No, you're eyes are not deceiving you. It's me and I'm blogging.
One of my favorite things about blogging (and there are lots) is how motivating and uplifting the community can be and I'll be straight with you, I need some motivating and uplifting.
This all started when three weeks ago my lovers Alexes and Kym decided to embark on Whole30. At the time, I laughed and said no thank you.. because cheese and beer. Throughout their journey, I chatted with them and the idea became more and more interesting. I did my research and pinned my little heart out and before I knew it I had planned to embark on my own Whole30 journey on April 1.
Here's how that went down..
April 1- Aspen Juice cleanse (I have a complete review of this that will be posted at a later date)
April 2- Feeling awesome! This food is delicious. Sweet potato hash with eggs, pulled pork salad, and turkey burgers? Yes, I will keep eating that.
April 3- Feeling even more awesome! This is the best decision I've ever made. I am happy and light and energized.
April 4- Rockies Opening Day. I stuck to my food, but many vodka beverages were had because.. peer pressure.
April 5- Aftermath of Rockies Opening Day. Brunch was had and I ate all of the fries and cheese. My hangover needed them y'all. That night I also stupidly drank all of the beer and ate all of the grilled cheese sandwiches.
You can see where this is going..
April 6- Two nights of drinking and one day of bad food and I felt like I was dying. I slept almost all day and I couldn't fathom eating. I was finally able to manage some Wonton soup but I was in a complete and total body hangover, physically and mentally.
April 7- Time to jump back on the Whole30 bus and stick to it. Constant migraine all day but drinking water and pushing through it. Give me cookie butter!
April 8- Feeling better but constant migraine is lingering. I went out to dinner and stuck completely to my plan while the person across from me drank beer and ate mac n cheese. Success!
April 9- Almost human, but not quite. Enjoying my food and excited to try a new recipe for dinner tonight!
Here's the deal, in the first 3 days of Whole30 I knew that it was a game changer. Not only did I feel great but my whole demeanor was changing. My hormones were balancing themselves and it felt amazing. I thought that a few drinks wouldn't affect things but oh did it ever! After two days of cheating it was a complete 180 degrees from before. I was sad, tired, grumpy, and depressed. I desperately wanted the happies back, so I committed to getting back into Whole30 and not cheating. Cheating is just not worth it.
But now I'm second guessing myself. Can I really do this for 30 days? I don't have a ton of self control, so going out with friends is not really an option. Am I going to lock myself at home for 30 days? Is this really worth it?
Kym wrote this post and I loved it because even though she stuck with it much longer than I did, she got so much out of the experience. That's what I want. I want to change my relationship with food and come out on the other side with a better understanding.
So here's what I'm thinking.. I'd love to get other people involved in the process. You can start today, you can start tomorrow, or you can start next week.. but I need some support. You can read all about the program here. You can follow Whole30 support on Facebook here. You can find my carefully curated Whole30 Pinterest board here.
I'm telling you, there are some seriously delicious food options available, but it's all about planning ahead and being prepared. There is also SO MUCH information. This program has been around for a few years (and has become so popular) that the resources are really endless.
The most important thing is that we can support one another and hold each other accountable. Maybe we do an Instagram hashtag? Maybe we do a weekly blog recap? I'm open to ideas, and hey maybe this is just what I need to get out of my blogging rut?
So.. read up, do your research, and pretty please join in and do this with me!