So it begins
January 28th 2019 I decided to try the Whole 30 diet. I’m not sure if it is really called a diet but that’s what I will call it. Mainly I wanted to remove things from my current diet without exercise and see how much of a difference it really made. Surprisingly, I did not struggle as much as I thought I would. I’m not going to say it was easy but it can be done. I just kept reminding myself it is only 30 days and that helped a lot.
One of the things I really wanted to take out was sugar. This “diet” takes out a lot more than just sugar. It takes out sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, and any processed foods. The area on my body that is most problematic is my stomach, nothing I do seems to make a difference.
If you read a few months ago on my blog I mentioned that my boyfriend and I did the P90X3 workout. P90X3 is a 90 day program with an exercise and nutrition plan. It worked much better for him than it did for me. He lost 20 pounds in the first two months where I lost four pounds in the 90 day program.
At the end of my 30 days I lost 7 pounds and my stomach didn’t feel as hard as it did before. I could see a difference just by looking in the mirror, which made the 30 days totally worth it! That doesn’t sound like much but considering I was not working out along with the “diet”, it says a lot about eating the right foods. Somewhere I read that losing weight is 80% the food you eat and 20% exercise. Imagine what I could do if I ate a Whole 30 “diet” and exercised?
The week after I finished the Whole 30, I did indulge in many many things that I should not eat. Don’t get me wrong it tasted wonderful but it did not make me feel good at all. My stomach instantly said “Whoa, what are you doing to me, where is all that healthy food?”
I am going on a trip in two months to Florida, my plan is to continue eating Whole 30 and start a toning work out. Body Boss toning is the new program I am going to try. Here’s to hoping I can stick with it for another 60 days so I can feel good in a swim suit again!!