Saturday, November 22, 2014

Have you tried Whole30?

I've been noticing something lately.   I eat worse than anyone I know.  I'm not kidding.  I'm the friend that has to stop at McDonalds everyday for a diet coke, and more often than not, has to tack on a fry or a chocolate chip cookie.  I'm the friend that always has to have a treat after each meal.  I'm the friend that is constantly snacking, just because.

Well my waistline and energy level has been feeling it lately.  I find that I'm always tired and groggy.  When I'm teaching my yoga class, there's a lot more blubber hanging over the side of my yoga pants (pretty picture aint it?) and my 3 year daughter is starting to snack like crazy too!
If I don't change for my own health, I NEED to change for my families health.

I was reading a blog a while ago (Ok now I'm not even sure which blog it was to give credit where credit is due)  and she was talking about starting the Whole30 way of eating.  I'm not saying diet because it's not a diet... it's a lifestyle ;).  After reading her posts, I decided I wanted to at least read the book to see what all the hype was about.  And I've decided I want need to do it.  I know I've just become accustomed to making unhealthy choices, even when I know it's unhealthy.   Starting now, in the midst of all the holidays is probably not the smartest thing for me to try to conquer but I keep thinking, there is never a perfect time, and if I put it off now, what else is going to be my excuse to start eating healthy.

I have to tell you, after reading the book, It Starts With Food, it made me excited to start this challenge.  I love how real she is!  I love that she states that if you don't like veggies, it's time to grow up and eat them anyway!  She also points out that you CHOOSE to cheat.  A cookie didn't just fly into your mouth.  We make the choice.  

My husband decided to take this challenge with me and we're really excited to change our behavior!  I know it's not going to be easy (I mean, stop drinking Diet Coke??? C'mon!) but I know it will make us healthier and feel better.  Whose in with me?

They have an awesome website and an awesome Instagram page!

If you've tried Whole30 or are currently doing it, I would love to hear what you think!


  1. We did the whole30 and it solved many of my husband's health issues. Turns out he is sensitive to gluten, corn and some dairy. We did it last year in March and have continued to eat that way about 90% of the time since then.