Day #0: Whole30 & P90X3

WOW are those a lot of letters and numbers! If you’re scratching your head… relax, I had never heard of either of those a year ago, either. Here’s the quick break down:

Whole30: A 30 day paleo detox – no grains, dairy, sugar additives, or legumes. You may remember I was eaten gluten-free back in fall of last year before I completely fell off the wagon and off the blogosphere. (What can I say? – holidays!) This is the program my friend Angel was trying to convince me to do back when I started that.

P90X3: Tony Horton… he annoys the hell out of me, but my boyfriend – AHEM, husband (gratz2me on the November engagement and subsequent elopement and nb4 no she’s not pregnant) – loves this program. And here’s the thing about January in upstate New York: It turns out it’s REALLY. COLD. So… a workout I can do at home? for 30 minutes a day? and feel super sore and whiny the next day? Sign. Me. Up.

That sounds like a lot of hell all at once, right? So why am I doing this?

Here’s the deal: I stepped on the scale today for the first time since the beginning of November to find… I had only gained 2 1/2 pounds since then. Now, inside I did a little rejoicing… I was expecting to have gained at least five pounds over the holidays, but then… wait. Why was I feeling so awful? So tired? So bloated? So headachey? So like I had gained back all 13 pounds I had lost since July?

I put it to the fact that I’ve been eating nothing but junk (see: entire bag of Hershey’s kisses I ate on Friday when my husband left for another 3 months at sea), and not exercising.

So! No time like the present to make a change. I hit Pinterest, found some recipes, went grocery shopping, cleaned out my pantry (ok, I’m lying, I’m going to do that as soon as I finish publishing this), and am ready to get serious about getting back into the swing of things!

The big thing I forgot to mention about Whole30 is that they ask you not to weigh yourself the entire 30 days. Your body does some crazy stuff while detoxing apparently, so I’m supposed to put that little scale away.

But P90X3 is all about tracking your progress! So these are my starting stats (lulz, I said stats, such a gamer), and you wont be seeing any more of these sad sad numbers for the next 30 days (or hopefully ever!):

Weight: 154.4 lbs

Chest: 38 inches
Waist: 34.5 inches
Hips: 38.0 inches
Upper Arm (Flexed): 12.25 inches
Thigh (Gross): 23 inches

Ok, ok… I promise that’s the last disparaging remark I’m going to make about my body.

I’m ready to do this!

How to Be Awesome Tip #13: Remember that it’s never too late to try again!


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