Things around here are crazy.
By crazy, I mean like we’re photographing a wedding today, 5 sessions tomorrow and at least 2 sessions each day after until almost September. Right now we’re working with the Humane Society of the Ozarks to help put together their annual “Tails of Love” book. It’s an absolutely wonderful publication, and all proceeds go directly to the HSO in order to help rescue and give care for more animals in the following year!!
They do amazing work, and you should hop on over to their page and look into buying a page, and then contact me to have your photo taken for the book as part of the page!
So all of that goes to say that I am still making my way through eating whole foods for the entire month. I’m feeling fantastic.
The prep work, planning (post coming soon about how I meal plan- regardless of the Whole30 or not), and execution take a lot more effort than opening a box of pasta, and pasta sauce, but it’s WORTH it. My energy is so high right now (thank goodness, because otherwise I’d be crashing HARD right now with the stress). I am not weighing myself, but my clothes fit much more loosely and my face has thinned out a bunch. Also, my endurance at the gym has been incredible.
I’ve been keeping up with the GPP workouts daily for the last two weeks, and I ran a mile today (plus 30-50 reps of various other exercises) and was breathing hard after, but not “about-to-pass-out” hard like I would have been two weeks ago!!!!
I’m still modifying some of the workouts, but I was able to do 50 walking lunges today, and didn’t have extreme noodle legs as bad as last time!!
So, health-wise, I am starting to feel like a routine is forming and we are back on the right track after a couple of years of not-so-good habits.
Stress wise, I still need to learn to manage stress a little better. Work has been SO steady (HUGE praise, thank you friends!!!), but time to do work has become less during the summer. Connor is starting Mother’s Day Out in September though, which means I will have actual work hours to WORK, which is also a huge PRAISE! So thanks friends for being understanding and patient during this transition period.
That’s all for now! Working on a few new recipes that have become a favorite around here!