As part of the Investing In Myself series, the family and I have accepted the Whole30 challenge. We are finishing up Day 7 and honestly, it’s been such a learning process.
While on Pinterest, I kept seeing more and more pins about Whole30. My daughter, La, noted that a couple of the Duggar girls (she’s a fan!) were doing the Whole30 challenge and posting their efforts on Instagram. I decided to investigate.
The basics are:
30 days’ worth of effort
No sugar, dairy, grains, or beans.
So what do you eat??
Eggs, meat, chicken, seafood, veggies, and fruit.
Read more about Whole30 here.
I decided if I did participate in the challenge, my main goal would be to rid myself of carb and sugar cravings. If there’s any weight loss attached, that’s just a bonus.
And let’s be clear, there are a few pounds to be dropped!
After reading more about the challenge and its intended purpose, I thought La might like to read more in depth as well. I texted her some Pinterest links at school. I know! Teenagers have phones, in school, and honestly, it seems like she can text at certain times during the day without issue, so that’s our main form of communication until 3pm every weekday.
La’s response? “Can we do this?”
It’s like the angels sang and the heavens opened up. She gets it! The fact that my teenage daughter expressed interest in joining me in this challenge for 30 days, or anything at all, is a major coup. Those of you with teenagers realize that this will be the only thing she will want to join me in for the next 6 years. I quickly corralled her excitement and promised to do all the meal planning – down to making her lunches for school- and we’d start immediately! I downloaded “It Starts With Food” to my kindle and added reading it to my schedule.
We grocery shopped that evening and got just enough to get us to the weekend. Over the weekend, I made a large grocery run and planned out our meals for the next week.
To be continued!