Whole 30 week Week 3 Recap and Week 4 Meal Plan

Whole 30 week Week 3 Recap and Week 4 Meal Plan

We’re on the home stretch!  One more week and a few days.  Piece of cake!

This past week I had a few hurdles again.  I’ll share a little more about them next week but I thought about just giving up.  I even had a glass of wine last night.  The Hubby quit yesterday and was having a beer and after a last weeks health news I really wanted  glass of wine.  So I had one.  Then thought, maybe I should just quit.   Until I realized I’ve been feeling better than I’ve felt in several months.  I have more energy, my body isn’t as sore after workouts, I feel less bloated, my sugar cravings are greatly reduced and Aunt Flo came back (sorry TMI) after an 8 month hiatus.  That is the number one reason why I chose to do The Whole 30 in the first place.  The previous time I did the Whole 30, my period returned after several months away.  So that was a huge goal I was working toward this time around and low and behold it worked!

I believe there may have been a few other contributing factors including seed cycling which I’ll get more into in a later post.  However, is it just a coincidence that both times I did the Whole 30 I regained my period?  I don’t think so.  I think it has to do with the focus on real foods, detoxification, high fats and low sugar.  Even in the natural form too much sweeteners can be detrimental to health and I was definitely pushing it with the Paleo treats around the Holidays…

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Date night, Whole 30 Dinner Fail and MTHFR

Morning friends!

It’s Saturday yet I’ve been up since 5:00am… Why?  A little someone wiggled his way into our bed this morning and continued to toss and turn.  Keeping me wide awake.  I finally just got up to get some work done.  At least he stayed in bed and I’m getting some quiet time.  This time is actually one of my favorite times of day.  I know many people would much rather sleep in until 8:00 or later especially on the weekends.  I don’t mind getting up early to a quiet house, sitting down with a cup of coffee and having some alone time to read, work, or plan the day ahead.

This morning while I’m enjoying my cup of coffee and alone time, I’m delving into medical research on the MTHFR gene mutation.  Why?  As I mentioned last week I had an appointment with my doctor to review some recent testing I had done.  While all our chromosomal testing came back fine (phew!), I tested positive for the MTHFR gene mutation.  Don’t know what that is?  You’re not alone.  Many people have never heard of MTHFR and it actually wasn’t until recently that testing for it in correlation with miscarriage.

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My Workouts Lately + One For You!

My Workouts Lately + One For You!

Happy Friday all!

Who’s doing the Friday dance?  If you’re doing the Whole 30 like me you’re probably not too excited for the weekend.  Weekends are hard when you are limited on food and beverage choices.  Friends invite you to come over for dinner and you have to decline because you don’t want to be that horrible picky friend who can’t eat any of their cooking.  Or you have the chance to go out for a date night but your options are so limited because everywhere cooks with canola oil (including many Whole Foods items) along with many other no foods.  You are dying for a nice glass of wine as you curl up with your honey to watch a movie at home but that’s a no, no too.


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Virtual Coffee Date

Virtual Coffee Date

Good morning!

I often see other bloggers doing these coffee date posts and find them fun to read.  So I thought I’d jump on board and invite you all to enjoy a cup of joe with me on a virtual coffee date!

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WIAW – Second Whole 30 Edition!

WIAW – Second Whole 30 Edition!

Hi friends!

Guess what?  I got out of my little funk I mentioned the other day.  I’m feeling much better after a few days of good workouts, time with my Love Nugget and just relaxing.  I spent yesterday afternoon on the couch catching up on some work while watching the Bachelor which was great.  Even though I’m having a hard time getting into this season…  I’m sure it will get juicy soon!

Anyway, let’s move on to food as I join Jenn for another WIAW party!


How we Combat Sickness with our 3 year old

How we Combat Sickness with our 3 year old

It’s funny how kids can get sick and continue to go on with their day, playing, talking, running around like nothing.  When an adult gets sick (in particular a grown man and I know I’m not alone on this one), they act like the world is ending!  Can’t get off the couch, can’t get out of bed, can’t do any chores…. I know many women, especially moms,  will agree that the world definitely does not end when we get sick.  Am I right?

