Starting my fourth #whole30 journey soon

Yes you’re reading that right; I’m about to embark on another Whole30 adventure. I have done a whole30 three times before now (well technically 2,5 times) so you could question why on earth I embark on a 4th one…

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Truth be told; I thinkΒ  – looking back – that my first whole30 was the only one I did seriously without any major fallbacks. The second we quit after a little more than a week and the third was not as dedicated as our first.

The main reason why I want to do a fourth is that I feel my health is not in the best place right now. I struggle with a “thing” in my lower back on the right side which is causing quite intense pains. Not constantly but it can be excruciating at time. I had it checked out last year and it’s not dangerous but pressing on some nerve endings in my back making it a nightmare from time to time. Sitting down is the worst. I can walk and lie down but anything else is painful.

It’s been worse since a few weeks now and I need to do something about it. Painkillers have no effect on the ‘thing’ but I do remember having a particularly bad period last year as well shortly before our third whole30 and I also remember the pain disappearing quite fast when I started on the whole30. It could be a coincidence but I need to try and see what will happen.

So that is one reason to do this. Plus my digestive system is feeling bad lately. Not surprisingly as I have been really bad with my food intake as well. Major reason number two.

Reason number three is that I need to lose weight as well. For me it is actually more important to become fit but I know from past experience that one will follow the other, so I am looking forward to that part as well.

One thing I need to get better at compared to previous ones is the planning. I think I kind of felt I was good enough at making up recipes when doing my third one and than ended up not doing all that well as I thought I did…

I also want to start doing sports or at least regular walks. I know that my energy will suck around week 2 or so but I can still walk, I am sure of that!

Plus I will be sharing daily updates here on my progress so far, myΒ  mood and whatever changes I find in my body. I will also share recipes I have made so stay tuned.

Likely startdate: May 6th 2015

Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer

3 comments

  1. I’ll be starting a whole 15 mid may, just tO get me back on trAcK, food wise. It is fascinAting to Read that Quite a few people are tryinG to replicate the feeling of a whole30.
    It has tAught me some suRprising things about my body. But keeping to That life style is hard!

    • Yes it is ridiculously hard. And I won’t be keeping it up for sure after the 30 days. Although you never really know. So I guess we’re starting at the same time! Even though yours will be shorter than mine… πŸ˜‰ I’ve just checked my calendar and decided to start on the 11th (next week monday)

      • Ill Be starting A week Later than you Then, just to get rid of the jeTlag first πŸ˜‰
        And i intend to do a proper one in september. I dont want to have a whOle 30 life, but I feel so much better if i dont eat too much grainS or dairy.

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