Whole 30: Day 12-29

Guys, seriously, I am almost done with my first round! If you have been waiting for the rainbows and butterflies post, here it is. The last two weeks have been fantastic, seriously fantastic.

Everything that the Whole30 promised is real. I am sleeping really well, waking up with ease, my focus is GREAT, and I am not drained at the end of my 14 hour days. Don’t get me wrong, I am exhausted by Friday, I mean, who wouldn’t be? Between student teaching High School math, taking a full load at the University of Colorado, and the math homework… ohhhh the math homework. I have reached the level where one problem takes close to an hour and a couple sheets of paper. Anywho…back to the last two weeks.

My schedule has been similar the last few semesters and I normally live on coffee and positive thoughts. This semester, I have two required night classes and am working at the High School the day after for first period. Crazy thing? I am not dragging. I often don’t even finish my cup of coffee in the morning.

Mentally, I am clearer than I have been in a LONG time. I am under more stress this semester than I have been in my college career and I have not suffered from a single anxiety attack since starting the Whole 30. Guys, that is huge. I am handling stress so well it’s actually a little scary. My friends at school keep telling me how clear and happy I look lately, and the best part? I genuinely am.

Before the Whole 30 I had no idea of the physical and psychological effects that food could have on your body. Even though I ate relatively clean, I clearly had a sugar addiction. I challenge you to look at your food labels and see how often sugar, sucrose, cane sugar, dextrose, stevia and honey are added in. It adds up. Trust me. My sugar detox was living proof of this.

More on Non- Scale Victories on Wednesday and my weigh in. After midterms I am planning on doing recipe round up of everything I tried, and loved, as well as a must have list for those of you contemplating doing a Whole 30 yourself. For now, here are a few favs from the last two weeks.

If you are planning on doing a Whole 30 or even just tossing the idea around. Send me a message! I would be more than happy to help you out. I am by no means an expert but I (almost..Day29 here) completed a round with no slip ups and no restarts. Believe it or not, it was actually really easy during the last three weeks.

Here are some meals to try even if you aren’t doing a Whole30. They are so so good:

Buffalo Wings

Baked Fries

Ranch Dressing

Creamy Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash (I used half the bacon and subbed mushrooms for broccoli)

Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

Mashed Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Kalua Pig with Cabbage (This is an Instant Pot recipe but she also has a Slow Cooker version!)


Almond Milk

Egg Foo Young-ish (I could seriously eat this EVERDAY)