Those that know me know that I am pretty disciplined when I put my mind to something but I have to admit, this is going to be a challenge because I love all things food. So some may wonder what is the Whole30®? As described in the words of one of the co founders, Melissa Hartwig Urban, it is described as follows: “the Whole30® is designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutrition reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system”.
I started this past Sunday, July 14th and I am all in. This year I turn 50 in October and I have suffered from high blood pressure for a number of years and was looking to see if there is any hope of getting off medication. I am logging my progress (per their instructions) and listening to my body. Anyone who wants to join me or give any words of encouragement, please feel free.
My experience the first few days:
• Saturday – Grocery shopping at Whole Foods (spent $115.38); initial trip after cleaning out pantry and refrigerator
• Sunday (official Day 1) – meal prepped for the next 3 days; so far so good
• Monday still going strong
• Tuesday – I had a reception and they had Twix bars dipped in chocolate covered in sea salt (they looked amazing) with an open bar of a rooftop. I did not cave but the passed hors d’oeuvres looked amazing. Worked out lightly with a 40-minute aggressive walk on the treadmill and 15 minutes with kettlebells. Water is my drink of choice, so I had to go and get some more lemons from Aldi along with a couple of other items (spent another $13.74)
• Wednesday – Noticing that I am drinking a lot of water and I feel lighter (no scale per the rules). Going to Orange Theory this evening for my first high intensity workout as they want you to take it easy during the first week.
I will check in with my progress later as I am paying close attention to my blood pressure readings.