I am fresh back from our cathartic trip to Barbados and despite feeling a little post vacation blues I was actually pretty excited to return. During our time away my boyfriend and I talked about new goals and habits we want to establish upon our return. Being able to relax in such a beautiful atmosphere really helped us put things in perspective and prioritize one of the things most important to us-our health. Consequently we agreed to start the Whole 30 next Monday, May 16. Trying to plan these 30 days around our social calendars proved impossible as there is never a ‘good time’ to remove Bud Light from your diet so we went ahead and set the date. We’re excited to start a new challenge together as well as reap all the amazing benefits of the program. To be honest I am quite terrified of this venture not only due to the physical withdrawls from cutting out so many toxins from my diet but more so of failure. I’m worried that I will not be able to complete the full 30 days without succumbing to my cravings. I realize that is not the mindset I should be going into this with so I’ve been reminding myself of a quote from the Whole 30 book:
“It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime.”
For additional motivation we decided to add $5/ day to our vacation fund jar for every successful day on the program.
Have you ever done the Whole 30? Any words of wisdom for making it through?