You all know how I challenged myself to eat a strict Paleo diet for thirty straight days, and that for the first time in my entire life, I stuck with a “diet” for an entire month! And then if you know that, you also know I lost 15lbs from the Whole 30 Challenge, as well.
You probably also know, I keep trying to improve my running, and lost 3 more pounds, post Whole 30 [W30]. But you guys, I’m still fat, and I still have a really long way to go.
The best thing I learned from the W30, was to listen to my body and eat clean foods. “Clean” eating means different things to different people, and so I’m not going to be one to tell anyone ever how to eat, but to me this means eat the purest food possible. I try to make even my own dressings, mayo, and sauces from scratch…some days, this works and some days, I don’t want to deal with it, at all. But I listen to my body. Am I really hungry? If I have a legit craving, I eat it, but I eat the real deal, so a few days later I’m not craving the same thing and allowing it to consume my life! And you know what? Mostly, this works for me, which is amazing because it’s the first time, and longest this way of life has stuck for me.
I may do another W30 before the year ends, but seeing as I have maintained these 18lbs, I want to try a new kind of thirty day challenge; a fitness challenge. Because really, I still effing hate to run [though, I enjoy the post run feeling], and while I do plan to improve my pace, I need to find other physical outlets [pretty sure there is a joke my husband would make in that last statement. i digress] to stay motivated. And so, even though I love to hate her, for the next thirty days, I will be Jillian’s Michaels bee-yotch.
I’m starting back up with the 30 Day Shred [30 DS]..I have started it before, and quit after day one, because my body was so sore. But since I know I can survive any challenge I put mind to for at least thirty days, now…I have to try this again! And by “try”, I mean JUST DO IT…
It’s a new month, ya’ll! What are some of your April goals? Let’s help each other out!