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7QT: Whole30, new jams and more

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It’s been a while, but I’m linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary again!

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At the risk of being WAY disjointed in my 7QTs, the rest are completely unrelated and jump from topic to topic. But hey, that’s the name of the game, right? I’m in a hurry to get out the door!

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I’m a week into my Whole30 challenge, you know, the one that Haley started? She invited me to be sort of the “fitness guru” of the group, if you will.  So far, it’s been a great community of people to bounce ideas and learn their favorite Whole30 compliant recipes.  I feel GREAT, but then again, that’s what happens when you fuel your body well, amiright? I needed a reminder of that before I started the Whole30 challenge.  My eating had gotten so poor over the summer that a few of those pesky pounds crept back on. But….

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…that doesn’t mean I’m losing perspective on the progress I’ve made already. Maybe you missed my last post with transformation pics from my journey with Beachbody fitness programs. If so, please stop by!

Before and After

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All this feel good-ness from Whole30 means I’ve been eating a lot of great meals with lots of good protein.  I am committed to eating locally when I can, so meals like this are a win! I knew the source of every item on my plate! Veggies all from my Bergefurd farm CSA and beef from my parent’s farm. Grilling, whole30, and locavore win!

locavore win

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Did you see the push Gina is doing for her friend’s son to get a Diabetic Alert Dog? Please check it out! Cameron’s 8 year old words are so heartfelt.

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sweet gift from a reader


A few days ago I was surprised by mail from a work connection who follows me here and on Facebook. She sent me the sweetest note and a book she thought I would find inspiring. She wrote, saying that although she doesn’t comment or interact much, she has been inspired by what I’ve written and she put herself on a journey to better health because of it. It was such a kind gesture and a reminder that even if I don’t know about it, words can be a powerful catalyst to change in someone’s life. I know I’m a small fry blogger, but it was so encouraging.

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I’ve been feeling blah lately about the music in my car and waiting to be inspired by someone new.  Thankfully, my best friend Rach told me to check out Steffany Gretzinger’s The Undoing.  And BAM…a similar kind of heartfelt, inspiring, powerful music that I enjoy from Audrey Assad, right out of Bethel Music.  I promise it’s worth the purchase. Enjoy!

Author: Jenn at SoulMeetsBodyFitness

Blogger and Beachbody coach at SoulMeetsBody Fitness. I want to share with you my journey of fitness and faith as I discover how intimately the soul and body are connected. It’s my hope that what I’m learning can encourage and spur you on in your own journey to a healthier life – body and soul!

One thought on “7QT: Whole30, new jams and more

  1. Pingback: What I learned from Whole30 | soulmeetsbody

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