Whole30 On! (okay, well 40)

Okay, so I know I haven’t been around much (I can’t even remember the last time I posted)… I’ve had a bit of a rough time… some bad vibes that I won’t get into here but today’s the day that I put a stop to all that… just because bad things happen to good people doesn’t mean that those good people (ME!) have to fall down the rabbit hole of despair!  (as a bunny lover you’d think I liked rabbit holes, but no… rabbit holes never hold anything good!).

Anyway!

I’ve decided to put my pride on the line and do a Whole40.  It’s exactly 40 days until I set sail on the adventure of a lifetime and I am not interested in going feeling uncomfortable, bloated and not in total control.  (sure I know you can’t control everything and I would never even think to try… but you CAN control some things…)

So, today is Day 1 and I pledge 100% compliance, devotion and control for 40 days.  I have done much harder things in my life than 40 days of not eating ice cream and drinking wine. (and lets face it… that’s the only two things that are really ever outside of 100% compliance anyway!).

To add motivation to this 40 days, today coincides with the start of our Clean Commuter Challenge at work in which I am a team captain (and I’ve dished a fairly decent amount of smack talk!).  It is basically 3 weeks of trying to better your existing commute with cleaner choices. Since I already take transit, the only way for me to better my cleanliness is to walk/run to and from work.  Being a sweaty exerciser (and not wanting to get up at 4am) I’m going to continue to take transit to work but I’ve pledged to get home under my own steam at least three days a week.  It’s about 8KM one way (first half uphill, second half downhill) and lucky for me, I have weekly massage appointments booked for the next 40 days as well so I should be in fine fighting form the whole time!  

Some of the things that I hope to gain from this 40 days, besides weight loss are:

Relief of my almost daily headaches

Less itchy skin

Kick my current obsession over ice cream

Wake up feeling more rested

Log as many kilometers as possible (I’m not setting a goal here)

Eat more vegetables (sometimes I lack)

Fit my denim capris more comfortably

That’s about it for me.  My starting weight is 225.  Not awful… it’s actually pretty much the same I’ve been for some time but I’m puffy and inflamed 😦 I’m taking the battery out of my scale tonight so I can’t weigh for the full 40 days.

I’ll take before pictures tonight when I get home.  I’m not about measurements (the pictures usually speak for themselves and I’ve never been one to track measurements).

If you’re starting your first (or your second, fifth or fiftieth) or want to start one with me, join me!  There is LITERALLY no down side!