Um, you guys. We've got 10 days until we start our Whole30.
I've been thinking a lot about why it worked so well for me last time, and a huge component was the fact that deliberate cheating was just never an option. Period. But the reason that cheating was never an option was that I always, always gave myself the opportunity to make the healthy choice. I planned out our meals. I carried a Whole30-approved Larabar in my purse at all times. And I kept the fridge stocked with healthy snacks so I'd have no excuse to venture into the pantry.
In the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be sharing a little more about my go-to recipes, tips, and tricks. But first I wanted to talk about how we can connect with one another as we are going through this together. Because I think that'll honestly be such a fantastic motivation for all of us to stick with it.
Facebook Group: First of all, I created a Facebook group that you guys are all welcome to join. Click here, or search "Loved & Lovely Whole30 Group," and you should find it. It's closed because I wanted us to all feel completely safe to share whatever we want without worrying what our Facebook friends might see, so you'll have to request permission to join. But don't worry... I promise I'll approve it. ;)
Instagram: I'll be posting as usual at @MrsHargrave on Instagram, so feel free to follow there. I'm also going to use this #lovelywhole30 hashtag for anything Whole30 related, and you should, too. That way, we can all find one another.
Blog Linkup: I'm going to plan out my meals as I did before, and I'll be posting them here on Mondays. You guys can use that day to link up any of your Whole30 posts. Meal ideas, successes/failures, etc. Anything goes, as long as it's Whole30-related. Cool?
Dinner in Dallas: For you local folks (or anyone who may want to venture to Dallas soon!), I thought it'd be really fun to plan a dinner at one of my very favorite restaurants. We'll all have ZERO problem finding Whole30-approved meals there, and it's so ridiculously delicious. I'm thinking that first or second week in January to start us off strong. Sound good to you guys?
I'm so excited, you guys. It's going to be hard, but we're going to be so thankful we did it.