January 30, 2014

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

If you've been following me through this crazy month, you'll have noticed how many eggs I've consumed over the course of the past 30 days.  Usually between 2-3 a day.  So in honor of today being my LAST day of Whole30... I thought I would do an Egg Recipe Roundup.  Eggs are tasty, filling, and nutritious.  And I'm happy to say that after today... I will not touch one for at least 2 months.

Cowboy Breakfast Skillet

Whole30 Day 28: eggs, banana, apple, zucchini lasagna leftover, frozen blueberries, Cherry Pie Larabar, cilantro-lime chicken, avo, 1/2 sweet potato, pineapple
Whole30 Day 29: eggs, banana, apple, cilantro-lime chicken leftover, avo, 1/2 sweet potato, pineapple, Apple Pie Larabar, banana muffins, fruit, bacon
Whole30 Day 30: eggs, banana, apple, chipotle burrito bowl (meat, veggies, salsa, guac, lettuce), Cherry Pie Larabar, roasted chicken legs w/veggies, banana ice cream

Overview: This last week has been almost as hard as week one.  My brain has been knowing that I'm near the end and has reacted with a lot of irritability at all the temptations this week.  Vision night food on Sunday, cupcakes from a co-worker on Tuesday, brinner with small group on Wednesday, and breakfast with the swim team on Thursday.  WHAT THE WHAT?!  But I'm done!!

Conclusion: This has been the BEST way to start the new year.  Internally, I feel like a different person.  Having so much more energy, awesome sleep every night, and being able to live without being constantly hungry  has be so amazing.  Would I recommend it?  Yes!  Would I do it again?  Absolutely.

My recommendations for anyone embarking on this endeavor:
-create a plan.  Bookmark/pin recipes online, write out shopping lists, and make your home a safe zone.
-read your labels!  processed foods hide sugar in the weirdest places
-tell people you are close to.  With people cheering you on, checking in with you, and giving you lots of input you are much less likely to cheat.
-do it for you.  This isn't about losing weight or impressing other people.  It's about teaching your mind to have respect for what you put into your system.  It's about doing something for your body because you care about it.  Finally it's about getting back to REAL food and rethinking the way you eat. 

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