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Jesus lover. Married to my high school sweetheart 💗, mama to three boys 👦🏽👦🏼👶🏼. Whole 30 x 2.

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Day 17: M1: quiche from yesterday and banana chia pudding with almonds M2: bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and a side salad M3: bacon mustard chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans My energy is still high despite a lack of sleep. I feel SO good eating this way that I’ve decided to extend this whole 30 and continue into February. Other NSVs I’ve noticed lately: my clothes are fitting better, I have less anxiety, I have fewer sugar cravings, and improved self control. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 16: M1: spinach/bacon/mushroom/onion quiche with a sweet potato crust; also coffee M2: zesty almond flour crusted chicken with Tessemaes ketchup, sweet potatoes, and a side salad M3: buffalo chicken spaghetti squash bake with blueberries Dragging a bit today due to staying up until after midnight assembling ikea furniture 🤦🏽‍♀️, but now we have some awesome looking shelves. I’ve been having a hard time drinking enough water lately and need to up my intake! That is my goal for tomorrow. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 15: M1: scrambled eggs, bacon, mixed greens, cucumber, cantaloupe, coffee M2: zuppa toscana soup M3: zesty chicken fingers breaded in an almond flour and spices mix, Tessemae’s ketchup, mixed steamed veggies, apple slices Post-workout: chia banana pudding with almonds Another fabulous day- and SO productive. I love that I have the energy to get so much done these days. Yay for tiger blood! 🐅🔥🙌🏼 #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 14: M1: coconut banana chia pudding topped with almonds and banana slices M2: zuppa toscana soup (SO good) M3: buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash- a new recipe I tried and wow- SO good. It made a large serving and I was only able to eat half- it will be a great meal or post work out meal for tomorrow! Today was great! I’m to the point where it’s feeling more “normal” to eat/prep Whole 30 compliant. I needed a day off eggs, so I made a chia pudding for breakfast. I was surprised how sweet it tasted to me. My taste buds must be changing 🙌🏼. I made it to church on time, there was a beautiful snowfall, and the Vikings won in the last second of the game! The buffalo chicken meal was amazing and perfect football food. I was able to get everything prepped today and I’m planning to hit the gym tomorrow. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 13: M1: eggs, bacon, and lettuce. Coffee with nutpods creamer M2: butternut squash noodles with meat sauce and a side salad M3: sheet pan dinner with chicken, sweet potatoes, baby yellow potatoes, green beans, zucchini, and onions High energy in the morning and then so tired in the evening. It was another long night with the baby, so I’m guessing that’s why. I got my shopping 90% done and will prep for the week tomorrow. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 12: M1: scrambled eggs (with Trader Joe’s EBB seasoning) with bacon, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and apple slices, also coffee with Nutpods creamer M2: beef stew M3: butternut squash noodles with meat sauce and a side salad Today felt great! AND it was date night which was even better and the perfect reward after a long week! My energy keeps climbing despite being up with a teething baby 3-4 times each night lately. I think this might be my favorite part of whole 30- what you eat has such a huge impact on how you feel, that it can even combat lack of sleep. It’s a good reminder to me that it’s even MORE important to eat well when I’m tired, even though my instinct is to get a pastry and sugary coffee drink in the drive thru on the way to our morning plans. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 11: M1: sausage/peppers/onion/sweet potato hash with eggs and mixed greens M2: grass fed beef burger with sweet potato rounds, mixed greens, Tessemae’s ketchup, and plantain chips M3: instant pot beef stew Today was another good day. I’ve noticed that I have a lot more energy in the mornings lately. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 10: (1/3 of the way! 🎉) M1: sausage/peppers/sweet potato hash with two scrambled eggs and a big handful of mixed greens M2: bacon garlic chicken spaghetti squash casserole with an apple M3: pulled pork on a big salad with @primalkitchenfoods ranch dressing and topped with cucumber. Pictured is my drink- coconut water with a splash of pineapple juice. My favorite “mock tail” for when I’m doing a Whole 30. Yesterday was great and today I was wanting to quit 😜. More cravings for sure today, and I’m tired from being up with a teething baby last night. Hoping for a better day tomorrow. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 9: M1: sausage/onion/pepper/sweet potato hash on greens topped with two eggs. Also, coffee with @nutpods creamer. I ended up skipping the banana- I was too full! M2: chicken, sweet potato, side salad M3: bacon garlic and chicken spaghetti squash casserole Today was great! My energy is definitely on the upswing. I ran out to get some whole 30 staples tonight and half the things on my list were sold out. I guess there are a lot of people doing a whole 30 right now! 