I'm on week three of Whole 30 and I wish I could tell you that it gets easier the longer you're on the plan. Whole 30 is a 30-day guide to total health and food freedom. I lived this lifestyle practically all year last year in preparation for my wedding. And, with spring and summer on the horizon, I want to encourage you to give it a try and set yourself free!
The first 10 days of the plan you're in the groove. You're pumped to have started a new meal plan. You have great stamina and are rocking the new recipes. Days 10-15 become a mental challenge that you've yet to experience. Everything you notice is not on the plan: break room popcorn, drinks with your friends, anything with cheese, and then it hit me. I don't even enjoy those things when I'm not on the plan. When you remove something from your life, often times you want it even more. This is true for things far greater than food. But the real victories come when you stack up the days, one after another. And, each day you are committed you are growing, mentally and physically, stronger.
Tonight, I had the house to myself and got to meal prep with my favorite christian songs playing, no rush, no plans—just me, the puppies and some really great recipes. For me, there is something magical about a Sunday night preparation. Taking time out of your week to set yourself up for success is one of my most important life lessons to share.
When you know, with certainty, that you have a game plan for your physical health, you are that much more likely to have the brain power and space to then focus on your spiritual and mental health.
This video gives you a brief look into my meal prep magic. Under the video you'll find two of my go-to recipes to try out this week. And, if you have heard of Whole 30 and you want to give it a try, message me on Instagram and I'll share all the need-to-know info!