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A 30 day experiment

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Prior to the New Year I had been walking pretty regularly and while I wasn’t being strict with any foods I was trying to do better to get rid of the 10lbs I’ve put on since we moved in September. The New Year came and I started writing down what I ate in a planner I bought myself as a Christmas present. I wasn’t tracking calories, simply what I was eating, and it was turning into a habit.

There was one week where I was busy with work and couldn’t get away during the daylight hours to go for a walk and it snowballed from there. I tend to be an all or nothing person and it’s completely detrimental to success when it comes to weight loss. I recognize that but I really don’t know how to change that when it’s been ingrained in me for so many years.

I’ve been watching a lot of Instagram stories and a few people that I follow completed Whole30 a few days ago. The idea of Whole30 sounds appealing because while it is a strict diet for 30 days you slowly reintroduce food and you can figure out how certain foods affect your body. I’m sure I’d be shocked to know how food certain foods I eat regularly are detrimental to my progress. That being said, I know quitting soda abruptly on top of being really strict won’t work for my lifestyle right now.

I am, however, going to do a 30-day challenge that’s not as restrictive. I am going to work on my nutrition for the next 30 days and focus on getting more veggies in every day and eating out less. Ideally, I’d like to only eat out on the weekends when Cory can join me, and we can explore our new home together.

I enjoy cooking a lot so I am looking forward to what the next 30 days bring. I had Cory take a full body photo of me this weekend and some photos of my face to document if the puffiness in my face goes down. I also weighed myself this morning and I’m hoping to stay away from the scale until the end of the 30 days. It’s only 30 days so let’s do this!

Photo by Cory

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca Jo
    February 5, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I like the idea of breaking down challenges to 30 days. Doesn’t feel as overwhelming.
    Good luck!!!

    • Reply
      Pam
      February 5, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you! 30 days sounds a lot easier than 365. I hope that’ll be long enough to feel better and see progress to keep going!

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    Dorothy
    February 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

    You’ve got this girl. Thank you for being so honest and transparent. It’s encouraging to us all!!

    • Reply
      Pam
      February 8, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Aww, thank you! It’s always inspiring following the photos you post from your workouts!

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