🤷🏽‍♀️ #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 8: M1: on the go smoothie with banana, spinach, egg white protein powder, blueberries, cherries, and coconut water M2: shepherds pie with a side salad and mixed fruit M3: bbq pulled pork with a sweet potato, salad, and blueberries The verse shown is displayed on my fireplace mantle and has been very inspiring for this round. A great daily reminder! I can feel tiger blood slowly coming on- I had more energy today! #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 7: M1: sausage/bacon/hash brown egg bake on mixed greens M2: chipotle salad bowl- I ate it too quickly, so I only have a pic of the bag 🤷🏽‍♀️ M3: salad with chicken, cucumbers, and mixed peppers with mixed fruit I felt pretty good today. Not tiger blood good, but regular good. We celebrated my sons birthday today and it turns out I can survive baking and decorating a cake without eating it. Also, ordering a bunch of pizza, smelling it, and not eating it. Exercising those self control muscles for sure! 💪🏼 #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 6: M1: sausage/bacon/hash brown egg bake on mixed greens with a mandarin orange M2: bacon mustard chicken with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies M3: shepherds pie with a side salad and apple slices I got a little burst of energy today! 🎉 By the end of the day I was beat, but most of the day I felt great. I started planning/shopping for next week today. The plan is to prep tomorrow. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 5: M1: sausage/bacon/hash brown egg bake on mixed greens with a banana, also tea M2: bacon mustard chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes M3: bbq chicken (in the instant pot!) with broccoli and 1/2 apple I STILL feel like I’m on the verge of coming down with something 😕. I drank more water today but did not get a nap. Early to bed for me tonight! Food wise, I’m doing well. I feel full and content and have already noticed less bloating. I ate nut/date balls A LOT last time I did a Whole 30, but this time I haven’t felt the need to have any! The cooking this week was a little overwhelming. I planned and shopped but did a poor job of prepping. Lesson learned. This weekend I’ll prep for way more meals. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 4: M1: sausage/bacon/hash brown egg bake on a bed of lettuce with banana slices M2: egg white protein smoothie with blueberries, cherries, spinach, 1/2 banana, and almond milk M3: bacon mustard chicken (SO good) with mashed potatoes and green beans Oof! I’m still feeling like I might be coming down with something so I’ve been trying to take it easy. I took another nap today and tried to rest most of the day. Smoothies are not recommended on whole 30, but I needed rest, and it was a quick meal for me. I kept all ingredients compliant. I’m still waiting for that burst of energy that I know will come. My main goal tomorrow (other than eating compliantly) is to drink more water. I’m shooting for 100oz. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 3: M1: sausage/bacon/hash brown egg bake on mixed greens with apple slices and blueberries M2: grass fed angus beef burger on sweet potato “bun” with a side salad, Tessemae’s ketchup, and blueberries M3: chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, and guacamole Today I woke up feeling sick again. I feel like I’m just on the verge of sickness and can’t decide if it’s the whole 30 “hangover” or I’m actually getting sick. I had cinnamon tea again today instead of my usual coffee. It’s a little more soothing to me. I also took a 2 hour nap which helped. Still staying positive, and ready to feel amazing. #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 2: M1: scrambled eggs, bacon, side salad topped with tomatoes; also cinnamon spice tea M2: rotisserie chicken, mashed sweet potato, and a side salad with Tessemae’s Caesar salad dressing M3: grass fed angus beef burger on a sweet potato “bun” with lettuce, Tessemae’s ketchup, plantain chips, and a clementine I woke up feeling a little under the weather, but after my breakfast and tea I felt much better. I did a major grocery trip tonight, hitting three stores, and found all the random things on my list that I can’t get at our usual grocery store. Still doing great! #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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Day 1: M1: coffee with nutpods vanilla creamer (I realize this isn’t really a meal- but it felt like it after the night I had! I also didn’t wake up until 11am, so it felt right) M2: rotisserie chicken with a baked sweet potato and mixed green salad topped with Tessemae’s balsamic vinaigrette dressing M3: bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with green beans and an apple I stayed out until after 3am 😬 for a New Years concert and paid for it a bit today. It turns out I’m not 20 anymore. 😂 Today I feel ready and excited for the next month. I’m going through “Whole 30: Day by Day” this time around and love it so far. Bring it on, January! #januarywhole30 #whole30 #turnnorthandthrive

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SO excited to be doing my third Whole 30 this January. The first was really difficult, the second was fantastic (I thrived!!) and I can’t wait to see what the third brings! #turnnorthandthrive #whole30 #januarywhole30

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