I’m guessing I know what the majority of New Year’s resolutions entail…
Omg Becky, we are getting SO fit!
So yeah, pretty much everyone is going on a diet or “getting healthy” at this time of year. And everyone and their mother is talking about Whole30, so just ADD ANOTHER ONE to the list because guess what, starting January 5, I’m doin’ it too! Whole30 is a 30 day elimination diet (“lifestyle change”) where you stop eating grains, dairy, added sugars, legumes, soy, alcohol, and happiness. I know, it sounds stupid and crazy. But after having read the book (It Starts With Food) twice, it makes sense as to WHY you eliminate these things. And after the 30 days are up, you can start reintroducing them back one by one, to find out which, if any, of those foods were contributing to your issues.
It’s supposed to improve all manner of ailments. And I would be skeptical of such high praise but I’ve seen the results in real people that I know, so I was sold. What’s it gonna hurt to just try it for 30 days and see how I feel? Exactly.
I’m not excessively fat, but I’ve always skirted the line between normal and overweight in that chart of arbitrary numbers they tell you to base your size on. I know the chart is dumb, but I could stand to lose a few pounds regardless. More importantly, I want to change the way food affects me psychologically. No more cravings, no more bingeing on junk for no reason, no more making the focus of every activity WHAT FOODS WILL WE SHOVE INTO OUR FACES!? I want to be at a zen place with food where I eat it when I need to and not immediately be thinking what my next meal will be. Plus, after having educated myself better on what eating badly does to kids, I am very motivated to make changes to my girls’ diets now while they are still young.
No more of this, k?
So! Here is my current list of “crap I want to fix” and we will see how they have changed after 30 days:
- Extra baggage and inflammation around the midsection
- Being the most anti-morning person alive
- Low energy
- Thin, stringy hair
- Dry skin
The idea is that I’ll post updates throughout about how it’s going. I’ve got 5 other family members doing this with me so I might get some updates from them as well. Or I’ll forget about the blog for another year, whatever.