hcwhole30 Posted September 25, 2015 Share Posted September 25, 2015 I've read the book, browsed the recipes and I've tried to find the "perfect time" in my schedule to start the Whole30. I've realized that there will never be the perfect time. There will always be a birthday party, work meeting with treats, or last minute dinner plans in my schedule. Why I even need to select a specific date to begin feeling better is beyond me, but I'm ready. I've had a long, long battle with my body and dieting. I've been 109lbs and 214lbs. I'm currently sitting in the middle of those two numbers but I can feel myself beginning to lose control. I've had a lot of changes in my life over the past 6 months. I've moved, started a new job and my routine that I was so accustomed to has been blown to shreds. Unfortunately, the way I've chosen to deal with these things is by eating. Going out for dinners with friends, or having movie nights with tons of junk food has become comforting to me. I've also gone from exercising 6 times a week to maybe 3 times a week. I genuinely enjoy exercise and am set to run my second half marathon in a couple of weeks, so the lack of exercise is also messing with my mentality. In addition, my mood has been down lately, my performance at work is suffering, and my social life has begun to be affected by my choices. I'm realizing that my weight gain/poor relationship with food is really starting to affect my life in a major way. I've gone from a confident person who is motivated to live a healthy lifestyle, to the person filled with excuses and reasons to just "start tomorrow". I need a plan that is not only going to help me take control of my weight, but also assist in repairing my unhealthy relationship with food and my body. After reading the literature and browsing the forums, I really believe the Whole30 is the right choice. I'm ready to tackle something. I'm ready to take control. I'm ready to feel better. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't scared. My brain is currently racking up excuses as to why I should put this off again. Thanksgiving will fall right in the middle of my Whole30. Work is super stressful right now. Will I miss out when my friends are drinking without me? It's crazy what kind of excuses fear will generate. My plan is to take this day by day. I need to do this for myself. I'm committing to myself and I'm committing to this program for 30 days. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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