My thoughts on the Whole30

Have you read this book? You should. It’s full of what you should be eating and why you should eat it to achieve and maintain optimal health, wealth and happiness. Okay, maybe not wealth. But in my book (a hypothetical book), health is certainly wealth.

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Yesterday, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig from the Whole9 came to my new CrossFit gym, CrossFit Love. They are amazing people! They educate and motivate, and speak in such a genuine, compassionate way. I was so happy to meet them!!

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I asked a lot of questions, yeah I was probably that annoying one. I learned that I pretty much do everything right… Except sleep. And maybe too much of paleo-flying things. And maybe my weekly Mexican.. I can’t help that. Anyways, when I mentioned to Melissa that I’ve worked nightshift for the past two years. She stopped me immediately and said, “you need to fix your sleep!!”

Even with the best nutrition, my lifestyle stress and sleep deprivation is sabotaging my health and fitness goals. My lifestyle isn’t sustainable. Pair that with some chronic autoimmune diseases, and I’m really headed in the wrong direction. Less than 9 hours of sleep? Don’t go do high-intensity training. Oh.. You mean I shouldn’t work night shift, go to CrossFit, and then go back to nightshift? Whoops.

So with my Hashimoto’s at its worst since my diagnosis, I’m switching to day shift this week. And what perfect timing to do so; I’m starting the strict Autoimmune Protocol of the Whole30 tomorrow.

No GRAINS
No DAIRY
No SUGAR
No LEGUMES
No ALCOHOL
No NIGHTSHADES
No EGGS

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YIKES, so what do I eat? MEAT, SEAFOOD, VEGETABLES, HEALTHY FATS & a little bit of FRUIT.

It sounds limiting, but I can’t wait to feel better. When you lose almost 5 months of your life to thyroid disease, 30 days doesn’t seem like all that much more. With optimal nutrition, restorative sleep, CrossFit 3x a week and a whole month of unlimited yoga, I can’t wait to see what these 30 days will bring.

Stop back for updates and Whole30 approved recipes!!

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