So – have you heard of the Whole9 Group?
It’s pretty much Paleo – but they focus on so much more than just food.
Stress reduction, Nutrition, Sleep, Fun and Play, Exercise, Active Rest, Temperance, Personal Growth, Injury Rehab
It’s pretty much a program that says Food should be satisfying, but not only in one way:
Melissa and Dallas believe the food we eat should meet four criteria:
- Promote a healthy psychological response
- Promote a healthy hormonal response
- Support a healthy gut
- Support immune function and minimize inflammation
Wow. Heavy. I’d have to say 99% of the time, my food doesn’t hit all of this. Let alone the other 8 factors in this lifestyle. I was very intrigued when Jennifer told me about this a few days ago on another blog post I wrote. I thought “But I screwed up Paleo, how can I do paleo and change all this other stuff?” EASY. Tie it into a competition.
Some other friends of mine are doing a “Back on Track” Challenge starting September 1. September has 30 days. For 30 days, I plan on limiting if not completely getting rid of all grains, dairy, sugars, processed food, etc. (I’m not following it 100% – sue me.) I plan on taking time each day, even if only 1/2 an hour, to be still with myself and think. I will not make excuses for missing workouts, but I will also take rest days if needed. I will go to bed at a reasonable hour.
Can I do it? I know I can. Will I do it? We’ll see come October 1.
I will still be tracking via Weight Watchers, and monitoring points values, but most veggies and fruits are Zero anyways, so – I’ll binge away on those.
Me + Whole9 / 30 Days = A New Me