Well, it finally happened. Not only did I neglect to take any good pictures on my Day 10, I also cheated on my whole30. I was feeling fairly decent all day, but, putting the finishing touches on a birthday cake I caved to the temptation of eating some of the frosting. I am not going to give up on this though! I am determined to see this through. Where did I turn when I need some inspiration? Friends of course! I thought today would be a good day to share some motivation from a fellow blogger, and good friend!
Hello! My name is Rory, a blogger from the North Shore of Massachusetts and creator of Generating Joy. I attended the Culinary Institute of America with Cricket and we did our externships together on the beautiful island of Nantucket. She’s invited me to join you all as you embark on your Whole30 program.
I created Generating Joy based on the belief that well-being and happiness are not things one can achieve passively.I have spent the last few years striving to improve the quality of my life through mindfulness and motion. Having struggled with both physical health problems and depression I came to realize the lifestyle I was living was not in line with my goals and potential. By realigning my physical activities, diet and mental state I have been able to build a solid foundation for the kind of future I see for myself and for the family I hope to build.
As a baker, a grower,and a human who loves to eat, food has always been important to me. Knowing where your food comes from and what impact it has on your body is a huge part of overall wellness. If you body isn’t functioning to it’s highest degree, your energy levels and mood will follow suit. As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.” In fact, many testimonials from Whole30 are from internal medicine specialists, surgeons, and dieticians who have not only used the program with great success but have also seen the results in their patients as well.
January, aside from being the perfect month to use as a metaphor for regeneration and beginning anew in the start of the year, is also one of the hardest times to stick to a program. Winter months can be bleak,especially for those who suffer from symptoms of seasonal depression or simply debilitating sleepiness brought on by cold. However, this can be the best time to build new habits. Habits forged in the icy winds of January are the kind that will last you all throughout the year. If you can get your system in proper working order now and start to see noticeable results it will be easy to carry that momentum with you through the year. As one of my favorite commercials reminds us, you will always be better for it.