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Pre-Whole30 Jitters

Pre-Whole30 Jitters

September 5, 2017 | I'm not going to lie to you. I'm scared.

I'm scared I will fail during the Whole30. I'm scared I will fall back into old, unhealthy patterns after the 30 days are up.

I'm scared I won't make it the full 30 days.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I want this blog to be as authentic as possible. I'm treating it like a personal journal. That said, I thought it might be interesting to create a post that speaks to my fears and anxieties before taking the plunge, so that WHEN (not if) I finish the Whole30, I can look back, laugh, and think, "What was I so afraid of?"

The Whole30 is intense. Every page in the Whole30 book presents more No's and Can'ts and Don'ts and We'd rather you didn'ts.

These 30 days will test my mental strength much more than my physical strength. These 30 days will test my willpower like it's never been tested before (I mean, come on, I give into my cravings all. the. time.)

But the book also touts all the incredible, incredible benefits (mental, emotional, AND physical) that come with completion of the Whole30.

A clearer head. More energy. A healthier relationship with food.

Fewer cravings. Healthier skin. A better sleep schedule.

The list goes on and on. For these reasons (and more) I am trying to remind myself there is more to be excited about than scared.

Sunday is not my last day of "freedom." In fact, it's the opposite. Sunday is the day I finally say goodbye to my unhealthy relationship with food and my body, and say hello to food freedom.

I am scared, but I am ready.

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Cover Photo Courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

September Whole30 Graphic Courtesy of Whole30.

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