Bye Bye Whole30

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Have you ever had that workout that you are SO ready for and then you get there and your body just won’t cooperate? That’s what happened to me tonight. I was looking forward to my barre class all day and then I get there and it felt like every muscle in my body was so tight and sore already and we were just in the warm up.

Needless to say I was ready for a great meal for dinner tonight and got it with minimal work due to my meal prep on Sunday. That is the first thing I have to say about Whole30. The more you plan the easier it will be. The first two weeks I was making meals each weeknight for dinner and then leftovers for lunch the next day and that takes some work. Meal prepping at least the basics made the last two weeks so easy!

The second takeaway from my last month is how well rested I am. I have even woken up early a few Saturday morning’s to workout which is nearly unheard of for me. I don’t feel weighed down by alcohol or processed foods as I have previously.

The third and final big takeaway is the best in my book. Since about the second week of Whole30 when I had started to really feel the effects of not consuming anything processed, all of my health issues have gone away. Previously, I would slip up at least 3 times a month with food which led to some serious pain and general discomfort. With Whole30 I haven’t felt that once.

Whole30 is an awesome way to kickstart your bodies reset. I can definitely see why people try out this lifestyle change but I cannot see it long term. One reason for that is the inability to recreate something you love (i.e. taco’s or rice) in a Whole30 approved fashion. That is why I am excited for Paleo…well that and getting to use natural sweeteners again 🙂

Keep an eye out for my first post of  April to kick off my Paleo month! Before I completely say goodbye to Whole30 though I did want to pass along one more recipe that I fell in love with this month, stuffed poblano peppers. If you can’t find poblano’s just use regular bell peppers and add a jalapeno!

Let me know how you felt after completing Whole30 or if you have any questions about getting started!

-Katie

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