day nineteen | bacon egg breakfast cups

day nineteen | bacon egg breakfast cupsRemember me raving about meal prep day yesterday?  Well here is one of those recipes that is totally saving me this week, Bacon Egg Breakfast Cups.  It was my first day back to classes after winter break and my schedule was hectic all day.  The only solace I had was knowing that on my hour meal breaks that I already had some delicious food waiting for me at home.   Continue reading

day eighteen | tgfmp (thank goodness for meal prep)

day eighteen |tgfmp (thank goodness for meal prep) | Journey for JessiTGFMP.  That’s about all I have to say.  Okay.  I lied.  I have more to say.  But really, with classes picking up tomorrow, I was running around all day with training, errands, work, last minute school stuff, etc., I was so thankful that yesterday I prepped a big batch for my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week.  I will be sharing these recipes later this week, so stay tuned!   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

day thirteen | health binge

day fourteen | health binge | Journey for Jessi

Uh-oh.  I have a confession.  I have been “healthy” binging.  I am not saying that binging is healthy by any means.  What I am saying is that I have been consuming a lot of healthy foods (mostly healthy fats) to an excess.  Yeah, it’s time to stop that.  Continue reading

day twelve | fat outta hand

day twelve | fats outta hand | Journey for Jessi

So day twelve of my Whole30 and day two of my new training program and I have begun to notice something…  Where my carbs at?  Don’t get me wrong, I have NO adversity to fats.  In fact, I love fats a little too much.  I am a nut junkie, an avo connoisseur, I practically bathe in coconut oil/milk/flakes.  Because I am so in tune with my body now,  I realized that whenever I eat more clean, I tend to crave more fats, healthy fats, but fats nonetheless. Continue reading

day eleven | chocolate craving

  week two: day eleven | Journey for JessiDay eleven just kinda hit me.  Like, “whoa!” is it really day eleven.  According to the Whole30.com stats, day ten and day eleven are when most people quit the Whole30 challenge.  Well then, I guess I MADE IT!  I am home free, right?  Wrong.  I only hoped.  Today after dinner, after my first day back to work in three weeks, my first day on a new training regimen, I could have used a little square of dark chocolate.  Continue reading

day ten | relaxation

week two: day ten | Journey for JessiNot much to report on day ten.  Kind of a boring day in the blogging world, but I have to say, I do love my Sundays. Meal prepping, cleaning, odds and ends, lounging about, stretching, mobility work, etc.  I will just go through my day in terms of eating real quick, then I am off to another one of my favorite Sunday activities: an epsom salt bath soak while reading a book! Continue reading

day nine | willpower

paleo challenge | Journey for JessiDay nine.  Whoop!  I survived the Whole30 at my work holiday party!  Now that’s an accomplishment!  I guess I will start with the beginning of my day though.  Surprise!  I woke up and went to Crossfit ;).  Who would have guessed?  I used to bring a shake for during my workout to sip on throughout, but it is for sure NOT Whole30 approved.  Fructose anyone?  Great for fuel, but I have realized that not every workout needs the same amount of fuel.   Continue reading