And so it begins…


After maybe one of the craziest years ever, I am happy looking back at all the memories made and moments lived in 2013.  The highlight of the year happened on July 20th when my oldest sister, Liana, tied the knot with her man.  I wish I could re-live that weekend all the time; she set the bar high for weddings!  Glad I won’t have to worry about competing against it for a while 😉

If I had to describe 2013, I would have to call it a wild roller coaster ride.  There were many low and challenging points that I could never imagine happening, but they were balanced out by many good things!  Needless to say, I am ready to welcome 2014 and see where it takes me!  With that being said…

Tomorrow is my day 1 of my second Whole30.  I started this blog when I did my first Whole30 so I could hold myself accountable and put it out to the blogosphere that I was cleaning up my eating for 30 days.  A lot has changed since then: I was at ISU and now I am working full-time, finances are different, my training had changed a lot, and I am in good ol’ Springfield (not Normal, IL).

Liana and her hubby completed  a Whole30 not too long ago and it inspired me to want to give it another shot.  After seeing Snapchat after Snapchat of her food and hearing about her and Jonathan’s results, I decided to reach out to her and Molly to see if they wanted to join.  Little did we know that it would turn into a ‘Real Life Eating’ 30-day challenge for anyone to do along with us.  They have a little bit different guidelines they are following, but being a stubborn Taurus, I am going to try and go by Whole30 rules.

Last time I did my Whole30, I felt GREAT and even continued it for a few weeks after the 30 days was up.  My post-challenge celebration was my last day of finals and my ISU Graduation.  Needless to say, I was sensitive to alcohol and it ended up not staying in my body when I came home for the night.  I learned my lesson… after Whole30, don’t drink like a regular college student!

I will try to post at least 3 times a week on here and give updates of my food and where I found recipes/resources.  I hope to cook some meals today to get me through the rest of the week and get this thing going.  Hopefully the first few days don’t give me bad headaches like last time!

Here’s to a healthy January and beastly WODs!


One thought on “And so it begins…

  1. I never got headaches because my eating was pretty clean before starting, PLUS-it was so much easier the second time around with an over abundance of recipes! This will be a fun way to start the year!

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