Whole30 changed my life? It absolutely did.
It was December, 2016. I just turned forty six years old. I was tired and out of shape, even though I worked out regularly. My eating was out of control.
You see, I knew what I needed to do. I knew I needed to eat healthier and work out smarter. The years I spent telling myself that "I will get to it" were catching up to me, and I had to do something before I would be swept away into the 'I'm meant to be fat' mindset. Again.
I'm not sure if it was one thing, or a combination of things, but I was determined to make a change and get healthier. Cue in Whole30, cue in kettlebell workouts.
I was no stranger to working out hard in the gym. I was kickboxing three times per week, for god's sake! That's no joke! But I never had it right in the kitchen, so my workouts could never really help me achieve my goals. I read somewhere that women my age should be lift heavy things, and I had a few friends that loved kettlebell workouts, and knew of a great trainer.
Starting my first Whole30 round was scary and necessary. Joining a kettlebell gym was scary and necessary.
I read that the Whole30 could change your life. I've never been a believer in hokey claims like these. Change my life, huh? Quite a claim.
Without going into to much detail in this blog, I will tell you honestly and whole heartedly, that adopting a Whole30 lifestyle introduced me to a life that I had no idea I could have. Within a few months of Whole30 plus clean eating, I had the confidence to pursue some pretty amazing new endeavors, such as becoming a Certified Whole30 coach, competing in Strong First Tactical Strength Challenges and Kettlebell certification (hopefully...certification is this weekend!).
I credit my family for amazing support, my fitness friends and trainers, who believe in me and continue to support and challenge me.
Pre-Whole30 and brand new to kettlebells
Preparing for kettlebell certification in the home gym