Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 15-17: If I haven't convinced you to try the Whole30 yet...

I seriously crack myself up sometimes  {{nod to pic on the left}}....if you don't know my name is that is why this is so funny.  If you do know me, then you will forgive me, HA HA...I don't have Photoshop, but I do have PowerPoint, and it is kind of the same thing, right?

But this headline is totally true for ME!  I lost 10 lbs in my first 16 days on the Whole30!!!!  I stepped on my scale this morning and it showed a glorious 200.  I actually never thought I would be happy to weigh 200 lbs...hahaha.  I know, I know...those rule followers out there will say, "But the Whole30 handbook It Starts with Food says not to weigh during your 30 days...because it isn't about weight loss."  

But seriously, I am not eating bread or cheese or sugar, so let me just freaking step on a scale and see what this change is doing for me.  Not that I needed extra motivation to stay on plan...don't get me wrong, it doesn't hurt...but I just needed to know that me feeling "skinnier" wasn't just in my head.

So here we are.  Over the half-way point.  And let me just tell you this has been a pretty easy journey for me.  Don't be jealous.  I am really grateful that I haven't had serious struggles with temptation.  I think my sister doing it with me, and now my best friend, and knowing that someone from town or work will see me eating that cupcake from the new cupcake shop...those are the things that keep me on the wagon.  Well, that and the fact that the food I am eating is really helping me feel good and it tastes good too.

So now I just need to get my butt in gear and start working out.  I shudder to think how much more I could have lost if I had been working out during this time.  Don't get me wrong--I needed to do one thing at a time, so I am not too sad.  I don't loathe working out like so many people do.  I have even been called a workout nazi.  I have a philosophy...go hard or go home.  That is really my general personality about everything, but I certainly feel that way on the treadmill or at the gym or run/walking the 5k around our local lake.  

It makes me laugh when I am sweating my butt off and breathing hard and trying to keep my heart-rate under 200 to avoid a heart attack, and some skinny girl (or guy) will come in the gym and get on the elliptical next to me, spin it around for about 6 mins, pick up their towel for which they have no need because they didn't even break a sweat and leave.  Why would you even drive to the gym to work out for less time than you would even be in the car to get there and get home--I ask myself?  And there I was with my 200 lb self, sweating, red faced, and looking as if I need to be heading to the ER...but at least I was moving my body.  Probably just the jealousy talking...they could be skinny and spin for 6 mins, and I was hitting it HARD for 60 and still staying fat.

I am not saying that if you are just starting working out 6 mins isn't good.  It is great, if it is 6 mins that you would normally be sitting on the couch...I feel as if I have put my foot in my mouth somewhere...  {{Changing the subject}}

I think that go hard or go home mentality is what has been keeping me on the couch for all of these weeks following the 1/2 marathon in April.  I had gone hard and my mind said go home.  And that is where I have been all of these weeks.  With really no excuses.  SO, now I need to put that all behind me and start fresh.  

Food change...CHECK
Sleep progress-ish
Fitness new challenge

So now I am getting my butt in gear.  30 mins a day of moving.  Either a HIIT video (the recommended type of workout for the Paleo diet), a run/walk with the family, getting on the treadmill at home, or going to the gym  (for which I have a membership but I haven't shown my face there for about 18 months.) 

Two weeks of working out and we will see what happens.  


  1. Proud of you is an understatement and you can definitely tell a change in your figure.