Whole30 is all about planning. I read this before I started and, quite frankly, I ignored it. I mean, I have enough to plan and organize already in my life and now they wanted me to add healthy food planning to that list? No, thank you. I’ll just wing it. Boy, was that a mistake. . .
Life & Family
If you’ve been reading the blog lately, you know that a week ago Friday I lost my mind and agreed to do a Whole 30 challenge with some girlfriends. (Clearly they are really dear girlfriends or I never would have agreed to join them in such insanity. Love y’all!) After a week of eating clean, I had some thoughts to share and possibly encourage you to join us. One of those thoughts was that trying new things is key. When I get stuck in an eating rut, my engrained habits kick in and I want to eat things off the plan. When I plan well, though, and have yummy foods to eat, I really don’t feel deprived in the least. And I’m certainly not hungry on this challenge! Here’s why. . .
What a week it has been! On Friday, I agreed to do a Whole30 challenge with two of my girlfriends and on Sunday, we began. I didn’t have a lot of time to plan or prepare since they had already chosen a start date when I jumped on board, so I did a quick internet search and relied a LOT on their help. After a week of doing this eating challenge, I have a few thoughts to share.
As of this morning, my life was completely normal. My days were filled with lattes and croissants, chocolate and breads. Well, not only with those things, of course, but I certainly indulged in them as treats, and not just on rare occasions. (That’s one of the benefits of pregnancy and breastfeeding, right?) Anyway, today started off with a delicious homemade latte and a yummy bowl of Fage yogurt with fresh berries and a few cornflakes for crunch. I dropped my oldest off at school and went on about my day. Little did I know what was about to happen. . .
I love my iPad. Truly, I use it for so many things. It is great for working on the go, easier to travel with than a full laptop (but still allows me to blog and stay connected on trips), it keeps my littles entertained with movies on long flights, allows me to read books on my Kindle app, taking an entire library with me on the go, and so much more. But, this post isn’t really about my iPad. It’s about the so much more. (more…)
Hubs and I are really into coffee. Part of it is due to my my friend Pauline’s influence, as she encouraged it by giving us her old espresso machine when she upgraded to a new one. I think it really took off to new heights, however, when we lived in San Francisco. SF is coffee-crazy and incredible artisan coffee abounds there, so we were a little spoiled with options and our standards raised in proportion.
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I mean. Some days, this is EXACTLY how I feel…
Anybody with me?
Today, we took the boys to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Usually, when we go to the museum we hit the dinosaur exhibit. (Like, Every. Single. Time.) We have a membership (which is totally worth it, by the way!) so we go quite a bit. When we go, our boys beg for dinosaurs. Today, however, we convinced them to check out the butterfly exhibit. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is amazing! The plants are stunning, the butterflies are beautiful and although it is quite warm and humid in there, it’s totally worth it. (more…)
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