Hi all! Well, it’s a few weeks past our Whole30 challenge and I thought I’d give an update to you all on how things are going. Just because we finished our challenge, we have not gone right back to our old habits. Instead, we have adopted a lot of the ideas and techniques we learned in our challenge. I can honestly say I’m feeling amazing! I’ve not had any bread (which, you all know I LOVE) for the last 9 weeks, nor have a I brewed a cup of coffee. I have lost a total of 16lbs since we began our challenge and I don’t feel starved, hungry, or deprived, in fact, I feel totally satisfied. I have enjoyed some yummy treats in the past few weeks too – Mother’s Day we went to my favorite Mexican restaurant and I enjoyed a few tortillas, chips and salsa, and cheese!! It was heavenly, but I really noticed that a little bit went a long way. We also had company over last week and since you all know my obsession with brownies – I did find a flourless brownie recipe that tasted amazing – you must check it out here from the blog, Running With Spoons: Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies I’m hoping to lose another 14lbs in the coming weeks and months – that is my goal, but for now I’m loving how I feel!
For the most part, we are still eating Whole30 – at least 80% of the time. I’ve allowed a little more flexibility for the kids while trying to keep my diet stricter. We are still very limited with our sugar intake, but a few snacks have made their way back into our rotation. When the kids have special occasions at school or birthday parties to attend, they can now partake, we just don’t eat sugary treats at home on a consistent basis anymore. A great friend of mine gave me a spiralizer and I love it! It makes preparing veggies super quick and easy!
My husband, and I, have started working out 4-5 times a week doing T25 and are loving that early morning time together before the kids get up! I now own a FitBit and LOVE it! I challenge myself daily as I try to get at least 10,000 steps in and today am proud because I’ve already put up 15,000 thanks to the lovely weather and 3 mile run I was able to do with my youngest son! If you don’t own a FitBit or any sort of exercise/activity tracker, consider one, they are fun and a great way to stay motivated!
I know another huge part of my health success is due to the supplement that I take on a daily basis. If you are looking for a high quality supplement, then make sure you find one that activates Nrf2 and is reducing your oxidative stress levels, while repairing your body on the cellular level. Ok, so who has heard of Nrf2? I promise I’m not crazy and that if you have not heard of Nrf2 yet, you will soon! It’s something that you absolutely need to look into and do something about. I have written an ebook all about Nrf2 that you can download if you want to know more – plus I plan to write a post about it soon! Download my Nrf2 eBook NOW.
Now back to what I was saying about supplements. I take Protandim (I love the science behind Protandim and the personal results that I’ve had with it, that I’m also an Independent Distributor for all the LifeVantage Products), and I love knowing that I’m not only reducing my oxidative stress by 40%, but that I’m also repairing all the years of cellular damage that I’ve caused my body with all the over-the-counter pain medications I used to take for the migraines and headaches I would get every day. Protandim has helped me sleep better and preform better with all of my athletic workouts I do. Today I went for a 3 mile run and I love how Protandim helps me recover quickly and reduces overall inflammation in my body. I’ve combined my healthy eating with AXIO, an all natural energy drink, and love the guilt-free energy boost! I’ve even replaced my morning coffee with AXIO and love it! I know it’s not the same as that warm cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but after all this work I’ve done, I love knowing that AXIO is actually helping me in the long run – there are studies to show it helps with cognitive brain function and it really does give me a mental clarity for the day, as well as an energy boost. The best part of AXIO is there is never a caffeine/sugar crash!
Another great part of my overall health success is the continued support from my favorite chiropractor – Dr. Carrie Wolf from Wolf Chiropractic. If you live near Parker, Colorado, she is AWESOME! Carrie has not only helped align my spine from recurrent adjustments, but she has continued to do acupuncture treatments on my leg muscles and feet and along with using RockTape to hold my feet in place, has really helped make the nerve pain in my feet to disappear. Carrie has helped me find custom orthodics that we are working hard to make perfect for my stubborn mechanical feet and today after my 3 mile run I finally feel like we are getting my orthodics right! The doc who is making my orthodics is wonderful and between him and Dr. Wolf, they have not given up on me and have continued to refine and fix my orthodics. My orthodics look hilarious actually! They are nothing alike – having a normal foot and a mechanical foot make for some crazy differences, but I love that my docs won’t give up on me! Today I was able to run with minor nerve pain and my toes did NOT fall asleep! This is awesome!
I’m planning to stick with my new routine and continue on with the awesome success I’m having! If you have any questions on anything I’ve learned in my journey to better health, please let me know! I’d love to know what you have tried and what has worked for you as well!Share this post: