Whole30 Week 1 Recap

Ok. I’m not gonna lie. Last week was HELL. I was not expecting it to be as hard as it was. I also didn’t prepare as much as I should have. Dinner was the only meal I actually planned out. I thought I had ideas for lunch but I was way wrong. This week I have already planned out lunch and dinner. Breakfast is always the easiest thing to plan for. One thing I learned is to make breakfast my biggest meal of the day.

Day 1

Day 1I felt pretty good this day. I was lucky and found this chorizo at Safeway. I made it with eggs and spinach. I also made some breakfast sweet potatoes seasoned with paprika and cumin. So yummy! I also had back coffee. For lunch I had a simple pot roast I made in the crockpot. I added grassfed beef, potatoes, onion, carrots, and cilantro. I stopped by Starbucks on the way home and got an unsweetened green tea. For dinner I made a salad with chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados and cilantro. I made a lemon vinaigrette to go with it. I had some organic apple chips as a snack in between lunch and dinner.

Day 2

Day 2This is the day I began getting headaches but other than that I was feeling pretty good. I had the same breakfast as yesterday along with a banana. For lunch I had 2 pieces of chicken breast marinated with cilantro, jalapeño, and lime, two boiled eggs, and a little salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, olive oil and lime. For dinner I made a salad made with shredded pork I purchased from Costco. I added guacamole and homemade salsa to it. I had apple slices as a snack between lunch and dinner.

Day 3

Day 3Not only did I wake up with a headache, but I was soooooooo sleepy this day. I was sleepy all day long. For breakfast I had one of these sausages with two fried eggs and a big bowl of watermelon. Lunch was leftovers from dinner. For dinner I wanted something quick so I made some ground beef with potatoes. I also made some fajita veggies and added it on top. I had cherries right before lunch because I was starving.

Day 4

IMG_3061I think this was the worst day by far. I was mentally exhausted by this day. I still had a headache and I was still really sleepy. I was off work this day and I didn’t get out of bed until 1pm. I got up around 8am to have breakfast, same as yesterday. After hiding in bed all morning, I decided to get up and go to the mall. Worst decision ever. I literally walked into Sephora, walked right out, and went home. For lunch I had leftovers from day before. Once I got home I took some ibuprofen and I was surprised it actually helped my headache. For dinner I made some delicious coconut shrimp with mango salsa. I made the shrimp with eggs, coconut flour, shaved coconut, and coconut oil. You can find the recipe here. I had a bowl of watermelon after dinner.

Day 5

IMG_3007I woke up feeling a lot better this day. The sleepiness also went away, thank goodness. I wasn’t very hungry when I woke up, but I was craving something cold and fresh. I made a smoothie with water, fresh blackberries, frozen pineapple, bananas, and strawberries. A couple hours later I had two boiled eggs and an egg white. I wanted to get out of the funk I was in so I met up with a friend for lunch. I was a bit nervous about going out but it ended up being okay. I ordered a chicken salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette. For dinner I made a salad with the shredded pork again.

Day 6

IMG_3063I struggled again this day. I’m not sure if it was because it was the 4th of July or what but it sucked. I made some breakfast potatoes with onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes. The plan was to make sweet potatoes for myself but I was short on time. I topped the potatoes with a fried egg and some Frank’s hot sauce. I also made a monkey salad (bananas, cashews, and coconut flakes).

My husband and I went to the movies (at the mall) and of course we were starving when we got out. We wanted to grab some Chipotle but it was closed. I wanted to give up so bad. Looking at the food court was pure torture. We ended up having some fajitas at a Mexican restaurant. For dinner I made some lettuce wrapped burgers with french fries. All I added to burgers was avocado, tomatoes, and pickles. After dinner I had a bowl of canteloupe.

Day 7

IMG_3065I woke up feeling a lot better this day. My husband and I made it to the gym first thing in the morning. We had the same breakfast as the day before. Afterwards, we  decided to go to the batting cages and play some mini golf. On the way there I had a bowl of cantaloupe. We stopped at the grocery store before heading home. I was pretty hungry when we got home so I made a berry salad with a blueberry vinaigrette. This salad was sooooooo delicious. I found the recipe here. I used a mixture of lettuce instead of spinach. For dinner we had some steaks with roasted red potatoes and grilled zucchini.

As much as I thought about quitting or cheating, deep down inside I knew I couldn’t. I knew it wouldn’t get me anywhere and I’d be back to square one. I knew it wouldn’t have been worth it.

I quickly learned I need to plan for all meals. My trips to the store have become very interesting.  The produce and meat sections are the only areas I visit. I try to purchase as much organic foods as I can. I’m pretty lucky because I often find grassfed beef on sale at Safeway.

I have already planned my meals for this week. I am also planning on making it to the gym 5 days since I finally have my energy back!

Check out my goals and plan for Whole30 here

Lets hope week 2 is better! Thanks for reading!


Five Little Favorites

Welcome back! I wanted to show you guys a handful of things I have been loving lately. I’m thinking this will be a new series I am starting. I’m not sure how often I’ll post, could be weekly, biweekly, or monthly. I want it to include a variety of things like, clothing, makeup, accessories, or even food.


Just look at these! I mean… What’s not to love about these right? I ordered these Ray-Ban Aviators online at during their friends and family sale. I love mirrored sunglasses. They are so fun and festive, perfect for the summer time.


I am loving the Sephora Cream lip stain in Marvelous Mauve. I have been wearing this when I don’t feel like wearing a bright lipstick. These lipsticks are amazing for the price ($13). They are long lasting and feel very comfortable on the lips.

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I purchased this Laura Mercier Baked Powder Highlight on a whim about a month ago. I don’t wear this everyday but I use when I want to feel a little more “awake.” It’s very subtle yet gives a beautiful glow.


Ok I have no idea what is going on with my hands but I MUST put lotion on as soon as I wash my hands. My hands have been super dry lately. I bought this from Bath & Body Works months ago but I have been using it all day everyday. I just noticed it says, “look ma, new hands.” HA! How cute is that?!

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IMG_2944I have also been loving this Stila blush. It’s the Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in the color Rosewater. I was very intrigued when I first read about this product. It’s a liquid/gel blush in a pot. I love it because it gives your cheeks a very healthy glow. It also feels very cool. I use the E.L.F. Small Stipple Brush ($3) to apply. I works great!

Taking a selfie was a struggle today! This is as good as it gets people. It is way too hot today! I am wearing the lipstick, blush, and highlight mentioned above.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

XO, Diana