th birthday and she wanted to give people the opportunity to celebrate her life. And, celebrate we did! So many of her classmates and friends as well as family and family friends were there to celebrate. It was standing room only and it was bittersweet. I feel really sad but joyful. It’s hard to explain. We had a balloon launch, and it was beautiful. Here are some pictures but none of them do it justice.

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Craig and Henry spent the night at Craig’s parents house last night so i had a nice restorative day yesterday. I got a good night’s sleep and got to sleep in until 8:30!!!

The other thing that happened this week is a walk a thon we had at school where we walk in honor or memory of somebody in order to raise money for the school. I chose Carly, obviously. My friends and family generously donated so much! My total was $1250!! And the walk a thon total was over $10,000!!!

It was a great day. And also the first workout I’ve done of 2018. 😬

And then yesterday, I had a training session with my friend Stacy, who is a personal trainer. She offered a deal for groups of 4 so a few of my besties and I signed up and we had a great time except today I am sore AF. I have a slight cough and it hurts my abs to cough. But it’s a good sore. I am waking up my muscles!!! Hahaha.

I hope everybody had a great weekend. We are going to a Super Bowl party tonight and I’m in it for the JTim half time show!! Hahahah.

Xoxoxoxo,Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D25-30

Well I survived the last days of the Whole30!! I was really proud of myself and had about four plans for after my Whole30 but never really committed and what happened was nothing short of a disaster. I ate a ton of shit food and felt like complete shit. Last night I was nearly in tears saying to my husband, “I don’t know why I do this to myself.” Seriously. The foods I love to eat copious amounts of, do not love me back. So, today was a lot better. It wasn’t perfect but a lot better. And I exercised for the first time in ages. So I am feeling a lot better today than I was the last two days.

I have lots to update on here, but I will do that tomorrow morning after my group training with some of my besties! Yep! You heard me! A trainer who is one of my besties is going to train three of us girls tomorrow at 8 am. On a Saturday.

Pray for me. I’m nervous.

Xoxoxo,

Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D19-23

Well.  Things got a little crazy and sleep deprived on Friday night.  Henry was up from 10 PM to 3:30 AM and he kept saying his face hurt.  He’s had a cold since last weekend, so I assumed that it was an ear infection from the drainage.  I don’t even know if that’s how it works, but in my mind that’s how it does.  And I have a WebMD, you know! Also, he kept grabbing at his ear.  HAHAHA.  So, him and I were VERY exhausted on Saturday morning.  He got up at 7:45 and I stayed in bed until 9:30.  At 1 pm we were supposed to head up to Craig’s brother’s house for his surprise birthday celebration, and we were looking forward to it all week.  They live about 2 hours away and Craig’s parents had gotten us a hotel room, so it was going to be a mini get away.  Also, Henry was so excited to see his Uncle Chris and the rest of the family.    I called the doctor and they could get us in at 3pm so we made the executive decision to head to the party after the doctor’s appointment.   (He *did* have an ear infection.) I’m glad we did.  Henry had so much fun with his cousins and grandparents and aunt and uncle.

Also, something about the party that should be noted – my sister in law is an amazing cook and baker.  She made homemade pizzas, and these crostinis that I love with blue cheese and honey on them.  They also got my favorite cake from this bakery in Columbus and had all of these amazing desserts from another bakery.  AND I DIDN’T GO OFF WHOLE 30.  And except for a few moments, I didn’t even really feel badly about missing it.  It was the initial anxiety of seeing the food and making the choice.  They also had baked wings, fruit, and salad, and that’s what I had.  And I wasn’t hungry, and I felt reallty good after.  I was really proud of myself, and I told Craig a million times.  I was really proud because I was SUPER tired, and that’s usually when my will power goes down. However, as I can see with this program, it’s not about will power it’s about developing habits, and making it a lifestyle, not just something you do for 30 days.  If I had been done with my Whole30, and in my Food Freedom, I wouldve needed to decide if the cake and pizza were “worth it foods” to me.  My goal is to lose weight and get healthy and feel good.  Is eating those foods worth going against those goals?  Some times the answer will be “yes” and sometimes it will be “no.”

On Sunday we got up and drove home and ran over a piece of wood on the highway and we got a FLAT tire.  Luckily we had stopped for lunch when we realized it, so Craig and his step dad changed the tire while Henry and I roamed around the mall that was next to where we ate for lunch. We ate at a chain called BJ’s Brew House and I got delicious fried brussels sprouts and a turkey burger with no buns over greens.  It was SOO good.  AND COMPLIANT.

Of course when I don’t have any money, and am not really shopping for anything in particular, I see so many cute things on sale!! We were in Macy’s plus size section, and Henry announced that he did NOT like this store at all.  HAHAHAHAH.

When we finally got home, Henry had fallen asleep, so him and I went upstairs and took an epic nap while Craig went to buy a new tire.  Then, bless his heart, he came home and cooked a delicious compliant dinner for us to eat.  I have to say, he is so good at cooking compliant food, and does so without complaining.  His creations are usually delicious.  He’s a natural cook, where as I am learning by making recipes, how to create things on my own.  But, I am not quite there yet.

I couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night due to the nap, so I knew I would have a tired Monday, and I didn’t get up to exercise like I keep planning to do every Monday.  I know.  I suck.  HAHAHAHAH.  I will do it some day… I know I will!!! Until then, I need to find another time in my day to devote to fitness, so I am doing that for sure this week.

I was tired Monday, but made it through the day, and then yesterday we had Science Fair after school, so I was pooped by the time I was going to get Henry.  My mom and I had the same idea to go to the restaurant across from my house and eat dinner.  She took Henry and I out, and I so appreciate it!!  After dinner Henry and I ran to Kroger because I didn’t food prep this week and it was so obvious.  We picked up a few things, and I cooked a few things after I put Henry to bed and I’m glad I did today!!  I had hash with guacamole for breakfast, and for lunch I had turkey meat from a roasted turkey from the deli at Kroger, topped it with these marinated onions  that are Instagram famous in the Whole30/Paleo circles, and some guacamole and it was DELICIOUS.  I also had a red pepper with guacamole and a LARABAR.

Now, I am typing this at my lunch break on Wednesday, and I am sorry I have no pictures to add.  But, I wanted to get caught up to today!!

Have a great day everybody!!!!XOXOXOXO

Beth

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Whole30 R2 D17-19

I’m here! Still Whole30ing! I finally went back to work on Thursday and Friday (today) and while it was great to be back, I am exhausted. I was driving home tonight and I just kept thinking I wanted to order in some crap food, but then I thought no, I wanna go out and get compliant food, and then I just sucked it up and made dinner. I often say the popular Nike phrase, “Just do it,” and tonight was no exception. I just turned on ID Discovery on my kitchen tv and planned a quick dinner. It took me about ten minutes prep work for the veggies and Craig made the meat. It was amazing, delicious and I don’t feel like crap. So, it was finally sinking in how Whole30 is teaching you new habits, because my old habit was a million breadsticks and pieces of pizza dipped in garlic butter and cheese followed by a night of feeling like crap. I’m finally starting the internalize the lessons here. It’s not always going to be easy to make the healthier choice, but sometimes life is hard.

Here’s the dinner Craig and I made:

The other big a-ha I’ve had is I stopped snacking. And I didn’t die. Or become malnourished. It’s only been two days but folks, I’m here to say, I did it!!!

I’ve got lots more to say, but I’m ready for bed! More tomorrow morning, hopefully.

Xoxoxox,

Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D16, breaking up with ketchup

You guys. I think I am breaking up with ketchup. I don’t think I need it any more. I bought compliant ketchup, which I like, but it isn’t ketchup. Ketchup is a sugary deliciousness I like with all of my unhealthy foods. It was the sugar I liked, not the actual ketchup- I am sure of it. So, today I put red hot on my breakfast potatoes and it was delicious. I seasoned my dinner potatoes with rosemary and loved them so much. So, no more $15 dollar compliant ketchup for me.

We had another day off school today for cold and snow. Henry and I had cabin fever so we went and ran some errands and has some fun. I took him to lunch and had a Whole30 pity party.

Notice my painted nails? That’s my New Year’s Resolution. I want to have my nails painted regularly. And so far, I’m NAILING it. Hahahaha. (Joke borrowed from my BFF, Liz.)

Here is my dinner:

Tomatillo salsa chicken with Aldi guacamole, and roasted cauliflower and potatoes. Also, my carbonated water made with my Christmas present! My own carbonated water maker.

Also, i have to take tomorrow off because my mom is sick so I’m staying with Henry. Hopefully I’ll see more outfits like this.

Ok, I’m going to bed in a minute!

Xoxox,

Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D15

I have to say, I am super proud of making it through yesterday compliant. The feeling I have today really gave me something to think about. I thought about what would have happened if I binged and/or cheated. I would have felt guilty. I would’ve felt physically shitty. I would have relived it over and over. And honestly it would’ve probably started a bender. Then I thought about how I feel because I made the right choice. I feel proud. I feel good. I got a lot accomplished today and I feel like I am on my way to accomplish my goals.

I channeled my inner Carly yesterday and accomplished being #carlystrong!

One of the things I accomplished was finishing the workout room.

Before:

And now.

It is starting to feel like a place I want to hang out and exercise. I need to get somethings to hang on the walls, but so far I like it. Oh, I also need to get more floor tiles because i am 3 short as you can see in that first picture.

I did some minor meal prep today. Of course I made hash, and then I put some salsa chicken in the crockpot for dinner tonight.

I’m definitely not as hungry today as I was yesterday which is really nice. My house is straightened up. Henry and I showered/bathed and got dressed, and now we are just chilling.

Here are some pics of my little Zoolander from earlier today.

(These were taken before said shower and bath.)

Have a great day, friends!!

Xoxoxoxo

Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D14

Struggle. Bus.

Today was my hardest day so far. I overate at lunch. And I had an unnecessary snack this morning. I felt like i was awful today, but when I filled out my journal tonight and i wrote down all that I ate, it wasn’t as bad as i imagined in my mind.

Today I could’ve easily gone to Kroger and gotten all of my binge foods and eaten all day. I felt like a druggie who needed a fix, or an alcoholic who wanted booze. But the good news is I made it. And I didn’t eat after dinner.

And tomorrow is a new day.

Love you all

Xoxoxo

Beth WA

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