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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…

Truth be told; I think  – 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, my  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

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… 😉 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 😉
        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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