I have a goal to be healthy.
Don't we all? amiright
I've tried so many different things throughout the years.
...walk every day
And the only thing I've accomplished has been losing a few pounds -
Then gaining it all back (and more!)
Have you been there, done that, too?
But Then I Made A List
I sat down one day and grabbed my notepad.
And I made a list.
I listed all the things about my body at my current weight that I don't like.
- I have too many chins.
- My clothes are all too tight and small.
- I get too sweaty in the creases of my belly.
- I get out of breath too easily.
- My belly sticks out too much.
- My big belly makes my chest look even smaller.
I can tell you, it didn't feel good to come up with this list of things I dislike.
It felt like I was making all these negative feelings true.
Like I was focusing on negativity.
But do you wanna know the truth?
These thoughts go through my mind on a regular basis.
I was just getting them out of my head.
I was just putting them on paper so I can see them all.
But even better - I wanted to find a way to change these things.
I want to write them on paper and then fix them.
Then it was time to switch things up and get positive.
I wanted to think "big" and picture my ideal life.
What does my healthy life look like?
When I'm healthy I will -
- Fit all the clothes I pull out of my closet.
- Be able to exert energy without getting out of breath.
- Look more proportionate.
Honestly, I'm tired of pulling out a pair of jeans from my closet - just to have to toss it back in there because I can't pull the jeans up past my thighs.
I'm tired of having to find another shirt because the one I grabbed is too "constricting" around my stomach.
I'm tired of trying to come up with an outfit that looks the best and actually lets me breathe.
And I want energy.
More energy like I used to have.
We recently went on vacation to the beach - I got tired while walking the beach.
I got tired walking on the beautiful pier.
So instead of just focusing on the dolphins swimming in the ocean -
I was trying to catch my breath.
And that sucked!
I know I need to get in better shape.
How do I get there?
How do I get to the point where I am making choices to be healthier?
Thanks to Google..and Pinterest - I found Whole30.
Whole30 to the Rescue
I read all the rules of the Whole 30.
I wasn't sure that I could do it.
I've tried to lose weight before and given up.
What can I do to make it different this time?
I decided I needed more motivation.
I found a list of Whole 30 testimonials.
I made a list of areas of my health that I hope Whole30 will help change
- Acid Reflux
- Energy level
- Weight loss
There are so many more Non Scale Victories (NSV) I could look forward to possibly achieving by sticking to the Whole 30.
If I could complete the Whole 30 and see improvement on some of these conditions, it would be worth it.
On a whim I decided to change my life.
Starting October 1, I will be going Whole 30.
I'll post day-to-day Whole 30 entries.
It might not be inspiring but it will be honest.
I'll share my Whole30 results after I'm done.
Subscribe to My Whole 30 Updates
I'll send weekly email updates letting you know how I'm doing.
Sending you links to my Whole 30 content.
And even sending you newsletter exclusive Whole 30 info.
I don't know what's going to happen.
But I do know I'm going to work hard.
I am more motivated than ever to stick with this.
Here's to a healthy future ~