Drink only water and tea: I decided to not drink coffee for 30 days because I was drinking way too much of the yummy goodness. You could have called me a Gilmore for sure with the amounts I was consuming in a day. No wonder I couldn't sleep at night! I do plan on drinking coffee again, but not as much, and not with my sugary creamer that I love so much.
Workout consistently (at least 5x a week): Big #fail to this one. I was active this month, but not with designated workouts. I need to make this habit. Obviously. I did start running again, and I'm liking it!
Sticking to Whole30: My first go round with Whole30 was a success! I lost 8 lbs, and a total of 5 inches. I'm down a pant size, which I would say is exciting, but I went up a pant size after the miscarriage. So basically I'm back to where I was before the miscarriage happened. I have a lot of work to do, but I know I can do it. Ian asked if after the 30 days I was going to eat everything I couldn't. I will tell you that at the strike of midnight you will not find me in the kitchen binge eating on chocolate, cheese or wine. Honestly, I'm kind of scared. Before I did Whole30 I would get stomach aches often, couldn't sleep (all that coffee), and just felt sluggish. Now, I feel good. I sleep good. I haven't had a stomach ache at all. I don't want to mess all that up, but I do miss oatmeal. I miss having protein pancakes. I don't think I'll go crazy will all that I haven't been eating or drinking, but I think now I'll be more conscious of what I'm putting into my body. We only have this body, might as well treat it good, right?
I really liked the 4 week fitness challenge that Erin and Kristin hosted. It really put things into perspective. Not only about fitness, but how I think about myself. I think we're always our hardest critic, and can be so hard on ourselves. Choosing to be healthy is a lifestyle change, not just 30 days. I know this, and I think before you really decide to make a change you have to be ready mentally. I think from here on out, as long as I keep this blog going, once a month I'll check in with you all to let you know how I'm doing with my fitness.