Happy Wednesday!

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I think Wednesday’s might be the day for random updates going forward. I snapped the above picture of my girl and me yesterday evening. I really wanted to cook and eat dinner and Olivia really needed to have one more little nap to get her through until bedtime (which has been around 8pm the last week or so) so into the boba wrap she went. She had her dark little eyes wide open for the first 15 or so minutes she was wrapped up and then zonked out for a 30 minute nap which gave me time to finish making dinner, eat said dinner and clean up the kitchen!

Speaking of food, I attempted my third Whole 30 recently. I made it four days of strict Whole 30 before I decided I would be allowing glasses of wine on this Whole 30 because when you have a baby and you’re getting by on an average of 5 hours of sleep per night for months on end you need your glass of wine at the end of the day! Then I made it 7 days total of strict eating + 1 glass of red wine per day. Then Eric and I went on our date night and I decided beer and pizza was worth failing my third Whole 30.

The above became my favourite breakfast combo. Toasted sweet potato topped with compliant bacon, spinach, two runny eggs and hot sauce. So so so yum!

I was planning on getting right back on Whole 30 after our date night but then this past weekend I got mastitis and ended up in the ER and had to go on antibiotics. Suffice to say I felt pretty darn terrible all weekend and the last thing I felt like doing was eating healthy. I had cereal and toast for dinner more than once!

I want to be clear that I was not doing Whole 30 to lose weight. It took me 41.5 weeks to gain all my pregnancy weight and I fully expect it to take me the same amount of time to lose it, and I’m really in no hurry to do so. I just find the Whole 30 program is an amazing way to reset my eating and bring me back to focusing on wholesome foods and getting lots and lots of fruits and vegetables into my diet. And, honestly, even only doing it for 7 days did that for me. I might start doing a few 7 day resets over the next several months just to always bring me back to the healthy eating style I love the most, which is eating as much as I want and whenever I want, but only eating fresh and whole foods. That is what I love about Whole 30!

That’s about it for me these days. I am feeling pretty done with winter and ready for nicer weather. I am grateful for the walking track, but I’d like to start taking walks from our house again, and bringing Chloe along. Counting down the days until spring!

What would you like to share with me on this random Wednesday? Happy hump day! 

4 Responses

  1. Kara says:

    Mastitis is the WROST, so I’m glad you are feeling better! I had a small case of it after I *foolishly* played slo-pitch all day without nursing or pumping, and by the evening I just felt horrible. Thankfully I caught it early enough to be able to battle it with a regular Rx from my doctor.

    I’m totally done with winter as well. Even with the sun shining it’s still freezing and windy outside and not pleasant.

  2. Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns says:

    Shoot I was almost done with my comment and then I touched something on the screen of my phone and it was gone. Ugh! Anyways I think 7 day resets are a great idea. It would be so hard to do a full w30 with a baby as you have to do so much grocery shopping and food prep! That breakfast you had looks delicious though!!

    Something random is that I am so over this stupid flare. I really wanted to make a nice fish dinner but my hands hurt too much to cook. So I had a can of soup and Phil had leftovers. Such a romantic V day. 😉

  3. I’m so over winter too. I can’t really walk in the winter outside because of the road/area I live in. It’s finally light enough that I could when I get home, but I need all the snow to go away first! I miss walking. I miss the sun. I miss having motivation.

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