This is happening!
This has been brewing in my mind for a while. Last month when I found out I wasn’t pregnant yet, I challenged myself to the BodyRock 30 Day Real Time Challenge. I smashed out day 30 last week Thursday. I’m able to hammer curl 42 pounds!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…working out is the easy part for me. The endorphin rush from the high intensity interval workouts (HIIT) keep me sane, relieves stress, and keeps me coming back for more. I work out 5 days a week.
The not-so-easy part for me is my relationship with food. I discovered almost two years ago that lactose and I are not friends. I still eat cheese and sometimes we use milk in our homemade pancakes and crepes, but no more tall glasses of milk in the evening while watching TV. A food starts to lose its appeal when every time you have a little, you feel terrible afterward.
And my hunch is that my food sensitivities don’t end with lactose. This winter, my Raynaud’s syndrome has been worse than usual. I suffer from so many allergies (seasonal, dust, mold, dogs, and cats). And finally my hope is to become pregnant again after my loss in October.
Last night, I mentioned to Matt that I was thinking of making the commitment to Whole30. I also know that the only way that I’m successful with changing my eating is external accountability. I lost 35 pounds in the beginning of 2012 and it’s largely because I had accountability of an online friend.
This morning while chatting with my blogging friends, Mara mentioned that she and her husband were starting Whole30. What!?!
For me…an answer to a pray that I hadn’t even uttered yet.
We’re starting on Wednesday. Wednesday, of this week!! And I’m excited and mostly terrified.
What is Whole30?
Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed. – Whole 30
This means no sugar, no grains (my beloved bread!), no legumes, and no dairy. Oh my!
I want this to be a reset for me and my relationship with food. To find out how particular foods affect how I feel…
I’ll be sharing my experience here, because I need all the help I can get to not chicken out.
Has anyone completed the Whole30 challenge? I’d love to hear about it.
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