The home stretch and the BIG chill

It's Day 19 of this round of the Whole30 and I'm pretty ready for this to be over. Having the impending doom aka winter storm Jonas upon us at any moment hasn't helped much. All I want to do is eat mac and cheese and drink wine. Not an option but I've played out the scenario at least 193 times in my head. It would be glorious. But alas, that won't be happening for at least 11 more days. And, if I did happen to gorge myself on mac it would obviously and almost immediately negate all my 30 days of hard work. Not gonna happen!

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As you can see, the saying is true, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. So, I find it helpful to continually remind myself of the benefits:

Better sleep, feeling better, clearer skin, endless motivation, actually eating yummy food (not starving), weight loss, more pull-ups and overall strength, elevated moods, less mood swings, more focused, etc.

This list pretty much speaks for itself and the first one would be reason enough for me to do this several times a year. Each one of those items (besides the pull-up one) also probably has a popular prescription drug that claims to take control of said issue, not to mention it's mile long length of terrifying side effects. Newsflash people: All we need to do is take care of ourselves! It isn't rocket science. Just think about what you're eating. You can do this. And feel free to reach out for help. My arsenal of tips is growing with each Whole30 I complete. It's easier to have support and their website is a fantastic tool. 

 I've started You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. There's a reason it's a bestseller. Do yourself a favor and read it asap!

I've started You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. There's a reason it's a bestseller. Do yourself a favor and read it asap!

Back to the Virginia winter that decided to show up, hello. I'd like to say I'm prepared, I mean we have food, water, shovels, ice scrappers, heat, candles, batteries, etc. but I'm not so sure I'm ready mentally. Yesterday I was in a tizzy when I realized my only 'snow' boots aren't even snow boots or waterproof for that matter and they aren't even tall enough to save me from the foot + of snow that's expected. I called my local Monkee's when I remembered that they sold Hunter boots. And because they're awesome they had my size in stock AND they also carry the cozy fleece lining. I need to hurry and go pick those up! I'm totally a warm weather girl and I'll probably be over this whole mess after I see the first flake. My man is on call for the city all weekend, so my outlook for Netflix and puppy cuddles is looking highly probable. Also skipping my Friday workout to rest these muscles for allllllllll the shoveling in my future. Ha. Skipping my Friday workout, you know it was a mental struggle that lasted all of a nano second. I've also got a hell of a reading list lined up, so that's a dream come true. 

Speaking of warm weather girls, Pippin isn't pumped about what's about to happen either. I mean she totally comes by it honestly, German Shorthair Pointer. It isn't her fault that God decided to give her natures permanent buzz cut. It sure is cute but it definitely isn't much on warmth. She is a pathetic sight when she's cold. She literally shakes all over and her teeth chatter. It's adorable and hilarious. Because investing in a doggie coat is something I'm just not in to I usually sacrifice one of my four hundred hoodies. I don't even know if it's helpful because it just gets soaking wet leaving her freezing and wet. But holy shit, let me tell you, Pip in a hoodie, is a sight to behold. Pictures to come. 

Stay warm! Hope you're all stocked up on the essentials and that you all fair well.