So, remember when I finished my last Whole 30 challenge and I said I would never do it again?
Yeah, I lied.
Over the past few weeks I’ve made some great changes to get myself moving in the right direction again nutritionally, but have found that I have a tendency to eat my feelings, and massive quantities of chocolate and cheese, on the weekends.
Turns out Patty over at Patty Gets Fit, who also happens to also be a badass chick who also attends my box, kicked off her own Whole 30 this week. Since I’m a sucker for a support system, I asked if she wanted some company in the challenge and joined her today.
Of course, I first made the time to give myself some serious fondue and wine love last night. I mean, gotta start this bugger off right after all.
So today marks Day 1. Unlike last time, I know what to expect and am going into this mentally prepared. For me, Whole 30 was pretty awful until 3 weeks in and will likely be the same this time around.
However, this time around I have different goals than last time. Last time was about just surviving it. This time, I need to learn something from it. This time around I won’t simply slip back into bad habits as soon as this sucker is over. I need to pay attention to how much better my body feels and even more importantly, I need to use this knowledge to fuel my desire to be good to myself all the time.
With my training volume kicking up through the winter, I need to make sure I’m eating enough and enough of the right things to keep myself healthy, sleeping well, and of course, losing weight.
As with before, I fully anticipate the biggest hurdle I will battle will be alcohol as it relates to my social life, but this time around I have the tools to stick with the plan and still have a good time.
Be prepared for some crabby WOD posts my readers. As I’m only in the early hours of Day 1 I’m still feeling pretty good at the moment, but I think we all know that my desire to “kill all the things” lurks just around the corner.