Monday, September 23

Featured Whole30'er: Will

Why did you decide to do a Whole30?

I took part in a pseudo-Whole30 during the summer that lasted roughly 2 weeks. I wasn't fully committed to the program and I was cheating on a regular basis. So, when I heard about the group of people participating in the August Whole30, I knew I had to join. This time Whole30 was "sink or swim": no cheating and no excuses. I knew deep down I could make it 30 days without alcohol or chocolate!

What was the hardest part?

The hardest part for me was telling myself "no" when I had a craving for sweets. I love my brownies, Oreo's  and chocolate covered raisins. It was also a huge pain in the neck to go out and eat at a restaurant. I'd have to ask what's in their dressing, how do they cook the chicken, can I get this on the side, and replace side X with side Z.

What was the best part?

The best part of Whole30 is the knowledge you acquire throughout your journey; research, conversations, and failed dinners at home. I learned an enormous amount about my body and what it needs to function properly. For 26 years I thought I was somewhat "healthy", but man oh man the Whole30 opened my eyes to another world.

Any advice for anyone doing one in the future?

Dedication, dedication, dedication! This challenge is very demanding, but the results you get after 30 days is more than worth it!

On a side note, I would like to personally thank all of you who listened to me ramble on and on about Chick-Fil-A or sweet tea, and thank you for the support throughout the month of August. Also, thank you to the special person that talked me through 95% of my cravings, bad attitudes, hangry (hungry + angry) episodes, and moments when I thought I couldn't make it. Kylie, you're awesome and an inspiration, thank you for everything you did for me and the other Whole30ers, you made the month of August fantastic. 

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