Happy March 1st!
My good friend Danielle (you can find her Here) and I made up a running and abs challenge last summer and were feeling up for a challenge for this month. Danielle suggested the Whole 30 challenge (you can read more here) and I told her lets do it! I don't feel that I can explain it perfectly so I included the link if you're interested in learning more. It's all brand new to both of us but we've been researching blogs, forums and turning to other friends who have been eating Paleo regularly. I know for sure we are staying away from grains, sugar, beans, alcohol, white potatoes and junk food. I am really looking forward to this month because I should probably already be eating this way anyway. I LOVE brownies, oreos, potatoes, cheese and plenty of other things that I shouldn't love as much as I do, but I'm learning I should start to eat those things in moderation. My metabolism is really good but I'm starting to realize that my food choices will affect me later in life, even if I can't see it now. A couple of my family members have diabetes and I don't want that to be part of my life. I want to stay as strong and healthy as possible. I know the I have the power to make smart choices and I'm thinking this challenge will really open my eyes to cleaner eating. I want junk food to be a treat and not an easily accessible option for a snack. I want to fuel my body with food that will make me feel good, give me energy, and not weigh me down. I don't know if I've ever gone a month with french fries or sugar, ok let's be honest- I definitely haven't. That's what I love about this challenge. It's going to be hard and I love accomplishing something difficult. Danielle, thank you for suggesting this and supporting me! Both of us will blog every Friday of March to let you know how things are going. Check back soon.