day thirty-one | thoughts on whole thirty

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Day 31.  31!!!  I did it!  We did it!  If you just completed your January Whole30, congratulations!  If you are still on a Whole30 (like my best friend), keep after it!  It’s worth it.  In this post I’ll dive into all the things I accomplished, my experiences, my plans for now, etc.   Continue reading

hello goodnight sleep | day two

fitbit | whole30 | sleep | health | live well | REM | sleep cycles | Moving Mountains Wellness

Happy day two of the Whole 30!  Holy sleep cycles!  This is my biggest non-scale victory so far, and it’s only day two.  Last night, I got the best night of sleep I have had since coming home for the holidays.  To be honest, I cannot recall the last time I got NINE hours of sleep–that’s right, nine!  I even went into “deep” sleep for the longest time since getting my Fitbit for Christmas.   Continue reading

new year the whole30 way | day one

whole30 | January | new year | solutions | health | Moving Mountains Wellness

I am doing the January Whole30 reset.  Two years ago, I did a Paleo Challenge that sort of morphed into a Whole30.  I didn’t do my research.  I was new to it all.  I begun with paleo and as I did more research, I stumbled upon the Whole30 and began following the program then.  I slipped a few times, I cut it a day short, I didn’t scrutinize labels… It wasn’t really a Whole30 at all, which brings me to now. Continue reading

yoga for athletes

yoga for athletes | Journey for Jessi

Athletes are focused.  Athletes are dedicated.  Athletes are ambitious.  Athletes are intense.  We do what it takes to train, practice, condition, work hard, fine-tune and push our limits to be the fittest and perform 110% at our sport.  My chosen sport: CrossFit, the “sport of fitness” as it is known by the global CrossFit community.

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breaking news: my oats are back

breaking news: my oats are back | Journey for Jessi

My oats are back and I couldn’t be happier!  Exaggeration?  Yeah, right.  Well, first off, I was very indecisive this morning, so I took my dilemma to snapchat {@emvalerioti}, “Oats or Eggs for my b-fast?”  The polls came rolling in and you all said oats!  I probably would have made oats anyway.  Does anyone else do this?  You think you are indecisive on something, then ask around or flip a coin and you are unhappy with the result and go the other direction?  I do this constantly.  Eh, that’s okay because it brings me to a decision doesn’t it?  Anyway… this morning I made an old staple: Apples & Cinnamon Oats. Continue reading

day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up

day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up | Journey for JessiHappy Friday everyone!  Boy, was it a good great week!  The final week of my Whole30 and I honestly feel on top of the world.  My food has been in control.  I have learned what works for me.  I have my “sugar dragon” under control.  It is pretty amazing, but I will go into further detail in my final Whole30 summary post this weekend—so stay tuned.  As for this week, I’m focusing on my meals, workouts, and recovery sessions. Continue reading

day twenty-six | foodie flow

day twenty-six | foodie flow | Journey for Jessi

Just four more days!  Four.  That’s it!  I keep saying that this whole Whole30/Paleo thing is just natural to me now.  I guess that’s why it’s more of a lifestyle than a diet.  It just flows well, I have never been hungry, my sleep has improved drastically, my energy levels (did I also mention that this month I cut coffee???)… Continue reading

day seventeen | inner strength

day seventeen | inner strength | Journey for JessiStrength has always been something of value to me.  Strength of the body was always a given, it wasn’t until last year that I really was able to develop strength of the mind.  I have such an appreciation for a strong mind.  It has surely improved my life—in every aspect there is.  The Whole30 definitely challenges and strengthens the mind.  Day seventeen and I feel so powerful and finally in control of my food choices and eating habits.   Continue reading

day sixteen | reignited

day sixteen | reignitedHappy Saturday!  It was a great day of training and getting back on track with my meals.  After one hiccup today while training (eat protein before squatting people—not just a green smoothie), I got back to the grind and successfully rounded out my first week on my new program.  Whoop!  Plus, after a some inspiring words from the Whole30‘s Stephanie, I   managed to control my snacking and cravings more today than I have been.   Continue reading

day fourteen & fifteen | don’t give up

day fourteen & fifteen | don't give up | Journey for Jessi

Here we go, halfway there.  I have to say that these past two days have been my most difficult personally.  I am admitting this to you all, I almost quit.  Quit not just on the plan, but also just falling off of this day-by-day Whole30 challenge diary I have going here (hence my catching up with a double day post).  But this is what this blog segment is about, keeping a real account of what happens on my personal journey with the Whole30. Continue reading