One of my favorite lifestyle changes that I began while doing Whole 30 was smoothies! I switched my routine to gym in the mornings (best change ever!), so smoothies & boiled eggs are staples. I make my smoothies the night before. Whole 30 isn't a huge advocate for smoothies, but I make sure to load up with more veggies than fruit & use no artificial sweeteners or dairy.
I love that I can pretty much throw any combination in and have a decent breakfast. My favorite smoothie combo so far consists of these ingredients:
[Pumpkin, mango, spinach, carrots, coconut milk, + cinnamon]
That's literally it. I only add some extra water to make blending easier. The fruit adds enough sweetness & the "carby" pumpkin keeps me full even after my am run.
While I haven't been so good about staying away from
I wish I could afford to eat Whole Foods salad bar daily. My usual from there is a salad topped with egg salad and strawberries & cashews on the side. I feel the best when the majority of my meals are like this. I eat a ton of eggs over greens with fruit on the side. I didn't go crazy over finishing whole 30 (i.e. indulging in every single "bad" item I couldn't eat), but I definitely have let myself get a bit too lenient. Seriously though, it's a big deal when I choose to order a salad at a restaurant. Boo ya...lifestyle change.
My am gym routine allows me to go to a yoga class every Wednesday. It's an easy wake-up class that is never crowded! I love the teacher & it's the best to start the day with. It's reminded me of my love for yoga, so I've broke out my yoga DVDs again. It's tough balancing running, yoga, & strength training, but I feel a million times better.
These days I actually want to work out. I've finally gotten to that point that I love the way working out makes me feel, makes me look. While I am still trying to get down to that goal weight (and planning to reward myself greatly when I do), I just enjoy feeling this way. I broke out Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 to use on days that I can't quite fit in the gym. I know continued strength training will help my running game, and let's me honest...I want to lose that beer belly that's continually hanging on!
These are lifestyle changes that I hope really stick. I know that if I keep in mind how different I feel now, I better keep it up!