The January Whole30 is officially over, and it’s time to start my reintroduction plan and look at my results from the 30 day program.
I forgot to take my measurements when the program started, and now I’m kicking myself because I really wish I knew how many inches I’ve lost over the last 30 days. I started the month in size 14 jeans that I could barely button, and now those same jeans are loose enough that I can pull them off without unbuttoning them, which is a great feeling.
The Whole30 encourages you to celebrate Non Scale Victories instead of just weight loss, but I always weigh before and after the program. I lost 11 pounds this month, which is a great jump-start to my goal of losing 45 pounds this year, but my list of Non Scale Victories is so much longer and more important than the number on the scale.
Here are a few of my Non Scale Victories:
- Clearer skin
- Healthier hair
- Better sleep (when Jack allows it)
- No longer addicted to caffeine
- More energy
- A few coworkers have mentioned that they noticed a change in my weight
- Looser pants!!!
- Whiter teeth
- Better short-term memory
- More focus at work
I feel like this was a good round of Whole30 for me, but I still need to work on eating more veggies and less fruit and not relying so much on “emergency” snacks like Larabars. I also need to start working out on a consistent basis, which is one of my goals for February.
I’m excited to start my reintroduction and learn what foods work best for my body and create my own personal Food Freedom plan. Check back soon to see how my reintro goes!
If you did the Whole30 in January, what were some of your NSVs? Are you excited about the reintroduction, or nervous? Let me know in the comments!