Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Whole30 day 2 and Zumba

this year I've been trying to lose weight but most of all to get healthy. Its the beginning of May and I'm still at it. This is great for me because I usually poop out on these sort of things in March. I have been exercising and am now working harder at my eating habits/diet.
So far I have been exercising 3 days a week doing Zumba. Its awesome, fun, hard, and most importantly, makes me sweat like a pig. I really like the place I go to because of the following reasons;
1. Its clean and smells nice. I know this might sound weird but I hate the smell of gyms.
2. Most ladies are in their 50's. I hate going to exercise and everyone is super sexy, tan, and muscular, and running 10+ miles in their Victoria Secret sweats or Lulu Lemon gear. I dont exercise that way. I'm more of a walmart sweats and old t-shirt kind of gal.
3. Its cheap! I only pay $35 a month (unlimited pass) plus and additional $5 a month for child care. If you have kids you know that right there makes it totally worth it.
If you live in Rexburg or Sugar City you should check it out. It's called Fuzion Dance Studio. You can find them in Sugar City and only takes me 8 minutes to get there.

Right now I am trying this Whole30 diet thing. Its more of a way to get your body healthy. Hey, if it helps me lose a few inches I wont complain. I have been having some digestion (TMI) issues the past couple of years so maybe this will help. From their site it reads:
 "Whole9’s original program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation and put an end to unhealthy cravings, habits, and relationships with food." (source)
I read a bit about it and watched a ton of youtube videos of people who were doing/did it and read bloggers reviews and decided that I should give it a go. So far I am on day 2. A big WHOOP for me right?. I think the hardest thing for me to give up is the sugar and dairy. It's in everything. I have given it up for a month before (about a year ago) and I think I can pull it off again.  I have never given up dairy. Mainly cheese- except those few weeks when Brandon and I were too poor to buy it. I love cheese! Seriously, I have an addiction. Yesterday I made myself a real Whole30 approved dinner. I made Fajitas. I made my own seasoning because the packet has sugar and other unwanted items. I cut up some onions, yellow and green bell peppers, and steak. I couldn't eat the tortilla, so I wrapped it in some Romaine lettuce, and then topped it off with avocado and tomatoes. It was really good. Last night I also cooked up a pound of bacon to store in the fridge for snacking and meals for the next couple of days. I do love me some good bacon! I also washed and cut up some strawberries. For dinner tonight I made myself some scrambled eggs with my Mexi seasoning from last night. I topped it with bacon, avocado, and a little homemade salsa that we canned way back in 2010. It was really delicious. I have been craving though. I cannot lie about that. So far I have wanted; tootsie roll, nachos, cheese, more cheese, cookies, ice cream, chips, bread, the list goes on and I think you get my drift. I really want to keep this up. Its gonna be really hard but worth it at the end- that's what I keep telling myself anyways. Maybe after I've completed I'll do a before and after picture, but don't count your chickens. It's also helped that I have been following others who are doing the Whole30 on instagram. You can follow the Whole30 instagram at that username.

Wish me luck. Oh! Heres a pic of my dinner tonight, sans salsa.


  1. So, do you not eat bread because it has sugar? What carbs do you eat on this diet? And how do you get calcium? I'm just curious. I need to do something about my sugar addiction.

    1. Yeah if you read through the guidlines you dont eat dairy, grains, legumes, sugar, alcohol and white potatoes. Here is a chart I found on carbs that would work with eating this way (except for the white potatoes). http://www.balancedbites.com/PDFs/BOOK_EXTRAS/PracticalPaleo_GuidetoPaleoCarbs.pdf

  2. yummmmmm...that looks like a good dinner!!


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