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Weekend Shenanigans – One Month Down

Oh, hey there last day of January. What??? Who is still sticking with their resolutions this year? When I was a member at LA Fitness in Atlanta, this was about the time it went back to normal and all those eager beavers that were hogging my machines at the beginning of the month were just a faint memory.


On Saturday, we met up with Laura, B and their kiddo at Slice! This was our first outing with friends since having Zoe. Obviously, Zoe needed to meet her future husband. She may or may not have slept the entire time we were there.

I had my first beer since February/March of 2016. It was the Tart Plum Saison from Orpheus Brewing and it was delicious!!! I am a huge sour beer fan. I resisted ordering pizza and got a salad instead. My salad did have blue cheese on it and I did consume every last morsel of it. Whatever.


The rest of the weekend consisted of grocery shopping, meal planning, getting caught up on TV shows and watching a few movies.

So how did my month go? Overall, my main goal was to get back on track with healthy eating. I chose to do this with another round of Whole 30. Did I stay on it the entire time and never stray? No. But that wasn’t my goal. My goal was to use Whole 30 to nix the cravings, added sugars, processed foods and all the other shit I was consuming. I just needed to have somewhere to start.

I got rid of those sugar cravings! Hallelujah! I also dropped a few pounds. I stayed Whole 30 about 95% of the month. There were those two days I strayed during the snow storm, and then there was this weekend. I know that I could have done better had I given it 100%. And I would have had more results if I had added exercise. But baby steps. Slow and steady wins the race!

The reintroduction phase after Whole 30 is always the hardest. You were so used to having a list of yes and no, and now you are in this gray area. I think I am going to go with a 90/10 plan from here on out. Where I am good most of the time, but if we are out and a burger orĀ  beer strikes my fancy I allow it. Just not every day. Not that I was ever that bad, but still. I did let myself indulge quite a bit while pregnant. As one should!

Now is the time I really need to get back on the fitness wagon. It isn’t that I don’t want to. Oh how I want to!!!! It’s just that I find myself wanting to spend every waking second that I have with Zoe. She has started going down for the night a little earlier this past week, and lasting about 6-ish hours before waking. It is soooooo awesome! If she keeps it up, I may be able to wake up before her and at least get some sort of work out in before she wants her bottle. I could be adding some free weights in during her naps and I have no excuse to have not been doing that the last two weeks. So that is what I am going to start with and see what happens! The other night I did some lunges while cooking and I am still feeling it today. Woof!

Link up with Amy and I and let us know how you did this month!

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 31, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I’d say you’ve done pretty darn good girl! The free weights sound like a great idea, I’m great with my cardio but I still suck at toning up and it’s so very important. I hope you have a great day today sweetie!

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth January 31, 2017 at 7:54 am

    You go, mama! You should see if your area offers baby work out classes, like baby yoga or something. That way you don’t have to give up your precious time with Zoe, but are still able to get your work out on!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 31, 2017 at 8:12 am

    6hrs? zoe is a champ. many babies that age are still sleeping every 2hrs.

    you did great during this time of the whole30 and i fully agree with the 90/10 rule. it’s what i do on a regular basis and it really does help keep things balanced.

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman January 31, 2017 at 8:42 am

    You did awesome!! I never could have stuck it out right after giving birth, I was too unmotivated and still in fat pants mode! Hang in there, mine all slept through the night at around 7 weeks, I don’t know what was magic about that but it was. Once she gets it you will be golden!

  • Reply Laura January 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Had so much fun getting to hang out with you guys and seeing that sleepy little miss. I think you did pretty amazing on the eating healthy/clean thing. You’ve always been pretty good in that category though, with your healthy lunches and what not, so I think you’ll continue to do well.

  • Reply ellesees.net January 31, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Yay for your progress so far!! I’m glad to hear what worked and what you did/didn’t do for the month. Congrats!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    You are rocking it, lady! Eating healthy is the hardest for me. I’ll do good for a bit but I spin out on weekends. Too much indulging. And hey, spending time with Zoe is the most important thing you can do right now! You’ll get back in the fitness swing. Hope your day wasn’t too rough yesterday!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World January 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

    LOL Zoe was just playing hard to get with her future husband. I really like the idea of 90/10. Trying to do it 100 is what killed one of my attempts because the day I screwed up I was like…well now it’s over.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 31, 2017 at 10:19 am

    The hooks that sugar cravings has is INSANE so proud of you for shaking that hold on you. That’s super impressive. You are on such a good track right now!

  • Reply Audrey January 31, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Give yourself some grace, mama! You’re doing great! I am most definitely hooked on sugar. That’d be a tough one for me to break. Good for you!
    Your weekend sounds really nice! Relaxation, some socialization, some yummy foods!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm January 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Wow, you’re doing really awesome! Great job! Don’t let guilt get in the way though. I haven’t gotten back into a regular workout routine since having Caleb and he’s two! I guess with working FT and already being away from him all day, I’d rather see him than go work out. I know I need to find a good balance though. It’s so hard!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I think that it’s great that you did Whole30 as a way to help you curb cravings, which is always the hardest part for me, but didn’t beat yourself up about it if you ended up breaking it. I bet that that beer tasted so good after not drinking for so long!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs January 31, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    You are doing SUCH a good job!!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 31, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Go you for getting back on the healthy train! It takes baby steps for sure. Soo good Zoe is sleeping in longer increments. I think you and Kate both got lucky with that!

  • Reply Carly February 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    After taking January off from the gym and going back this week, it’s annoyingly still crowded, but I keep wondering when people will start falling off, haha. I think your Whole 30 month was definitely a success, I’ve been trying to figure out an 80/20 balance or some way to limit how often I treat myself. And yay for Zoe sleeping a bit longer this week!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 1, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Atta girl! 95% of Whole 30 for a month is awesome! And a 90/10 plan sounds really practical for this season of life. Good luck on getting those work outs in. I know that is going to be so hard for me once Baby V arrives!

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