Dang, you guys have been getting a lot of posts this week!
It’s because I love you all. 🙂
This next month I’m going to attempt a round of Whole 30 which you can learn more about here.
In a nutshell, Whole30 says that everything starts with the food you eat which means that the food you eat needs to be pretty dang good.
On Whole30 you avoid sugar, preservatives, grains, dairy and legumes. This seems restrictive until you realize that you can eat pretty much anything else – eggs, avocados, peppers, pineapples, figs, apples, mango, green beans, broccoli, sweet potatoes, walnuts, cherries, plums, chicken, shrimp, fish, steak, etc, etc, etc. Sure you’ll have to give up your Diet Coke and Snickers but the idea is to sort of reset your digestive system and avoid all of the inflammatory foods that cause illnesses.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a health food nut or anything, but I’ve been trying to lose my last six pounds for about two months now and it is driving me crazy. I’m going to give Whole30 a try because nothing else I’ve been doing is working.
I’m also going to start running again (I’ve been around 126-130 for four weeks, I might as well have just been running this whole time anyways) with a goal of four miles per week (one mile a day, four days a week, no big deal) and I have a meeting on Monday morning to discuss signing up for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons. We’ll see about those….I’m still not sure. I just know that going to the gym doesn’t work for me because there is no structure.
You’re more than welcome to follow along with me if you’d like. The Whole30 website that I posted above does a really good job at explaining how it works. Please take the time to do your own research to determine if doing Whole30 is right for you before you just jump into it. It isn’t meant to be easy and there is some definite discomfort involved. You’ll have to be strong in social situations and deny yourself a lot of things.
That being said, with the upcoming holidays, September is a pretty good month for a Whole30 because there are no holidays except for Labor Day and you can always start after Labor Day. This leaves you October, November and December to enjoy yourself. 🙂
On my end, you can expect posts about meal prep, recipes, things that I tried that worked and things that absolutely didn’t. I’ve tried this once before and gave in on day three because of some cheesy crab dip that I just couldn’t say no to. This time I’m much more determined.
Don’t worry, you’ll also get the regular Wednesday posts with this month’s theme which I think you’ll enjoy reading about. I’m super excited about it!
So now that it is 10:30 and I have blueberries and strawberries prepped for tomorrow, eggs boiled, sweet potato toasts ready, chicken thawing in the refrigerator, avocados and apples waiting in the produce bowl and a huge container of baby spinach for salads. My first week is going to be a blast!!