Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ok now that I have posted myself all over the interwebs, I need to shed some light on what I am doing I guess.

I am eating a Paleo style diet, its called the Whole30 specifically. What it is is a very strict Paleo type nutrition program. I'll break it down quick for you, you eat meats, veggies and fruits. Yep that's it.
Sounds simple enough right? That's until you get in the grocery store and find out that most of what we buy is stuffed, and I mean stuffed with fillers. Sugars, wheat, all kinds of garbage. So shopping for the Whole30 takes a bit of work at first until you get the hang of it. Anyways more on that later....

So what is the Whole30? Please check it out, it will and can change your life! You can find all the info you need here Whole30 Website seriously give it a click and check it out!

So why am I calling what I am doing the Whole360? 

 I am an all or nothing type person, I either need to be "balls to the wall" so to say, or not doing something. I have done 4 Whole30's to date, and always get great results, and then I fall back in to the path of the bad...Del Taco? Yes Please! Pizza? Why not!!!! I need to remain focused, and I need to challenge myself, or I fall in tot he mindset of "this is easy" I can start back up tomorrow, you know after I eat a whole pizza, chug 3 2 liters of soda and eat some ice cream.

So what the Whole360 (or Whole Circle, haven't decided on the name yet) is a year long STRICT nutrition program. I have to follow all the rules of the Whole30 diet for 360 days. But wait that's not a year right? No it isn't. Out of the year I have 5 days to do what I wish as far as food and drink. I want to be able to enjoy holidays and the like.

So officially: I have challenged myself to one year of eating pure and clean, and to change my eating habits. 

As I had mentioned previously I spent 15 years doing damage to my physique, 1 year is not too much to ask of myself. So that's the gist of it, 1 year to reinvent myself, change who I am basically and become a healthier person.

What follows are my thoughts, logs, recipes, stories, and whatever else may drip out of this insane but fun mind of mine. Thanks for reading, and hopefully along the way somewhere I will inspire someone to change themselves as well, we have all heard it before, "but if I can do you, you can definitely do it"


  1. I realize I'm finding this about a year after you posted. :) I look forward to reading your posts from the last year! My question is, did you pre-select your 5 "off plan" days or do you plan to allocate them on an as-needed basis? Or some combo of each? I'm on day 43 of my second whole 30 (I think I'm doing 60 this time, we'll see) and was intrigued to find a blog of someone doing it for a whole year. Good for you! :)

  2. So originally I had planned to use my "off plan" days on certain holidays, events' etc. but after starting the Whole 360 I figured out that probably wouldn't work for me. I didn't want to get 6-8 months along and have an "off plan" day and end up having that turn in to an "off plan" glutton fest. So by design i got all 5 days used up in the first month and a half. it put my back against the wall so to speak, and took away all the excuses I may have come up with.

    Hope that helps, thanks for reading and if you have any questions at all, let me know!