The last and final weekend of Whole 30 is upon me! It has been a struggle with the last two weeks for sure, but I feel coming out on the other side has further proven why I should have done this a long time ago. I cannot say enough that no amount of money can replace good health. I have never felt better, even when I was thinner and eating poorly. When you eat and you feel good, there is no better feeling. I have often asked why good food is so expensive and processed food so cheap. I can see why so many companies want you to enjoy their tasty products and not eat things like apples and spinach. However, I find it harder to go back mentally to wanting those foods, especially after re-reading the ingredients on the labels. When a majority of the items on the ingredient list is chemicals, it is time to rethink your habits. And, thankfully I think I have started early enough to not have done any real long-term damage. *If you would like to read Why I started, go here. For Day 1, go here. For Days 2-4, go here. For Days 5-7, go here. For Days 8-10, go here. Days 11-12, go here. For Days 13-14, go here. For Days 15-17, go here! For Days 18-19, go here. For Days 20-21, go here. For Days 22-24, go here.
Meal 73- Breakfast. Since it was a cold and super rainy day here, I kept my breakfast light, something i regretted doing. I had a cup of matcha green tea and a LaraBar. All the health benefits of Matcha Green tea are amazing and I dare say we all should have at least one cup a day. However, it is not filing enough with just a bar to hold you until lunch. I had another LaraBar before lunch, so note to self, a bigger breakfast is a necessity.
Day 26 Friday! TGIF! I had planned on having this day off just in case some family event came up or I wanted to get any last minute holiday shopping done. Since all that is completed, this day was just a day for me. It ended up being a great start to my last Whole30 weekend and was just the right amount of relaxing time I needed prior to the hectic holiday events that will be unfolding come next weekend.
Meal 76- Breakfast. Easy peasy day. I woke up early so instead of going back to bed and attempting to sleep, when I know I would not. So, instead I got up, made myself a cup of hot tea and caught up on my book. A great start to the day.
Meal 79- Breakfast. I knew I was going to be active and out and about. While coffee and tea are great, they do not provide me with enough energy. I opted for a La Croix since I needed to hydrate and a LaraBar. I think I may have to try my hand at making my own LaraBars since i have the ingredients I need. It was a great breakfast but I was glad to take a second bar, as I needed it through my morning jog.
Meal 82- Breakfast. Being that it is the holiday season, I have quite a few friends in town visiting their families and I wanted to catch up with some of them as well. Since one of my best girlfriends is in town and unable to really get much time away from family for friends, I naturally asked what little time she has and she said this morning. It was perfect. We met up at Starbucks for laughs and catching up. I ordered a chai tea (the only drinks on the menu Whole30 approved) with coconut milk (and yes I asked if they did have it- and even read the label of it! Bonus!!). It was not too bad considering it is the first chai tea I have had without an ounce of sugar. I added nutmeg and cinnamon to make the flavors pop. Since Starbucks literally has zero Whole30 approved foods, I opted to wait and come home to my LaraBar. It was the perfect breakfast and on top of it, I was still able to enjoy the company of one of my best girlfiends. Win-Win in my book.