Getting ready for the Whole 30 July

I am gearing up to do my second Whole 30, starting on Monday July 1st.

I did my first Whole 30 in April this year. It was a great experience and made me feel so much better (see here for my results). I did plan to be really careful with my reintroductions, but that didn't happen. I reintroduced a few things and then got sick of it, (both the monitoring how each individual food affected me and the fact that I just didn't feel quite as good as I did on the Whole 30). So, I decided that I would just try and stick to the Whole 30 eating plan whenever I could, and hoped that I could get away with the occasional drift away from it when I was out.

The last couple of weeks have proven to me that unfortunately I can't do that. I have been out to lunch, away for a weekend and also to a conference. I've eaten all sorts of things, from bread, rice and corn to chickpeas and cheese. I have no way of really knowing what it is that made me feel tired, sluggish, and depressed, but something did. My stomach feels like I have a brick in it, my waistline has exploded and my weight has soared!

I find it incredible that feeling like I do now was normal for most of my life. However, now that I have experienced just how good I can feel, this really is not acceptable! I am doing a second Whole 30 to rid myself of this current feeling, to refocus, and to kickstart a Whole Life regime.

This time I am going to try and do daily exercise too (always hard with a toddler in tow, but not impossible) and I must drink more water! I am also signing up for the Whole 30 Daily, just for the extra support. There will be some challenges, such as my son's Birthday and few days away from home.

I am planning on blogging (maybe daily) on what I am eating, and posting recipes and publishing pics on instagram. I also have a Whole 30 Buddy already, Molly and her partner, from Molly and the Princess will also be starting on the same day. I drew lots of strength and ideas last time from other bloggers doing the same thing so i am really pleased to have made this connection.

Is anyone else doing the Whole 30 in July? Do let me know if you are!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.

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