I mentioned that after doing Whole 30 that I've never felt better in my life. There was some sort of shift in my brain that happened while doing the 30. It became more about feeling great, not necessarily looking great. Back in April 2011, when I started my running journey, I definitely shed some pounds. I still ate like crap. Pure shit that just isn't good for my body. Whole 30 helped me shift consciousness to what I eat on a daily basis. This shift has produced noticeable differences in my body.
I even started forgetting about the number on the scale. I've always had those goal weights. There's the one that finally gets me to that BMI that is healthy for my height. Then there's the one that is the dream...the ultimate. I decided to step on that scale on Sunday...and I hit it. That initial goal weight. It felt like a fluke...I hadn't worked out since I was sick & had been drinking all week. I'm scared I'll never see that number again, but it was motivation to keep being healthy.
Even before I looked at that number last weekend, I felt good when I looked at myself in the mirror. That stomach pooch doesn't bother me so much anymore. Either way, I've worked damn hard to feel the best I can while still enjoying the things I love (food + beer). I'm going to keep working and get down to that goal weight, to lessen the pooch a little more. I'm going to keep pushing myself...running, toning. Why? Because I can. I can do it.
More importantly, I'm embracing this as a lifestyle change. If I want to continue to feel good & love myself, I have to follow my lifestyle mantras.
My mantras. I encourage you to make your own.
Linking up today!