Sunday, August 26, 2012

Once Upon A Time...

I had a blog. I loved to write in my blog.

Then, I got a new job, and moved 2 kids, 1 cat, and a husband over 1000 miles.

Then we got to our new house, which is a beautiful house on the beach, but found that we still had to actually put all our stuff away.

So, yeah, sitting and writing in my blog seemed like such a luxury.

But, I've completed my first week at work. I've got an *almost* functional house (although, I don't think I'll be posting any pics of it on Pinterest any time soon), and I'm ready to get back on track.

If I told you how I've eaten this past month, you would shake your head in shame. I'm not proud. But, like I said before, my goals shifted from "diet and be healthy" to "survive".

One of the exciting things I have planned is to do a Whole 30, starting tomorrow.

What's a Whole 30? Well, take a look over here at the Whole 9 website:


Basically, for 30 days I'll eat very very clean, healthy, whole food. No processed food, no dairy (yes, coffee withOUT cream. It is going to be tragic).

But the reason I'm doing it is not to lose weight. The main reason is to get healthier. Maybe see my skin improve. Some of the digestive issues I have may go away. But basically, I just want to try it.

So, I'll do my best to document it here. I know, I know, I've promised this before. But it's my goal. One day at a time.

One of the things the creators of the program suggest you do is take pictures to document. For example, a lot of people notice improvements in their skin, so it's suggested that you take a Day 1 pic. So, here's me at the gym today (but actually I guess that would be Day 0).

And I could not look more excited...

I'm ready, and I've got a friend who's an old pro who'll be doing it with me (you should check out her blog, by the way. She rocks.)

So, here we go. Is this thing on?