If you would have told me I would be drinking (and enjoying) a green smoothie this time last year, I would have told you, “you’re nuts!” But here we are in 2018 and I am a changed lady.

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Flower Crown

TGIF! I am currently sipping on my black coffee and wishing it was an almond milk latte.

A few of you have been me asking about the Whole30, how it is going and why I started, so I figured I would share my journey with all of you.  I am currently on my second Friday of the challenge and I am feeling better than ever.  Honestly, I wanted to get through the first week before posting anything on here because before I started I didn’t think I could do it.  I have always had a love/hate relationship with food. I love good food, but I hate how it makes me feel most of the time.  Nine years ago I was tested for a dairy allergy and guess what, I was allergic.  Did it stop me from eating pizza and ice cream? Nope. Not until 12 days ago.  I honestly went nine years of my life putting something into my body that I knew was harmful. It was never going to be life and death and the thought of living without having a cheese plate with girlfriends was just out of the picture.

About a month ago, I finally decided it was time to make a change about the way I see food. After tons of research and reading about clean eating on websites like Chalkboard Magazine and Goop, I decided the Whole30 was the perfect plan for me.  So, last Monday I started the challenge.  For those not familiar with the Whole30, you can read the entire pr0gram here. The main takeaways to the programs are eating clean, whole foods and not eating any sugar, grains, diary, legumes or alcohol. Before I started, I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it that I would cave on day 2 or 3 and go through the drive-through for some french fries, but I have made it to day 12 without any tortilla chips and queso (and if you know me personally, this is a true milestone in my life..hehe) even while watching my friends and husband eat it at Mi Cocina last Saturday.

So I am not quite halfway through the program, but I am feeling better than ever and with so much added energy. I will keep you updated on my progress each week, but today I would love to hear from you if you have tried the Whole30, are currently doing it, or are thinking about starting.  Happy Friday!

On another note: J.Crew is having 30% off the entire site (including sale)! This stripe top is calling my name. I mean how cute would it be paired with these and these.   Use the code TIMETOSHOP at checkout.

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photo from my DIY Flower Crown Party featured on Style Me Pretty by Elyse Hall