Week one in the books for me and I wasn’t sure exactly how to feel about it. Some generalizations before I dive in more in depth: I still dont have a six pack, I cook for hours on end, I wake up BEFORE my alarm every.single.morning (is this how the better half lives??), and I really only cried a few times (something to be proud of around here!). I had no idea I would fall in love with my kitchen all over again, and had no idea how much bad shit there was in food I ate everyday. If anything, it only took a week for what feels like an entirely knew awareness on nutrition education.
I showed you all on Friday what my MVP recipe for the week was and its on the grocery list for this week too because its so damn easy and tastes amazing–if its not broke,, don’t fix it! You can now find my week one grocery list in my first post here for those of you joining us (most excitedly of mention– my mom!!) I spent close to $200 on my first grocery shopping trip because I needed so many NEW essentials that I hadn’t owned before, but I am of full confidence that this next weeks trip to the grocery store will be a little lighter on the pocket book now that the essentials (like oils, salad dressings, mayo, ghee, etc.) have been put in place. I pictured some of my favorites, but for my ABSOLUTE favorite recipe of this past week will be up Saturday for this weeks MVP. Now, lets dive on in.
This little number here, let me tell you, has been the ray of sunshine in my day. I go to bed thinking about how I cant wait for lunch the next day. I used this recipe to meal prep enough salmon for three days of work (6 total pieces, one for me and one for Weston of course). This masterpiece was created to the fine tunes of Shawn Mendes — yes I am ashamed to admit I am quite literally obsessed with him, please don’t tell my rapper boyfriends— and an array of country love songs because I have been soft as hell lately. Bright side, Travis Scott and Kendrick were on dispersed throughout intermittently so that I didn’t entirely lose myself.
Oh LA LA LA, another fad diet.
Nope. This is the ultimate reset- without any starvation juices, cabbage soups, or any other nonsense that I would quit in 12 hours.
Why am I doing the Whole30? Well, because everyone is of course. I saw one of my favorite bloggers Olivia Rink start her Whole30 Challenge after I had been contemplating the idea for a bit myself, and thought, hmm this has to be my sign that its time for the reset I have been putting off.
The real reasons I am going in for 30 days of sobriety, no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no added sugar (have I lost you yet?), no carrageenans/MSGS/sulfites, and no baked goods?? (rest of the rules here)