Day 30, what I learnt and what’s next

It’s day 30 and my body and mind feel great. In the past few days I’ve been asked quite a few times what I’m going to eat first or what I’m looking forward to eating when my whole30 is complete; and the answer is, well, nothing.

There isn’t anything right now that I can think of that’s worth breaking this great feeling for. Now that isn’t to say that I won’t break it at some point, of course I will, when I find something that’s totally worth it. And trust me I will enjoy the hell out of it.

But I’m not going to eat something tomorrow just because I can.

I know I will wake up feeling as great as today and my aim is to feel this way the majority of the time, because it’s worth it, and enjoy treats occasionally, because they’re worth it.

This has to be one of the most liberating and empowering feelings I can think of, I feel in control of my health and wellness and I know that if I ever feel like I’m losing control again, I have a tool to get me back here.

What I’ve learnt/solidified in round 3

  1. Health comes from a way of life, not from ‘dieting’  Whole30 changed my life not because I lost weight in 30 days and am now somehow I’m set for life, but rather because it has taught me healthy habits to sustain a healthy lifestyle. I don’t see the need to ever ‘diet’ again.
  2. Whole30 cannot fix everything Food is a very important factor in (my) life but it won’t fix everything. It can’t change your environmental or a stressful situation you’re in. While food and nutrition it is the foundation, it isn’t everything.
  3. Blogging once a day is totally possible Not that I intend to continue as I think it’s been a bit overkill:) But if I can blog once a day for 30days I can certainly keep this up weekly/bi-monthly, and I feel inspired to do so.
  4. Eating out is well worth it While on my first 2 whole30’s I was much more apprehensive about eating out, I definitely embraced it in this one. It’s easier to adapt meals at restaurants than I thought and worth it for 2 reasons; You get a break from prepping food; and you get to socialise.
  5. I love this feeling. Love, love, love, love, love.

What’s next

Encouraged by the fact that I got through a whole30 and a blog30, I’m considering some other 30 day challenges – Yoga/HealthyMovement30 ; Sleep30 ; Photo30 ; Idea30. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to take on and own another challenge.

If you felt inspired by my whole30, I hope this encourages you to start your own and if you have any question, I’d love you to reach out in the comments!

x

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9 responses to “Day 30, what I learnt and what’s next

  1. Natalie

    Hey Michelle,

    I just want to say that your blogs are awesome! I’ve known of the whole30 for some time now but never really took initiative to familiarize myself with what it really entails (until now) I am a food lover, and I love even more to discover delicious foods that are good for me. I also take nutrition very seriously because I see how devastating poor nutrition can be on both mental and physical health. From depression to hormonal problems, I see it every single day in patients. I have always been a big advocate for healthy eating and you’ve made the whole30 so much more appealing! I have officially ‘prescribed it’ to two patients and I have decided to take the plunge myself! Will be starting soon – prep is in order!

    Thank you!

    • Hey Natalie,
      It sounds like whole30 will be right up your ally, I bet you’re gonna smash it! The fact that you got something out of my blog posts and that you’re encouraged and spreading the whole30 word is truly music to my ears – thank you! I’d love to know how it goes for you and your patients.
      Good luck with the prep!:)

      • Loved these blog posts Mich!
        Really appreciate how you well you explained everything and emphasised that health isn’t about weight loss, but feeling good and general wellness. I’ve been following along from India and I plan on giving this a try once I’m back next week! I’ll let you know how it goes :) ps: Sam and I have picked up a few ‘Whole30’ approved recipes in India that we can share with you!

  2. Woohoo congrats! I’ve been following along while in India and am totally inspired to try this myself when I get home next week! Thanks for the daily updates :)

  3. Laus

    Beyonce would be proud! Good for you Mich!

  4. Bravo Mich – you’ve inspired me & I have started today! The blog’s been really great to hear your voice from across the seas… Will let you know how I get on x

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