Whole30. Again.

The pandemic has not been kind. I am not exercising like I used to and I’m drowning my sorrow in food. I want to exercise. BUUUUT…small house, dangerous neighborhood, closed gyms, no alone time. I know. Most of you are stronger than your excuses. I am not.

I’ve done LIIFT4 a few times. But the TV is in the living room. With my family. I am an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor but I do not love working out in front of an audience. The difference is, in a Group Fitness class, I’m not working out to work out. I’m working out to guide my class in their workout. I’m watching their form and making sure they’re having a positive workout. When I work out? I am a mess. Sweaty, smelly, wheezing. I don’t want an audience.

I bought a TV and a Fire Stick for the playroom. But it’s SMALL. I can’t move front/back/left/right more than 2 steps. That makes Zumba, BollyX, STRONG, and Turbo Kick a challenge.

I’m not comfortable in my own skin right now. So I decided to go back to basics.

Hello, Whole30. Whole30 is an elimination diet. No dairy, no grains, no alcohol, no added sugar, no MSG, no legumes. It’s clean eating taken up a notch. We used it to identify my daughter’s dairy issue. This time, I’m using it to clean up my eating.

I’m currently on Day 7. We started Monday, August 24, 2020. The same day my car decided it needed $1,500 in repairs. That was a challenge. I really wanted to drown my sorrows in wine and Cheez-Its. I did not.

Know what? I feel really good. Good enough that I’m going to add some workouts this week. I’m starting small. Yoga in the morning with Beachbody’s ‘3 Week Yoga Retreat’ and a 15-20 minute HIIT workout Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after work. Little, manageable bites.

One good day at a a time.

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