So…Whole30 Gets a….YES!

After careful consideration, my Whole30 Challenge is a go!

Won’t go into much detail as to why – I guess there’s both pro and con opinions out there – and plenty of both, too. I just feel it’s the right thing for me to do at this point in my health journey.

I’m missing something. And I’m hoping that Whole30 will help me find that “something”.

Anywho. It just so happens that Yuliya over at Welcome to Mommyhood is starting another round of hers over there in the Netherlands as well. How exciting is that? I have a Whole30 buddy!

We decided to cheer each other on and post recaps on our blogs for every 10 days of the challenge.

We will also be posting daily highlights over at Lean Lena and Welcome to Mommyhood Instagram pages.

Make sure you follow both our blogs and Instagram pages if you would like to follow along and find out what the first Whole30 feels like (that would be me telling you that) and how to make it enjoyable with Yuliya’s recipes and previous experience with this program. πŸ™‚

Don’t miss out on the real experience and true recaps!

So… Whole30.


This weekend I sat down to plan my meals for the week. I’m saying “my” because my family is not following me along. They’re not crazy enough πŸ™‚ Joking. They are. They just love pizza too much πŸ™‚

The good thing is we don’t have the kids with us for the first 7 days of my Whole30, my husband is very flexible with foodΒ so we can eat program-friendly meals and hopefully, I will ease into it pretty quickly with less temptations.

So, back to the weekend prep.

On Saturday we went berry picking. It was so awesome! The place is wonderful and we had so much fun. If you’re in the area, check out the Yellow Hill Farm.

We picked a ton of blackberries.


We made blackberry cobbler that night, and I lie to you not – on Sunday morning my family sat down for breakfast and put away the whole 8″x8″ of it – right out of the pan πŸ™‚ Ok, well…that wasn’t very Whole30 friendly πŸ™‚

Back to the good stuff now.

On the way back from the berry picking we stopped by at the Peach Festival, and got a whole huge bag of peaches!


On Sunday our hot water heater said “I’m done!” My husband and the girl worked on it all day and ended up replacing the whole thing, while I was getting busy in the kitchen.

I made these awesome Turkey Ginger Breakfast Patties (stay tuned for the recipe tomorrow):


Got the pork roast in homemade marinade ready and in the over for dinner.


Cut up some fruit for my smoothies during the week:


Boiled some eggs, too.

I may or may not have made another 2 cobblers (peach and blackberry) for my hungry family πŸ™‚

So, there you have it, guys! I’m ready for the Whole30 and I feel good about it. Bring it on!

Take care and stay healthy. Come back tomorrow for the awesome breakfast patties recipe!




  1. Can’t wait to read about your journey.
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  2. Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! I’m not sure I could do it – I’m a slave to my oatmeal. πŸ™‚
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  3. So great to see that it is working so well for you! nice job
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  4. Your prep sounds delicious! Your cobblers sound delicious – I’m glad you got to have them before we started Whole 30! You’re way more organised than me! I did no prep and fear that my problems with generally eating well while at my in laws are going to be even harder sans prep. I think I’m going to spend all day tomorrow cooking to make the rest of the week easier.

    My family isn’t doing it with me either! I guess it’s all the more important to cheer each other on πŸ˜‰ Good luck!
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    • I wouldn’t be able to do it without the prep – once you prepped it, you have to eat it, right? πŸ™‚
      Prep is a savior!
      P.S. Thank goodness those cobblers are gone from my fridge by now πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” AWESOME prep work Lena, already off to a good start! <3
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  6. Those Turkey Ginger Patties are a MUST MAKE!!! I always see ground turkey at the store but never buy it because I think, “meh, I won’t use it” – BUT YES I WILL !!! It’s so tasty πŸ˜‰
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