It’s Day 30 of the Whole30, we’ve made it! It’s a bittersweet moment. Exciting and organic feelings of success race through our clean detoxed veins; and then at the same time we’re thinking…. Oh crap, what the hell do we do now? Proud. Excited. And yes…Concerned.
It may feel like we now have an issue if we’re already planning our first “real” meal at a favorite pizza joint from our previous life…or worse, an insta-toxic drive-thru grabbing and gobbling consumable chemicals. While the pride & excitement are easy to take, the third component gives us something to talk about for sure.
So then….let’s talk about perception: “The point from which we understand or
interpret things.” After all, that’s where it all begins – right? – (good or bad, I’ll
remind you!) So why don’t we look at the idea of finishing the 30 days not as an “end,” but as an opportunity to continue what has only just begun for each of us…of course with some slight variations.
To keep up the positive results we’ve accomplished, we must first set an intention to choooooose this path! Seriously, it’s a thing: You must make the second biggest commitment to The Whole30…decide that the changes you’ve made aren’t something you will easily give up! It’s going to be a little rough out there when you’re released into the general population because there are no more “rules” you have to abide by. Ultimately it could be a non-stop party from here on out and you could UNDO every good thing you’ve DONE. I know. It’s happened to me. Therefore, I highly recommend reading “Life After Your Whole30.”
My personal plan is to stick to the foundation of the whole, all-natural, non-preserved, no gmo, no gluten, no refined sugar rules 5 days a week, M-F. This plan is easy to do at work and generally it’s a pleasure to shop healthy and cook at home. I love those parts! I accept the idea that I will allow myself to make other choices on weekends, but my hope is that this will become second nature and anything else would be a choice made by me to experience a date night with my honey or some other special celebration. I think this is attainable.
In the meantime, I’m already planning our 3rd Annual Delco Detox to take place in April, 2017. Maybe just that idea alone will help us to stay on track. When the time comes, we want to make sure we’ve secured our new programming deep inside the center core of ourselves, and that we’re able to pass on every rich dessert, thick heavy creamy sauce, and dead-end food that crosses our path before then.
Brave-hearts, there’s one thing I want you to remember: You can do anything you put your mind to! You rock! You’ve just proven it.
Until next time my detoxed peeps, enjoy your lunch,