My roommate and I both wanted to make a big difference in our health and lifestyle this year, so we challenged ourselves to do Whole30 – a program that cuts out sugar, booze (which duh is sugar), carbs (except in veggies), legumes (aka, beans) and dairy. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy thing to do, but after a year of overindulging in just about anything I laid my eyes on, I was ready to shed some weight and feel vibrant again.
We’re officially a week in (today is day 9 to be exact) and I do feel really, really awesome. I have so much energy, I sleep better, my skin is clearer and I actually crave carrots and green beans as a snack. (Yeah, I know, it’s weird!).
Even so, this week hasn’t been simple – and I’m sure the three weeks that I have left won’t be either – but I’m excited to see how much of a difference it will make to curve my cravings and shape my lifestyle. Though I haven’t weighed myself or measured (they advise not to until the end) – I already can tell a difference in the way my clothes fit.
If you’re thinking of making a shift in your diet or exercise habits… here’s how my first week of Whole30 has been… in GIFs:
Woohoo! Grocery shopping for healthy things. Look at all these pretty veggies. I’m SO excited.
Holy moly. I can’t believe that’s how much I weigh. I’ve never been more ready for a cleanse…
..but first, I have to have a last meal. Right?
Alright, it’s day one. Off to a circuit training class with my coffee and almond milk before I go. I can do this!
This egg, veggie and meat thingy is so. good. Why didn’t I eat these earlier?!
How in the world is it only 2 p.m.? I’m. So. Tired. I want cookies. Why did I agree to do this?
I’m going to bed at 10 p.m. I just can’t stay up and drink more tea that doesn’t make me feel full, for the record.
Hmm. That’s odd. I didn’t wake up feeling hungry. I’m actually excited to go to bootcamp class this morning.
It’s 2 p.m. I’ve eaten everything I packed for the day. I’m STARVING.
Then Wednesday rolls around… Veggies? Again? I’m so over things that are green. I don’t even like the color green.
Alright, it’s end of the day on Wednesday. I made it. Apples are my BFF, they kill all sugar cravings in an instant.
Well except when my co-worker eats M&Ms next to me, that is.
But by Friday, I’m actually getting used to it. And I’m feelin’ pretty darn proud of myself.
I legit can’t stop talking about Whole30. I’m eating so much less than I used to and I’m feeling more full. This is insane.
But then Saturday comes. And there is brunch. And I can’t have the mimosas. All of the mimosas.
And all I really want to do is go out and get tipsy with my girlfriends.
And then eat some cheese topped with vanilla ice cream.
…But I did literally kick butt in that boxing class. And I wasn’t hungover for it!
And I’m sleeping better than ever.
And my stomach isn’t bloated – at all. And hasn’t been in a week!
And by Sunday night, I can’t imagine not completing the challenge. I’ve come this far! And I’m not alone!
So here’s to another week of resisting all of the cheese, red wine, pastries and popcorn that I usually love.
Just keep those cookies away from me.
It’s that time of year again! Write a self-love letter to yourself and you could win something pretty amazing.
GO GIRL !! I have a big salad every day. But also complex carbs with dinner. And lots of herbs and spices used when I cook. And by the way, http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/webmd-the-magazines-my-story-cardiac-recovery. On my diet, with my fitness, I play unlimited volleyball, hours and hours. And not just standing around.
LOL!!!! Love that gif.
You’re too funny! Can’t wait to hear about your whole experience!
You’re too funny! Can’t wait to hear about the whole experience
I’m starting Feb. 1! Thanks for the inspiration. But…what do you order to drink on dates!? Haha
Club soda with lime!