Impromptu Whole30 in July
Last week I posted about how half the year is over and it was time for a stocktake. While I was referring to tracking your results it’s also worth having a look at the nutritional side of things.
Most of the time I eat clean but some poor choices in food are starting to stack up. It’s been a crazy couple of months with the fit out and to be honest, I’ve kinda dropped the ball on the nutrition side of things. I’ve found myself hooking back into chocolate and now I find that flat whites are my hot beverage of choice. June was a massive month for friend’s and family birthdays so I’ve certainly had more than a fair share of birthday cake and while my body comp hasn’t changed too much I definitely feel like I’ve lost my edge – or at least the edge I had back in January…
When I did the whole30 at the start of the year I was absolutely blown away by the results! Improvements in my sleep quality – eg. I went to bed earlier and woke up feeling more refreshed than I usually did. Improvements in my gut – eg. If I eat crap my guts play up big time but it was great to experience some stability over the 30 days. There were also massive improvements in my mental clarity and the length of time I could maintain my focus in the gym.
More than anything else the whole family was more settled. More stable and more patient with each other. Madelyn, my 13 year old who pre Whole30 was the classic [all-over-the-shop] hormonal teenage daughter had been replaced by a well adjusted, stable and considerate princess. If you were to ask me what was the best thing about doing the Whole30 in January, I would have said watching my daughter grow into a beautiful young woman, of who I am immensely proud.
Anyways, what I’m trying to say is this – Let’s do a bit of a reset/cleanse/refresh and unlock our genetic potential by doing a Whole30 in July! Yes it’s a challenge and yes, I’m dropping it on you last minute but that way you won’t have time to think of all the reasons why you don’t want to do it.
If you’re in – let us know in comments.