Sarah_MT Posted November 10, 2016 Share Posted November 10, 2016 Hey All! I've been reading up on Whole30 and I'm SO excited to be starting my very first one on Monday. I'm doing all my prep work and am excited (slash nervous) to start my reset! A bit about me...I'm 35 and fairly active but also overweight. I've been a long-distance cyclist for the past several years (read 100+mi rides) and do strength training a couple times a week. My BIG problem is food (I heard somewhere that 'it starts with food'...). I've been overweight most of my life but things really kicked up in college. Since, I've lost the same 20-30lb multiple times (keep in mind thats only 20-30 of the 70lb I should ideally cut). The past couple of years its been harder and harder to kick off that weight loss and my will power has completely erroded. I can't tell you how many times I've had the same discussion with myself --'Sarah, how can you have the strength of will to ride your bike 100mi up a bunch of hills but you can't say no to ordering pizza (once again) for dinner?!'. The will-power muscles just didn't transfer. Since reading 'It Starts With Food' I'm understanding how physically & psycologically I've been locked into a repeating pattern that was dragging me down. I CAN NOT WAIT to break that pattern, to reject that spiral, and start eating the right foods to make a healthier, hapier, better-performing me! No more eating my feelings I'm going to eat to truly FEEL GOOD! Please send any and all support & advice my way! I love the sense of community that Whole30 seems to engender. I'll definitely be reading the Whole30 for athletes section on this forum but I would LOVE any tips/suggestions from other cyclists or endurance athletes out there (still need to do some research for during-ride snacks to replace my GU & Honey Stingers). Thanks all! Sarah Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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