On May 1st my husband and I began a Whole30 challenge. It comes from the website www.whole30.com and the book “It Starts with Food” by Melissa and Doug Hartwig. For the sake of this blog post I will assume you know all about what Whole30 is, but in a nutshell, it’s a way to reset your body by eating real, healthy, good foods. The limitations are: No grains, dairy, sugar, soy, processed foods, beans, legumes, processed foods and a few other arbitrary foods that they chose to elminate. You’re supposed to eat like this for 30 days. So we decided to go for it. We both felt like we needed a jumpstart on health and this was the best way to do it.
But now we are on Day 30 and I’m very proud of us for getting here, for sticking with something so long. *Day 30 of #whole30. When I began, 30 days ago, I was excited but nervous. Nervous about what I would eat and if it would be worth it. The beginning was hard, very hard. I just didn’t want to eat healthy food. I wanted cereal and bread and cookies. Then I learned how to eat so that I wasn’t as hungry and I started to feel ok. Day 5 was horrible, on days 13-14, deep exhaustion set in and I wasn’t sure this was even doing anything for me. By the time day 17 rolled around, it just wasn’t that hard anymore. The way I was eating was a way of life and a habit. Now today marks day 30 and while I’m excited to have the freedom to eat a piece of toast with my eggs, I’m not about to throw all the good habits I learned out the window. Remember, this isn’t a wholelife, it’s a whole30, and it’s designed to reset your body so you can figure out what exactly ails you and how to eat good food.