March 1st, 2017
Happy March y’all! I’m loving the sunshine we are seeing today & I’m feeling energized from all the Vitamin D I’ve been soaking up. The days are getting longer qua daylight hours and I can practically smell Spring in the air. It also seemed like a great time to kick off another Whole 30. This will be my third one- my first about a year ago which changed my life and how I felt so much, the second in August and now, this one.
I have heard quite a few people say that Whole 30 is hard. No, honestly- it isn’t hard at all. It takes thought, effort & in order to be 100% successful on the Whole 30 plan, you MUST be prepared.
I decided last week that it was time to do another Whole 30, so I started making mental notes (and some paper), of the things I knew I needed to do to set myself up for another Whole 30 success.
One of my favorite stores had boneless-skinless turkey breast on sale for an amazing price, so I called to see if they would grind some for me, but it wasn’t something that they do. No problem- I did a little Googling and found a method to grind my own using the food processor. Earlier this morning I spent some time doing exactly that.
I made some almond butter- nothing but roasted almonds and salt. That’s it. Forget the fact that I burned the first batch because I got busy with something and remembered when I smelled the scent of burnt almonds (it’s not a good smell y’all). The second batch was a success. I know exactly what’s in it, which is important.
I purchased and stuck in the freezer some packages of my favorite Whole 30 compliant bacon. Plus, I found sweet potatoes on sale for a great price & decided to buy an entire box. Kept cool, they keep for ages, so why not?
I also picked up some avocados, something I pretty much keep on hand all the time anyway, but this ensures I don’t run out.
Those are the ‘main’ things I’ve done thus far to ensure that I can manage without little stress and rock the next month.
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