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Here we are at the start of a new year and its the perfect time to make BIG plans- like figuring out how to start WHOLE 30! The best way to hold yourself accountable for anything is to write down your goals and track your progress! So I’m writing them down here (hold me accountable ladies) my personal goals both big and small.

Get in shape: I know I know this is on everyones list, but outside of wanting a glimpse of abs I feel so much better when I eat right, chug water and have some kind of physical activity! I have convinced my hubs to do the Whole 30- the end of this post will have all the deets on the research I have done so far and some good resources!

Skincare: Really focus on my skin and making it a priority, washing my face and putting on sunscreen daily is easy enough and will make such a difference.

Be a better person: It is so easy to get bogged down with life because we are constantly busy! My new goal is do something for someone else every week. This could be packing a care package for the homeless I pass on the way to work or donating clothes. Then talking about it with our kids.

Work harder : Outside of my blog life and mom life I have one of those dreaded day jobs – just kidding! I want to not only exceed my goals for this year BUT try to go above and beyond what is expected of me. I think that this can translate to everyones life in whatever you do.

Love life: My hubs and I have been married for 3 years in April, but having a 1 & 2 year old seems to put our relationship pretty low on the list so I want to keep up on the date nights and a little time away from the babes. Because he is the best hubs ever! insert all the love emojis for him

MY WHOLE 30 ADVENTURE (doesn’t the word adventure make it sound more fun?)

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A few deets on Whole 30- its all about the food and doesn’t have any portion restrictions its more about “eating until your are satisfied”

What you can eat: You can find a complete list of the yes and no’s but with the mindset of keeping it simple I have chosen all my favs and listed them in categories. You can find a complete list here.

Meats: bacon, beef (grass feed), chicken, eggs. filet, turkey, tuna

Veggies: bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, spaghetti squash, spinach, zucchini

Fruits : apples, blueberries, grapes, oranges, strawberries, watermelon

Drinks: this is going to be my hardest category because Starbucks and wine do not fall into the yes categories but here are my favs that do! water, tea, coffee, kombucha, 100% juice, La Croix, sparkling water, coconut milk

Easy snacks: almonds, LARABARS, RX Bars

LARBARS:  approved list: carrot cake, apple pie, cashew cookie, banana bread, key lime pie, cherry pie, coconut cream pie, lemon bar, chocolate coconut chew (the first 3 are my favs- plus you can get them shipped from amazon)

Sauces/Extras: avocado oil, hot sauce, mustard, olives, pickles, salsa, spices, jalapones , seasoning

Here is what I am eating for week 1 

busy mom/super simple plan – the snacks are only if I’m hungry

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

breakfast : 2 hardboiled eggs over bed of spinach, 2 piece chopped bacon

snack : 1 small apple

lunch :  mixed greens, bell peppers, can of tuna, topped with mustard

snack : 1/2 avocado with hot sauce

dinner : burger (chicken, bison, beef), lettuce, broccoli with lemon pepper seasoning and squeezed lemon – top with an egg if I’m hungry

Tuesday, Thursday

breakfast 2 egg muffins- eggs, spinach, bell pepper, ground turkey

snack : 1 LARA BAR

lunch : mixed greens, grilled chicken, roasted veggies ( tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli)

snack : apple

dinner zucchini pasta with crushed tomatoes & everything seasoning – three turkey meatballs- made with ground turkey

Sunday

breakfast 2 egg muffins- eggs, spinach, bell pepper, ground turkey

snack – 12 raw almonds

lunch mixed greens, ground turkey, salsa, bell peppers

snack- 1 spicy chicken sausage

dinner: every week I will be trying out a new crockpot meal for – you can do the insta-pot and make it Sunday too! Here are the ones on my list!  The Movement Menu’s Creamy Taco Soup  |  The Whole Cook’s Chili |

Trader Joes has a ton of things to make this so much easier – plus they don’t have DORITOS (my weakness) Here are all my fav Whole 30 favs from TJs! Don’t feel bad buying precut veggies or fruits- I know I am saving money by not eating out.

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Fresh Foods 

chicken sausages | veggies | fruits | grilled chicken strips | eggs | almond milk

Frozen Foods

zucchini spirals | carrot spirals | brussels |turkey burgers | bison burgers | beef burgers

Packaged Foods 

salsa verde | carne asado | pollo asado | bacon | pasta sauce | seasoning | almonds | almond butter

Because life happens here are some ideas for where you can eat out with whole 30!

Zoes Kitchen- has a Whole 30 menu

Five Guys – lettuce wrapped burger + all the veggies

Chipotle – salad, chicken carnitas, guac, salsa (without corn)

Anywhere you go just think veggies, salad, meat!

I will give a fair warning that you might not feel 100% for a few days – personally I didn’t think it was bad minus the mental desire for foooooooooood!
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If you need a quick workout or some new workout gear check out our other posts.

Cheers to a great 2018 and drinking more water than wine this month!

XO- Lindsay

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