We are almost at the end of the first month of the year. 2015 and one month down. Saturday is the last day of this first month of the new year. If you made any, did you stick to your resolutions? Mine, first and foremost, was to stick to my Whole30 and Teami 30 Day Detox and not cheat. This coming Saturday will be my 30th day and I will be done. Done-zo. With the first 30 days anyway. So now comes the part that may actually be just as hard and I have to confess I am a little scared. I am scared of what comes next and can I do that thing that I have never really been able to do before. Time to re-introduce some of the foods that I have cut out for the last 30 days. Yikes... cheese and bread and wine... oh Lawd! It's like all those times that I quit smoking and said I'll just have one or two if I'm out drinking. Welp... that never worked so we shall see how this compares.
I actually have been thinking about making my Whole30 a Whole60, 90 or 120 because I feel so good but I don't think the reality of not having something off plan for that amount of time is likely possible for me to achieve. And it kind of defeats the purpose of conquering that fear and mastering a new relationship with food. But honestly, I am afraid that once I have that first bite of something that I will slip back to old habits, habits of a lifetime of bad food relationships and over indulging.
So in an effort to be proactive, I am already planning my Superbowl Sunday party food and craft beer selection. Yes, I am going to start with alcohol as my cheat!!! Not planning on diving into the wings, seven layer dip and bud light on ice at the party. More like crudite and some yummy home made guac with one big badass Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry Chocolate Ale. Yes, it is a real thing that I have been dying to try so this is my treat. And the bottle is pink, how cute is that?
I guess the point is that I feel like I have worked so hard this month and I am not really ready to be done. I have no idea how much weight I lost because I stuck to the rules on that one too and have not hopped on the scale. I will on Sunday though. And I know I have lost, I can feel it. I have a way to go though to really be where I want to be so this weekend will not mark the end for me. Just gonna keep on plugging along and learning how to manage the 5-10% (ideally) of the time where I might want to indulge in something maybe not so healthy.
I am planning a big post next week to review the Whole30 experience along with my 30 Day Detox from TeamiBlends which has also been awesome! If you are interested in that you can still use discount code AMY10 for 10% off your order and free shipping.
On a side note, I made a super delicious pot of soup last night from a recipe that Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often posted last week. Find her recipe here. I tweaked it just a bit because I found andouille sausage on sale but here is what it looked like. Completely clean and Paleo if that's your jam! Perfect for a cold winter night and a quick throw together too!
Are you snowed in today? Make soup and enjoy it!