Today marks the first day of Whole30. This is the second time I'm doing it. I've done Paleo a few times in the past as well. My biggest challenge is really desserts. It's hard for me to resist a good chocolate chip cookie.
Here are a few reasons why I am challenging myself this time around.
I have been travelling for a few weeks and have definitely eaten whatever my hearts desired. Eating local food during your travels is the best way to learn and understand new cultures. I certainly did a lot of this. So now, it is time to reset the body.
I have convinced my younger sister to do whole30 with me. She just finished her sophomore year and her body also needs a reset especially after all of that late night munching and cafeteria food. I'm starting mine a week early so that I can help her along the way. I'll be posting some resources to help her on this journey.
Today is also the 2 month mark before a group of us will hike Machu Picchu. It will be my first time and I do not want to be left behind. I hear that the elevation change can be extreme and I want to prepare my body for it so eating healthier will be a start. The second challenge will be doing more to improve cardio and ensure I can carry a pack up a mountain without issues.
During this process, I will be documenting them here so that I can reference what did not go well, what went well, what I can improve on. Stay tuned.