30 Days ago Rick and I started the Whole30 challenge. Rick would probably say he did it because his wife was doing it and because it was pretty nice having breakfast, lunch and dinner made for him everyday. My reasons were much different. I really have been wanting to do a strict eating plan to really jumpstart some changes in my life and my families. Whole30's intentions are not only to increase healthy foods into your diet but also to remove highly addictive and unhealthy foods as well. Additionally, I felt like the most important part of the program was the emotional and psychological components. It really makes you reevaluate food on a day to day basis and figure out what your relationship with it looks like. It really opened my eyes to my bad habits and things I hoped to change.
I also thought it was a fun challenge to do together. There is also something to go all out on a goal and completing it. It makes other goals you are working on more attainable and somehow helps create order. I enjoyed all the benefits of this and anticipate doing it again someday. For now we plan to do this as our core way of eating along with incorporating a few more foods.
This was done while sitting at a computer all day. He is a writer by day and an online MBA student by night which equals more time sitting at a computer.
Total Lost: 20 lbs
Waistline: Lost 3 inches!
Arm: 1 inch lost
Leg: 1 inch lost
Total: 5 inches lost - what?!
I also really committed to getting back into crossfit this month so I worked out 3-5X a week.
Total Lost: 10-15 lbs. (not positive what my starting weight was)
Waistline: Lost 2 inches
Arm: .25 inches
Leg: .25 inches
Total: 2.5 inches lost
Our goal is to get to a healthy place as a family where we feel like these decisions and choices are now just our normal lifestyle. I think we were fairly healthy before but Whole30 has really helped highlights the bad habits we both were hanging onto. We hope to move forward with better awareness and discipline. And if we struggle...we will probably do it all over again!