So I assumed I’d never do another whole 30 after my failed attempt to complete one in 2016. I mean, no beans? We eat beans all the time. And no rice?! Rice is pretty much the backbone of our meals.
It’s seems like such an expensive way to eat, honestly. And I really couldn’t afford to be running to the store every other day for perishables like meat and fish. Nope. I lasted about two weeks, and to be honest, apart from feeling all-meated-out, I did feel great! But Whole 30, off-grid, in June, is a lot of work and a lot of money – eggs and greens get kinda boring after a few week!
But here I am, jumping back on the Whole 30 bandwagon.
I’m really kind of excited about it.
See, I have asthma, and this winter, with it’s deep cold and harsh winds, has been hard on my lungs. I’ve got a lung tonic and mullein tea to help strengthen them back up again, but rumor has it, a month of uber ‘clean’ eating can do a lot to help! And since one of my big health goals for the year is to be intentional about healing my lungs, I’m going to try it.
I’m taking 30 days – starting today! – to eat all ‘whole 30’ clean, nourish with herbs, calm breathing, and essential oils (eucalyptus, basil, rosemary, and cinnamon leaf is pretty nice), and hopefully get myself one step closer to my 2018 ideal!
But, we’re not exactly rocking the average Whole 30 grocery budget, so my month will be heavy on the eggs and goat-meat, vegetables, and soups..very light on the almond-meal meatballs and whipped coconut cream.
We’ll see how it goes!
Have you completed a Whole 30? Are you in the middle of one? Please, give me all your tips for making this work!