I woke up tired. I went to bed later than usual last night and even though I slept for almost seven hours, it just wasn’t enough for me. Whole30 or no Whole30 I need my sleep.
As I walked into the kitchen, I caught a glimpse of Taylor, my 15-year-old daughter, eating breakfast. Wow! She was eating Cashew Chicken from the Whole30 Fast and Easy and a banana. She ate Cocoa Pebbles and chocolate milk for breakfast for years before doing the Whole30. I couldn’t help but smile. This is a true Whole30 transformation.
I quickly turned around and saw Taylor’s lunch. This is another Whole30 transformation! I giggled out loud for a minute. Can you imagine a sophomore in high school sitting down with her lunch of strawberries, cucumbers, steamed chicken, pistachios, dried apples, and applesauce? That’s my girl.
I went for a quick walk and ate breakfast around 9:00. I had my favorite Whole30 soup for breakfast. Can you guess what it was? Whole30 Chicken Pot Pie Soup!
I took my Whole30 food on the road today because I had an appointment with a specialist two hours away to discuss my thyroid and adrenal fatigue issues I told you about in How I Gained Over 100 Pounds and My Best Advice To You. I packed pistachios, an RX Bar, dried fruit, an Epic turkey bar, and olives.
For dinner, we had steak, potato, and avocado. We put Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame on our potatoes. Yum! It was funny because both Tony and Taylor commented on how it was nice to have a simple dinner that wasn’t a Whole30 recipe for dinner. Sometimes it’s nice to KISS – keep it simple sweetie.
As I check off day 26 in my Whole30 Day By Day journal, I think about Stephen Covey who is famous for saying it takes 21 days to form a habit. I know there is some new research out saying it may take a bit longer, but for me, Stephen Covey is spot on. It took about 21 days for this Whole30 thing to seem second nature.