Cooper Chiropractic

A few week ago I was invited to come to Cooper Chiropractic for an alignment session! Back when I lived in D.C. I had a not-so-pleasant experience with a chiropractor. Long story short: I had a living social massage that came with a free chiropractic session, got sucked into buying a membership, and went for…

Whole 30: Done

So, I have several thoughts and opinions post my Whole 30 Experience, both good and bad. The Good: I Stopped Taking My Allergy Medications: After a year and a half of taking allergy medicines (flonase & claritin) every single morning, I have finally been able to stop. This benefit is huge for me. It can’t be that healthy…

The Downsides of Whole 30

Note: These opinions are my own and reflect my personal experience with Whole 30. This post is not meant to dissuade you from trying, just to make you aware that it is not an easy experience.  We’re down to the final stretch of Whole 30 (8 days to be exact – last day is Feb…

Days 16-17. Caving isn’t always failure.

Warning: This is a long post. Tuesday (Day 16): Before my work trip to Richmond went to 730 OTF class with Jessica which kicked my ass (we had a two group class and had to run a mile, row a mile, then finish with sprints followed by 25 of intense arm exercises), showered, ate my…

Halfway There

I’ve finally made it to the halfway point! To be honest, this whole thing has gone by pretty fast, but I’m excited to get my hands on a glass of champagne in 16 days. So post week 1 I have not experienced that many changes or difficulties. I do think (hope), the hardest part is…

Whole 30 Staples

Hey everyone! I’ve had a much busier week than anticipated and definitely didn’t follow up with my goal of cooking more intricate / creative meals. Now that I am almost two weeks into Whole 30 I wanted to share some staple items that have helped me stay sane and able to make meals that are…

Thoughts after Week 1

Today marks the 7th day on Whole 30. It’s currently 25 degrees here in Charleston which is abnormal and I’m sipping on a black grande pike roast as I write this. End of Week Meals: One of my goals for next week is to get creative and spend more than 20-30 minutes cooking. I had…

First Three Days

This was written on the beginning of Day 4. The meals shown below are super easy quick meals that anyone can make. I am not a chef and they are not meant to impress you. They were tasty though! Day 1: Woke up like I always do, went to an AM spin class and made my…

Pre Whole 30 Thoughts

What I predict to find most difficult during Whole 30: Black Coffee: I do NOT enjoy black coffee. I just don’t.  My AM work routine consists of either getting the office coffee and adding a stevia packet, or treating myself to Starbucks for a soy misto or cappucino. While I drink that cup of coffee I usually…

Why Whole 30?

After reading the book and countless blog testimonials I have decided to go on my first Whole 30 in hopes of the following results: Decrease / Rid my seasonal allergies: Since I’ve moved to Charleston,  I have to wake up and take a dose of Flonase and Claritin every.single.morning. Sure it helps, but I can’t believe that it…