I finished the Whole30!

I did it! Thirty days – and only two or three slips (all of those were for peanut butter), so I’m very proud of myself! The experience was great and I have felt wonderful, even in the last two days I have noticed that I’m feeling tired or out of it and I know it must be because of the sugar that’s back in my system – time to fix that, right?

I lost a total of eight pounds – this is less than I wanted but I know that I ate way too much fruit in comparison to everything else. During the month of December I was eating clean but not quite up to the Whole30 standards (especially with the holidays), but I’ve lost a total of twenty pounds since November! This is something I am very, very proud of. I have also begun running and my good friend Niki is going to the gym with me two or three times a week and creating a work out plan for me (she’s a college swimmer and is having SO much fun getting me into shape). I’ve been sore but it’s worth it!

I’m planning on sticking basically to the Whole30 guidelines now – so I guess we would say a paleo diet. Dairy isn’t doing well for me and neither is gluten, so I think that’s the best decision! My mom and sister are continuing to do this with me, and I’m enlisting a good friend at school to try out the Whole30 – handing her my copy of It Starts With Food tonight!

I hope that everyone here is doing well and any goals that you made at the beginning of the year will continue to be met!

xoxo Alexandria

Advertisements

thanks

this Thanksgiving was a good, good time. it was spent with a lot of family and a lot of friends. I made some decisions this week that I’ll be talking about in one of my next posts, but this post is just to say:

I have a wonderful family. I, at times, lose sight of that in the midst of craziness and expectations and everything else that comes with family, but mine is great.

I also have a fantastic group of friends. the people I have met at school have changed my life more than I ever thought was possible

this great support system is going to be needed in the upcoming future and I am so thankful for them.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

my best friend, Baylee

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

my little sister, Tess

IMG_6341

my whole family

//

it was a good week.