Whole 30 Day 30: Challenge Complete


Whole 30 Day 30
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I DID IT!!

If you ask those that know me, they will say that I have little to no will power…that is until I get motivated and what I call “The Switch” happens. Well, it happen!

In 30 Days I have come to know my body better, what it likes, doesn’t like, when it’s hungry, what food satisfies it and that it really does like to sweat.

In 30 days, all my clothes fit much better, my skin is super soft, my psoriasis has calmed down and my shoes are more comfy!

My current weight is not important, what is important is the number that disappeared…and that number is 25 ~ making my total 45 pounds. I have a long way to go (approximately 100 pounds) to reach my goal but with hard work and healthy eating it will happen…My work is just beginning and a new phase begins…The exercise phase!

Whole 30 Day 29: Race for the Cure

Whole 30 Day 29:

I think it’s safe to say that I will complete the Whole 30. I have also gained confidence these past weeks and know that if I set a goal, I can achieve it. With that said, my goal is to be a participant in Susan G. Komen’s ‘Race for the Cure“. Held in the same month I underwent a hysterectomy due to cancer (aggressive CIN3) , I will wear a Teal Ribbon shirt. Three years ago, I promised myself that I would change my life and my disposition.

The Whole 30 has not only jump started my engine but has motivated me to start ticking goals off my list. I might be one of the heaviest participants there but I’d rather be achieving a personal goal than sitting on the sideline with regrets.

Whole 30 Day 28: Hypothyroidism

Whole 30 Day 28:

Good Morning I’ve got two days left before my 30 Day Challenge is finished and it’s been great, however, I find the last week has been harder than weeks 2 & 3 combined, so I have started drinking Peppermint tea to help curve sweet thoughts. I have Hypothyroidism and am on a heavy dosage to help give my body what my broken thyroid doesn’t. I’ve always blamed a lot of my tiredness and weight gain on my condition. I may not lose weight as fast as others and I may gain weight easier but the size I am is due to poor eating habits and lack of motion.

Here’s hoping that as I get healthier, my dosage decreases because there is less body to work with.

Whole 30 Day 26: Boob Shrinkage

Whole 30 Day 26:

I am feeling good but I cheated…you are NOT suppose to get on the scales during this process but curiosity got the better of me. On day 30, I will let you know how much weight I got rid of but right now I will say that I need new bras!! My husband took my photos before this began and again a couple of days ago…and my bra was too big! Yes, I am happy ~shrinking boob…age is a good thing in my books (I currently wear a DD).

I will also admit that as I approach Day 30, I am not thinking about old eating habits from years ago ~that is a closed chapter~, nor am I thinking of eating habits from several months back…I am thinking about my goals and how I plan to achieve them.

Areas I need to focus on are:
1. Sleeping Habits (in bed by 9 pm)
2. Being Active (walking, kettlebells & stretching exercises)
3. Getting my children more involved in meal prepping process
4. Doing yoga as a family
5. Setting time aside to reflect on positives

 

Whole 30 Day 24: A New Way of Living

Whole 30 Day 24:

This has been easier than I originally thought and I am so glad I did this! I have discovered new foods, the joy of ice cold water and am beginning to enjoy exercising (I NEVER thought I would say that! EVER!), but there’s something about sweating from every pore that gives me a sense of accomplishment…and that makes me proud. I am undoing many years of bad habits and a poor lifestyle day by day. Please if you are on the fence about either Paleo, doing a Whole 30 Challenge or a 21-Day Sugar Detox, just do it. It’s ONLY 30 days and I promise you, your life will be changed & your eyes will be opened to a whole new way of LIVING!

Whole 30 Day 22: Drink Water

Whole 30 Day 22:

Am loving water and it seems my body is too, as I am always thirsty for more. I hear starting the day off with a cup of hot water with lemon is suppose to be a great way to get your metabolism going, but my day starts with a tall glass of COLD water & a drop of lime juice. Had a relaxing day with the kids and went to check out Smurfs 2 with them before hitting up a local BBQ joint for smoked chicken. Off to swimming lessons now, yet another great use of water! Hope you’ve had a super day

Whole 30 Day 21: Taste Buds & Sleep

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Day 21: Three weeks into this 30 day challenge and it’s not a challenge anymore, it’s becoming second nature and is enjoyable. I eat amazing foods and have noticed that my taste buds have changed. So many things seem to have a “fuller” taste, like I am more sensitive to natural flavors…fats and protein are more satisfying and sweetness is being discovered in products I never …thought twice about (ex: tomatoes). One thing that I MUST change is my sleep schedule…I got stuck on the computer (LED light tricks your body into waking up) and then tried to get sleepy by reading a book. Trouble was the book is great and I wanted more….With little sleep I feel hung over now and am dragging my ass. The value of a good night’s sleep is priceless and detrimental for my health, so the next thing to get under control is my bedtime.

Whole 30: Day 16

The Basics
Whole30 Day 16: I’m still going strong but admittedly, I am wanting Paleo Banana Bread and have decided that once I finish the Whole30, that I am going to make a pan but slice it and half the slice and then refrigerate the rest. These past two weeks have taught one a great lesson and that is that my body doesn’t need all the extras I’ve been giving it and that all those tiny additions will now be …looked as a “treats”.I have also learned that my body needs to be in motion. A walk a day whether at a park or around the block is what gets the body going. These past 5 days, I;ve been busy at home or with the kids doing projects with them, and haven’t gone on my walks…well, my body is at a standstill and I haven’t experienced any additional shrinkage. One mile REALLY does make a difference and with that, we are dragging our dusty treadmill out!

The Whole 30: Day 7

HOLY MAC! Um, I think I just discovered the magic of Paleo/Whole30. After only one week of cleansing my body I am seeing results. My skin is healing, my skin is softer, my rolls are already shrinking and I just fit into a pair of jean capris that I haven’t worn comfortably since I bought them two years ago. If you are hesitant to start, or you don’t know where to start…give yourself one week of eliminating one thing a day and then go all in and challenge yourself with the Whole30…your body will reward you!

Whole 30 Day 6

Prove me wrong…PLEASE!

Despite our 7 year age difference, my sister and I are very close. Growing up there wasn’t any sibling rivalry or fighting. I looked forward to every second weekend when I would visit my Dad because that meant I would get to see her. Kim has always and will always be someone that I look up to (despite our height differences), someone that I admire and someone I am proud of. She is beautiful inside and out, quick with a joke, laid back and easy going. She is opinionated, adventurous and always supportive.

Ironically, it was the detailing of the positive changes that came alone with my husband’s Paleo lifestyle that inspired her to do TheWhole30. She did it, has completely embraced her new way of eating and is now inspiring me with her words of challenge.

Yes Kim, I will gladly phone on Day30 to let you know that I have broken my past eating habits and have built the necessary foundation towards a healthy me.

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