Life Lessons from Whole30

by | Oct 6, 2017 | Life Lessons

As of today, I’ve completed 6 Whole30’s with 1 of those actually being a Whole90. For those of you unfamiliar with Whole30, it’s basically an eating program where you cut out a bunch of potentially inflammatory foods likes sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, processed ingredients, etc. and replace them with whole food protein sources, vegetables, healthy fats, and fruit for 30 days straight.

With every Whole 30, I felt really, really good and noticed so many positive changes like better sleep, more energy, clearer skin, even moods and even specific things like holding my chiropractic adjustments longer so I didn’t need to go in as often as I once did.

I also remember having a way better ability to do hard workouts. Well, hard for me. I used a 7 Minute Workout app where I could do these intense circuits three times without it killing me!  It was actually fun, especially doing it and feeling like I had the energy to make it to the end.

What I really wanted to share today is something I’ve learned while doing my Whole30 for the long haul which was a full 90 days in an attempt to heal my hormones with diet.

When I was about 60 days in, I was thinking about how great I was feeling physically, but some of my health goals – including balancing hormones and improving fertility – I had yet to achieve. That felt discouraging to me since I had been really strict with sticking with Whole30 and taking hormone supplements on a regular basis.

After some moments of feeling down, I remembered I just had to keep going.  I just had to keep this end goal in mind, stick with Whole30, and stick with the supplements.  I just had to remember that improving my reproductive health is something I’ve wanted for a long time and that really sticking to this would be a good thing.

I just had to keep with it.  I realized that the worst thing that could happen is nothing. Nothing may happen. If that was the case, I just did something hard that made me stretch myself. During that Whole90, I had to learn to speak confidently about what I am doing to support my health, and I had to work hard towards a goal that requires constant dedication and planning.  

I had to have awkward conversations, ask ridiculous food questions, participate in social gatherings without eating food and then explain to people why I wasn’t eating it and what I was doing and why I was doing it again, and again, and again.  But those are the moments that made me grow and that helped me become more of who I am today.

Sometimes we have to stick with decisions and a process for a while to get the results we are looking for. Things that are really worth it in our lives take time, and they take some kind of effort (but not force); but, more than anything, they take continued commitment and hope in the dream result we had in our minds when we began the journey.    

Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.  It will help you get through those feelings of discouragement.  Keep your end goal in mind and continue to remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing.  

Stick with your goal and the worst thing that can happen is that you’ll just continue to experience amazing growth and development.  And isn’t that why we’re here?  To grow? To improve? To make progress? To discover our true essence and strength? YES.

To anyone out there that’s been working towards something, doing all the right things and not seeing the results you want, I say first, good job and keep with it and recognize how far you’ve come already. You’re growing so much. Second, consider the possibility that you may be carrying some negative thoughts, beliefs, and/or emotional trauma that you need to clear so you can really make progress. 

Reach out to me for a discovery call or schedule a session so I can assist you with achieving your dream. I look forward to connecting with you!

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