I won’t lie, week 2 was harder. We went to Massanutten this past weekend so traveling while doing the Whole30 was difficult! We sat at a restaurant a few times for dinner and I was definitely wanting to eat things that I knew wasn’t Whole30 approved. The struggle was real!!! So much of our health and fitness journey is mental. Can anyone else relate? 😉
Here’s what I’m finding….
I’m cutting back on “mindless eating”. It’s so easy to just munch on whatever is there, but guess what? We don’t need that food because often we don’t even realize we are eating. It’s more out of a habit that we are reaching for something (that we don’t need). Following the Whole30 is keeping me more aware of what I’m putting into my mouth.
My findings about anxiety and anxiousness….
Here’s what I found since I’ve been eliminating gluten, sugar, alcohol and legumes as part of the Whole30. I’m finding that I may be sensitive to gluten which is a complete shock to me. Here’s how I came to this conclusion. One of my triggers for anxiety/anxiousness is traveling. Yep, it’s true. I would usually get worked up before going on a trip like this weekend, but this time I felt more calm. I looked it up, and it turns out one of the side effects of gluten sensitivity is anxiety! I didn’t think I had a sensitivity to gluten and I really only eat steel cut oats, rolled oats, Ezekiel bread, and quinoa for my carbs.
It makes you really question the foods that we put into our body all the time that we don’t even think about. We really are what we eat! It’s a great reminder to choose wisely and be conscious of what you are putting into your body and really question things. 🙂 I think after I finish the Whole30 I will continue to eliminate sugar and some carbs that I used to eat into my daily diet.
It’s funny because about 3 years ago I knew someone doing the Whole30 and thought I could never do that. At the time I thought it was too extreme and it would be too hard for me. Looking back, I can’t believe I thought that way. I’m truly glad I’ve been following the 21 Day Fix and drinking Shakeology the past two years because I think it’s helped my health in so many ways, taught me so much about nutrition, and has given me confidence to try other nutrition programs.
What’s on the menu this week for Dinner:
Sunday: cauliflower nachos with ground turkey
Monday: Butternut squash soup/leftover ground turkey
Tuesday: Tex Mex chicken frittata muffins p. 125
Wednesday: turkey meatballs with zoodles p. 126
Friday: crispy spicy turkey with lemon and herbs p. 135
Saturday: Morroccan chicken with carrot pistachio slaw p. 143
Cheers to week 3!!! 🙂 I’m thankful for the ladies doing the Whole30 with me and for my Health and Fitness Group. Thank you ladies for all your support!! It’s scientifically proven that when you pair health and fitness with support & accountability you’ll get results. 🙂
If you’re struggling with your Health and Fitness and/or need a change, reach out. I’m here to chat. 🙂 My next Health and Fitness group starts March 20th. I‘d love to have you join our incredible group of strong women who cheer each other on!
Here are some pictures from our weekend to Massanutten. It was great to get away for the weekend!