Some of you who know me personally know that when Journey was a couple months old we embarked on the Whole30 trek. It took a bit of planning, prep and temptation resistance but in the end it gave me energy, clarity of thought, more calm emotions and overall a much better day to day life. I wasn’t tired even after a long night of newborn wakings and I could probably have even gone without my AM caffeine fix…but who wants to give that up, it tastes too good.
So this week I am committing to start again. Why now? Well, mainly because I finished up the last of the Oreos last night which means we have a lower sugar count in the house. I am bad with sugar. If it is there I will eat it and habitually return to the source of comfort until all has been devoured…if that means eating a couple rows of cookies in a day so be it. I often lie to myself, you know the old ‘well once it is gone it’s gone’…hmmmm. I tell myself that in full awareness that sure, once it is gone it is gone, but the next tub of ice cream is only a minute down the road waiting to be the next sugar serial killer victim. So I excuse my behaviour by pretending there will be none left once I am finished…meaning I eat a weeks worth in a night and then proceed to pester my husband to see if he is craving ice cream which I can then run out and grab at 10 pm for his sake…right. And then…oh you want another bowl Ben…ok, but once it’s gone it’s gone.
So you see, sugar cannot be in the house. Which means I need to commit myself to a program because if I do I have a much better chance of success and truly did last time!
I am not going to be posting every meal I make, every snack I consume because let’s admit it I am no food blogger and don’t pretend to be. But this mum is about life, about trials and about being vulnerable so here goes.
I will find this hard but I went shopping yesterday with the Whole30 in mind and am going to closely follow an awesome dinner meal plan I found from Nourishing Home that I find pretty appetizing! The brekkies and lunches are up to me but I can handle that.
What is the Whole30 you may be wondering? It is not a diet plan but a healing food journey to help restore equilibrium and bring healing to our bodies. You eliminate dairy, sugar, grains and legumes for a month…it really is easier than it sounds 😉 Once the 30 days is completed you can slowly reintroduce foods to see what you react to physically, emotionally or mentally. Last time I went through the process I felt a strong fatigue hit me with grains but shrugged it off chalking it up to the many other things that make Mums tired. I can’t wait to see how things go this time and really find out what my body is most reactive to.
Would you like to join me in this health challenge? It would be awesome to do it as a group…anyone interested? Either way I am moving forward 🙂 Here are the rules if your interested! Oh! You can have coffee! Comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s be the best mothers we can be, which means self love, taking care of our bodies and fuelling ourselves for all that lays before us.