Monday, January 19, 2015

A Challenge You Should Try!

So I recently signed up to take on a challenge at my gym and I'm still going strong!

Okay, I'm doing this crazy thing called the Whole 30 challenge… but that's not it… I'm doing it on top of the Advocare 24 day challenge. Let me state this, I am NOT doing this to lose weight! I am doing it as a cleanse, to gain more energy, tone, and to just enjoy the natural food God has given us! That is why I am doing it! :) 

Some people eat Whole 30 on a daily basis, but it's definitely just a 30 day challenge for me! 

Whole 30 is similar to "Paleo" but in my opinion requires more dedication.

For 30 days, I am not consuming a lot of things that my mind usually craves, but instead I am consuming things my body enjoys and appreciates. 

Here are a few big things I cannot eat on Whole 30:
-Dairy: cheese (yes, cheese), milk (I can have canned coconut milk though!), etc.
-Grains: rice, breads, pasta, etc, any flours
-Legumes: beans, peas, peanuts 

Those are just the few big things that I can't eat right now, but here's a long list of things I can consume: 

Below are pictures of some of the lunches, dinners, and some snacks I've been eating this past week! Tomorrow will be Day 9 of 30! It's insane how great I already feel! Yes, it's tough at times... Like when I go out to eat with friends, but there are lots of alternatives to eat. Or when I'm having cravings... Like, bad. But I know leafy greens will fix that quickly! Also, it helps to do this with someone else. Thankfully, my husband and I are doing it together (and our brother in law is too!).

I will be posting the recipes for a few of these shortly! If you have any questions, feel free to ask below!

I'm definitely staying strong and sticking to it! I have gained so much energy, a positive attitude, and a stronger willpower thus far. It's definitely worth trying for 30 days, but I can't wait to enjoy one of my New Years resolutions of eating clean soon after! :)

I hope that you would be willing to give it a try! I promise it will change you in a positive way!


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