Anyway, luckily The Hubby and I are not sick right now.  In fact (knocking on wood as I type) I haven’t been sick in ages!  I chalk it up to all the greens, high quality foods, bone broth, fish oil and supplements I take.  Or I’m just lucky :-)

The Love Nugget is not so lucky right now.  He’s caught a bit of a cold.  Bound to happen this time of year when he’s being exposed to all sorts of germs at school, the gym, and places we go to play.  I could keep him in a bubble during cold and flu season and try to avoid getting sick but what fun is that?  Plus, we have a good routine down to battle that sickness when it does happen which shortens the duration and makes things more manageable.

I thought I’d share with you how we battle sickness in our house with The Love Nugget.

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Funky Monday

Funky Monday

Hi friends!

It’s Monday again and I have to be honest.  I’m not really in a Marvelous Monday mood.  For some reason I’m in  a bit of a funk so I’m going to save you all from my blah mood and tell you to go check out a few of my favorite blogs today instead.

Fittin Pretty  – This mamma to two adorable boys is an awesome writer and her posts are always informative, entertaining, and inspiring.

Fitnessista  – Fitness, healthy recipes, family, just about everything and always in a bright, cheery way.

PaleOMG  – Paleo recipes and weekly style shots.

My Food and Fitness Diaries – Everything under the son in a positive, inspiring way :-)

Fitsugar – Health conscious articles everyday along with simple at home workouts

Your Trainer Paige -Paige keeps it real and shares tons of fitness tips and workouts

Blonde Ponytail  – Awesome workouts!

Wellness Mama - She truly takes natural living to heart and makes it look so easy!

Coconuts and Kettlebells – This girl rocks.  Period

I’m sure I’ll snap out of it today after a workout and fun day with my Love Nugget!


Hope you all have a great Monday!

P.S. If you missed yesterday’s post and are doing the Whole 30 this month, I shared this weeks Whole 30 meal plan!

Whole 30 (#2) Week 2 recap and Week 3 Meal Plan

Whole 30 (#2) Week 2 recap and Week 3 Meal Plan

Good morning!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far.  With the weekend comes meal planning, food prep and recapping another week of the Whole 30!

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Liquidology Grand Opening in East Sacramento!

Liquidology Grand Opening in East Sacramento!

Hi guys!

I just got back from a fun girls trip to San Francisco to see Cirque de Soliel!  It was a blast and I’ll fill you all in on it later.  For now I just wanted to pop in to tell you about an awesome new Juice Bar that just opened in East Sacramento.


We stopped by Liquidology on our way home today and were beyond impressed with their delicious, cold pressed, organic juices.

Not only were the juices great but the owners, Jeff and Julie were so warm, welcoming and passionate about sharing their love for wellbeing through juices with everyone.


The facility has a serene calming feeling to it with the original painted brick, blue tile floors and gorgeous art work done by local Artisan Moss.


It’s real moss and feels so cool!

It’s a bit unique from other juice bars in that they offer a tasting sampler of their cold pressed juices.  Similar to visiting a wine bar you can taste a few before deciding what you’d like to take home with you.


 It was so fun!


We were poured their Main Squeeze, About Last Night, Bottle Rocket, City Scout, and Vitality.


Aren’t the colors gorgeous!  Besides the vibrant hues, the flavors were amazing!  I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed the About Last Night which is made with activated coconut charcoal, watermelon, lemon and mint.  It’s not only amazing for your skin but it’s an awesome hangover cure!  I’ll have to remember that :-)

All their juices are locally sourced, organic, cold pressed, raw, and never pasteurized.  By cold pressing them you get a smooth, pulp free juice that contains more nutrients than juice extracted from a standard juicer.  Since it’s unpasteurized, the enzymes are not damaged and you receive optimal health benefits.  The shelf life is much shorter than that of pasteurized juices but trust me, you won’t be able to keep from drinking these juices ASAP!


Along with their juices, Liquidology carries raw, grab and go meals made by Chef Brooke of the The Green Boheme.  As well as Cultured Kitchen products which I’m a huge fan of already!


They also offer a few different kombuchas on tap which you all know I love!


Liquidology is hosting their grand opening tomorrow from 9:00 to 4:00 and will be offering buy one get one free tastings, prizes and other fun things all day long so make sure to stop by!

Things I’m Loving Lately

Things I’m Loving Lately

Hey there!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts so I figured it was about time.  There are quite a bit of things I’m loving lately so it will be hard to choose!

1. Obviously, our new dog, Buddy :-)

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