I’ve noticed in recent weeks that there has been a drastic increase in the amount of chatter and hype about the Whole30 diet. I have friends that have started it and finished it in the past, but when I read it I didn’t feel like it was for me. Since then, I’ve been lured in! I sat down again and reread what it entailed, and made the decision to try it. However, in fear I’d fail, I didn’t advertise it or even mention it. But now that I’m a week in, I feel confident enough to tell y’all that I am Whole30! Let me tell you why I decided to start a new lifestyle and join the #Whole30 revolution!
A little over 2 weeks ago my best friend started it. And all she did – literally ALL she did – was rave about how amazing she felt, and how much weight she had lost in just the first week. I must admit, I was quite envious. And proud. Okay and skeptical. I was like equal parts proud and envious and skeptical. Yep.
Envious + Proud + Skeptical = Me
I was envious that she was seeing the kind of exciting results she was. I was SO proud of her commitment to change. But I was skeptical that I could make that commitment, and I was also skeptical that it would actually make me feel as good as it did her. The truth though was I was done. Like literally done. I sat down one afternoon and took inventory of how I felt. Bloated. Listless. Lifeless. No energy. No motivation. Sluggish. Constipated. Zitty. Tired. You get the point. I was not vibrant or perky. I wasn’t “fat” – I don’t condone that kind of self-deprecation, and won’t let you say it about you either. But I WILL say that I was chubbier than what was healthy for me. And that’s when I realized it: I was done. I didn’t want to be the sluggish and tired person I was. I had justified it and said “Well, I don’t really drink soda. And I don’t eat much fried food. And I Zumba twice a week. And….and…”, but the fact was I was gaining weight by about a pound a week, and needed a change. So I texted my bestie and said I was in.
I realized I had to be truly DONE – done with diets, done with pills, done with shakes – in order to want this enough to keep it going. I had to be sick and tired of being sick and tired before I had the commitment to make this work. But I am doing it! I’m Whole30 y’all!!! And I must say, I LOVE IT!