spoonful of a check up

wow life is just flying by…there are so many new life changes headed our way but i don’t feel like a short post like this one will do it all justice! so this will be a quicky but i just wanted to check in and update you all on the whole30 program.

i am on day 11 and things are going well so far! i have surprisingly had more energy the last week than i have in a long time! of course when the chips and salsa come out i still want them but the choice to eat a different food is getting easier.  i can also tell that its getting a little easier mentally if that makes sense.  i don’t have huge emotional cravings for goodies and i’m feeling more comfortable making healthy choices because i want to and not because i have to.  this weekend is our first big comp with Center Stage and i am a little nervous what i will eat all weekend so hopefully there are some healthy options near by or it’ll be a grocery store run for me:)

i have been seeing a new doctor and since getting my blood results back there are a large amount of imbalances that need fixing and he has placed me on an even more strict diet than the whole30.  i’ll be honest, i felt totally overwhelmed when i learned i can’t eat eggs, tomatoes, dried fruits (i.e. lara bars), beef, and other red meats.  not that i eat of ton of those things but eggs is a huge staple right now especially on the whole30.  so i have had to get creative since grains, dairy, soy, and legumes are out too.  i’m down to the basics but i am hoping i can get my health in order by taking these steps.  the one other thing he informed me actually made me a bit upset but i can understand his reasoning.  i won’t be allowed to workout for at least 3-4 weeks until my other tests come back and then it may be up to 6 weeks after that.  i absolutely love crossfit and i arguged with him but he explained that my body is in too much stress to be putting more on it everyday.  so that’s why you won’t be seeing very much about working out in the next little bit.  i’m still able to teach since that’s not terrible and i can take a few dance classes here and there but the doc doesn’t want my body to shut down any more than it is:(

so i am going to be patient and do my best to get feeling better.  day 11 is feeling great and i am hoping i am on the right path! so for now, it is time to focus on comp this weekend because my Center Stage kids are gonna kill it!


jessie ann


  • Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
    January 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Hang in there! It must feel so scary to have all of the foods you’ve come to love stripped from your diet, but you seem to be very resourceful and will be able to rock it out! And it will be really hard to not work out, but maybe finding peaceful, relaxing activities will help? Though…if someone told me that, I’d probably break down and cry. I’ve been seeing a doctor lately too for some terrible hormonal problems and I felt so helpless when he told me that he not only doesn’t know what’s happening to me, but he didn’t give me any nutritional or lifestyle advise either.
    Hope things start going better for you!!

  • Kelsey
    January 18, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Jessie You are a true inspiration when it comes to fitness. I had a few questions for you though. Before you started the Whole 30 diet, were you counting calories with your foods? I have been trying to loose just a few extra pounds so I started tracking my calories to stay under 1,700. I am finding now that there are times at night I want to have a healthy snack like an apple, but I am out of calories for the day. Do you personally feel it is better to count calories, or to simply monitor your eating habits so you aren’t sonstantly eating junk? Thank you so much!

    • jessie.james
      January 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      hey kelsey! thanks so much!! i have actually never had a desire to count calories. I just eat when i am hungry and eat till im satisfied. but i always make c=good choices to be eating whole foods and nothing too processed. i would say eat the apple:) i go crazy if i start counting calories so i decided its more beneficial to eat clean and feel good:) let me know how your journey goes! good luck!

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