Okay. I don’t know if this is some kind of sick joke I am playing on myself or if this will be serious. BUT I have a new challenge for myself for 2015——— Whole30 Challenge.
I will explain.
So, today was actually my last day working at my job (I have a new one, don’t worry), and during today someone brought up the subject of New Year’s resolutions. WOOF. I decided to listen though, because my husband and I, by December 31st, will have fulfilled our New Year’s resolution for 2014! (SO proud of us).
Since we accomplished a year long task together, I decided that maybe it would be a good idea for me to come up with another resolution for 2015 (at least for myself). Now, I’m not sure if I am super interested in my health lately because I’ve added a small layer of chub to my sides or if it’s because health/science/body/food have always interested me. Whatever the case may be, my co-worker totally caught my attention when she mentioned she was going to do the Whole30 challenge as her resolution. So I did some digging (while also chirping along in the conversation, trying to act as “cool” as possible. Like, OH THIS WON’T BE HARD). > LOL.
What I found slightly shocked me, yet peaked my interest in the most curious of ways. Pretty much it is back to the basics via food for the next 30 days (starting Jan 1st of course, because, DUH, New Year’s healthy resolutions ALWAYS start on Jan 1st!) AKA: Meats, veggies, some fruits, and healthy fats. Okay… So, like, no “treats”? NO. Okay… So, like, no “breads”? NO. Okay… So, like, no dairy? (GOD please say it ain’t so!!) NO. NO SUGAR??? NO!!! (therefore removing about 80% of what is sold in grocery stores, FYI).
This will be a huge challenge for me. Like, SUPER CHALLENGING. Which is why it is so attractive to me! Long story short, my husband has become a bit “softer” as his 5 pack is starting to fade off a bit, and he agreed to do this challenge with me. I’m assuming this means participate with me for the first 3 days, then taper off as the offer of cold beer and guys night comes through his texts. Whatever. This is something I want to accomplish for myself.
But let me make myself clear: This isn’t some diet, weight loss, quick fix for me. I am ALWAYS trying to improve my diet and participate in a healthier lifestyle. I love going to cross fit, but I also love to eat all kinds of foods. We don’t keep sodas or chips or candies in our house. My struggle is I love to bake and I love breads… But for the most part my husband and I do enjoy eating healthy! Limiting myself to only healthy foods for 30 days for this challenge will hopefully help change my dysfunctional relationship I have with foods, and hopefully cut out a lot of the cravings I have for JUNK. What can I say… I love a good pizza. Or a bad one. I LOVE PIZZA HELP ME.
Since this starts January 1st, you better believe I will be participating in New Year’s Eve activities (Drinking)! Because, sadly, alcohol is also not allowed on the Whole30 list of foods to eat.
I need support on this! I can’t wait to start, but then again, I can. I’m anxious to see all the wonderful changes that will happen to my body, mood, skin, weight (do I have my hopes up or what?!) and I’m looking forward to keeping you posted on my journey!!
To find out more about the Whole30 challenge, visit Whole30.com