What’s Up Wednesday!
I’m linking up and sharing what’s up around here.. if you blog, grab the graphic and play along! These posts are fun to look back on 🙂
On the last Wednesday of each month, we answer the following questions:
Let’s get started!!
What we’re eating this week:
Well, speaking of, how about my last Whole30 Update!
Well, today marks my official “last day” of Whole30. I’m using the word “last day” loosely here because I feel the need to be totally transparent with you: I made a conscious decision to cheat a few times. I realize cheating goes against all the rules of Whole30, but let’s be real for a minute- one week was spent on vacation in Key West, and then last weekend was my 30th birthday. So basically, shame on me for thinking I could do Whole30 while celebrating big life events. #ohwell
Despite the fact that I cheated, I learned soooooo much about myself and my relationship with food and how certain foods affect my body. For instance- I have confirmed that dairy products and foods containing gluten are not my friend and blame them for bloating, acne, weight gain and headaches. I didn’t drink milk prior to Whole30 but I could eat my weight in cheese and half and half in my coffee. Sugar makes me feel disgusting and I couldn’t believe the amount of added sugars in so many foods. For anyone considering doing the Whole30, I would absolutely recommend it- I gained nothing but insight into what causes inflammations in my body, what makes me feel gross- and I lost a total of 6.5 pounds. If you want to know more or have questions, feel free to email me.
Here’s a few photos that I took:
This stuff is SOOOOOO good- no added sugar either. I found it in the natural section of Kroger.
Breakfast one day was fruit + almond butter + cinnamon.
I’m the only one in my family that likes to eat brussel sprouts- I bought them frozen and then sauteed with avodcado oil + balsamic vinegar.
The BEST sparkling water out there!!!
Scrambled eggs with mushroom and onion and a side of apple slices.
What I’m reminiscing about:
Ohhhhhhh my gosh I had the best girls weekend celebrating my 30th with my mom and sisters. My mom pampered and spoiled us completely- seriously- the most relaxing weekend I’ve ever had. Massages, nails, drybar, swanky downtown hotel, and then dinner and room service for coffee + breakfast on Sunday. I am incredibly lucky and so thankful to be surrounded by so much love. On Sunday afternoon, we met the kiddos and saw The Little Mermaid play and it was just awesome. I’ll share more details in another post, but here are a few highlights from the weekend:
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!?!?
What I’m Loving
Our weather has been sooooooo gorgeous!! Loooooove it. And you what else I love…
… the cutest shot glass ever 🙂 Ha! #thankslili
What we’ve been up to:
Well, other than a spa birthday weekend, we’re back to the same ole same ole around here. I documented “a day in the life of a real estate agent” last Thursday – I’ll share my in an upcoming post 🙂
It went… #somethinglikethat
What I’m dreading
I suppose I’m dreading Sunday switch over day 🙁
What I’m working on
I saw this on Pinterest the other day and had to laugh…
Well, I’ve been working on work! On this particular day, this gal was on Winter break and accompanied me on a closing. Love that little assistant!
What I’m watching/reading
Watching The Bachelor and reading this book:
… find it on Amazon here. So far I’m loving it!! My favorite is the first sentence on the back: “Have you ever felt like there’s something holding you back? Maybe that something is you….”
What I’m listening to:
Soooo…… ummmmm last weekend, Allie had the best music playing in our hotel room.. and it was none other than “The Thong Song” Pandora station. Soooooo gooood!!!! I haven’t stopped listening to 90’s rap since. Is that wrong!?!? #dontwannaberight
What I’m wearing:
The potion of this post is sponsored by ShareASale on behalf of Gymboree and Janie and Jack, however, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.
I’m going to switch this up to what kiddos are wearing. Because last week, we partnered with Gymboree and Janie and Jack to model some seriously cute Spring clothes for their Presidents Day Sale. And friends, for a limited time, your entire purchase at Gymboree is 40% off!!
Yahooooo!!! Time to stock up on Spring items…
I posted that boomerang video to Instagram- the girls clothes are part of the “Kitty in Pink” collection and I think both of those dresses are under $15 each. Aren’t they adorable!!! Jinger can’t get enough of that leopard dress.
Kids clothes in the pic above are from Gymboree’s Wildflower weekend, sunglasses are here and my pink scarf is on final sale for less than $7 here 🙂 That scarf is sooooo soft and is avail in dark grey and white too 🙂
What I’m Doing this Weekend
Well, we’ve got a several birthday parties to attend, a sleepover with Lili, and hopefully sleeping in 🙂
What I’m looking forward to next month:
Ohhhh, I am sooooo looking forward to March Madness!!!
That’s it for this month’s What’s Up Wednesday! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! XOXO