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Weekend Shenanigans and Back On Track

We are over half way through the month already, what?!?! I cant believe how fast my leave has gone, I will be going back to work soon. But I don’t like to even think about that right now, so on to more fun things like the weekend! This weekend we had dinner at my sister-in-laws Saturday night and then did a little late night grocery shopping. Sunday was a day of lounging on the couch and catching up with all of our TV shows. Yesterday, my I took my sister out shopping for some new work clothes. We had so much fun! Zoe loved getting to see both her aunts and her two youngest cousins this weekend.


So much excitement at Nordstrom Rack, someone decided to take a nap.Β 

Her Sunday game is strong too, see…


As far as my Whole 30 journey? Well, things have been going well since I got back on track from the few infractions during the snow. I have been bringing back some of my favorite recipes from my last Whole 30 and trying a few new ones too. Emotionally this time is different for me since I am doing it for different reasons. It is a little harder to keep motivated to stay on track because I don’t have the work outs to go with it. I think I had an easier time last year because I was working out consistently as well and feeling results. You know, endorphins and shit.

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It is easier to make the healthy choice now than the first week though, since I have flushed processed foods and sugars from my system I am not craving them as much. I am starting to turn to my long term goal and deciding where I will go on February 1st. I am thinking about doing a 90/10 diet or maybe….counting calories. And ohhhhhhh how I hate hate hate counting calories and tracking everything I eat. Β We will see, I am still on the fence. Just trying to figure out the best way to stay on course.

Here is what my food has been looking like lately. No one said that being healthy meant being boring! Some of my favorite things tailored to be Whole 30 compliant! Thai Chicken Soup, Sloppy Joes over a potato and Kung Pao Chicken with stir fry veggies.

Whole 30 food pics

I was supposed to go to the doctor for my six week postpartum check up yesterday. They called me an hour before my appointment to let me know that they had accidentally scheduled me with the wrong doctor and that my doctor wasn’t in. I am rescheduled for late this week, so I am hoping for some good news to be healing well and hopefully be released to start working out again! Β It is going to take a long time to build back up to where I was, so the sooner I can start…the better.

Link up with Amy and I and let us know how you are doing!

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 17, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Zoe’s leopard pants…oh my cuteness!!! Don’t even think about work yet. Your meals look scrumptious and I too hope you’re healing well. This is going to be such an awesome year with all of Zoe’s milestones!!! Have a GREAT day sweetness!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 17, 2017 at 7:33 am

    At least the doc called before you drove out there.(UGH to doctor’s offices)
    Isnt it crazy how you can feel processed & sugary foods flush out of your system. Just shows the power they have over a body.

  • Reply Heather Dawn January 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

    She is so precious and looking like a good little napper. Glad to hear your getting better sleep and I agree people need to stop getting sick!

  • Reply Audrey January 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I wish I was under doctor’s orders to not exercise… lol. Then I’d have an excuse πŸ˜‰
    That Thai soup sounds yummy! And good for you for sticking to The Whole 30 this week! I can’t believe you’re heading back to work soon…. Maturity leave is such a joke in this country πŸ™

  • Reply Laura January 17, 2017 at 8:50 am

    She is becoming a woman about town!! Going all these places!! And you’ll do great getting back on track with working out. I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it will be to get back into the groove!

  • Reply kristen January 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    the sloppy joes over a potato looks so good! i don’t think i like sloppy joes though, so i might try and make it kristen-compliant. hahahaha. and i vote 90/10 diet because you gave the reason why you shouldn’t track calories – you hate it. seriously. that’s enough reason not to do anything. plus, calories are just ONE side of food, and it’s more important to eat healthy stuff vs getting under a certain amount of calories per day. like there are lots of healthy foods that are high in calories for what they are – bananas, rice, etc. i know there is more but i can’t think. so yeah. don’t box yourself in with calories. that’s no way to live!
    i hope your 6 week appointment goes well! we can start sending sweaty selfies again.
    i’m out of blogging right now, as you know, but i’ll link up with you guys one tuesday, i hope. i just have no desire to pretend like everything is hunky dory lol. unless i’m talking about books πŸ˜‰

  • Reply StephTheBookworm January 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love that you’re getting back on track so well! Go you! I’ve honestly struggled with my diet and exercise ever since I had Caleb. I just have no energy. I need to just get over it and force myself to care again.

    Little Miss Zoe is so precious!

  • Reply Sierra January 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Ok little Zoe is just so adorable! It sounds like you are getting in some fun family time. I hope your appointment goes well this week. It will definitely take time to get back on track. Just listen to your body and do what you can within your limits. And all of those meals look so tasty! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista January 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my goodness those cheeks!!! LOVE! And girlfriend has already beat out Serena on her first trip to Nordstrom, so cute! Sorry your appointment was rescheduled, but I know you’ll get good news. Sending lots of *hugs* <3

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 17, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    It really is amazing the difference that you can start to feel when you combine eating healthier with working out. Counting calories is literally the worst, and I hate it so much, but it really does seem like it has some of the best results. I’m glad that you’re doing so well with your Whole 30 so far and that you’re getting to try out some new recipes too!

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman January 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    You are doing awesome! I feel the same way, the cravings are soooo much better this week. Gone pretty much! Those recipes look awesome. I need to try a few new ideas this time around. Calories? Nooooo don’t torture yourself like that lol , just stick with your Whole30 ways and add some of what you really love back in! I am a big talker lol

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Can I have Zoe’s life?! She is so sweet. It’s awesome that you are back on track! All the food you’ve been sharing looks amazing. I am struggling with what to do for my diet – I hate counting calories, too, and always forget to do so. But I need to do something. Why is food so good.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says January 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    *whispers* I started my second Whole30 today. I probably won’t write about it while it’s going on but I am stealing your recipes.

  • Reply emelia January 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Goodness is Zoe sweet, I could eat her up! I need to get on balance with eating and exercising, but I swear it’s so tough to start. Add to it being sick and I am on no schedule or regularity whatsoever. Hope your follow up appointment goes well πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kaitlyn January 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Those Whole30 recipes sound delish! Awe, look at cute Zoe. So presh! I can’t believe your maternity leave is almost up. This past couple months have flown by.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Zoe is too cute and I’d say better a napping baby than a crying baby so she was a good sport! The Thai soup sounds amazing right now!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 18, 2017 at 11:31 am

    zoe is too cute!! i love the fact that she’s a sleeper. kayla was the opposite; she hated sleep and still sort of does!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston January 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love little Zoe napping on your shopping trip – that’s too cute! You’re doing so great with the Whole30 & I’d say that gif from legally blonde is one of my favorites!! xo, Biana

  • Reply Erin LFF January 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    She is such a little doll!! I miss those sleepy newborn days πŸ™‚ I’m proud and impressed how focused you already are at getting back on track. I need YOUR motivation still. It’s so tough getting back in the swing of things, but I know you will/can!!

  • Reply Cara January 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I don’t know why but the first photo made me laugh so much! Lol I just recently got a fitbit so counting my steps has been a huge competition in our house. Hopefully you’ll get the clearing this week for working out, you can do this girl! πŸ™‚

  • Reply ellesees.net January 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

    GAH! Love her Sunday snoozin’ pose. I can’;t believe how fast 6 weeks have flown by! Good for you for the update on your Whole 30.

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